Farmers’ Market Incubator

Farmers’ Market Incubator


The Farmers’ Market Incubator program is intended to help entrepreneurs looking to test or grow their product/business at a rural farmers’ market with the Thompson Region. Funding from The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior will allow the incubator to run throughout the 2021 Farmers’ Market season and provide subsidized supports to eligible vendors:

  • Use of a tent and table
  • Use of reuse-able signage
  • Reduced stall fees for the first six markets
  • Access to webinars, guidebooks and business planning resources
  • 1-on-1 support from a Business Advisor

Food producers and processors will have access to additional resources including:

  • Additional marketing opportunities, such as aggregation and distribution
  • Opportunity to obtain certifications, such as Good Agricultural Practices and safety certifications
  • Support to pilot value-added goods
  • Introduction to mobile processing for Indigenous entrepreneurs
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Vendors are expected to:


  • Commit to attending at least six markets
  • Follow market regulations
  • Meet with their Business Advisor
  • Provide feedback at the end of the program

Eligibility


Each regional market has different eligliblity requirements:

    • Clearwater Farmers’ Market Incubator program: Click Here
    • Sun Peaks Market Days Incubator program: Click Here
    • Kamloops Farmers’ Market Incubator program: Click Here

Are you an organizer of a farmers’ market in the region? Or a vendor from a market other than those listed above? Connect to have your market part of the program.

Get Started


The program is free for eligible businesses to participate in.
Contact us at info@communityfutures.net to express interest in the program.

Contact Us


Call us at 250-828-8772 or email us at info@communityfutures.net.

Location
330 Seymour St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2G2

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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