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The Downtown Chilliwack Community Market takes place Sundays from 10am to 2pm, from May 28th to October 15th, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō Peoples.

Our market of local growers, gatherers, bakers, crafters and makers is a space where new relationships can form and thrive around those offerings, connecting the people of Chilliwack with quality food and goods. 

As part of the Downtown Chilliwack Farmer’s Market family, you can expect a friendly community environment, marketing support, and boundless enthusiasm. 

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

About usThe Downtown Chilliwack Community Market Society

The DCCM is entering its 3rd 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 2 years, we have provided over $44,000 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 removes any fees for Indigenous vendors.

our teamThe Directors

Jared Mumford


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Jared’s passion for fresh local-grown food started age 5 at his grandmother’s, where he and his siblings tended their own gardens. As a result, eating whole foods and buying local is an integral piece of his family’s health and wellness. Jared is involved in food security initiatives and is excited to implement food security programs at the market that connect vulnerable families with fresh local foods. 

Jared serves as Co-Chair of Chilliwack Healthier Communities,  is a board member at Chilliwack Restorative Justice and DCCM. Jared also sits on the Chilliwack Food Council and is a Rotarian. He and his partner live in Chilliwack, where he was born and raised. He has five children and owns a small digital marketing firm.

Margaret Reid

Vice President

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Margaret was born and raised in Chilliwack and now lives here with her husband and three young children. As a kid, her parents would take her to the Farmers’ Market downtown at Central Park. She remembers the communal atmosphere, the joy of gathering, and most of all the delicious fresh produce. 

She is excited to be part of the team bringing that experience back to the downtown core and to bring a food security lens to this community-centered event. Margaret is a founding Board member of Chilliwack Citizens for Change and the Chilliwack Pride Society. She sits on the Poverty Reduction Task Team for Chilliwack Healthier Communities. 

Suzanne Chalmers


Teri Westerby


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Teri’s interest in farming started in childhood, when his mom turned their townhouse backyard into a greenhouse and garden, sustaining their family for years. Teri started with his own backyard gardens and eventually to a quarter-acre plot where he experimented with gardening techniques, while working on an organic farm and selling produce at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market. Through these experiences, Teri has learned about growing food, food security and food delivery. 

Teri is passionate about making change in our community and planet and also is a founding member of the the Chilliwack Pride Society through which he hopes to help vocalize the perspectives LGBTQ2IA+ folks and low-income individuals in this city. 

Kristy van den Bosch


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Kristy has been a vendor with her local company Fairfield Island Fresh at farmers’ markets for years and is excited to bring that expertise to the downtown market. She is keen to work with other vendors and community members to make the new market flourish.

Brittany Sovereign


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Brittany is so excited to be helping connect the people of Chilliwack to locally grown and prepared food. Downtown Chilliwack has such a special place in her heart, having been her home for much of her life. She has many fond memories of attending the old downtown market, and looks forward to seeing the evolution of the new market, as an organizer and as a customer.

Jessica Cordeiro


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Jessica is the maker behind @dugandmarydesigns. She can’t wait for you all to see what we have been working on and hopes to see you all at the market this summer!

Lisa Morry


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As a former single parent, Lisa understands food insecurity first hand. That’s why she is passionate about helping to get healthy food to all Chilliwack families and not only those who can afford it themselves. Lisa believes strongly in food equity and the food security programs that underpin the Downtown Chilliwack Community Farmer’s Market. Lisa is also a Chilliwack Citizen’s for Change board member.

Salina Derish


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Salina is the owner of PickEco Refills and has a deep love for our downtown core and all things waste reduction. She loves supporting local and wants to help make it easier for local people to have access to food that is grown right in our own community. 

Salina loves to reduce waste and help others create a more sustainable life that is within their abilities and means, a big part of this is eating food grown close to home. Salina is involved in many local cleanup initiatives and is excited to be a part of the Downtown Market.

Meet Maria! The DCCM Market Manager for the 2023 Season

Maria Lennox is excited for her third year managing the 2023 season for the Downtown Chilliwack Community Market. She is a farmer first and understands the difficulties local farms face in offering their products to their communities. Maria finds her passion in working to ensure local people can connect with local food and goods.

Maria has longer than five years’ experience managing markets in the Lower Mainland as well as her own farm in Mission, The Lion and Lamb Heritage Farm, where she grows pesticide-free vegetables, fruit, eggs, and nuts, and raises horses, sheep, goats, and chickens.

Maria is excited about returning for the 2023 market season, connecting local farmers with local people.

To reach Maria, email manager@dccm.ca

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