Become a Vendor

Join our Community!

The Vancouver Farmers Markets community is made up of a diverse community of farmers, fishers, food preparers, artisans 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.

Here are the steps to take before becoming a vendor:

  1. Review our Vendor Handbook
  2. Review the Are You Ready documents for your category (see category subheadings)
  3. Complete and submit a vendor interest form for your category
  4. Prepared food & craft vendors must pass a jury before being invited to apply
  5. 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.

Please do not send any application fees until acceptance. Application fees sent without VFM approval will not be refunded.

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 Riley Park (Winter)

INTAKE SCHEDULE
Applications are accepted on an on-going basis throughout the season, however, target intake months are March/April for summer and September/October for winter seasons. 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. Please note because of the high number of applications we receive weekly, we can only contact applicants under consideration.

Primary Producer (Farm) Vendors

Farm to Fork, Field to Table, Pasture to Plate

If you are the producer and your product is grown, raised or harvested in BC, you are eligible to sell with us!

PRODUCT GAPS
We are currently on the hunt for:

  • beef/pork/chicken
  • seafood
  • eggs
  • leafy greens
  • asian greens
  • mushrooms
  • nuts
  • grains
  • okanagan fruit

ARE YOU READY
Review the Are You Ready document for farmers, and if you’re selling food (vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat, seafood), see the Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets by Vancouver Coastal Health before applying.

APPLY NOW
Ready to apply? Please fill out a Farmer Vendor Interest Form

Prepared Food

Small Scale Bakers & Makers 

Products must be made by yourself and priority will be given to vendors that use ingredients from local farmers.

PRODUCT GAPS
We are currently on the hunt for:

  • sourdough bakers
  • jams & preserves
  • beverages

ARE YOU READY
Review the Are You Ready document for prepared food vendors and see the Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets by Vancouver Coastal Health before applying.

JURY PROCESS
If we have space for your product, we will contact you and invite you to jury. All prepared food vendors must pass a food jury before being invited to apply. Please note that due to the number of applications we receive weekly, we can only contact applicants under consideration.

APPLY NOW
Ready to apply? Please fill out a Prepared Food Vendor Interest Form

Alcohol Vendors

Craft Breweries, BC Wineries, Distilleries, Mead and More!

ARE YOU READY
Review the Are You Ready document for alcohol vendors before applying.

APPLY NOW
Ready to apply? Please fill out an Alcohol Vendor Interest Form

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 service ware and provide their own compost bins. We especially encourage food trucks shorter than 15′ that don’t use generators to submit a vendor interest form (solar power, inverters, propane preferred.) Please note that due to the number of applications we receive weekly, we can only contact applicants under consideration.

ARE YOU READY
Review the Are You Ready document for food & beverage service vendors before applying.

APPLY NOW
Ready to apply? Please fill out a Food & Beverage Service Vendor Interest Form

Craft 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.

We are especially looking for original craft items with a special eye towards anything that supports or enhances BC agriculture – think local flowers and herbs used in soap-making or locally handmade cookware.

ARE YOU READY
Review the Are You Ready document for craft vendors before applying.

JURY PROCESS
Craft juries are held rarely (fewer than once per year.) If we have space for your product, we will contact you and invite you to jury. All craft vendors must pass a craft jury before being invited to apply. Please note that due to the number of applications we receive weekly, we can only contact applicants under consideration.

APPLY NOW
Ready to apply? Please fill out a Craft Vendor Interest Form.

 


NOTE: If you are not currently an approved VFM vendor, or have not been invited to apply by VFM staff, please do not send any application fees. Application fees sent without VFM approval will not be refunded.

Not a maker, baker or grower but interested in being part of the farmers markets? You may be interested in our Community Table program or Sponsorship program, or contact info@eatlocal.org for more information.