Meet Your Maker Vancouver

Including Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley

Monday, February 17 2014

St Mary's Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3150 Ash Street (Cambie & 16th area), Vancouver

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

*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 in Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley

Registration for wineries and breweries is $75. If you are a winery or brewery, please REGISTER HERE

Meet Your Maker 2014 Agenda  (details to be released as they come avilable)

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

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

9:45am- Lead Sponsor remarks-Whole Foods Market

10:00am- Keynote Address

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 Farmers & Food Processors -Nicholas Scapillati (FFCF)

Workshop 2:  Food Labeling; Guidelines, Requirements and Advertising - Alvin Chong (Canadian Food Inspection agency)

1:45- Workshops 3 & 4

Workshop 3: Brand Management and Building Relationships with Buyers- Bob Morrisseau (Bm2 Brand Management), Dave Wilson (Choices Markets)

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

2:30 Group Presentation

3:00pm- End of Day Open Networking


Our 2013 event was a very successful day of networking, sharing, learning, and growing small-scale business! Click here to view photos.

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Meet Your Maker Vancouver is a partnered event of FarmFolk CityFolk and the Vancouver Farmers Market with support from Whole Foods Market and  Vancity. (with many thanks!)

Contact: Kelly Farrell Manager of Events and Outreach, FarmFolk CityFolk


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