Become a Vendor
Join our Community!
The Vancouver Farmers Markets community is made up of a diverse community of farmers, fishers, artisans, food preparers and more. Every vendor makes, bakes or grows what they bring to market and we have some of the highest standards & most successful markets in the province and across Canada.
Note: For the purpose of initial scheduling, no new prepared food, craft or food service vendors will be accepted to the following markets: Trout Lake, West End, Kitsilano (Summer) and Nat Bailey (Winter)
Here are the steps to take before becoming a vendor:
- Review our Vendor Handbook
- Complete and submit a vendor interest form (follow the links for category-specific forms below)
- If we have space for your particular product, we will invite you to apply*
*PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO OUR MARKETS DIRECTLY THROUGH MANAGE MY MARKET AS YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DECLINED. THIS SYSTEM IS FOR EXISTING VFM VENDORS ONLY. WE ONLY ACCEPT VENDOR INTEREST FORMS AS THE FIRST POINT OF CONTACT.
Primary Producer Vendors
Farm to Fork, Field to Table, Pasture to Plate
We are currently on the hunt for:
If you are the producer and your product is grown, raised or harvested in BC, you are eligible to sell with us.
All farms selling food (vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat, seafood, alcohol) must follow the Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets put out by Vancouver Coastal Health. Please familiarize yourself with the information contained within this guide before applying to become a vendor.
We accept primary producers on an on-going basis throughout the season depending on need, however, target intake months are March/April for summer season and October/November for winter.
Interested primary producer vendors may complete a Vendor Interest Form. Forms are kept on file for a market calendar year – May to April. If you do not hear from us and are still interested, please do not hesitate to resubmit.
Small Scale Bakers & Makers
Your products must be made by yourself and preference will be given to products that use local ingredients.
All Prepared Food vendors must follow the Guidelines – Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets_MARCH 2016. Please familiarize yourself with the information contained within this guide before applying to become a Prepared Food vendor.
Our intake process for new prepared food vendors occurs in March/April for Summer Markets and October/November for Winter Markets. We will review all the forms we have on file at those times and get in touch if we are interested in jurying your product. All prepared foods must pass our jury process before being invited to apply for markets.
Interested Prepared Food vendors are encouraged to complete a Vendor Interest Form. Vendor Interest Forms will be kept on file for one year. Please feel free to re-submit if you do not hear from us within a year. If you do not hear from us we do not have opportunities available for your product.
Our markets are made up of a diverse community of vendors. Craft vendors have been part of our markets since our inception in 1995 and bring their special brand of talent and beauty to the markets each week. Woodworkers, potters, textile artisans and painters are all part of this exciting category.
Craft vendors are accepted through our jury process as space becomes available. Craft vendors are juried for 5 years at a time.
UPDATE October 2018: We will not be accepting any new artisans into our craft category for the 2018 winter season as we simply do not have the space to accommodate new vendors. This includes body care products. Please stay tuned and check back to this page for updates for 2019.
Food Trucks & Beverage Service
Local Food To Go!
Our markets are complemented by a rotating schedule of food and coffee trucks who provide the freshest, most fun, most flavourful market fare, with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. All of our food and beverage providers are required to use compostable serviceware.
Interested food trucks are encouraged to fill out a Vendor Interest Form.
*We especially encourage food trucks shorter than 15′ that don’t use generators to submit a vendor interest form (solar power, inverters, propane preferred). In fact, we challenge you to create one!
Alcohol Vendors – BC made wine, beer and spirits are now accepted for sale at farmers markets with valid “farmers market authorization”. Please fill out a vendor interest form (farm vendors for winery/property owners & prepared food for processors) if you’d like to be considered for the future.