Become A Vendor

Welcome to the Pender Islands' Farmers' Market! 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. Our weekly event support our community's farmers and producers as well as serves as a major attraction for inter-Island tourists! We'd be happy to have you as a vendor! All vendors are required to complete the following annually before their first time attending the Market to vend:
  1. A 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. It also includes a form which can be printed out and taken to the first Farmers' Market you attend as a vendor and handed to a representative of the Pender Islands Farmers' Institute or emailed to the Farmers' Institute at penderislandmarket@gmail.com as a Word or PDF document. Please click the following link for a Word version of the Application Package: APPLICATION-PACKAGE-for-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 penderislandmarket@gmail.com or it can be brought to the first Farmers' Market you attend as a vendor. Please note that we need to be made aware of your intention to come to the Farmers' Market and begin being a vendor, so please email us at the email above even if you are bringing your Applciation Package to us in person. 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 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 penderislandmarket@gmail.com