And So Much More
We offer 100% free training and deeply discounted rates for materials and services for our members. As a member of Atlantic Canada’s only farmers’ market sector association, you’ll also gain access to our group discount rates on farmers’ market and vendor liability insurance from the Cooperators.
With over 30 farmers’ markets representing over 1,500 owner-operated businesses and growing, we’re widely recognized by government and industry as the voice of the sector. We actively campaign to support our members and the sector. Our members get their voices heard, and have the peace of mind knowing they’re part of an industry association that can represent them at multiple levels.
We promote our member markets and their vendors through our large and growing social media following, distribute thousands of copies of our Nova Scotia Farmers’ Markets map every year, work one-on-one with our markets to help them design and improve their social media pages, work with our partners to create high quality videos featuring our members, and host Nova Scotia’s go-to online map of farmers’ markets in the province.
A rising tide floats all boats. Our cooperative is a community of practice, sharing resources and best practices. We bring our members together, whether in person at our Annual General Meeting or annual Farmers’ Market Conference, or through our online communities: Market Vendor Connect and Farmers’ Market Builders.
Projects & Funding Opportunities
We’re a community of practice, sharing resources and working collaboratively on projects. FMNS Cooperative members get a chance to work on group projects that benefit their market and their communities, securing funding and resources to do so along the way.
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