The Campbellford Farmers’ Market is a Producers’ market, not a produce market. It is run by the vendors, for the vendors. The Market is a central, organized community space for farmers and other producers to benefit from a shared clientele, and is also a destination for local customers to more readily access a selection of products from a variety of local farms and other producers. We will strive to host informative and entertaining events that are free to the public in order to make the market a sought-after destination, in conjunction with being a place to purchase quality items.
ARTICLE 1 – LOCATION AND HOURS
The Campbellford Farmers’ Market shall be located at the corner of River Street and Front Street.
The Market shall be open to the public from the beginning of May to the end of October, every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Vendors must vacate no later than 1:00 pm.
Vendors must have their stalls ready for business by 7:45 am and will not disassemble their stall until market closing.
ARTICLE 2 – PRODUCERS AS VENDORS
The Market is producer-based; therefore, only applicants offering goods for sale which they have produced themselves will be considered. All vendors will produce, grow, or raise 100% of the products they offer for sale at the market. Re-sellers will not be accepted as vendors.
Vendor memberships can be suspended or cancelled at the discretion of the Executive. Vendor fees are non refundable, at the discretion of the Executive.
All products must comply with applicable regulations regarding food safety, labelling etc. Compliance with these regulations is the sole responsibility of the individual vendor.
ARTICLE 2a – EXEMPTIONS
To increase the variety of local products available at the Market, a Full-season vendor in good standing may apply to the Executive to issue an exemption to allow the vendor to bring in a product not currently offered by another vendor. These exempted items may not be part of their initial application to be a vendor at the market as a Full-season vendor.
Detailed applications for exemptions must be submitted to the executive at least seven days prior to the date when the product in question is intended to be offered for sale. These applications are subject to approval of the Executive, which will decide if the product in question will make the market more attractive to customers.
Approval will only be given:
- for a specific time period (to start no earlier than one week from the date of application), and it will have a specific end date. Exemptions are non-transferable.
- for products grown, raised or produced in Ontario.
- for products that will not give an unfair advantage over other vendors.
- for products that will enhance the appeal of the market to our customers.
- if the display of these products includes a clearly visible sign giving the producer of the product, and other pertinent information.
A vendor who fails to comply will be warned once and on the second offence may lose his/her market privilege.
ARTICLE 3 – OCCASIONAL VENDORS
Occasional Vendors are restricted to the sale of items which they have grown and produced themselves. Ideally, Occasional vendors bring items which add variety to the market. They must offer their items at fair competitive prices. “Dumping” will not be tolerated. Items available for sale to be approved at the discretion of the Executive.
ARTICLE 3a – OCCASIONAL VENDORS – ARTISANS
In an effort to broaden the Market’s appeal, there shall be Occasional Artisan Vendor stalls open to local Artisans on a limited basis. Ideally a roster of vetted Artisans would fill the spots on a monthly rotating basis.
There shall be up to three spots available (on Saturdays) but never more than 1/4 of the total vendors for the day. Priority for Market stalls will go first and foremost to vendors/producers that inquire with actual farm products to sell.
Artisans are defined as someone who creates a non-consumable product. These products must be made by the vendor, be of fine quality and reflect the vendor’s skill and craftsmanship. This can include but is not limited to jewellery, wind chimes, felted or cloth items, bird houses, etc. Products should enhance the Farmers’ Market atmosphere and generally be on theme. Artisans will be allowed to attend 2 markets per month, subject to space availability, and at the discretion of the Executive.
Detailed applications for Artisans must be submitted to the Executive by the end of April to be vetted. Artisans will be approved on a yearly basis and must re-apply annually. Inquiries and applications made throughout the season may be held until the following April for approval, at the discretion of the Executive. All applications will include photo submissions to judge the quality of the products in question and to gauge if the product will make the market more attractive to customers. These applications are subject to approval of the Executive.
If there are not enough pre-approved, high-quality applicants to fill every availability, the Executive will not feel pressured to ‘fill the spot’ and bring in anyone who inquires. This is about enhancing and maintaining the calib