Starting in 2020, we will be requiring all vendors to have vendor insurance. You can either purchase an annual insurance policy for the entire market season, or temporary insurance if you plan on attending only a handful of markets.

The BC Association of Farmers' Markets Vendor Annual Insurance Program is designed to help vendors protect and grow their business, while strengthening B.C. farmers' markets.

By becoming a BCAFM Vendor Associate you'll receive access to a group insurance rate on Commercial General Liability, with annual premiums starting at $160.00, with a $5 million Limit of Liability Protection. This exclusive program has been arranged by BCAFM in collaboration with Western Financial Group and covers these other sales channels: vendor sales, online sales within Canada, wholesales and etc.

Please visit for more information.

For more information about temporary insurance visit

Please be sure to upload a copy of your insurance policy into the licenses tab of your Manage My Market profile.

what to bring to market

You must provide:

  • 10 x 10 tent for outdoor markets - the tent frame must be able to withstand our strong Howe Sound winds and should be rated to CSA/ULC S109 standards and have this marking on the factory label if you will be engaged in any cooking activities

  • Four tent weights

  • a table that fits within your stall space.

In Squamish tents and tables can be purchased from Canadian Tire or online at


For any food-related health documents, applications or questions please contact our local Environmental Health Officer Jayne Corder:

PO Box 220, 1140 Hunter Place
Squamish, BC V8B 0A2
Phone: (604) 815-6840

For fire safety inspections, questions or concerns please contact Fire Prevention Officer Trevor Kranenburg:

40439 Tantalus Road
Squamish, BC V8B 0N2
Phone: (604) 898-9666

For more details regarding the BC Fire Code Regulations and requirements please visit our BC Fire Code info page.