During this difficult and painful time, we at the New West Farmers Market want to reach out to the community.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the New West Farmers Market will be operating in a limited capacity to ensure safe access to local food sources in our community.
Now more than ever we are relying on local food supply for food security to work in tandem with larger grocery stores and serve the public need.
The Provincial Government has listed farmers’ markets as an essential service under their List of COVID-19 Essential Services.
We have full support and backing from the BC Centre for Disease Control, Fraser Health and the City of New Westminster to proceed with the Farmers Market, albeit in a much more regulated setting.
We are working closely with Fraser Health to ensure a safe market environment. Some of the guidelines include:
- Fencing to allow entrance from one side only
- Carefully managed entrance and exit to limit number of shoppers
- Limited to food and beverage vendors only
- No sampling, musicians, demonstrations or craft tables
- Hand washing stations will be provided
- Cashless transactions only
We want to keep people in our community safe while also providing them access to local food during this difficult time.
New West Farmers Market Board of Directors
Please consider this official notice of the New West Farmers Market 2019 AGM:
Sunday, February 9th, 1pm-2:30pm (doors at 12:30pm)
New Westminster Library – Plaskett Room (Upper Floor)
716 6th Ave
New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3
The New West Farmers Market Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 9th from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Plaskett Room at the New Westminster Library at 716 6th Avenue. Doors will open at 12:30; please arrive by 1pm to ensure a timely start.
The library is accessible, has elevators and an accessible washroom on the main floor. Parking is available on site and is conveniently located close to several public transit bus routes.
The meeting agenda will be primarily comprised of an update on this year’s activities, successes and challenges in 2019 and our financial performance in 2019.
If you need any directions to the AGM, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
What to expect at our AGM this year:
Reports on Our 2019 Year: You will hear reports from two people: Lily, our Market Manager on some of the highlights of the market this year, and Carly, our outgoing President, on some of the work we completed in 2019, and some of our plans currently underway.
Elect or Acclaim a Revised Board: Some of the most basic business of an AGM is to elect a new board. We do not take nominations from the floor, and haven’t for a few years. We are losing two of our directors this year due to some personal life events and hope to have a few new faces willing to step forward.The New West Farmers Market Board can accept up to seven elected board members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your intent and interest in joining as a board member. Nominations close on Sunday, February 2nd.
After the business portion there will be treats and socializing.
The excitement is growing. It’s going to be a good one. We hope you can join us on February 9th.
Do you love the Farmers’ Market? Do you love the New West community? We’d LOVE to meet you!
We are hiring for a part time Market Assistant. For more information please see this job posting here:
Fresh produce (onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squash, garlic, salad mix etc)
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