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2019 LCFMS AGM – March 13th, 2019 – 6:00PM
This year’s AGM will feature a ‘changing of the guard’ as we say “Thank You!” and “Good Luck!” to Cherise McGee, as she leaves us to go back to school, and “Welcome!” to the person who will replace her as Market Manager (stay tuned for that announcement shortly!).
Our AGM will also feature Dr Tracy Stobbe who will be sharing results from valuable research her team conducted on shoppers and their habits at our market.
Dr Stobbe, an Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity Western University, has studied three farmers’ markets in the Lower Mainland (including the Langley Community Farmer’s Market) to investigate who is shopping at farmer’s markets and why. Using surveys, her team investigated the shopping habits and demographics of consumers and she is joining us at our AGM to take us through the findings. For instance, do people who use parking spend more? Do people who have children at home find the hours convenient? Are more-educated shoppers willing to spend more on local food? These, and many more questions, can be examined to find patterns which are helpful to farmers’ market managers and vendors.
Dr. Tracy Stobbe is an Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity Western University. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Victoria and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley. She has been researching issues in agricultural economics for 15 years, particularly focusing on the “urban fringe” – the zone where city and country meet.
When: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley
20901 Langley Bypass, Room 1010
Who: LCFMS Board and Staff, Vendors, Market Members, Community Partners and Sponsors, and any one else in the community who would like to learn more about their Market!
Guest Speaker: Dr Tracy Stobbe
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided
We look forward to seeing you there!
The LCFMS Team
2018 LCFMS AGM – March 21st, 2018 – 7:00PM
Guest Speaker: Melissa Maltais – Nutrition Coupon Program
Calling all members for our Annual General Meeting, to take place in room 1010, KPU Langley Campus.
LCFMS Potluck Wrap-Up Party – October 4th
Join us in ending the main market season with good company and amazing community. Meet in the courtyard of the KPU Campus at 5:00 pm with your favorite dish. Bring what you need to serve the dish, we will have enough plates and utensils on hand. Send us an email to tell us what you will be bringing and how many people will be coming from your group!
Apple Bake-Off – September 27th
Join us for our 2nd Annual Apple Bake Off! Test out those thanksgiving dessert skills in front of a panel of judges for your chance to be named #1 Apple Makie. Anything apple based goes! To sign up, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Apple Pie Bake Off”.
Organic Week – September 16-24th
Join us at the market to celebrate all things organic. The farmers that bring us organic food go above and beyond to bring us the best quality of food. We will be acknowledging our organic vendors and dishing out some delicious organic treats! For more info, click HERE.
Food Recovery Program Launch – May 17th, 2017 – 3:00PM
We would like to formally invite you the launch of our FoodRecovery Program at the Langley Community Farmers’ Market, in the KPU Courtyard at the Donation Station Tent. Click here for more info.
2nd Annual Gumboot Gala Fundraiser – June 10th, 2017
If you care about food security, local farmers and the Langley community, come support us in our annual fundraiser event. The “Gumboot Gala” will be a night of dinner and dancing to celebrate our local makers, bakers and growers! Funds raised will help support programs such as our brand new Food Recovery Program and Nutrition Coupon Program: getting fresh food to low-income families and seniors of our community. Please join us for this fun event and help us fulfill our mission of promoting local agriculture and improving the overall quality of life in a sustainable, food secure, community. On the Menu! Delicious Turkey Dinner Buffet locally sourced by our vendors. To Do: Dancing, live auction, live band, 50/50 and boot draw! For tickets, click here: GET TICKETS
2017 LCFMS AGM
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Harbut
“The Noble Farmer 2.0: Redefining the role of farmers and food in our communities”
Dear LCFMS Market Members We invite you to the Langley Community Farmers Market Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. Come find out what the Langley Community Farmers Market has in store for 2017! We have some fresh updates on our strategic plan as well as some exciting new programs to introduce. What: LCFMS Annual General Meeting When: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley – 20901 Langley Bypass, Room 1010 Who: LCFMS Board and Staff, Vendors, Market Members, Community Partners and Sponsors, and any one else in the community who would like to learn more about their Market! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided **IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2016 MEMBERS** Please ensure to have your Market Membership cards from 2016 for voting purposes. Please review the special resolution below regarding the New Societies Act to be voted on at the AGM. Please also take a moment to review the ‘Proposed Constitution‘. Notice of Special Resolution: *Whereas the New Societies Act of British Columbia has been passed by the government of BC, *Whereas the LCFMS is required to comply with the New Societies Act, and *Whereas the LCFMS has updated its constitution and bylaws to comply with the New Act, *Therefore be it resolved that the membership rescinds the previous constitution and bylaws and adopts the new constitution and bylaws as of March 8, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there! The LCFMS Team