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.
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.
Shawn Haley (Co-chair) – Erwin’s Fine Bakery
Tristan Cavers (Co-chair) – Golden Ears Farm
Anne Grube (Treasurer) – Golden Ears Farm
Paula Rubinson (Facilitator) and Mendel Rubinson (Music Coordinator) Silversprings Organics and Farmhouse Herbs
Antonio Molina (Advertising Coordinator) and Emma Molina – Berry Sweet Gardens
Michael Weinman (Secretary) – 4 Elements Farm
Paul Kyle – Baking by Sandi
Joe Lapinsky – Forest Garden Soap & Sundry
Carole Twist – Saphire Glass
Kristina Mast – Flying Gecko Gardens
Robert Vanderlip – Zaparango Farm
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2017 KRFMS Board of Directors
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
Market Manager (Outdoor Markets)
– Saturday and Wednesday manager, new vendor inquiries (outdoor markets only)
Greg is a newcomer to Kamloops, having moved here in the spring of 2017 with his partner so she could pursue a career opportunity. He is originally from the heart of the prairies: Winnipeg, where everything is flatter and colder. He grew up in rural northern Saskatchewan around farmers, before moving to Winnipeg for university.
Greg has years of experience with the food industry and with non-profits. He has worked as a cook at various restaurants, and later spent eight years working at Winnipeg’s central food bank, Winnipeg Harvest, as the Assistant Warehouse Manager. The importance of food in peoples’ lives was made clear to him over and over again during his time there. He has also volunteered in various capacities at a couple of community bicycle shops in Winnipeg. These experiences deepened his beliefs in the importance of community and grassroots sustainability.
Greg looks forward to meeting the everyone at the Kamloops Farmers Market, and to eating all the delicious local food that the Thompson Valley has to offer. Get to the market early enough, and you can say hi to him as he rolls up on his trusty bicycle.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Media and Special Projects Coordinator
– Media and advertising, special events and Wednesday market on-site coordinator
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![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]