Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market (SFAM) is operated by a volunteer committee under the auspices of the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society (RAIS), a not-for-profit organization. All monies raised by SFAM go to support activities and projects of the Steveston Community Centre such as the Steveston Water Park and the current renewal of the Steveston Playground.
We hope to see everyone at the market in 2020. We are planning some new events and hope to have more vendors and visitors.
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April 23rd, 2020It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market for 2020. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society and the Steveston Community Society, Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market for 2020. The first Market was to begin on May 10th.According to Alan Sakai, the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society President and Chair of the Steveston Farmers Market Committee, “The decision was not an easy one as this will affect the many vendors, artists, staff and volunteers that make the market successful each year. In light of the current COVID-19 protocol required put in place by BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, cancelling the market for this year was determined to be the most responsible decision at this time.”This year would have been the 12th year the Market has operated in Steveston. It is run by by a volunteer committee under the auspices of the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society and the Steveston Community Society. Many vendors and community members have come to appreciate the opportunity to meet, sell and purchase locally crafted and grown products at the Market each year. The Committee is currently exploring ways to support and connect our vendors with the community in other ways.We will miss the opportunity the Market offers to connect local farmers and artisans with the community, and would like to extend our many thanks to all the vendors, volunteers and community members that support the Market each year. We look forward to coming back next year and hope everyone stays safe.Additional information about the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market can be found at SFAM.ca and on Facebook @StevestonFarmersandArtisansMarket.Additional information about the City of Richmond’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at www.richmond.ca/covid19.