What you should know

About the the Market

The New Glasgow Farmers Market is an independent, non-profit co-operative organization. We are a year round Market, open from January to December.

We are open every Saturday from 9am until 1pm. In 2020 we are open until Saturday, December 19.

We also have a few weeknight Markets, all of them 4pm until 8pm:

Wednesday, December 16

We are proud to showcase the hard work and talents of many local farmers, food producers, craft breweries, distilleries, wineries and artisans of all mediums.  During the peak season, we welcome more than 1800 visitors to our Market every Saturday!

We are a certified Nova Scotia Farmers Market which  means we have made a commitment to sell only the freshest highest quality products; bringing our community the very best there is to offer. Therefore, in order to be a vendor at our Market, you must make, bake or grow a minimum 75% of the products that you sell at the Market.

You do not have to sell every week, you can be an occasional vendor as well. 

Why consider the Market?

We are an established Market that has been in the community for 12 years. We are for the community and by the community. Being a vendor at the New Glasgow Farmers Market offers you access to a lot of opportunities and resources to help you with your business. We offer you a high traffic, low cost venue to sell your wares, year round! 

  • Receive immediate feedback from your consumers, notice changes in the market and be able to react quickly.
  • Low risk and low overhead without investing right away in higher expenditures such as a storefront.
  • Access to training and resources to help grow your business
  • A chance to connect with your community in an organic and authentic way

As a non-profit co-operative, any monies raised goes back into the co-operative to invest in you. Through our partnerships, we are able to offer you low or no cost training opportunities to help you excel at your business. We also offer our vendors access to low cost advertising opportunities that would otherwise be very costly. We give you access to a large and captive audience that appreciates and values all of your hard work and quality products! 

We are invested in our community. Our community is important to us and so is our social impact. We believe in giving back and helping where we can. We offer community groups access to an information table, we partner with other community groups and individuals to offer activities for people that visit the Market, we go to local schools to offer education and more! These initiatives change and are ongoing every year. 

We offer you support in the form of a Market family. By being a vendor, you will be part of a group of enthusiastic vendors who, like you, offer quality grown and made products. They offer a wealth of support and information just by being part of the Market! You become an important part of our Market family. 

Table Fees

We supply you with one 6ft table, vendors are encouraged to stand but you are welcome to bring a stool with you if needed.

There is a non-refundable $25 sign up fee due at the time your application is accepted. EMT to manager@ngfarmmarket.com, password signupfee

Member Pricing is $35 (HST incl) weekly. Membership fee is $50 per year, running January to December. If you choose to be a member, the sign up fee is waived

Non-Member pricing is $40 (HST incl)  weekly plus the $25 sign up fee

Sign Up Fees are waived if you are only attending Holiday Markets in November and December. For those attending only Holiday Markets in November and December,  you must pay for your dates up front. Fees for the Holiday season are non-refundable after October 1st, 2020. 

*all table fees include $15% HST, receipts will be issued in January 2021 for the entire year

Please click HERE for detailed table fee information

The Process

In order to be considered for the Market, a completed application must be submitted along with a one time, non-refundable $25 sign up fee that should be e-transferred to manager@ngfarmmarket.com upon submission. Photos of your display and products are required. Applications are reviewed based on the current needs, fit and balance of the Market. Please note that as a certified Farmers Market, primary producers (farmers) are given priority, followed by food producers, then artisans.  You can apply for the Holiday season at any time.

Please allow 10 business days for approval. If you are accepted, it does not necessarily mean we can meet all of your scheduling requests, though we do try our best.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at hello@ngfarmmarket.com

THE NITTY GRITTY

Submitting an application to the New Glasgow Farmers Market is an exciting opportunity to become part of busy Market and part of your community! 

  1. Food Vendors need to have your Food Handler’s Certificate 
  2. All bath and body products sold at the Market require approval from Health Canada, you must be able to show this certification on request. 
  3. It is our policy that everything must be made, baked or grown by the vendors, no third party companies are permitted. 

COVID-19

Covid-19 has meant that we have to adjust. Space is limited and there may be times you will be required to bring a table. All vendors are required to abide by all current Public Health directives. Space is also limited due to social distancing so if something changes and we are unable to accommodate you, we will try to give you as much notice as possible. It is best to submit all of your “wish list” dates and we will do our best to accommodate you. We also have an online ordering system. Non-artisan vendors are required to list online as well, please contact Kristi at manager@ngfarmmarket.com for more information on this. The reason for this is so that we can supply our community who may not be able/ready to shop in person, with a selection of local food. Additionally, if there is a shift backwards in restrictions, we will be ready to go online and keep your business going. Artisans may go online on a case by case basis, please let the manager know if this is something you wish to do.

Please read carefully! 

You must read the Rules and Regulations  and agree to the policies of the New Glasgow Farmers Market in order to be a vendor. All COVID 19 precautions must also be followed.

**Please note: At the New Glasgow Farmers Market, we have two buildings that are in operation from April until December. The Market building is open year round, January to December. The Dome is not heated and is closed January – April. We cannot guarantee which building you will be placed in. Every vendor is subject to re-location and can be placed in either building for any given market including the Holiday Markets. By selecting dates, you are agreeing to be placed in either building. 

Once your application is submitted, we will get back to you within 10 business days. Please note, in order to maintain product balance,  you may be approved for some of your items and not others.

 If you’re ready to apply, click HERE ! 

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