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 has approximately 45-50 annual members. The society strives to maintain a balance of 80 percent farmers to 20 percent 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 is 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. 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.
We ask that you fill out the forms and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. (All forms are "fillable" PDFs. Please ensure you SAVE the PDF with your information filled in before you send it back, otherwise it will come back blank.)
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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.
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.
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.