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 2016

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

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

Daniela Basile (Manager Liaison) and Ed Basile – SSOL Organics
moc.snedraglossnull@ofni

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

Ian Hart – Roots Up! Vegetable Farm
moc.liamgnull@cbtrahnai

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

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

Photo of Board Members at a meeting

(2014 board members at a spring meeting after market)

 

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.

Amanda Photo (2)

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!

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Adrienne de Candole

Assistant Manager (Outdoor Markets)
Market Manager (Indoor Winter Market)

– Special events coordinator, manager of the Indoor market at the Sandman Centre
moc.tekramsremrafspoolmaknull@dew
Phone: 250-571-0202

Adrienne moved to Kamloops 3 years ago, and since then has become immersed in the Kamloops food scene. She has worked at Gardengate, Thistle Farm, and farmed on her own at Tranquille Farm Fresh. She currently volunteers with the Kamloops Food Policy Council, Farm to School BC, and just stepped down from the KRFM Board to take the position of Assistant Manager.

Adrienne grew up moving around the world, and has called BC home for the last 10 years. She loves Kamloops, and how connected the community is. The farmers’ market is a big part of that community connectedness, bringing people together around good food. Growing, cooking, and sharing food is what makes us human, and supporting the local food movement is a big part of her life. She is looking forward to working with everyone at the market!

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