INSURANCE

Vendors have limited liability insurance when vending at the Whistler Farmers Market. The Whistler Farmers Market require that all vendors carry their own insurance in addition to this coverage with the Whistler Farmers Market named as an additional insured in the amount of $5,000,000. Insurance must be in place by the start of your market season.

BCFMA has put together an insurance deal for market vendors starting at $160.

Information for your insurance policy:

Whistler Farmers’ Market Society

P.O. Box 344, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0, Canada

BUY YOUR INSURANCE

PERMITS FOR FOOD VENDORS

All food vendors selling high-risk packaged food or on-site food are required to have a food permit to operate. You will need to familiarize yourself VHC rules and regulations to know which food permit category your product falls into.

VCH WEBSITE

GUIDELINES FOR SALE OF FOODS AT TEMPORARY FOOD MARKETS

APPLICATION FOR SALE OF HIGH-RISK FOOD AT TEMPORARY MARKETS

Once you have filled the appropriate application out, please upload your application.

UPLOAD APPLICATION OR PERMIT HERE

 MARKET OPERATIONS

1.During the market season all vendors must arrive at the market in time to prepare for an 10:30am start. The entry gate closes at 9:00am. ALL vehicles must exit the market area by 9:15am. No vendor is permitted to leave before the market ends at 4:00pm. If a vendor leaves their market stall before the designated closing time they may not be allowed to return. Vehicles are not allowed in the market area until 5:00pm. Not being on site by 10:00am and prepared by 10:30am may result in a vendor losing their market stall for that day. If a vendor fails to meet this schedule on two separate occasions during the market season the vendor may not be allowed to return. 

 

2.All vendors must agree to respect their assigned stall space and confine their display within the contracted stall space. Vendors must ensure that fire lanes are not interfered with. All stall assignments must be adhered to, or the vendor will be billed by the market for their additional space.

 

3.Garbage: All vendors must remove their own garbage at the end of the day. On-site garbage receptacles have limited space and are not to be used by market vendors.

 

4. Stall Appearance: Each vendor is responsible for the safety and appearance of their stall space at the market. This includes keeping the area behind and around their stalls clean and free of clutter before, during and after the market.

 

5.Vendor Conduct: Vendors must conduct themselves with kindness and respect to customers and other vendors alike. Please refer to the WFM Code of Conduct.