The Langley Community Farmers Market (celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018!) is part of a tradition that spans continents, cultures and centuries. In 2008 a group of Langley-area farmers, agricultural experts, educators, food producers and retailers came together to form the Langley Community Farmers Market Society (LCFMS). They wanted to contribute to the economic viability of local farms, providing a venue – in Langley, not across the river in Vancouver – for direct interactions between vendors and customers and an opportunity to educate and raise awareness about agriculture, the local economy and the environment.
The LCFMS increases access to local food with it’s Food Recovery program, an addition to the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, directing donated food from vendors to local organizations for use in their programs. The market also fans the spark of entrepreneurism through its Young Entrepreneur Program, providing a market stall set-up for kids to sell their own ‘made’, ‘baked’, or ‘grown’ products at the market, and mentoring them with tips on how to succeed and build their confidence in a thriving direct sales market. .
Shoppers and market enthusiasts can find the market at its original location at the KPU Langley Campus on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 4:30pm, and now also on Saturdays at the Timms Community Centre from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
The LCFMS is an award winning farmers’ market and is recognized for its impact on the community, and for the efforts of their community partners with the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program.
This market participates in the BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program.