Program Overview

The BC Farmers’ Market Expansion Program is a one-time, cost-shared, reimbursement-based funding program that will be delivered in partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (AFF) and BC Association of Farmers' Markets (BCAFM) between January 2022 and March 2022 to strengthen the ability of farmers' markets to expand local food/beverage sales and operate during emergencies.

This program enables eligible BC farmers' markets to access funding to cover the costs of eligible signage, equipment, and infrastructure on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important: Before You Apply

Application deadline: January 28, 2022 at NOON PST.

Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.


Please ensure you have visited the BC Farmers' Market Expansion Program webpage on the BCAFM website for full eligibility and program guidelines.

  • Please review the application form in full before starting your online application. You can view a PDF of the application form here. Please note that this PDF form is for review only—the actual application must be submitted online.
  • Only one single application per farmers’ market governing organization is allowed, including those who run multiple market locations or seasonal markets.
  • The application requires details about your market(s) along with details about the signage, equipment, and infrastructure you are seeking funding for.
  • You will be asked to upload detailed quotes and supplier information (with all taxes included) for each type of item your organization intends on purchasing with this funding. Please have those documents handy before continuing.
  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis or until available funding has been fully committed or otherwise announced by the Program.
  • The program is providing $475,000 in funding, with up to $15,000 (all taxes included) available for each eligible applicant governing organization.
  • Only completed applications will be considered and placed in the first-come, first-serve queue.
  • All applicants will be notified in early to mid-February about the status of their application.


Questions about the program or your application?

Please contact Stacey Santos, BCAFM Grant Administrator, at grants@bcfarmersmarket.org.

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