Become a Vendor

Interested in becoming a vendor? Join over 150 producers in the Ottawa area by becoming a member of the Ottawa Farmers' Market Association.

We provide environments where local farmers, specialty food processors, and artisans can flourish by delivering premium quality self-produced goods from within the Ottawa region through vibrant community markets.

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Our Vendors

  1. Are within 100 kms from the city of Ottawa
  2. Make, bake or grow their own products
  3. Follow the rules and guidelines of the association

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  • Agricultural Vendors

    We accept year-round applications for Agricultural vendors (produce, meat, cheese, grains, etc.).

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  • Non-Agricultural Vendors

    Non-Agricultural vendors (crafts, prepared foods, refreshments, etc.) are accepted on an annual basis over the winter. Please fill out our form to receive an application when they are next available.

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Application Process

Our members are in charge! As a non-profit association, our market is run by the very vendors who sell with us. This means you can be an active member of the food community in Ottawa and work with us to improve our business through our board of directors. Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by a committee of our vendors with the goal of selecting the best new additions to our association.

What are they looking for? Local ingredients, high quality, and unique products to add to our ever-growing roster of members. Tell us about what makes you special and what you can add to our community. Our committee will invite selected applicants to an informal interview to assist us in making our final decision.

We thank everyone for their interest in joining the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and encourage non-chosen applicants to send us a message if you are looking for clarification on our decision.

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Looking for local ingredients,
high quality, and unique products

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FAQ

  • Can I sell massages, dog walking, or nutrition plans?

    As a producer-made market, we do not offer vending spaces to businesses offering services (massage, consulting, etc.).

  • I only want to attend the Christmas market, do I still need to apply?

    Yes, all of our markets and events (including our popular Christmas Market) are only accessible to our members. Apply today!

  • I make and sell the best cookies, falafel, salsa in town, can I apply?

    Absolutely! Please remember that we receive hundreds of interested businesses a year, and consider what vendors are currently offering at our market. Make sure to tell us what makes you special! Have a great story or a unique twist on what you offer? Include those details in your application.

  • Do I have to be a registered business?

    Though you do not need to be a registered business to vend with us, you do need insurance and to meet the requirements for Ottawa Health if preparing food – see our Handbook for more details.

  • What is food safety?

    For questions related to food safety at the Farmers’ Market, please consult Farmers’ Markets Ontario Food Safety Guide.