Training Tuesdays

Our 2022 Webinar series has now come to an end. Are you a vendor or market manager and missed a webinar?  Sign in to our Resource Library and find all previous webinar videos in the “2022 Training Tuesdays Webinar Videos” section. 

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2022 Schedule

Social Media 101 For Vendors
March 22, 10:00–11:30am

Let’s remove the confusion and frustration with social media and use easy systems to save you time and headaches. We’ll review analytics, best practices and some underrated tools so you can effectively promote your business.

Facilitator: Emily Lawrence, Communications & Creative Lead at FMNS


Restorative Justice Approaches to Conflict for Farmers’ Markets
March 29, 6:00–8:00pm

Join restorative practitioner Shila LeBlanc for an engaging webinar on applying restorative approaches to your working relationships. Learn more about what it means to be restorative, or relational, and get the chance to practice compassionate listening with the FMNS community. This session will include space for questions and discussion.

Facilitator: Shila LeBlanc, Founder of Restorative Approach


Online Stores for Farmers’ Market Vendors: A Panel Discussion
April 5, 4:00–5:30pm

Join three local vendors to learn about how they branched out from selling at farmers’ markets to setting up their own online stores. Each vendor will discuss which platform they use for their online store, challenges they’ve experienced, and advice for others.

Presenters: Cynthia Kennedy (Axe to Grind Foods), Campbell Bailey (Meander River Farm and Brewery) and Geordan Moore (The Quarrelsome Yeti)

Mental Health for Small Business Owners
April 12, 3:00–4:30pm

We all have mental health. Join CMHA-NS for a conversation around mental health – what it is and how we can care for it. You will have the opportunity to connect with other market vendors to discuss and share strategies and skills for coping with anxiety and stress, and be introduced to some new frameworks that can assist you in understanding and supporting your own mental health journey.

Facilitators: Elizabeth Baker and Lindsay Miller, Canadian Mental Health Association


Grant Writing & How to Communicate Your Market’s Value
April 19, 3:00–4:30pm

Writing grants is hard enough, and telling your story through the grant writing process can be even more challenging. Fret not! In this webinar, we’ll go over some simple and effective techniques for boosting your chance of securing grants, review the positive social, economic, and environmental impacts that farmers’ markets have for our communities, and hone in on how you can best tell your market’s unique story.

Facilitator: Justin Cantafio, Executive Director at FMNS


Visual Branding, Canva & Photography
April 26, 10:00–11:30am

Your branding is what people say behind your back. Let’s make sure it’s only good things. Learn how to create cohesive marketing materials to add professionalism and intention to your business.

Facilitator: Emily Lawrence, Communications & Creative Lead at FMNS



Policy Writing for Non-Profits
May 3, 6:00–7:30pm

What the heck is a policy? Why might a non-profit group benefit from having a few? Also, who are they for, what might one look like and where does one get them? Do policies differ from bylaws? This session will provide some answers and some examples. If you have some policies already, then bring them along.

Facilitator: Grant MacDonald, Governance Advisor and Coach