West Coast Winter Market

We will be back again on December 2nd, 2017! 

Interested in becoming a vendor?

Follow these simple steps to get started:


Vendors must abide by the make, bake, or grow BC Association of Farmers Markets (BCAFM) policies. Vendors must be the primary producer vending at their own tables. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or wild harvest by the approved vendor can be sold at the Oaklands West Coast Winter Market Market. All products for sale need to meet the laws, regulations, and rules as specified by federal, provincial, and municipal bodies, local health authorities, Oaklands West Coast Winter Market, and the organic certifying body the vendor belongs to. It is up to the vendor to know and comply with the Provincial and Federal sales tax requirements. First priority is given to vendors who produce with a sustainable and organic focus.

The Oaklands Market Vendor Handbook is now available! All approved vendors will need to read the manual and sign a waiver stating they abide by all regulations and guidelines set in place. Please read the document thoroughly! 

Before you begin your application, make sure you have approved and/or ready to complete, correct attachments with your application. This will include (where applicable) your Statement of IngredientsLiquor Tasting License, Island Health information if you are a High Risk Food Vendor or Lab Test for certain Low Risk Food Vendors. All prospective food vendors selling higher risk food must contact VIHA for health approval.

To contact Island Health Authority:

Island Health
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, BC
Phone: 250.370.8699            Email: info@viha.ca 
www.viha.ca/mho Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Market

Our applications are now open! Applications are now closed.

Everyone who wishes to participate as a vendor in the Winter Market must fill out an application and attach any required documentation. The application will not be considered until all required until all required documentation is received.

Cost for Vending at the West Coast Winter Market: 

  • Vendor - $35/ space  
  • Farmer - $25/ space 
  • Hot food producer - $50/space (will be outside) 
  • Table rental (2.5 x 6 table) - $5 
  • Power rental - $5 

The application review process will begin in mid October 2017. The review process will take up to 7-10 business days for the Selection Committees. If accepted, you may be asked to attend a Vendor Review Day – a chance for our Market Committee to taste/see your product, meet you face to face, and finalize details for the season. If you have not heard from us within a few weeks, we suggest you contact us. 

Please contact the Market & Events Coordinator for further inquiries. Phoenix Bain: markets@oaklandsca.com


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