Fernie Mountain Market provides a place where vendors can promote and sell the handmade and homemade goods that they make, bake, or grow.
If you’d like to join us, please contact us first and we will let you know if there is a need for the products or services you offer. We are happy to host vendors that would like to attend just a few markets a year or the whole season. A Market Coordinator is onsite at 8am each market day, just ask another vendor to pick us out from the crowd and we’ll be glad to give you a hand.
Once you have approval, please click here to register as a Mountain Market Vendor. You must register to be to vend at any of the Mountain Market events. If you receive Mountain Market eNewsletters via email from us, that means you are registered as a vendor.
Vendors commit a minimum of 75% of their vending area to selling items that they can say “I made it, I baked it, or I grew it”
Please check the Market calendar. Vendors are expected to operate fully throughout the designated time periods. If you cannot stay for the entire market period, then it is best to not attend. Vendors must be set up and ready to go for 15 minutes before the Market starts. Late vendors will not be allowed to set up.
Market fees are $20 for a 10×10 space. All vendors must provide their own setup, and we recommend you come prepared for all the elements that our beautiful mountain setting can send our way. Spaces are “first come, first serve”, except for our new reserved area (the treed area along the side of the alley) for season-long vendors. Fees are collected by the Market Manager weekly. Learn more about our seasonal reserved area here.
For the Sunday Market, vendors can drive in and drop off their set up anytime before 9 am. All vehicles must be offsite by 9 am. Vehicles may not be parked on the grass to vend out of your vehicle (excluding along the seasonal vendors along the tree line). There are many parking areas surrounding Rotary Park that may be used for vendor parking.
Please note that the Mountain Market aims to be a smoke-free and scent friendly environment. We request that all vendors respect the breathing space of others and keep their booths smoke and scent friendly.
All vendors are encouraged to reduce their use of single-use disposable packaging. Eco-friendly paper or compostable containers are required. Styrofoam packaging is not allowed on site. Any vendors selling products with single-use packaging are required to provide recycling and garbage facilities at their vending site. We are working on developing a plastic carrier bag policy to reduce the number of plastic carrier bags distributed at the Mountain Market. Take our survey to help guide this new MM policy.
All vendors must have a minimum of 25 lb of weight per tent leg to secure their tent against the wind. This is for your safety and the safety of others.
DRIVING & DROP OFF
Please take great care when driving through the market area. Maximum speed is 5km/hour. Please remove your vehicles offsite immediately after dropping off your set up. Only begin setting up AFTER you have parked your vehicle.
A Market Coordinator is onsite at all times when the Market is in operation. On Sundays, a Market Manager on site at 8 am to assist vendors. On Wednesdays, a Market Manager is onsite at 3 pm. Visit the Mountain Market booth if you have questions, or need help.
NUTRITION COUPON & POWER OF PRODUCE PROGRAM
All vendors selling fruit or vegetables at the Mountain Market are requested to participate in our BCAFM Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon and Power of Produce programs. Coupons are valid for purchase of any unprocessed fruit or vegetable produce sold at the Mountain Market. Change may not be given for these coupons. Vendors will be reimbursed at the end of each market.
The Mountain Market is always looking for more farmers that can provide locally grown produce throughout the entire market season. Please contact us. Please note that you must grow the produce yourself to sell at our market.
All vendors selling food must comply with the Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets. We highly recommend being FoodSafe or MarketSafe certified. Check out our food vendor guidelines to ensure you qualify to sell at the Mountain Market.
Each cosmetic product sold in Canada (and at the Mountain Market) must have a Cosmetic Number which shows they have a completed Cosmetic Notice Form (CNF) with Health Canada. Check out our cosmetic vendor guidelines to ensure you qualify to sell at the Mountain Market.
Doesn’t everyone just LOVE food trucks? We love having food trucks join us. Please contact us to let us know you are coming so we can be sure to save a spot for you. All food trucks must meet the IHA guidelines – Learn more by reviewing our food vendor guidelines.
We currently have regular fruit vendors that offer cherries at this time. We do not have space for other cherry vendors currently. You may contact us to be put on a waitlist for the future. Please note that you must grow the cherries yourself to sell at our market.
If you would like to sell corn at the Mountain Market, please contact us to see if we have space available. We currently have set a maximum limit of vendors selling corn. Please note that you must grow the corn yourself to sell at our market.
We welcome youth vendors at the Mountain Market and offer free booths at our Rotary Park Market for youth 18 & under. Please note that all vendors regardless of their age must follow all the vending guidelines as stated on this page. Youth vendors can access a discounted rate of $10 to participate in events at non-Rotary Park Market events.
BC Beer, wine, cider, and spirits can be sampled and sold at the Mountain Market if vendors have Farmers’ Market Authorization under Liquor Control and Licensing Branch Policy Directives. Click here to download additional information on the process.
NON PROFIT VENDORS
We support the Fernie community by offering no-cost spaces for non-profit organizations at each Rotary Park Market. Please contact us to check availability. Please note that all vendors (even non-profits) must follow the vending guidelines. Non-Profit vendors may access a 25% off discounted rate to participate in events at Non-Rotary Park Market events.
Spaces are “first come, first serve”, except for our seasonal vendors reserved area. This is located along the treed area along the side of the alley. Learn more about the seasonal reserved area here
BUSKERS AND MUSICIANS
The Fernie Mountain Market welcomes musicians and buskers at the market at no cost. Please ensure you check in with the Market Coordinator when you arrive on site to find a suitable location.
Please note that dogs are not allowed in Rotary Park.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.