The Coquitlam Farmers began in 1997 as a small summer market with a few vendors, and has grown to boast a weekly Sunday market from Mother's Day to Halloween; and a twice a month Winter market from November to March. Each week you will find a diverse mix of vendors, kids crafts, local entertainment, and strong involvement by community groups who provide education to the public on local programs and services. A variety of events (such as our Salmon BBQ) are held monthly, focusing on supporting local community. The success of the Coquitlam Farmers Market derives largely from its focus on celebrating what is "made, baked, grown, & raised" in British Columbia. Our vendors include farm producers from the Okanagan, Fraser Valley, and Denman Island, to bakers and crafters who are local to the Lower Mainland. Our market reflects and supports small-scale family farming and provides a place for education and community outreach, and acts as a unique gathering space for the community.
The BCAFM is here to serve the needs of our member farmers’ markets. We are committed to developing and strengthening the capacity of farmers' markets in all regions of British Columbia, so you, our members can continue to support local farmers and artisans and provide British Columbians with fresh healthy local food.