PROGRAMS & NEWS
The Vision of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Not-for-Profit Cooperative is a connected nourished and vibrant community. As an organization that cares intrinsically about its community, we have always developed an accessible Saturday Market. We also offer programming that supports students, People of Colour, food security, and the environment.
Our Programs - click to learn more
Food Coupon Program
The Nourishing Communities Food Coupon program helps to address food insecurity, build community, and support local busineses. This program was started by an Acadia student at our market and is now happening at markets all over Nova Scotia.
How it works:
Our Market partners with social organizations in their community to help identify households experiencing food insecurity to participate in the program. Participants receive anonymous alternative currency—or “food bucks”—that can be redeemed at any vendor stall at the Saturday Market.
The Sunflower Project
Our mission with The Sunflower Project is to identify and break down potential barriers at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market that are affecting its accessibility to People of Colour businesses in Nova Scotia. Ultimately, we aim to create stronger, more genuine, and long-lasting relationships with POC communities by offering low-risk and highly supported opportunities to participate in the Saturday Market.
Zero Waste Program
One of the WFM’s Core values is to inspire through education, respect for the environment and encouraging stewardship. Here are the ways you can get involved with our Zero Waste program:
Eat it here: use one of our plates and mugs to cut down on disposables.
Packaging: many vendors accept packaging (like egg cartons) back. Check with the vendor or see the posters posted around the market to see who accepts packaging back.
Leave a Bag, Take a Bag, Buy a Bag: Community members are encouraged to donate reusable bags at the Info Booth at the Market.
Market for other patrons to use, in an effort to avoid the use of single use plastic bags.
Sort Station: We only have one Sort Station at the Market which has photos that show exactly what is to go in each bin. Make sure you're properly sorting your waste to help out!
Kitchen Wizards, a Wolfville Farmers’ Market and Acadia School of Nutrition and Dietetics initiative was launched in 2012. It is one of many programs that connect the University and the Market. Kitchen Wizards engages over between 30 and 80 first year School of Nutrition and Dietetics’ students in a fall semester food commodities course.
The goals of Kitchen Wizards are to:
Offer children a positive and welcoming experience at the Market;
Teach university students how to effectively communicate messages about food commodities to the public;
Increase university student participation at the Market.