On April 13, 2016 our project team lead by Greenchain Consulting and including Sustainability Ventures, Urban Food Strategies, and TRU Consulting, publically launched a feasibility study for a food market in downtown Kamloops. This project was convened by Community Futures Thompson County, Farm 2 Chef, The Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition and the Kamloops Regional Farmers Market.
The recommended market model included permanent and temporary food vendors, cafe, brew pub, production/incubation kitchen, teaching and learning space, and outdoor market space. The project team used best practice research and input from stakeholders to develop a concept and high-level business plan that tested the initial feasibility of a food market. Under a set of conditions, it was found that the market is indeed feasible and met all but one of the feasibility criteria.
For more information on this initiative and to access the report please visit Community Futures Thompson County