Healthy & Nutritious Food
For the Langley Community
A huge shout out to our community partners, Encompass Support Services, for making it possible for Langley Community Farmer’s Market to participate in the Nutrition Coupon Program!
Information about the BCAFM Nutrition Coupon Program
Langley Community Farmer’s Market supports BCAFM’s (British Columbia Association of Farmer’s Markets) nutrition coupon program!
The BCAFM collaborates with community organizations and BCAFM member farmers’ markets to provide farmers’ market coupons to lower-income families, pregnant people and seniors.
The coupon program is supported by the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority.
How The Nutrition Coupon Program Works
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations provide coupons to lower-income families, pregnant people and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. Coupons can be spent at all BCAFM member farmers’ markets that participate in the FMNCP, and can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, cut herbs, meat and fish.
Each household enrolled in the program is eligible to receive a minimum of $21/week in coupons. The program runs throughout the summer months when produce is most abundant across the province.
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program began in 2007 as a pilot project operating in each of the regional health authorities. The Ministry of Health began funding the program in 2012. The program successfully expanded from 2012-2014 and has been in full operation since 2015. It has continued to grow since and now serves over 79 communities and reaches over 15,000 families, seniors and pregnant people from over 5000 households in BC.