Thanks for taking the time to complete this short survey regarding the Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market. Your input is completely anonymous. A summary of the aggregated responses will be provided at the upcoming BVFMA strategic planning sessions. Should you have any questions about this survey, please email Taylor at taylor@bachrachcommunications.com.

* 1. What is your current relationship to the Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market Association? (if multiple roles, pick the one that involves the greatest level of responsibility to the organization)

* 2. How long have you been involved in the Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market?

* 3. The vision of the BVFMA, last updated in 2010, is: “a community in which a vibrant, well-organized, year-round market is fully supported by the community; local production is economically viable and meets local needs; and locally produced goods are people’s first choice.Based on this, which of the following most closely reflects your view:

* 4. The mission statement of the BVFMA, last updated in 2010, is: “The Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market Association provides an opportunity for people to buy and sell products that have been locally made, baked or grown; and enjoy a quality experience that facilitates community education and development.Based on this, which of the following most closely reflects your view:

* 5. When you think about the future of the market, which of the following do you think is the MOST important thing for the BVFMA to focus on?

* 6. The BVFMA is a member of the Association of BC Farmers’ Markets, which requires that its members follow strictly defined “make, bake or grow” criteria. The BC Association also provides networking, marketing, research, advocacy and other services to its members. Its member markets also qualify for the BC Nutrition and Coupon Program. Based on what you know, how important do you think it is that the BVFMA remain a member of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets?

* 7. Which of the following most closely describes how you feel about the “make, bake or grow” requirement?

* 8. Thinking about the organizational health of the BVFMA, how important do you think the following are:

  Not important Very important
Improving communication between the board and the membership
Reviewing our bylaws and amending them to make our processes more clear
Clarifying roles, responsibilities and accountability for specific positions in the organization
Celebrating successes and having more fun
Engaging the market's customer base and other members of the wider community
Strengthening relationships with external stakeholders
Raising more money to support the BVFMA's operations
Making strategic investments that expand the revenue potential for market vendors

* 9. When you think about the future of the Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market, what makes you most concerned?

* 10. When you think about the future of the Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market, what makes you most hopeful?

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