Farmers' Market Toolkit

How is a Farmers' Market Different than a Supermarket?

Vancity Community Foundation and the BC Association of Farmers Markets collaborated on the development of a Farmers Market Impact Toolkit that gives farmers' market managers the means to collect, analyze and communicate the value that their farmers markets bring to their communities.  The work was funded by a grant from Vancity Credit Union to develop practical tools for organizations to evaluate and communicate their social, economic and ecological impacts.


The Toolkit - Stakeholder Surveys, Analysis File and Guide

The Value of Farmers’ Markets in British Columbia: Insights from the Farmers’ Market Toolkit Pilot

Project Report & Learning: Market Needs, Research into Existing Tools, Toolkit Development, Piloting, Next Steps


The Farmers' Market Toolkit includes performance and outcome measures in the following areas: