Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association

The Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association (FVFDMA), formed in 1994, promotes and develops the market for farmers selling direct to the consumer either from their farms or at farmers’ markets. There are currently 77 members. The FVFDMA produces a Farm Fresh Reference Guide each spring that lists farms and their locally-grown products. About 65,000 copies of the Reference Guide will be distributed this year.

What does the FVFDMA do?

The FVFDMA provides many services and opportunities to member farmers, including:

  • A Farm Fresh Guide distributed across the Lower Mainland, and listing all member farms with descriptions, locations, and a useful product index;
  • A website, www.bcfarmfresh.com, to put consumers in touch with our member growers;
  • An Agriculture Mentoring Program to encourage people with smaller acreages to start a farm operation by providing access to our experienced farmers;
  • Access to a network of farm direct marketers with experience in a wide range of product areas;
  • Opportunity to be part of local marketing programs and other marketing initiatives such as media tours and others.