Become a Vendor

HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR

Applications are now closed. Thank you everyone for a fantastic 2017 summer season! 

We thank you for supporting our full and vibrant market! We invite you to look over our requirements to see if you are a right fit for our market. We will be accepting vendor applications during the season depending on space permitting.
We always urge you to apply early, space fills up quickly!

Follow these simple steps to get you started: 

1. MAKE, BAKE, GROW:
Vendors must abide by the make, bake, or grow BC Association of Farmers Markets (BCAFM) policies. Vendors must be the primary producer vending at their own tables. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or wild harvest by the approved vendor can be sold at the Oaklands Market. All products for sale need to meet the laws, regulations, and rules as specified by federal, provincial, and municipal bodies, local health authorities, Oaklands Sunset Market, and the organic certifying body the vendor belongs to. It is up to the vendor to know and comply with the Provincial and Federal sales tax requirements. First priority is given to vendors who produce with a sustainable and organic focus.

2. VENDOR HANDBOOK:
The 2017 Oaklands Sunset Market Handbook is available now! All approved vendors will need to read the manual and sign a waiver stating they abide by all regulations and guidelines set in place.

3. PROPER DOCUMENTATION READY TO GO:
Before you begin your application, make sure you have approved and/or ready to complete, correct attachments with your application. This will include (where applicable) your Statement of IngredientsLiquor Tasting License, Island Health information if you are a High Risk Food Vendor or Lab Test for certain Low Risk Food Vendors. All prospective food vendors selling higher risk food must contact VIHA for health approval.

To contact Island Health Authority: 

Island Health
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, BC
Phone: 250.370.8699            Email: info@viha.ca 
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Market

4. CHOOSE YOUR VENDOR APPLICATION:
Applications are now closed. Applications will open for the 2018 Market season on February 5th, 2018.

5. PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

Please allow 7-10 business days for the Selection Committees to process your application. If accepted, you may be asked to attend a Vendor Review Day – a chance for our Market Committee to taste/see your product, meet you face to face, and finalize details for the season. If you have not heard from us within a few weeks following your submission, we suggest you contact us. 

Please contact the Market Coordinator or further inquiries at markets@oaklandsca.com.

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