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Vendors

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Mountain Market will comply with orders from the Provincial Health Officer and British Columbia Center for Disease Control.

Click here to review the BCCDC Farmers Market Guidelines.

 

Fernie Mountain Market provides a place where vendors can promote and sell the items they make, bake, or grow.

 

NEW VENDORS

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 7:45 am each market day.  Ask someone in a Mountain Market lime green hat for help.

Click to contact us

 

VENDOR REGISTRATION

Once you have approval (instructions above), please 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.

Click to register as a Mountain Market vendor

 

2020 COVID GUIDELINES

There are major changes in place to ensure we create a safe space for our vendors and customers at the Market.  Please review the following document which delineates the changes in place for the 2020 season. All vendors participating in the 2020 Market season must intimately understand this multi-page document before participating in any of our markets. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VEND AT OUR MARKET UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT.

Click to review our Mountain Market CoVid Guidelines

 

Vendors commit 100% of their vending area to selling items that they can say “I made it, I baked it, or I grew it”

 

SCHEDULE

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 for sales by 9:45 am. Late vendors will not be allowed to set up. For the 2020 Market, we will be offering a senior & vulnerable populations shopping period from 9:45 – 10 am.

 

FEES

Market fees are $20 for a 10×10 space. Food trucks are $30 per truck. 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 the reserved area for season-long vendors. Fees are collected by the Market Manager each week at the beginning of the market via credit or debit card. No cash payments are accepted for 2020.

 

SET UP

Vendors are not allowed on site before 7:15 am. For your first market, please check in with a Market Coordinator before setting up so we can explain how it works. A Market Coordinator can be identified by their grey and green hat. 1st-time vendors are recommended to arrive between 7:45 and 8:45 am.

 

DRIVE-IN & DROP OFF

For the Sunday Market, vendors with seasonal reserved spots only can drive in and drop off their set up. All vehicles must be offsite by 8:45 am. Please take great care when driving through the market area.  The 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. All vehicles must be offsite by 8:45 am.

BC ONLY VENDORS

Vendors from Alberta are not allowed to attend the Mountain Market. The Mountain Market is a BCAFM market. BCAFM bylaws currently state only BC vendors are allowed to vend at BCAFM markets. We are proud to say we have been working for multiple years to change this and at the BCAFM AGM 2020 in Harrison Hot Springs the BCAFM board agreed to explore how Market near the border can allow vendors from other provinces. Until the bylaws have changed, we are sorry to say we cannot allow vendors from Alberta at our market.

 

PARKING

Vehicles may not be parked on the grass to vend out of your vehicle (excluding along the tree line reserved for seasonal vendors). There are many parking areas surrounding Rotary Park that may be used for vendor parking. Please do not park in the Rotary Park playground parking area.

 

SMOKE-FREE

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.

 

WASTE REDUCTION

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.

 

TENT WEIGHTS

All vendors must have a minimum of 20 lb of weight per tent leg (or a minimum of 80 lb. overall) to secure their tent against the wind. This is for your safety and the safety of others. If you do not have appropriate tent weights you will not be allowed to set up your tent.

 

MARKET MANAGER

A Market Coordinator is onsite at all times when the Market is in operation. A Market Manager is on-site at 7:45 am to assist vendors, before this time they will be involved in site set up and will not be available to help. New vendors are recommended to come after 7:45 am. You can identify Market Coordinators by their green & grey hats.

 

FARMERS WANTED

The Mountain Market is always looking for more farmers that can provide locally grown produce. Please contact us.  Please note that you must grow the produce yourself to sell it at our market.

 

FOOD VENDORS

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. To ensure you qualify to sell at the Mountain Market, please review our food vendor guidelines.

Click to view our food vendor guidelines

 

COSMETICS VENDORS

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. To ensure you qualify to sell at the Mountain Market please familiarize yourself with our cosmetic vendor guidelines.

Click to view our cosmetic vendor guidelines

 

FOOD TRUCKS

Doesn’t everyone just LOVE food trucks?  We love having food trucks join us. All food trucks must meet the IHA guidelines and Fire Safety guidelines detailed in the link below. Food trucks must be on-site by 8:30 am. NEW – food trucks must now reserve a spot each week (by midnight Saturday). Click here to reserve your spot. Please note: if you reserve a spot and do not show then you will be charged triple your fee to attend any future market.

Learn more by reviewing our food vendor guidelines

 

FIRE SAFETY

Any vendor utilizing fuel or power sources must have a portable fire extinguisher in their vending area.

 

CHERRY VENDORS

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.

 

CORN VENDORS

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.

 

YOUTH VENDORS

NOT ALLOWED FOR THE 2020 MARKET SEASON. We usually 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. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE AN ADULT WITH YOU, AND PAY THE VENDING FEE YOU MAY STILL PARTICIPATE.

 

ALCOHOL VENDORS

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. Please note no sampling is allowed for the 2020 Market season. Click here to download additional information on the process.

 

NON PROFIT VENDORS

NON-PROFIT VENDOR BOOTHS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR THE 2020 MARKET SEASON. WE DO HAVE A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR NON PROFITS TO BE INVOLVED THOUGH. PLEASE CONTACT US. We usually 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.

 

VENDOR LOCATIONS

Spaces are “first come, first serve”, except for our seasonal vendor reserved area. Tape measures are laid out on the ground and designate vendor spots.  Spots around the gazebo are reserved. Spots around the playground are first come first serve. The tape measures state either ‘yes’ or ‘no’.  Yes means you can vend in this area.  Seasonal spots are designated by a green sticker.

Click here to learn about our seasonal reserved area

 

BUSKERS AND MUSICIANS

Are currently not allowed at the 2020 Mountain Market.

 

NUTRITION COUPON

All vendors selling fruit or vegetables at the Mountain Market are requested to participate in our BCAFM Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon program.  Coupons are valid for the 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.

 

DOGS

Please note that dogs are not allowed in Rotary Park.

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions page