FAQ

How do I become a Vendor at the INDOOR Market in St Andrews on the Square?

The Indoor Market runs every Wednesday from the start of November until Christmas. Due to limited space, the indoor market has a hard cap on the number of vendors who may attend, and drop-ins are not allowed. Contact the Market Manager at 250-682-7975 or moc.tekramsremrafspoolmaknull@ofni for more information. Applications for the Indoor Market will become available online at the beginning of September.

How do I become a vendor at the OUTDOOR Wednesday or Saturday market?

Applications are available on the Join Us page of our website beginning in February. Please submit your application with a completed 2018 Contract. During the market season the board meets once a month (at the end of the month) for application considerations. If you are wishing to attend market before the next consideration meeting the market manager may be able to grant temporary approval for you to attend. Temporary approvals are processed once per month (mid-month), and vendors may only attend one market under temporary approval. Due to processing times, please expect to wait up to 2 weeks after before attending under temporary approval, and up to 1 month for full Board approval. You will be notified when your application has been processed.

Where is there parking for the Saturday market?

We recommend the Seymour Parkade on Seymour Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues (free all day Saturday) and just a block from the market. There is also parking in the Stuart Wood Elementary parking lot behind the school; this parking is on a first come, first serve basis and is frequently full. Pay parking on side-streets is also available.

Where is there parking for the Wednesday market?

Vendors and community groups not assigned a parking space on Victoria Street are required to park their vehicle in a paid parking lot. Parking on the street is not permitted for vendors and community groups attending the Wedneday market, unless directed to do so by the Wednesday Manager.
For market patrons: There is street parking, several parkades and parking lots in the downtown area available for market patrons.

Why are dogs permitted in the market area?

The Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market takes place on public, city-owned land and therefore the market may not restrict dogs in the area. We do maintain that all patrons must have their dogs on leashes and under their control at all times.

Are all of the market vendors certified organic?

No. We encourage all market patrons to ask the farmers and prepared food vendors what their practices are, so that you find the vendors who best meet your food needs. If you are interested in learning more about food issues, including organic certification, please see our Links page.

Are there washrooms I can access while at the market?

There are porta-potties available at the Saturday market, ask any vendor for directions. On Wednesday you can access the public washroom in the TNRD public library building.

For questions about the Lost and Found…

Contact the market manager: moc.tekramsremrafspoolmaknull@ofni or  250-682-7975

I lost the contact information for a vendor. How can I connect with them?

Most vendors can be found listed on our 2017 Vendor Page, along with their contact info. Not finding them? Get in touch with the manager and ask! Most vendors are happy to have their contact info given to excited customers.

How can I find out what is happening at the market?

Like us on Facebook OR follow us on Twitter @KamloopsFarmMkt or check out our website Calendar for updates on events, music, and other fun stuff!

What is considered within region for the Farmers’ Market?

Market boundaries are provided on our Be A Vendor page. Any addresses not found within the boundaries provided are considered to be out of our region.

What is the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP)? How would I access them?

FMNCP is a program administered through community agencies to give low income seniors and families access to local fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish and dairy by offering coupons redeemable at the farmers’ market. In Kamloops, our partner agency is Interior Community Services. For more information on the program please visit the BC Assocation of Farmers’ Markets website.

Do we need a health permit to sell prepared foods?

You do need health approval in order to sell prepared foods, both low-risk and high-risk. All the information you need can be found on the Interior Health Authority website and through the Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets. Low risk items need to be noted as such on your application to the KRFMS. Items that could be either low or high risk need to have testing done to ensure they are low risk. Please provide us with a copy of the testing results showing your items are low risk. High risk items require IHA involvement to obtain a health permit.

For Prepared food items, are there requirements for package labeling and displaying ingredients?

For labeling and packaging of food items it is best to check the Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets.

Are there other Farmers Markets in Kamloops?

The Dallas Barnhartvale Farmers Market oeprates twice a month on Sunday afternoons at the Dallas Barnhartvale Baptist Church. It is not affiliated with the Kamloops Regional Farmers Market Society. For more information, visit their website. There used to be a North Shore Outdoor Market and a winter market at Sahali Mall, though both have closed.

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