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Coverage of farmers markets since July 26, 2023.

Big Bend Market is Red Deer’s year-round farmers market, butcher shop

"...Smith, a longtime bison rancher in the Big Bend District west of Innisfail, originally opened the market in 2007 when he saw there weren’t any Red Deer locations selling bison meat. At the time, Smith would find unique products at farmers market and invite producers to office their products in his store..."


Farmers market ending season with extra Thanksgiving Market

"...Wildfire alerts downgraded west of Quesnel Chainsaw carver puts on Orange Shirt Day show for 100 Mile students Cariboo Regional District seeks funding for fire smart initiatives Farmers market ending season with extra Thanksgiving Market..."


Fostering Food Security Through Local Cultures

"...The focus of this project has been to explore how people face issues regarding food security. These issues include, but are not limited to: climate extremes as a result of climate change (such as drought, for example), the role of conventional and organic farming, Saskatchewan’s position in the global food market, and the impact COVID-19 has had on people’s worlds of food from personal practices, like canning and family dinners, to local practices, like farmers markets and community dinners. We have been interested in what ways intangible cultural heritage (refresher here!) may shape and/or be shaped by issues in food security..."


Lake Country mayor sends message to residents following wildfire

"...Residents on Okanagan Lake water source were switched to Beaver Lake water source when the Lake Country Wildfire was first identified. The switchover was necessary to assure adequate water pressure while suppressing the wildfire. Okanagan Lake water customers have been switched back and are no longer on a water quality advisory..."


White Rock Farmers Market a venue for fantastical fungi

"...“Mushrooms are the food of the future,” he says..."


Salmon Arm residents start #makeitrainshuswap movement amid wildfires

"...Through an Aug. 20 reel posted on Facebook, the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers Market’s Serena Caner asks the public to join in with rallying “collective positive energy” through song to bring needed rain. In a separate video, Caner and company kick things off with a plea for precipitation shared through a take on Bedouin Soundclash’s “When the Night Feels My Song..."


Grilling for a cause at Pitt Meadows Farmers Market

"...The Pitt Meadows Farmers Market will feature a barbecue fundraiser on Aug. 22. (The News files)..."


Grand Forks part of study looking into impact of farmers market

"...Researchers are gathering information on the economic impact of farmers markets across B. C. , with Grand Forks’ being among them..."


Williams Lake Farmers Market enjoys a fresh-air Friday

"...After a couple of quiet markets during heavy wildfire smoke in the region, the air was cleared enough for more people to be out and about and hitting the market early on July 21..."


Burns Lake Farmer’s Market in full swing

"...B. C. port workers get eyes on contract offer from maritime employers Evacuation Alert cancelled for Cedervale and Woodcock, as wildfire poses no threat Lakes District Fall Fair returns this summer Our animals need your help..."


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Jobs in farmers markets

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Farmers Market Coordinator - City of Nelson (Nelson, BC)

"...The Farmers Market Coordinator will have post-secondary education in a related field, a valid Class 5 BC drivers license and reliable vehicle, basic first aid, and their Food Safe Level 1 certification..."

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Farmers Market Coordinator - City of Nelson (Nelson, BC)

"...Under the direction and supervision of the Youth Centre Manager, the Farmers Market Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of the Nelson Farmers Markets..."

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Guest Documentary: The Pandemic's Affects on Local Farmers Markets

Duration: 29:10

"...This week, we're airing the first of three guest documentaries about local food, community gardens, and urban beekeeping!..."


Organic and sustainable agriculture in the Southern US

Duration: 56:06

"...Brennan Washington is an agriculture Renaissance man..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about farmers markets.

Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about farmers markets relevant to the latest news.

Managing food at urban level through water?energy?food nexus in India: A way towards holistic sustainable development

"...The study identified six parameters under two categories, namely city region food systems (urban/peri-urban agriculture, green roof technology, urban farmers market) and managing food wastes (reducing food wastes, compost from waste, energy from wastes)..."


The resilience and viability of farmers markets in the United States as an alternative food network: case studies from Michigan

"...This paper examines the resilience of farmers markets in Michigan to the system shock of the global COVID-19 pandemic, questioning how the response fits into market goals of food sovereignty..."


Happy animals at small scales: farmers? portrayal of local food systems in New Jersey as an organic answer for farm animal welf

"...Local food systems, by offering an alternative means of production and consumption, may give rise to new possibilities, and new considerations, pertaining to food animals and ethical consumption..."


Not too ugly to be tasty: Guiding consumer food inferences for the greater good

"...The issue of food waste is an important societal challenge with a significant environmental impact..."


Social solidarity, social infrastructure, and community food access

"..., USA to illustrate the ways in which providing opportunities for people impacted by food inequities to develop and lead programming can help to promote food access..."


Sample Design and Estimation When Using a Web-Scraped List Frame and Capture-Recapture Methods

"...In 2020, NASS conducted the National Farmers Market Mangers Survey..."