Become a Vendor

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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

Apply Today

  • Agricultural Vendors

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

    Apply Now
  • Non-Agricultural Vendors

    Please use the form below to fill out our vendor interest form and we will send you the application once it is available. Check out the FAQ section before applying.!

    Interest Form

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 new non-agricultural vendors apply to the join the Ottawa Farmers' Market Association in 2021?

    We sincerely thank you for your patience, as we are sensitive to potential vendors’ eagerness to join the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Association. Given that vendor capacity at every market is significantly reduced in order to abide by Ottawa Public Health safety measures, the Board of Directors will prioritize stall space this year for current members of the Association. Currently, all four locations of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market are full and we are not accepting new members at this time. We will resume our regular application process in Winter 2022.

    If you submit an interest form (found above) before Winter 2022, you will be added to our distribution list and will be contacted once we start our next round of recruitment.

  • 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!

  • Do I have to be a registered business?

    You do not need to be a registered business to partake in our markets. Though you do not need to be a registered business, you do need insurance and must meet the requirements for Ottawa Health if preparing food. Please see page 12 of the vendors’ handbook for more information.

  • 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.

  • What is food safety?

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

  • How much does it cost to be a member of the Ottawa Farmers' Market Association?

    New members pay a non-refundable membership fee of $150.00 (plus HST) in their first year. In subsequent years, annual membership fees are $50.00 (plus HST). Additionally, there are stall fees for each market season, vendors can select their attendance from three options : a full season vendor, a block vendor, and an occasional vendor. Stall fees vary by market and are subject to change.

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