Welcome to the Pender Islands' Farmers' Market! We would be happy to have you as a vendor. Our Market is hosted at the Pender Islands Community Hall every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and is managed by the Pender Islands Farmers' Institute. The Market runs from Easter weekend to Thanksgiving weekend through the summer. Through the Market, we try to give the community a common meeting place for local producers to promote their businesses. These products include produce, baking, specialty food products, meats and eggs, as well as a variety of local craftswork. This weekly event supports our community's farmers and producers as well as serves as a major attraction for inter-Island tourists!
All vendors are required to complete the following annually before their first time attending the Market to vend:
1. Annual Vendor Application: This can be found at the link below. This document includes a listing of contacts and general information about how the Farmers' Market runs as well as a list of rules that vendors agree to follow. Please email the completed form to the Farmers' Institute at email@example.com as a Word or PDF document. Please click the following link for a Word version of the Application Package: ANNUAL APPLICATION PACKAGE for ALL VENDORS
2. A photocopy of your Food Safe Level 1 Certificate: This requirement is for food and food product vendors only. You must have a current Food Safe Level 1 certificate and have read the BC CDC Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets if you are a food vendor. A copy of your Food Safe certificate should be submitted with your Application Package. The link to the BC CDC Guidelines can be found by copying and pasting the following into your browser: http://www.fraserhealth.ca/media/201603-Guidelines-Sale-of-Foods-at-Temporary-Food-Markets.pdf
3. A Membership fee to the Farmers' Institute and an Administration Fee: Together these equal $15 (the Membership fee for 2016 is $5). These fees are due once annually. They can be paid at the first Farmers' Market you attend to a Pender Islands Farmers' Institute representative.
That's it! Please submit your Application package to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
We appreciate vendors who bring their own tables and canopy tents. The Market fee is payable each time you attend the Farmers' Market and is $10 for a 10x10 ft spot with a table provided. A canopy tent may be rented from the Farmers' Institute for an additional $10. Extra tents, tables, or 10x10 ft spots are $10 each.
We look forward to seeing you! Please note that your Application is subject to approval by the Pender Islands' Farmers' Institute Board of Directors. For inquiries, please email the Farmers' Institute at email@example.com