Clarence Selden and Dion Langevin were Farmers’ Market Volunteer of the Year, recognized as “outstanding individual(s) for their work and accomplishments related to their volunteer work with a BCAFM member farmers’ market.” (BCAFM)

Two Cranbrook Farmers’ Market volunteers honoured

Clarence Selden and Dion Langevin named Farmers’ Market Volunteer of the Year,

Two volunteers with the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market have been named Volunteers of the Year by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets.

The BCAFM celebrated the best of B.C. with its sixth annual BC Farmers’ Market Awards at the organization’s 20th annual conference, held over the weekend at the Kimberley Conference Centre, in partnership with two local farmers’ markets: the Kimberley and the Cranbrook Farmer’s Markets.

Clarence Selden and Dion Langevin were Farmers’ Market Volunteer of the Year, recognized as “outstanding individual(s) for their work and accomplishments related to their volunteer work with a BCAFM member farmers’ market.”

The pair were among the recipients of eight awards presented at the ceremony, as the BCAFM “celebrated individuals and organizations that made outstanding contributions to the B.C.’s farmers’ market sector in 2018.”

“The award winners are perfect examples of the high standards to which farmers’ markets, market vendors, volunteers and managers hold themselves. Each has excelled at product innovation and quality, market citizenship, promoting farmers’ markets in their communities or giving to their communities in some way,” said awards judge, Bruce Fatkin.

A panel of leading professionals in the sector, including Jon Bell, farmer and former BCAFM president; Elizabeth Quinn, former BCAFM executive director; and Bruce Fatkin, former Abbotsford Farm and Craft Market manager and BCAFM board member. The judges selected the following as the best of BC farmers’ markets in 2018, from nominations received throughout the province.

Other awards included:

Farmers’ Market of the Year (Large, 61+ vendors) — Esquimalt Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market of the Year (Medium, 21-60 vendors) — Pemberton Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market of the Year (Small, up to 20 vendors) — Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmer’s Market

Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year — Miche Warwick (Rossland Mountain Market)

Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year (farmer) —Forbes Farm (Gord and Steve Forbes, Kelowna and Penticton Farmers’ Markets )

Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year (non-farmer)— Blackbird Bakehouse (Tanya Molle, Cranbrook, Fernie and Kimberley markets)

Partner of the Year— Kyle Goulet and Moss Street Market (Victoria).

The BCAFM is a registered society that represents over 145 farmers’ markets across BC. Its mission is to develop, promote and strengthen the capacity of farmers’ markets in all regions of the province.

Just Posted

Paramedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

City readying for spring melt and potential flooding

Spring has sprung. With the warmer weather on the way, the city… Continue reading

Paul Blais provides daily, free breakfast to Cranbrook’s homeless

After winding up on the streets in 2018, Blais wanted to do everything he could to help others

Police investigating hydro meter theft

RCMP warn about the dangers of severe electrical shock, starting a fire

GALLERY: Kootenay Ice close out WHL tenure in Cranbrook

Western Financial Place comes alive one final time as Kootenay downs Red Deer 5-4 on Sunday

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

The Kootenay Ice, the Clock, and Time’s Arrow

It was the dying seconds in the last — the very, very… Continue reading

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby Rick James (not the singer) tells the little known story… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Respect and Best Wishes Hats off to the fans of the Kootenay… Continue reading

BC man ‘parks’ horse during liquor store pit stop

As long as animal wasn’t jaywalking, no problem, says Parksville official

’Full worm super moon’ to illuminate B.C. skies on first day of spring

Spring has sprung, a moon named in honour of thawing soil marks final super moon until 2020

Police lock down part of Armstrong after ‘live grenade’ discovered

An ordnance believed to be a grenade found on Smith Drive between Dairy Queen and Anchor Inn Pub

Dutch police question new suspect in deadly tram shooting

Police are looking for additional suspects in the shooting

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores in B.C., U.S. cities

The company also said it plans to redesign its stores as it adapts to increasing mobile pick-up and delivery orders

Most Read