Camosun Farmers' Market
Building relationships, connecting with local, sustainable food and supporting our community.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Camosun College, Lansdowne campus
Food connects us all. Our relationship with food can transform us.
Hosted on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ people, the Camosun Farmers' Market will inspire and engage people by increasing access to local food, enhancing the student experience, and inviting the community to take part in a fun and engaging event. Local farmers and producers will have the opportunity to sell their goods as well as showcase how they are contributing to a more sustainable future.
How can you get involved?
- Are you involved in sustainable food systems?
- Do you want to help promote this great event?
- Do you or someone you know sell produce or goods and want to become a vendor?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!
Come meet and celebrate our local growers and producers!
Become a Vendor
Camosun is the largest public college in BC with a diverse population of 18,650 students and over 1,100 employees. Come take advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase & sell your products at Camosun while making connections with students and our broader community!
Pricing: $40 per space
- Tent & table (while supplies last)
- 1 parking space
To reserve your space, send the completed Vendor Application PDF
Questions about the event? Contact email@example.com.
Why shop local?
It's good for you!
- Shopping at local farm markets is where fresh, whole foods prevail, making it easy to shop healthy.
- Fresh picked, naturally ripened products are healthier and tastier.
- You feel more connected to food, the farmers' who grew it or made it, and are more likely to enjoy preparing and eating your meals.
- You feel better about eating food and supporting producers who follow ethical and humane practices.
It's good for the environment
Did you know that produce sold at BC farmers' markets usually travels less that 300 km to get to you?
By comparison, the average North American meal travels 2,400 km to get from field to plate and contains ingredients from five countries in addition to our own. All that transportation results in a lot of fossil fuels being burned, which contributes, to air pollution, acid rain and climate change.
- Reduced transportation emissions
- Reduced use of pesticides and fertilizers
- Less garbage and waste from food packaging
- Greater genetic diversity of food crops and support of heritage types
- Greater awareness of the environmental aspects of food production.
It's good for your community
- Interconnectedness. Farmers' markets provide a place for people to connect and feel a sense of belonging. They are a positive venue that celebrates community and our relationship to the land.
- Purchasing directly from the producers leads to a more intimate understanding of how our food is grown and produced.
- Farmers get 100% of the retail price when you shop at a local market thereby benefiting the local economy.
For more, see the BC Association of Farmers' Markets.
Last updated: September 14, 2018 3:09 pm