WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR WINTER MARKET WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN HOT AND PREPARED FOOD VENDORS.

The Winter Market will run EVERY Saturday from November 2nd to December 21st at the Squamish Adventure Centre.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION. ONCE YOU HAVE DONE SO PLEASE EMAIL US WITH AN INQUIRY.

Applying to the Squamish Farmers Market?

Please be sure to carefully read through ALL information below as we have updated our policies and guidelines, fees and safety requirements in compliance with the BC Fire Code. Your submission requires that you read and agree to our policies and guidelines.

1. Create a profile on Manage My Market and apply to Squamish Farmers' Market. Once you have read the information below, please follow this link to apply for the 2019 Summer Market Season. PLEASE NOTE: The application will re-open periodically throughout the season so check back here for announcements.

2. Read and agree to our Policy and Guidelines  and the Vendor Violation Form before submitting your application. Please note that our Policy and Guidelines for 2019 have been updated - please be sure to read through them carefully before filling out an application.

3. Upload your documents under the License tab in your ManageMyMarket profile. Each Vendor must upload different documents, depending on what you're selling. See Vendor Categories below for more information.

Please ensure your Profile is complete. applications with missing documents or fields will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the sfma jury. 


ZERO WASTE COMPLIANCE

The Squamish Farmers' Market is a zero waste market. Please ensure that any food containers, including those used for sampling purposes, are made of compostable material only and that no plastic (including straws or compostable plastic) are used. Vendor compliance is expected and appreciated.

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VENDOR CATEGORIES

Locals love the variety of products that can be found at Squamish Farmers Market. We accept a wide range of vendors, so long as they abide by our Policy and Guidelines and provide the necessary documents.

Find your vendor category below. 


FARMERS/GROWERS

ORGANIC FARMERS

All produce or livestock is grown or raised by the farm applying. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Organic certification (Please see BC Organic Certification Regulation for guidelines)

  • Proof of Producer-only status (ex. Land Title Certificate or Lease Agreement)

  • Vendor Insurance.

CONVENTIONAL FARMER

All produce or livestock is grown/raised by the farm applying. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Proof of Producer-only status (ex. Land Title Certificate or Lease Agreement)

  • Vendor Insurance.

CONVENTIONAL NURSERY

All flowers, potted plants or trees must be grown by the nursery applying. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Proof of Producer-only status (ex. Land Title Certificate or Lease Agreement)

  • Vendor Insurance.

FISH MONGER, RANCHER OR BEEF/POULTRY/PORK PRODUCER

Fishers, Ranchers, Producers of beef/poultry/pork/seafood. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Letter of Confirmation from your local Health Authority

  • Vendor Insurance

  • Fish Vending License (if applicable)

  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 certification (if value-added product).

WILD FORAGER

Foraging wild harvested mushrooms, herbs and/or seaweed. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Vendor Insurance

  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 certification (if value-added product)

  • If selling fiddleheads or mushrooms, please provide documentation that you have notified your local Health Authority.

DAIRY

Producers of cheese, milk and other dairy products. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • FoodSafe Level 1 certification

  • Letter of Confirmation from your local Health Authority
  • Vendor Insurance.


PREPARED FOOD

Vendors who are producers of prepared foods in which the ingredients have been altered from their original state, including but not limited to bread, preserves, sweet treats or prepackaged snacks. Vendors fall into two categories: Lower Risk or Higher Risk as defined by BC Centre for Disease Control. For more information on food safety at the Squamish Farmers' Market and an outline of lower and higher risk foods, refer to the Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets document. Please confirm the status of your product with your Environmental Health Officer.

  • Lower Risk products must provide
    • Vendor Insurance
    • Food Safe or Market Safe certificate.
  • Higher Risk products must provide
    • Letter of Confirmation from their local Health Authority
    • FoodSafe Level 1 or MarketSafe certificate
    • Vendor Insurance.

Please review the BC Guidelines for Organic Certification Regulation regarding the use of the term "organic".

FOOD SERVICE

Food Service applies to any Vendors selling preheated or prepared food onsite. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • NEW Completion of annual fire inspection and display of decal (see our BC Fire Regulations page for more information)

  • Valid FoodSafe Level 1 or MarketSafe Certificate

  • Letter of Confirmation issued by a BC Health Authority

  • Temporary Food Permit issued by a BC Health Authority

  • Vendor Insurance.

BEVERAGE SERVICE

Vendors who sell coffee and beverages made onsite. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Letter of Confirmation from your local Health Authority

  • Temporary Food Permit issued by a BC Health Authority

  • Vendor Insurance.

ALCOHOL PROCESSOR

Producers of alcohol who use ingredients they do not grow for use in their products. Vendors must provide the following documents:

ALCOHOL PRIMARY PRODUCER

Wineries or manufacturers who grow the ingredients they use. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Proof of Producer-only status (ex. Land Title Certificate or Lease Agreement)

  • Serving it Right Certificate

  • Vendor Insurance

  • Farmers Market Authorization (can be obtained after approval).

CRAFTER

Producer of locally made crafts, handmade by the seller. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Vendor Insurance.

SERVICE

A Vendor who provides services at the Market.

For example: Bike Repair or Massage. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Vendor Insurance

COMMUNITY TABLE

Non-Profit organizations for outreach and information. Permitted only to sell society memberships, raffle and event tickets. May accept donations.

Community Table applicants should provide the following:

  • Vendor Insurance.

JEWELRY

A producer and seller of handcrafted jewelry. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • Vendor Insurance.

BAKED GOODS

A Vendor who bakes sweets or pastries for onsite consumption. Vendors must provide the following documents:

  • FoodSafe Level 1 or MarketSafe certification

  • Vendor Insurance.


Please note that vendors must agree not to hold the market responsible for any associated liability, including but not limited to damage of vendor property, personal or customer injury or product loss and/or theft. For more information on the excellent vendor insurance plans available, please visit the BCAFM website.

having trouble figuring out which documents to provide? Contact us for more information.


Stall Fees

The following fees do not include GST

Summer Market

The Summer Market now uses a tiered system for stall fees. This is meant to provide both excellent discounts for vendors wishing to attend more markets, and to help alleviate the increasing costs associated with running the market.

Farmers: $25 per market day; discount of 10% for booking 20 or more market days

Non-Farmers

$45 drop-in per market day

1-5 pre-booked dates: $45 per market day

6-10 pre-booked dates: $40 per market day

11-20 pre-booked dates: $35 per market day

21-30 pre-booked dates: $30 per market day

Trucks and Trailers

Trucks less than 10 ft (including hitch): same as regular non-farmer fee structure

Trucks > 10 ft but < 15 ft (including hitch): 1-5 pre-booked dates - $67.50 per day; 6-10 pre-booked dates - $60 per day; 11-20 pre-booked dates - $52.50 per day; 21+ pre-booked dates - $45 per day

Trucks > 15 ft but < 20 ft (including hitch): 1-5 pre-booked dates - $90 per day; 6-10 pre-booked dates - $80 per day; 11-20 pre-booked dates - $70 per day; 21+ pre-booked dates - $60 per day

Trucks > 20 ft (including hitch): 1-5 pre-booked dates - $112.50 per day; 6-10 pre-booked dates - $100 per day; 11-20 pre-booked dates - $87.50 per day; 21+ pre-booked dates - $75 per day

Winter Market

Farm: $25 per market day

Non-Farm: $30 per market day

Drop-in: $40


for additional information or if you have any questions, please contact us. see you at market!