VISION MISSION VALUES
The YKFM inspires and nurtures a healthy community by building a local, sustainable and Northern food economy in a vibrant, diverse and inclusive market place.
The YKFM plays a central role in creating a just and sustainable food system and in fostering an economically, ecologically, culturally and socially sustainable community.
The YKFM is a place where:
Local food growers, producers and harvesters prosper by finding local marketplaces for their products;
Yellowknife residents have access to high quality, nutritious, locally grown, harvested processed food and artisan products;
Yellowknife residents understand the value of supporting the local economy by purchasing locally grown food and supporting locally made products;
Sustainable farming and local food production expand as more people choose to enter these professions;
Relationships between vendors and consumers grow, nourish and inspire community;
People share critical knowledge and create conversations required to initiate progress towards sustainability.
Nutrition: Food is the heart and soul of our community. Access to fresh nutritious food is a foundation for health and human dignity.
Sustainability: Our market promotes social, economic, cultural and ecological sustainability.
Relationship:Positive human connections and cooperation allow our community to flourish and grow.
Distinction: By combining innovation and industriousness we achieve our best while making our market fun, inclusive and a beautiful reflection of our land.
Organizational Integrity: We maintain financial strength and professional fulfillment in a productive team environment.
Authenticity & Transparency: We are accountable to our stakeholders by requiring transparency in our practices and requiring our vendors to do the same.