Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada

September 23, 2005 11:17 ET

FCC Opens Doors to Canada's Biggest Farmer's Market

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 23, 2005) - Are you ready fingers? Start shopping.

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has opened the doors to CanadianFarmersMarket.com, an online market offering consumers premium and unique products from coast to coast.

"This is Canada's biggest and most accessible farmer's market," says Kellie Garrett, FCC Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation. "It's a tremendous opportunity for FCC customers to list their products and for shoppers wanting easy access to deliciously unique goods. Everyone wins."

CanadianFarmersMarket.com is designed with the consumer in mind. It's easy to search and shop for fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, jams and jellies, syrups and spices and more. There's also a business-to-business category for producers to check out each other's innovations, services and products.

"Even though we have our own website, CanadianFarmersMarket.com is a good place to expose ourselves to an entirely different audience," says Laurelly Beswitherick of Austin, Manitoba. Beswitherick operates two businesses and is using CanadianFarmersMarket.com to promote her specialty products and gift items. "Customers like to feel a connection to their food, and the more we can tell them, the better. This site shows all that Canada has to offer."

Besides the wide selection of Canadian-made goods, CanadianFarmersMarket.com offers recipes and stories about the producers behind it all. It's a website where FCC customers sell their goods directly to gourmet-loving consumers, chefs and anyone who appreciates premium products and ingredients.

To get your farmer's market shopping fix, visit www.CanadianFarmersMarket.com anytime, day or night, from your nearest internet connection.

Operating out of 100 offices located primarily in rural Canada, FCC employees are passionate about the business of agriculture. FCC is self-sustaining and profits are reinvested back into agriculture, developing loans, services and programs to benefit the industry. FCC's healthy portfolio of more than $11 billion and 12 consecutive years of portfolio growth are a reflection of our customers' success.

Contact Information

  • Farm Credit Canada
    Derek Rawlings
    Communication Consultant
    (306) 780-8535
    or
    Farm Credit Canada
    Mireille Bilodeau VongPhit (Bilingual)
    Corporate Communications
    (306) 780-8630