***Under the New Societies Act Golden Farmers' Market is now a Member Funded Society, All Vendors are required to be members for a fee of $12.00 per year. "It is funded primarily by its members to carry on activities for the benefit of its members. On its liquidation or dissolution, this society may distribute its money and other property back to its members."
Town of Golden Business Seasonal License is required to be a vendor each year. Cost of license is $35.00.
New vendors can participate in two markets, and then will be required to produce a Golden BC Business Licence.
- Link to site-http://www.golden.ca/Business.aspx
. Town of Golden will process and mail the license to you at the address provided, and will send a renewal to you in the spring of each year.
Environmental Health Officer (Aka Food inspector/Health Protection) Services - Location listing page | Interior Health Stationed in Invermere, but covers Golden & Area A.
FoodSafe & MarketSafe (Can be taken online through Openschool, *recommended)
Guidline for the sale of foods at temporary food markets
Important resource documents from Food Safety Guidelines to Health & Safety, Liquor Sales, BC Non-Profit Organizations, What is Certified Organic? + more.
For Cosmetics vendors (soaps, balms, sprays, bath and body products) are required to complete the Notification of Cosmetics to Health Canada for approval. https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/apps/radar/CPS-SPC-0007.08.html
BC Farmers' Market Association Vendor Insurance Program
BC Association of Farmers' Markets Publications
Interesting Read about BC Market demographics