Since October 1993, FarmFolk CityFolk has been supporting community-based sustainable food systems. We have done this by engaging in public education with farm and city folks; actively organizing and advocating around local, timely issues; building alliances with other organizations and businesses; and harnessing the energy of our volunteers. During this time FarmFolkCityFolk has gained a well-earned reputation for leadership and partnership building in the sustainable agriculture community. FarmFolk CityFolk is a registered charitable organization #89223 1572 RR0001.
By supporting our work you are helping communities across BC protect farmland, support farmers and producers, and celebrate local, seasonal, and sustainable food. Here are a few ways that you can get involved and take action…
make a donation
We appreciate your support and welcome all donations, big and small. Tax receipts are sent out, after year-end, for all donations. You can call us with your contact and VISA or MasterCard information or mail in a cheque with our online donation form (pdf). Or, you can donate online.
make a monthly donation
By becoming a “Perennial Donor” you support FarmFolk CityFolk's core activities throughout the year. Many of these long term projects take years to develop and without regular support would not be possible. You can call us with your contact and VISA or MasterCard information or mail in a cheque with our online Perennial Donor Form (pdf).
become a member
Members are more intimately involved in the future of FarmFolk CityFolk having the opportunity to participate in our Annual General Meeting, receiving discounts for our events (including Feast of Fields), having access to our resource library, and receiving FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine right to your door. You can call us with your contact and VISA or MasterCard information, mail in a cheque with our online Membership Form (pdf), or renew online with a credit card.
sponsor an event
FarmFolk CityFolk events happen throughout the year and across the province.From Feast of Fields our annual harvest celebration fundraising events in the Okanagan, Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island, to our Meet Your Maker events that bring together producers and buyers to build local business relationships, we offer unique and targeted sponsorship opportunities. For more information on sponsoring one of our events or providing an in-kind donation please contact us.
advertise in our magazine
Advertising in our magazine not only promotes your business to an engaged targeted audience it also supports FarmFolk CityFolk’s efforts to provide insight into issues affecting the food we eat, and stories about the people who grow it, harvest it, process it, cook it, etc. If you are interested in advertising opportunities in FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine please contact Nicholas Scapillati at FarmFolk CityFolk.
FarmFolk CityFolk operates with a small staff and a wonderful pool of volunteers. If you have a skill that can help us with our day to day activities or supports one of our project goals please complete our Volunteer Application online.
If you are interested in volunteering for Feast of Fields our annual fundraising events in the Okanagan, in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island, please visit our Feast of Fields webpages and contact the coordinator in your region.
Integrity before the public and our partners is important to FarmFolk CityFolk’s reputation and effectiveness. To preserve this, FarmFolk CityFolk exercises a corporate donation, contribution, sponsorship, advertising and affiliation policy.
FarmFolk CityFolk only accepts contributions of financial and other resources from companies with a proven track record of social and environmental responsibility as defined by the standards listed below. In addition FarmFolkCityFolk will accept grants from private and community foundations whose funding sources meet this standard. FarmFolk CityFolk also accepts private donations as well as municipal, provincial and federal government funding.
FarmFolk CityFolk will consider a donation, contribution, sponsorship, or advertising generated revenue from any company or form an affiliation with any company that demonstrates a commitment to the following:
- Employing production processes that account for the fair and ethical treatment of animals, that promote fair trade, that minimize or eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, that support and respect family farmers, or that promote local sustainable agricultural processes;
- Employing a strategy for operations that are focused not only on sustainability but on developing solutions for reducing their ecological footprint;
- Having an industry-leading environmental record including complying with environmental regulations and laws, and publicly disclosing information on environmental compliance;
- Developing innovative products or services with environmental benefits;
- Fighting climate change through appropriate policies, strategies and operations;
FarmFolk CityFolk will not accept a donation, contribution, sponsorship or advertising generated revenue from any company or form an affiliation with a company that promotes the use of genetically modified organisms, that engages in environmental degradation, and that is engaged in activities that conflict with FarmFolkCityFolk’s mission to cultivate a local, sustainable food system.
FarmFolk CityFolk reserves the right to accept or decline a donation, contribution, sponsorship or advertising generated revenue based on an assessment of the company’s policies regarding employee relations, working conditions, community relations, aboriginal relations, corporate governance, and human rights.
FarmFolk CityFolk respects the privacy of our donors and members. We do not trade, sell, or buy supporter lists. Granting foundations and sponsors are listed on our website along with our Perennial (monthly) Donors, unless the supporter requests anonymity.