What are the hours/locations?
A.Wednesdays at Spirit Square downtown Golden BC from 11-3
When should one arrive for setting-up?
A. Usually an hour or hour and a half before the market begins.
Do I need a business license to attend, how much?
A. Yes, you need a Town of Golden Business License for the summer season.
How much are table fees?
A. $25.00, & for full-time vendors paying in advance for the entire season you'll receive 1 free market. or $30 with vehicle spot.
Can table fees be paid each market or prepaid for the season, benefits of both? A. You can either pay the $25/30 at each market, if you won't be attending the full season, Or you can prepay for the entirety of the season and recieve one free market and membership.
What is a vendor member, benefits?
A. A listing on our website, being kept in the loop, having a voice on market matters, and decisions. Invited and attending the AGM and other meetings, If on the dissolution of the market all money in the bank would be allocated evenly back to all the vendor members.
Do I need my own table/chairs/tent?
A.Yes at all markets you must provide your own equipment. You are also responsible for securing your tent with weights.
How large are vendor stall spaces?
A.10x10 feet, If you require more room you must pay an additional table fee, & only if we have the space availlable. This must be arranged prior to the market season.
Are vendor spots assigned?
A.Full-time vendors get seniority on their locations, part-time or drop in vendors will be assigned open locations and directed on site. This may change weekly as we cannot guarantee regular spots for part-time or drop in vendors.
Should one bring weights, tie downs, spikes?
A. Absolutely, even the slightest breeze can wreak havic and blow items around, potentially causing damage or injury. Unpredictable winds have happned so bring weights for tents, tiedowns for display, spikes if you're on the grass, side walls etc.
Is there electrical?
A.Minimal electrical is available, do not expect it. Please inquire ahead of time with our market managers firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need insurance?
A.Insurance is recommended, you can find links to the BCAFM vendor insurance program on our Additional info and links page. The market insurance does not cover individual vendors or injury/illness of a customer from your product or booth space.
If selling food, what is considered high risk/low risk? https://bcfarmersmarket.org/health-safety/ MarketSafe Food safety course is recommended at a minimum for food vendors.
Can I leave the market early if I sell-out?
A.No, as it disrupts the market and can be a safety concern, you can leave your tent & table etc. and return at the end of market to pack it away.
Can I sell my products before market hours? No this is in violation of market rules and you must wait for start time.
Can I bring my dog to the market? Dogs are not allowed.
What if I cannot make the market and have to cancel my spot? 48 hours is required to provide notice to cancel, if less the vendor is responsible for paying the vendor fee.
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