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We are excited to share the news that the 2019 UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market is now open for vendor applications! Many local food businesses have benefited from our market’s support, which includes a 50% discount for new businesses and regular marketing tips provided by the Feeding Growth program to market vendors. More information below!

Read the 2019 Vendor Guidelines here

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B.C. LEAN FOR FOOD PROCESSORS PROGRAM

The B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program supports specialized business skill development to enable processors to make more informed decisions, improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen their business. Full program support for successful applicants will provide up to $8,000 for services from a Qualified Business Consultant. Successful applicants are required to pay $500 upfront to the Qualified Business Consultant.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES Research and Development Inventory Management Quality...
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We are developing an exciting new initiative: a BC Food Innovation Network . The Network, once completed, will provide food, beverage and natural health products manufacturers in BC with tools, resources and expertise to innovate and commercialize products to grow their business. BC is the ONLY province in Canada that does not have a resource like this!

The BC Ministry of Agriculture (“The Ministry”) in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) and industry partners, are in the process of developing a Food Hub Network, consisting of a Core Food Innovation Centre...

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Western Economic Diversification Canada is pleased to share that the Government of Canada launched the Women Entrepreneurship Fund , a new program under the Budget 2018 Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). This Fund is part of a comprehensive, whole-of-government plan to help women grow their businesses through access to financing, networks and advice.

The Women Entrepreneurship Fund:

Investments under this program will help women-...

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Event Date: November 13, 2018

Location: The Sheraton Wall Centre ( 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver )

Program: 9:00am-3:00pm, registration opens at 8:30am.

About: A province wide crop planning session for farmers and chefs.

Connecting B.C. farmers, chefs and members of the food and beverage industry to create more opportunities to bring B.C. food to...

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