Meet Your Maker Vancouver Island

Including the Gulf Islands

Monday, January 27th, 2014- 9:30am to 3:00pm
9:00-9:30am- Registration, Set-up & Coffee

Sannich Fairgrounds
1528 Stelly's X-Road
Sannichton, BC

This event is a networking event for BC food producers and BC food buyers (not the general public.)

Registration is now open!

*New this year, we are opening up a limited number of of registrations for small scale local wineries (must be using only estate-grown grapes) and small, local craft breweries on Vancouver Island.

Registration for wineries and breweries is $75 If you are a winery or brewery, please Click here to register

Meet Your Maker 2014 Agenda

9:00am- Arrival, producer set-up, coffee, refreshments

9:30am- Welcoming remarks, by Nicholas Scapillati, Executive Director of FarmFolk CityFolk

9:45am- Sponsor remarks

10:00am- Keynote Address by Corky Evans, former BC Minister of Agriculture. 

“Protecting our Agriculture Land Reserve, Protecting our Local Food Economy”.

10:30am- Structured networking- buyers visit producer tables 

11:25am- Open structure networking 

12:00pm- Lunch – gourmet local food potluck

12:45pm- Workshop and morning review 

1:00pm- Workshops 1 & 2

Workshop 1:  Zero-Interest Micro-loans for Famers & Food Processors -Jason Found (ICC) and Nicholas Scapillati (FFCF)

Workshop 2: Food Labeling; Guidelines, Requirements and Advertising -  Claire Sharpe (CFIA), Lauren Jung (CFIA)

1:45pm- Workshops 3 & 4

Workshop 3:  Regional Branding for the Local Food Economy -Greg McLaren (LeftSpoke Media)

Workshop 4: Farm Product Distribution: Filling the Distribution Gap Between Farmers and Buyers -Erin Nichols (FFCF), Darren Stott (Consultant)

2:30pm- Group presentation 

“Victoria Community Food Hub Society: Building Infrastructure and Community Resources for our Local Food System in the CRD”  Jason Found, co-founder, executive director and project lead for the society, will present on the vision of the Community Food Hub and how The Hub will provide infrastructure and support within our local food economy.  Gain insight about the project’s advances and how it will relate to your business with an opportunity to ask questions afterwards.    

3:00pm- End of day open networking and wine reception

Workshop Descriptions


Jennifer Freeman
Meet Your Maker Coordinator