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In order for FMO to consider a NEW Farmers' Market member, we require the following:

  • Who is overseeing (championing) the market  (ie. Vendors' Association, BIA, Chamber of Commerce, Town/City, etc.)
    NOTE:  A privately owned farmers' market does not qualify
  • Copy of your Rules & Regulations and (if applicable) a copy of your Bylaws & Constitution.  (Template available below)
  • Location, days of operation, etc.
  • List of Board of Directors or Steering Committee
  • List of Vendors and products sold, with complete address, telephone numbers & emails
  • Any other relevant information
  • NEW - A mandatory letter from your Local Health Unit regarding your eligibility of 51% producer rule under the Food Premises Act.

The information will be reviewed by the Board.

We wish to acknowledge and thank Carp & Carleton Place Farmers' Markets for sharing their resources in the development of the Vendors' Handbook of Rules & Regulations.

Vendors' Handbook of Rules & Regulations "template" 


Farmers' Market Vendors Membership -

1 - 25

$175 + $22.75 HST =


26 - 50

$300 + $39.00 HST =


51 - 75

$350 + $45.50 HST =


76 - 100

$400.00 + $52.00 HST =



$450.00 + $58.50 HST =



for each additional increment of up to 25 vendors,
increase fee by $50 + HST






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