Info for Vendors

2020 Market Season

Hello vendors and potential vendors, and welcome to 2020!

As of July 10, we’ve learned that we will be able to operate a weekly OUTDOOR market at our Kakabeka Legion location starting August 1. Outdoor spots will be $10 per Saturday, BYO table or sell out of your vehicle.

Special conditions apply to vending this year. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Wendy O’Connor at contact@kakabekafarmersmarket.ca.

Market Hours

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Market Location

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #225
4556 Highway 11/17
Kakabeka Falls

Mailing Address

Kakabeka Farmer’s Market
c/o Wendy O’Connor
PO Box 10012
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6T6

Email

contact@kakabekafarmersmarket.ca

A True Farmers’ Market

Over 50% of Kakabeka Farmers’ Market’s (KFM’s) vendors are farm food product vendors (vendors who sell foods from their own farms, or prepared with products from their own farms). Thus, the Market receives the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s  “Farmers’ Market Exemption,” whereby vendors of home-prepared foods may sell them at our Market, without individual kitchen inspection by the Health Unit. The Market itself, including vendors’ products, is subject to health inspection by the Health Unit.

Kakabeka Farmers’ Market is the only farmers’ market in Northern Ontario to meet the Ontario Food Premises Regulations’ definition of a “Farmers’ Market” – something to be proud of!

We also make room for other locally produced goods, farm products, and ecologically sound products.

Guidelines for Vendors (these are the “usual” Guidelines – but most of this is relevant for 2020)

Set-up & vending hours: The Legion building is open by 8:30 am. Vendors are asked to be set up and open for business by 9:30 am. Market hours are 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. For the benefit of fellow vendors and your customers, vendors are asked to be present and sell until 12:30 pm. If you must, on occasion, leave early, please leave a sign on your table letting your customers know the date you will return.

Vendor displays: Vendors are encouraged to create an attractive display at their table. Signs indicating who you are and what you sell, and prices, are helpful to customers and increase your sales.

Indoor tables: One 8′ table per spot is supplied for indoor vendors. Electric hook-up is available at no extra charge – let us know if you need electricity so we can locate you close to an outlet.

Outdoor spaces: Outdoor vendors must supply their own tables. An umbrella or canopy is also recommended. Please secure your canopy or umbrella so that it does not blow down or endanger customers.

Table location: The Market Manager will determine the best location for vendors. Generally, tables are first-come first-served on each Saturday. If a regular Saturday vendor has a customary spot, we encourage other vendors to be courteous. Volunteers are not able to monitor all spots. New vendors – please see Market Manager when you arrive.

Food Vendor Requirements: All food vendors must follow safety guidelines found in Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s “Home Catering Guidelines” and “Farmers Market Guidelines,”

Food vendors must also submit to TBDHU a “Farmers’ Market Food Vendor Application”. You can submit this in two ways:
1. Download the following PDF, fill it out and send it to TBDHU at the address on the form. “Farmers Market Food Vendor Application PDF.”
or
2. *NEW* fill out the form online at the TBDHU website: http://www.tbdhu.com/contact/food_vendor_application_farmer_s

  • Vendor Products: KFM is a producer-based farmers’ market. We promote the sale of locally produced goods of many kinds.
  • Products must comply with Provincial or Federal regulations (example: all eggs sold must be graded, and all meat must be inspected, at a government-approved facility).
  • Prepared foods must be labelled with vendor name and contact info, and an accurate list of ingredients.
  • Canning must be presented in new jars with new rings/lids.
  • Baking/candy for sale must be covered or packaged.

Vendor Table Fees 2020

Table Fee per Saturday
Paid on the market day:
Indoor tables: $15
Outdoor spaces: $10

Full Season Pre-pay Discount, indoor only:
Pay for the whole season (16 Saturdays) by June 16, for only $200 ($40 off)!

Please register for the season by June 16, to ensure you get a spot, and help us plan! New vendors may join the Market at any time during the Market season, subject to space availability and management approval.Please contact us by mail or email – contact info is at the top of this page.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please download:

2020 KFM Vendor Information Pamphlet

2020 KFM Rules & Regulations

Farmers’ Market Food Vendor Application (from Thunder Bay District Health Unit)

Ready to sell!

Ready to sell!