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New Vendors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Penticton Farmers’ Market. Before you go any further, make sure you can answer “yes” to the following statement:

I make, bake or grow everything I plan to sell at the Penticton Farmers’ Market.

If this is true, let’s continue.

Background

The Penticton Farmers’ Market Society has approximately 50 annual members. The society strives to maintain a balance of 80% farmers to 20% crafters, bakers and prepared food vendors. Annual members have reserved spaces along Main Street.

Applying

All new vendors are considered “casual” vendors. Once your application has been received, it is forwarded to the board for consideration. All vendors must comply with the Penticton Farmers’ Market’s Rules and Regulations. Please review these before you apply, and note that our catchment area for vendors is Keremeos (West) to Rock Creek (East) and from Osoyoos (South) to Peachland (North).

If approved, you are invited to participate in market on a “probationary” basis. Each season, the market accepts between 25 - 30 casual vendors including farmers, prepared food vendors and crafters. While you are not guaranteed a spot each week, we can almost always fit everyone in.

Here are a few more things you need to know:

  • We do not supply power, tables or tents
  • There is a $40 administration fee (payable once you are accepted)
  • The fee for each market is $35 (collected on market day)
  • Vendors are responsible for ensuring they have the required permits, insurance and MarketSafe certification (if applicable). Check out Interior Health's website for more information.

Please complete both the Vendor Application Form and the Product List and return them via email or mail:

1. Vendor Application Form

2. Product List

Via email:

  • Please print the forms, fill them out, scan them and email them back as a PDF, along with scanned copies of any other required documents.
  • Send them to pentictonfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Via mail:

  • Send to Penticton Farmers' Market, PO Box 22002, Penticton, BC, V2A 8L1

PLEASE NOTE: New vendor applications for the 2017 season are processed in mid-March. If you are applying between May and October, be advised that it may take two to three weeks to process your application.

Liquor Vendors

The Penticton Farmers’ Market hosts four liquor vendors per market. (Please fill out the Vendor Application Form above.) Depending on demand, each liquor vendor is given the opportunity to attend one market per month between April – October. Once your application has been approved, the market manager will contact you for a preferred list of dates.

Non-Profits

The Penticton Farmers’ Market welcomes non-profit organizations free of charge. The number of times a non-profit can participate in the market per season depends on availability. Refer to the Rules and Regulations for more information.

Please fill out this form and email it to pentictonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Buskers

The Penticton Farmers’ Market welcomes buskers to perform at the market free of charge. Each week, we permit no more than five buskers per market based on a first-come, first-served basis. Buskers are asked to sign in at the market information tent at 8:30am, and must rotate locations within the market every 30 minutes.

Amplification is not permitted. Refer to the Rules and Regulations for more information. Please fill out this form and bring it to the market or email it to pentictonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.