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make. bake. grow. gather. A new way to connect with your food & community.

The Downtown Chilliwack Community Market takes place Sundays from 10am to 2pm, from May 26th to October 20th, 2024, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō Peoples.

Get ready for an exhilarating weekly celebration of local growers, crafters, and gatherers coming together to create a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, tantalizing aromas, and an atmosphere buzzing with excitement. At DCCM, our core values revolve around food security, education, and showcasing the incredible talents of our local crafters, artists, and makers. Picture a lively summer market where the community converges to discover and connect with locally grown, gathered, and crafted treasures.

Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or a first-time visitor, DCCM is your gateway to a world of quality food and goods that reflect the essence of Chilliwack. But DCCM is more than just a market – it’s a space where relationships flourish. Regardless of backgrounds, ages, or means, everyone is invited to join in the festivities. Inclusivity is our mantra, and we’re actively working towards making the market accessible to all. As part of the Downtown Chilliwack Farmer’s Market family, DCCM promises a warm and friendly community environment, extensive marketing support, and an infectious enthusiasm that will leave you eagerly anticipating each weekly gathering.

 

About usThe Downtown Chilliwack Community Market Society

The DCCM is entering its 4th year of providing weekly markets where Chilliwack residents can connect with local growers, bakers, makers, and gatherers, and where vendors can offer their products to their local community. DCCM has quickly become Chilliwack’s most reliable source for high quality local food, art, and hand-made products.

The DCCM is run by a non-profit society built around community and food security. The market’s goal is to connect local families, individuals and seniors with local healthy food. This benefits both our local farmers and our community. 

The DCCM is an inclusive space and works toward achieving accessibility for all.

local food security1 in 10 Canadians are food insecure

Food security is a core value of the Downtown Chilliwack Community Market. Over the past 4 years, we have provided over $75,000 directly towards food security in Chilliwack, including BCAFM Nutrition Coupons and our own ‘Market Coin’ initiative.

Through these stigma-free initiatives, food insecure individuals and families can access the Market and where they can purchase fresh, local foods with anonymity and dignity. This empowers families and individuals to make informed food choices – regardless of background, age, or means.

The DCCM works alongside The Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society and Chilliwack Community Services to deliver food security initiatives to the community.

Community & CultureBridging Gaps through Food Education

The Downtown Chilliwack Community Market (DCCM) takes place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó: lō Peoples and Skwah First Nation, in what is now known as Mill street, Downtown Chilliwack.

Agriculture on this continent began with indigenous knowledge.  Many forms of modern agriculture are European-colonial for-profit systems that were not traditionally adopted by the First Peoples, who were caretakers of the land, protecting its long-term ability to provide nutritious food.  It’s important that we support local small farms and farmers, while also promoting and protecting traditional food systems and indigenous knowledge.

We are proud to partner with local indigenous people to highlight the history of agriculture, and educate the community about First Peoples’ food systems, their history and current practices. 

The DCCM also secures spaces for Indigenous vendors, including farmers, prepared foods and artisans, and works to reduce barriers to access the market.

our teamThe Directors

Jared Mumford

President

Salina Derish

Vice President

Suzanne Chalmers

Suzanne Chalmers

Treasurer

Teri Westerby

Secretary

David Jamieson

Director

Britt Sovereign

Director

Lisa Morry

Director

Margaret Reid

Director

Chad Charest

Director

Presenting Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsors

Community Futures South Fraser
station one architects

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