GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR VENDORS
Artisan Farmers Market’s Society has been in operation since 2002. We have markets at three locations from May through October. Our mission is to support local farmers and artisans who make, bake, grow, fish or forage and provide our community with good locally produced food and handmade goods. Farmers’ Markets provide the opportunity to shop locally and support economic growth and environmental sustainability in our community.
OUR MARKET LOCATIONS
Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market – located in the North Parking lot of Burnaby City Hall at 4949 Canada Way. Saturdays 10am to 2pm, May through October
Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market, North Vancouver – located on the East plaza of Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court at the foot of Lonsdale Ave. 10am to 3pm, May through October
Ambleside West Vancouver – market is held in Ambleside Park, 1000 Argyle Ave at the foot of 13th Street. Sundays 10am to 3pm, May through October
We are members of the BC association of Farmers Markets. All vendors must make, bake, grow, fish or forage 100% of what they sell. No reselling is allowed.
Provincial and Federal guidelines and laws must be followed at our Markets
Covid 19 advisory for Farmers’ Markets
Food Safe and Market Safe: You will be required to have Food Safe if you are selling prepared foods or giving samples. Market Safe certification is required and follows the food safe guidelines and the regulations for temporary food markets.
LABELING YOUR PRODUCT
*note that there are new labeling requirements that must be in place by the end of 2021.
The AFMS carries limited insurance. Vendor insurance is important. check the following options
*contact your insurance broker to see if you can add to your existing home insurance
*Contact The Co- operators. email@example.com BC Farmers Market and vendor insurance needs
The Soap and Cosmetics Association of Canada, The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild and the Canadian Guild of Soapmakers, Chandlers & Cosmetic Crafters offer insurance to Canadian members as the BCAFM’s vendor insurance does not cover at-home soap making.
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WHAT DO I NEED ON MARKET DAY?
Tent: You must have a tent if you are selling food however it is also important for protection from the weather. THe tent must be no larger than 10 by 10. Impact Tents, Costco, Canadian Tire provide some options. You will need 4 ten pound weights, one for the bottom of each corner post. They should not be attached in such a way as to cause a tripping hazard.
Tables, Chairs and Display: We do not supply tables or chairs tablecloths
*Note that under current Covid restrictions no cloth tablecloths are allowed. Plastic is acceptable
Signage: Sign identifying your business, All prices must be displayed. Product descriptions and methods of growing and making are useful in promoting your products
All required Permits must be available and posted (as directed) on market day
Wash Station: As per health guidelines are required for all food sellers. Wash stations may be shared.