General Information for Vendors - Artisan Farmer Markets

General Information for Vendors

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

VENDOR GUIDELINES

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

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

https://bcfarmersmarket.org/app/uploads/2020/09/Guidelines-Sale-of-Foods-at-Temporary-Food-Markets_current-updated-Aug-2020.pdf

Covid 19 advisory for Farmers’ Markets
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/community-settings/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.

http://www.foodsafe.ca/courses/marketsafe.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/about/cannabidiol.html

https://bcfarmersmarket.org/for-markets-vendors/tools-resources/tools-resourcesdatabase

https://bcfarmersmarket.org/for-markets-vendors/liquor-sales-at-farmers-markets/

LABELING YOUR PRODUCT

*note that there are new labeling requirements that must be in place by the end of 2021.

https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-label-requirements/labelling/industry/eng/1383607266489/1383607344939

INSURANCE
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 

*http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/vendors/vendor-insurance-program

*Contact The Co- operators. orest_kocherkewych@cooperators.ca    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.

These links are from https://www.creationsfromeden.com/resources/frequently_asked_questions/i_want_to_start_a_cosmetic_making_business_in_canada…_what_do_i_need_to_do

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.