About Us

Board of Directors

The Coquitlam Farmers Market started as a Community Economic Development project by Simon Fraser University students in 1997. With the goals of reconnecting local producers with suburban consumers, and citizens with each other, we are proud to operate one of Metro Vancouver’s longest running suburban farmers markets.

In addition to our two farmers markets, our efforts are also focussed on food security issues throughout the region. We are building capacity in the community, so that citizens can have access to locally grown and prepared food.

Our Mission

Nurturing a resilient food system through community engagement.

Vision

Our vision is to create vibrant communities where food is plentiful, available, accessible, culturally and ecologically appropriate, and forms part of a sustainable, resilient food system.  We strive to influence and promote community food security with the purpose of fostering economic, environmental and social well-being.

Organizational Values

  • We advocate a sustainable and resilient food system backed by strong food policy.
  • We believe that the foundation of a healthy, vibrant community is access to culturally and ecologically appropriate food.
  • We foster a food community with strong trusted relationships, high quality local products, and openness about food sources.
  • We believe in the importance of research and innovation to inform and action food policy, food culture, and sustainability.
  • We work to anchor the local community’s food system so that it reflects a commitment to sustainability, the earth, and future generations.
  • We prioritize collaboration, respect, open discussion, and capacity building within our organization.

Governence

We are a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and supported by a vibrant team of staff and volunteers. As an organization, we seek to develop and maintain positive relationships within and beyond our organization and embrace creativity, innovation, and collaboration in the work that we undertake.

MARC WANDLER

DIRECTOR

JULIA ZADOS

DIRECTOR

DENISE NEMBHARD

CHAIR

LINDSEY FORSTBAUER

DIRECTOR

JACQUIE SCHEIN

DIRECTOR

BRENT McGIMPSEY

DIRECTOR

JESSE BORTHWICK

TREASURER/SECRETARY

Grow Local Society
COMO LAKE PO
PO Box 64567
Coquitlam BC
V3J 7V7

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