Dear Members and Whistler Farmer's Market Applicants,
Vendor Application Update
The 2018 Summer Market Season is fast approaching! After an amazing weekend we would like to thank all of the participants, judges, volunteers, the Fairmont Chateau and also the Whistler Senior Secondary School for making the first Jury days of 2018 a great success. The initial feedback from the judges was great and we are very excited to see what this season has in store for all vendors and patrons of the market alike!
We received an exceptionally high number of applications and our jury committee is working hard behind the scenes to process and compile the results. We appreciate your patience and we will provide you with weekly updates on your application.
Market Venue Update
Your board of directors unanimously agree that it is very important to maintain open lines of communication with all of our members. As such we need to update you on some unique challenges that we have been facing this season. We would have liked to have sent you updates more frequently, but the situation was and still is changing rapidly.
- Chris Quinlan is no longer with The Whistler Farmers Market
- We are currently working on a location for 2018
- You may be receiving communications from parties other than the Whistler Farmers Market Association purporting to make arrangements for the upcoming summer. We would ask that you please forward any such communications to the board so that we may address any issues that are arising.
We apologize for any confusion that has occurred and we assure you that we are working diligently to ensure an opening to the market season.
As soon as we have further updates we will gladly share them with you. We appreciate and are acutely aware of how important this market is to all of you. We promise to commit all our efforts to make the 2018 WFM a successful, safe, vibrant and exciting market this season.
Please feel free to reach out to any of our directors with any questions or concerns.
The WFM Board Of Directors
Giving Back to the Community and our Members
The Board of Directors of the Whistler Farmers' Market identified "social responsibility" as an important direction for the organization in its 2011 Strategic Plan. The Whistler Farmers' Market has historically provided funding for the Whistler Food Bank. In 2012 we were able to increase their contribution back to the community significantly. We are able to provide awards to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and Fairmont Chateau Whistler Foundation for $2000 each. The Whistler Food Bank contribution was increased by $2000. The Pemberton Arts Council received $1000 and the Whistler Arts Council received $500 in cash and $500 in market value.
The Board of Directors has since approved a policy that will see a minimum of $10,000 per year dedicated to supporting community organizations.
Social responsibility is embedded in the corporate culture of the Whistler Farmers' Market. We fully acknowledge that our success is due in a large part to the support of our partners and the community we are so proud to serve.