Vancity's farmers market partnership


Vancity is continuing to support the purchase of local and organic food through our partnership with the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM). Our new program will give away $5 vouchers which can be redeemed at your local farmers’ markets.

Why is Vancity focusing on local and organic foods?

In alignment with Vancity’s core pillar of environmental sustainability, this year’s summer events will highlight the key theme of Lighter Living – a focus on providing greater access to sustainable products and the shared use of good and services, including a visit to your local farmers’ market.

Join us under the Vancity tent at our various community events to explore Lighter Living this summer through our newly designed Lighter Living Challenge activation. To show our commitment to our theme, we have committed to producing less waste in our giveaways. Rather than cheap plastic items, event guests will receive even more enriching experiences with their gift of a $5 voucher to visit their local farmers’ market.

Did you know that buying local means 33% of business revenues are recirculated into the local economy? That’s almost double what's recirculated when you buy from big multinational stores in the same industry. Vancity's geographic region includes over 30 farmers’ markets, each with a unique variety of farmers and makers who can help us learn more about what foods are available locally and how our food is grown. Simply by buying local and banking with Vancity, you're also investing in your local community.

Where to redeem your voucher?

Restrictions: Valid for the purchase of food or farm products only. Vouchers cannot be used for purchase of alcohol or exchanged for cash. No change can be given. Void if duplicated. Offer ends Monday, September 30, 2019.

Region: City of Vancouver
Downtown Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Main Street Station Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Riley Park Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
UBC Farm Saturday Farmers Market

Region: Fraser Valley
Abbotsford Farm & Country Market
The Thursday Market (Rail District)
Mission City Farmers Market

Region: Greater Victoria
James Bay Community Market
Moss Street Market
Esquimalt Farmers Market
Oaklands Sunset Market

Region: Metro Vancouver
Burnaby Farmers Market
Coquitlam Farmers Market
Ladner Village Market
Langley Farmers Market at KPU
Haney Farmers Market
New West Farmers Market
Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market
Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
Kwantlen St. Farmers Market - Surrey
Kwantlen St. Farmers Market - Richmond
Kwantlen St. Farmers Market - Richmond
Surrey Urban Farmers Market
Ambleside Farmers Market
White Rock Farmers Market

Region: Sea to Sky
Squamish Farmers Market


Where the Farmer’s Market Vouchers will be distributed

This year’s farmers’ market vouchers will be distributed at various community events at the Vancity tent from May 1 – September 30, 2019, including but not restricted to:

  • Vancity’s Annual General Meeting
  • Car Free Day (West End, Main Street, and Commercial Drive)
  • Various Shred-a-thons
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Bike to Work Week

For a full list of Vancity community events, visit www.vancity.com/events.

 

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