Market Vendor Hanceville Cattle Co. thanks you for your support in 2019!

The Hanceville Cattle Company would like to let everyone know that this Tuesday, September 17th, (3-7 PM, Kiwanis Park) will be their last day attending the Farmers’ Market this year.

Stop on by and have a chat with Irinel and Cindy about the many premium Chilcotin grass-fed beef products available, and add your name to their contact list for winter orders.

Watch for Hanceville Cattle Co.’s return to the Market in spring of 2020, as well as an exciting new venture from Irinel and Lara: BAR 2A Ranch Creations!

You can get in touch with Hanceville Cattle Co. any time by phone, email or online:
250-394-7149 (Irinel, Office Manager)
Irinel Agapow:
Cindy Yu:

The Hanceville Cattle Co. ranch is located at:
6651 HWY 20
Hanceville, British Columbia, Canada
(50 minutes drive west of Williams Lake)

Beef jerky made from Hanceville Cattle Co. beef by local processor Rodear Meats
A peek into the Farmers’ Market freezer
Braised beef roast – premium grass-fed and grass-finished beef from the vast Chilcotin rangelands – local food (and sustainable agriculture) at its best!

The 2019 Tuesday Evening *Extra* Summer Markets are Happening!

The brand new extra summer market on Tuesday evening rolled out on July 2nd, and things are looking good. Farm vendors are coming in from Hanceville, Miocene, Macalister, Forest Grove, Soda Creek, Meldrum Creek, Horsefly and West Fraser Road, and we’ve had a nicely eclectic selection of crafters, artists and artisans attending, as well as your favourite hot food vendors. Talented local musicians, too!

The Tuesday Markets are slated to continue till the end of August, and possibly longer if things are going well. Same site as the Friday Markets, next to Kiwanis Park, and 3 PM till 7 PM, Tuesdays in July and August.

The Friday Markets are continuing as usual, 9 AM till 2 PM, Fridays at Kiwanis Park, and will run until Thanksgiving weekend, with the last Market on October 11, 2019.

Come on out and enjoy either or both of the Markets!


May 4th Earlybird Market & Seedy Saturday!

A collaboration is happening between the Williams Lake Food Policy Council and the Cariboo Direct Farm Market Association!

On SATURDAY*, May 4, we will be hosting a co-event. Many of your favourite farmers’ market vendors will be in attendance, plus there will be loads of Seed, Plant, and Local Food Info and Activities on the Seedy Saturday side.

Updates will follow as plans evolve!

For Market Vendors who wish to participate, please email Manager Jane at

For Seedy Saturday Info, please email

We hope to see you there!

(*This event is on a Saturday. The Farmers’ Market will kick off its regular season of FRIDAY Markets with a Grand Opening on May 10, 2019.)

seedy saturday earlybird farmers market poster 1 cdfma 2019


2019 AGM

The Cariboo Direct Farm Market Association held its Annual General Meeting on January 15, 2019.

There was a great turnout of members and potential new members, and we were also visited by District Agrologists Katie Galliazzo and Marisa Nightingale, who gave a presentation on programs and workshops offered by the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture in the Cariboo region.

For Minutes of the Meeting in pdf format, click link below:

CDFMA Williams Lake Farmers Market AGM Minutes – January 15, 2019