Kamloops Regional Farmers Market Society

Our Vision

Our vision is of a community that offers strong support to it’s local agricultural base, ensuring healthy, available food produced in an environmentally and socially conscious way for future generations.

Our Mission

The Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market Society encourages and supports local production of food and provides an outlet for regional produce in order to promote regional food security and sovereignty. You can find more information on food security and food sovereignty through Food Secure Canada.

 

Board Members for 2017

Shawn Haley (Co-chair) – Erwin’s Fine Bakery
ac.yrekabsniwrenull@nwahs

Tristan Cavers (Co-chair) – Golden Ears Farm
moc.liamgnull@fegsrevact

Anne Grube (Treasurer) – Golden Ears Farm
moc.liamgnull@eburgcenna

Paula Rubinson (Facilitator) and Mendel Rubinson (Music Coordinator) Silversprings Organics and Farmhouse Herbs
moc.liamgnull@nosniburp

Antonio Molina (Advertising Coordinator) and Emma Molina – Berry Sweet Gardens
moc.liamgnull@ecudorphserf.teewsyrreb

Michael Weinman (Secretary) – 4 Elements Farm
moc.liamgnull@mrafstnemele4

Ken Wells – Laughing Swan Farm
ten.suletnull@nawsgnihgual

Paul Kyle – Baking by Sandi
ten.suletnull@3elykp

Joe Lapinsky – Forest Garden Soap & Sundry
moc.duolcinull@yksnipalj

Carole Twist – Saphire Glass
ten.suletnull@tsiwtra

Kristina Mast – Flying Gecko Gardens
ac.okceggniylfehtnull@anitsirk

Robert Vanderlip – Zaparango Farm
moc.liamgnull@ognarapaz.trebor

2017 Board Photo 2

2017 KRFMS Board of Directors

BC Assocation of Farmers’ Markets

Our market is a member of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets and we adhere to their rules of “Make It, Bake It, or Grow It” with an emphasis on agriculture.

Complaints, comments or concerns about the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market can be directed to either of the market managers below or submitted directly to the board at moc.tekramsremrafspoolmaknull@srotcerid

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Amanda Breuer

Market Manager (Outdoor Markets)

– Saturday and Wednesday manager, new vendor inquiries (outdoor markets only)
moc.tekramsremrafspoolmaknull@ofni
Phone 250-682-7975

Amanda brings a unique perspective to the farmers market. Having studied marine biology in university, she worked as a fisheries technician and biologist in both government and private consulting for the next several years. Her work took her all over BC and Alberta, and by far her favorite experiences were learning from local fishermen and First Nations people, who’s knowledge and love of local and traditional foods fostered her appreciation for food we grow, catch and harvest ourselves.

Amanda grew up in Falkland, BC, and as a child loved being in charge of feeding the animals and collecting the eggs on her family’s hobby farm. She moved to Vancouver for university and stayed for 14 years until the need for a quieter, more community-centred lifestyle called her back to the Kamloops area. One of her first activities upon arrival was to visit the farmers market, and she loved the bustling community vibe and delicious local treats! In her free time, Amanda enjoys knitting, cooking, spending time outdoors with her husband and dogs, and working in her tiny garden. She is excited to be managing the market, and looks forward to learning more about local foods and agriculture!

Calli Duncan

Media and Special Projects Coordinator

– Media and advertising, special events and Wednesday market on-site coordinator
moc.tekramsremrafspoolmaknull@dew
Phone: 250-574-0200

Born and raised in Kamloops, Calli has had the opportunity to travel over the past few years – spending 9 months backpacking in Europe and Central America – but always returns home. After studying business administration and human resources at Thompson Rivers University, Calli worked in a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations. Recently she co-founded Makeshift, a collective art studio in Dallas that promotes local artisans and offers creative workshops and events.

Growing up in Kamloops, Calli has fond memories of scorching summer soccer tournaments at McArthur Island and glue-covered hands from endless hours spent crafting. Since she could walk Calli has had a penchant for pinching fresh strawberries from the garden; today her dachshund Rosie is the veggie thief, sneaking into the family’s garden every chance she gets. Calli is excited to bring her creativity, social media and marketing experience, and passion to support local businesses and growers to the Farmer’s Market!

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