What are the hours/locations?
A.Wednesdays at the CP parking area next to the Golden Chamber of Commerce, 12pm until 5pm. Saturdays at the Spirit Square and Pedestrian Bridge 10am until 3pm.
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, $35.00
How much are table fees?
A. $25.00 for drop in vendors, $20.00 for full-time vendors and you get 1 free market if you pay in advance for the entire season.
Can table fees be paid each market or prepaid for the season, benefits of both? A. You can either pay the $25.00 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.
What is a vendor member, benefits?
A. Being kept in the loop, having a voice on market matters, being 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 summer markets you must provide your own equipment, at indoor winter markets 1 table & chairs are provided.
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.
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.
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 check with us beforehand.
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.
If selling food, what is considered high risk/low risk? https://bcfarmersmarket.org/health-safety/
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.
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