Farmers’ Market says Meet your Maker

The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Association is hosting a strategic outreach and relationship building event for food producers and food buyers on Vancouver Island.

Whether you are looking to expand your networks north, south, east or west; if you are a food producer/buyer on Vancouver Island or the surrounding areas, you are sure to meet your match at Meet Your Maker.

Designed to increase synergies and profits, Meet Your Maker is for producers and businesses with a stake in the local food economy: farmers, chefs, producers, distributors, grocers and restaurateurs. Attendees will be able to target multiple businesses to maximize their own sales, marketing and purchasing goals, and collaborate with savvy entrepreneurs to tackle economic challenges of the food industry.

Meet Your Maker will be a power packed day.  A morning panel incorporates industry leaders who will share about their sector’s buying needs, and a round-table session to harness the experience and knowledge of attending businesses.

After a fabulous lunch by the North Vancouver Island Chef’s Association, the event rolls into networking to intersect producers with buyers to talk product lines, price points and logistics of doing business. The event finishes with a reception of local tasters of food and beverage to showcase Vancouver Island wine and spirits producers.

Pre-registration is required for the event taking place in downtown Courtenay on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Courtenay Legion. Registration is online; search the Eventbrite website for CVFM Meet Your Maker.  Producers pay $30 which includes the full day’s agenda with table space for display, sampling and lunch.

Buyers attend for free and have the option to pay for a full day package or add booth space for product display and sampling.

Meet Your Maker is proudly brought to you by the Comox Valley Farmers Market Association with the support of the BC Government’s Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture.

Questions can be directed to: or call Jennifer at 1-250-880-1317 or Vickey at 250-218-0321.


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