Become a Vendor- 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 2019, we are open January 12 until Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 

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 2000 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 10 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. This is a huge advantage in your product development. The Market is low risk and low overhead without investing right away in higher expenditures such as a storefront. Whether you are a hobbyist or someone who is serious about taking your business to the next level, the Market has something to offer you!

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 ngfarmmarket@gmail.com, password signupfee

Member Pricing is $35 (HST incl) weekly. Membership fee is $50 per year, running May to May. 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, 2019. 

*all table fees include $15% HST, receipts will be issued in January 2020 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 ngfarmmarket@gmail.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, sign up fee still applies. 

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 ngfarmmarket@gmail.com.

Special Markets for 2019

  • In 2019, we are introducing a summer Market series, Atlantic Arts & Appetites, with a focus on food and Maritime artisans. These Markets will take place on a Wednesday evening from 4 until 8pm APPLY NOW
  • Holiday & Christmas Markets, Saturdays in November & December until December 14th (Last Market of 2019, Weds., December 18th)
    • Evening Holiday Markets Held on Wednesday, November 20th and Wednesday, December 18th 4-8pm

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. 

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. 

**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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