If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Lion’s Head Farmers’ Market, please submit an application. Vendors are approved based on the quality of their product, how locally it is produced, the type of product, and the vendor’s commitment to the market.
The vendors’ fee is either $15 per week, or $200 for the season. These fees cover the cost of insurance, memberships, facility use, advertising, an honorarium for the market manager, and other administrative expenses.
Before submitting an application, please review our rules and regulations.
- All vendors must comply with Regulation 562 on Food Premises as indicated under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Consult the Grey-Bruce Public Health Unit if you have any questions about public health standards.
- The final product must be produced within Bruce or Grey County.
- Reselling local items is acceptable, however precedence is given to producers.
- Vendors must be completely set-up before the market opens and remain open for the entirety of the market. Any vendors arriving late may be unable to sell their products. If the vendor sells out of product, they must post a sign indicating the circumstances before closing.
- Transactions prior to the opening of the market are not permitted.
- Payment of vendors’ fees is due prior to the market. Paying fees in advance is appreciated.
- If the vendor wishes to sell products beyond the products indicated on the application, the vendor must receive approval from the market manager.
- It is suggested that no more than 25% of vendors sell crafts or artistry, and all of these products must be handmade. Please submit 2 photos of your work to be juried with your application.
- It is highly recommended that vendors who are processing food enroll in a certified food-handling course.
- It is also recommended that vendors make an effort to reduce the amount of waste and packaging with their products.
- These regulations are implemented at the discretion of the market manager, and any vendor who does not comply or jeopardizes the integrity of the market may be suspended.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Cecile, the market manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.