Become a vendor

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Lion’s Head Farmers’ Market, please submit this application.

Vendors will be approved based on the quality of their product, how locally it is produced, the  type of product (in order to maintain variety) and the vendor’s commitment to the market. If and application is declined, it will be kept on file and may be accepted at another time. 

The vendors’ fee is either $15 per week or $200 for the season. These fees cover the cost of insurance, facility rental, advertising, an honorarium for the market manager and other administrative expenses.

Before submitting an application, please review the following rules and regulations:

  1. 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. It is highly recommended that vendors  who are processing food, enroll in a certified food-handling course as well.
  2. The final product must be produced within Bruce or Grey County.  Vendors must post their business name in a prominent spot within their space.
  3. Reselling local items is acceptable. However, precedence is given to producers.
  4. Vendors must be completely set-up before the market opens and remain open for the entirety of the market. Vehicular traffic will not be permitted in the market area between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm. Late vendors may be unable to set up in their regular spot. If the vendor sells out of product, they must notify the market manager before leaving.
  5. Vendors who cannot attend a scheduled market must notify the market manager by Saturday at 8 AM.   
  6. All seasonal fees are due by June 15 and weekly fees are due day of the market.
  7. If the vendor wishes to sell products beyond the products indicated on the application, the vendor must receive approval from the market manager.
  8. It is suggested that no more than 25% of vendors sell crafts or artistry. All of these products must be handmade.  Please submit two photos of your work with your application. Flea market or commercially manufactured items will not be approved.
  9. Due to municipal concerns, there will be no vendor parking on Philip Forbes Street.
  10. It is recommended that vendors strive to minimize packaging and use of plastic bags.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Cecile, the market manager, at 519-793-6125 or lionsheadmarket@gmail.com.

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