Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market
2013 Smithers, British Columbia
The Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market Association (BVFMA) was established in 1996. It operates an outdoor market at the Central Park Building parking lot at 1425 Main St. (at the corner of Highway 16) on Saturdays from 8 am to noon from Mothers' Day weekend in May to the end of September. During the fall and winter the market moves indoor to St. Joseph's Gym on certain Saturdays from 9am till noon.
Indoor Market Dates for winter 2013:
St. Joseph’s Gym, Saturday, 9am to noon:
April – 13 & 27
The objective of the market is to educate and encourage local production by providing an outlet for local farm produce, crafts and products of cottage industry. While it is called a farmers market, and the BVFMA does focus on food products, the BVFMA promotes all local cottage based industries. We have a 'make, bake, or grow' policy and are committed to quality products that improve the health and lives of individuals, as well as facilitate social, economic, and cultural activities that improve the community as a whole.
During the winter months our market continues as an indoor market in St. Joseph's Gym.
With the exception of the market manager the organization is volunteer run. Members are vendors as well as community members at large who wish to support the market.
The Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market Association has had steady and stable growth from its inception. Thanks to support received in 2009 from the Bulkley Valley Credit Union the BVFMA is undergoing a strategic planning process. This will help the BVFMA become a stronger more visible community service organization - one that continues to contribute significantly to farm incomes and to the economy and culture of the Bulkley Valley.