Eggs, fresh from the farm gate, perfect for hard-boiling and adding to a summer potato salad. Chicken, pork and beef, purchased from farms that practice humane standards of animal welfare, ready for the grill. A variety of locally made cheeses, great for sharing with friends at a backyard barbecue. With warm weather and freshly harvested goods available throughout B.C., it’s a fantastic time to shop locally and ethically at a farmers market where SPCA Certified products are featured.
SPCA Certified poultry, meats, cheeses and cage-free eggs come from farms that are annually assessed to SPCA Certified animal welfare standards. A third-party, independent animal welfare certification system, SPCA Certified brings stakeholders together to further common goals in animal welfare.
“Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to find SPCA Certified products,” says Brandy Street, manager of the SPCA Certified program. “You get fresh, local food items and it’s also the perfect time to meet the farmers, ask questions about their farm, and find out more about what they do.”
SPCA Certified products at farmers markets this year include:
In B.C., farmers markets are featured in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Langley, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, depending on the farmers’ market and the day. The BC SPCA events calendar lists all the famers markets that feature SPCA Certified products throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
SPCA Certified products are available from the farm gate as well, and at more than 100 retail locations. Visit spcacertified.ca for more information.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.