Save the date! Farmer 2 Farmer 2018

Save the date! Farmer2Farmer is coming up on March 1st, 2018. Registration, vendor packages, and sponsorship packages will be available in January. 

Have a skill to share? Want to offer your specialized knowledge to new farmers? We are currently accepting submissions for workshop proposals.

Guidelines for submission:
-Contact information
-Type of workshop (hands-on, roundtable, panel, etc.)
-Brief description of workshop content, including target audience and level (beginner or advanced)

Workshops will be 75 minutes long. Email Jasmine Robertson at engagement@crfair.ca with your submission by January 3rd.

Have a look at our poster for suggested topics!


Hope to see you there!

Farmer2Farmer Summary Report and Survey

What a fantastic two days at Farmer2Farmer 2017!! Thank you to all who attended, supported, sponsored and promoted the Farm Tour and Conference!  We couldn’t have asked for a greater gathering of ideas, networking, skill-sharing, inquiry, and, of course, good food and drink!!  With many returning faces in the audience and a wave of new ones, the Farmer2Farmer conference yet again highlighted the growing strength of our Island’s farming community.

Please read the Farmer2Farmer Summary Report here.

CRFAIR has also embarked on an annual data collection survey of local farmers to gain more insight into progress towards meeting our Good Food Network goals of 25% of food grown/consumed locally by 2025. Survey results will be reported annually at Farmer2Farmer events. Please take a moment to participate in the survey (click here). Your input is highly valued.

And finally, enjoy this great video created by Nate Poetker at Farme2Farmer 2017 – – you may find yourself!

Farmer2Farmer Registration Now OPEN!!!

Registration is now open for one of the most anticipated regional farming events of the year – – Farmer2Farmer!  This
year’s F2F Conference, themed From the Ground Up: building on our history. our experience and our soils, is packed with innovative and dynamic workshop that build on the richness of our farming community, and provide the connection and skills for moving forward stronger.

CRFAIR and the Good Food Network have recently embarked on the GoodFood2025 initiative with clear food security, food literary and local food economy targets.  25% of our food to be grown and produced locally by 2025 is one of these targets.  Farmer2Farmer is one of the many steps towards achieving this goal, not only in the Capital Region, but throughout Vancouver Island and farther. . . . in fact, it’s a step towards taking that goal even further.