FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE MARKET HOURS OF OPERATION?
For the Summer Farmers' Market:
This Market is held each Saturday from the third Saturday in June through Labour Day Weekend, for a total of 12 market days.
Hours of Operations:
Saturday 09 am - 12:30 pm
For the Christmas in the Country Farmers' Market:
This Market is an indoor/outdoor event held the first weekend of November at the Jaffray Community Hall.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 10 am - 3 pm
HOW DO I CONTACT THE FARMERS' MARKET?
We appreciate your interest and look forward to talking with you.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Please note that, as per our agreement with the Baynes Lake Community Society, vendors and customers are not allowed to bring pets to the Market. Exceptions are made for service and support animals.
Water dishes are at both entrances and we have shaded parking at South end of the facility. Ask one of our friendly parking assistants for directions.
Please do not leave pets unattended in vehicles on hot summer days.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
If you require directions, Market assistants will be on-site directing traffic to the designated parking area. Our assistants are local teens so please be kind.
Handicap parking is available, ask our assistants for location.
Parking is not permitted on the roads adjacent to the Market, or where otherwise indicated by the no parking signage and parking pylons. Of particular importance there is no parking on roads leading into the Baynes Lake Firehall.
WILL THERE BE MUSIC AT THE MARKET?
We love music! We do our best to ensure each Market has local musicians in attendance!
Check out our Market Music page for more information and how to register if you are a musician!
HOW DO I REGISTER AS A VENDOR FOR THE MARKET?
Registration is required for each new season to ensure our records are up to date.
Just visit our website www.jblfm.ca/vendors and follow the prompts.
WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR VENDORS OF THE MARKET?
The following are the fees for the Summer Market Season.
Annual registration fee: $15.00
10 x 10 Market space: $20.00/Market day
Vendors are welcome to purchase more than one space
Food Trucks: $30.00/Market day
Canopy Rental: $20.00/Market day
HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY THE FEES?
Summer Market fees can be paid in advance or we will also accept cash payments each morning at check in.
For the Christmas in the Country Market, all payments must be made in advance.
DO VENDORS NEED LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Liability insurance is not a requirement to attend the market. However it is recommended you carry your own coverage as you are operating a business. If you do get coverage, have the Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmers' Market listed as "coinsured".
WHAT CAN I SELL AT THE MARKET?
We welcome all home-grown and hand-crafted products such as farm and garden produce, preserves and frozen meals, artwork and crafts in all mediums, recycled creations and clothing, health and beauty products, food vendors and trucks, bakers and candle makers. Small retail and service businesses are also included but are limited.
Just keep in mind the Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmers Market is not a flea market or garage sale.
If in doubt, go ahead and register as all registrations are reviewed.
HOW DO VENDORS SET UP?
Vendors will enter the Market via the paved entrance off the Jaffray Baynes Lake Road in front of the Baynes Lake Hall. Market assistants will be on site for check in beginning at 7:00 am with directions to your stall location.
At 08:45 am this entrance will be closed and barricades will be put in place. Unload at your designated space before setting up and then move your vehicle to the parking area. Please be polite and patient with other vendors when moving your material and vehicles.
We know that many of the Vendors have been attending for years and have preferences as to location. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.
Please do not start to pack up your goods before 12:30 PM (closing time). Experienced vendors will tell you that many sales are made in the last minutes before closing. Your cooperation in this is appreciated!
WHAT SHOULD VENDORS BRING?
Vendors need everything to set up their market stall. Including but not limited to;
Table(s) and chairs
Canopy and weights (spaces are 10' x 10')
A limited number of canopies are available for rent
Signage and/or displays
Poly plastic in case of rain
There is no electricity but portable battery power sources are permitted
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDORS?
As a food vendor you are responsible for understanding and adhering to all Interior Health Guidelines.
Prior to the first Market day, you must provide Market Management with a list all food items you plan to sell and a copy of any documents provided to you by BC Interior Health.
Market Management has the right to refuse entry to any vendor who does not follow Interior Health Guidelines.
Please contact BC Interior Health for more information.
To sell alcohol at the Market, vendors are required to submit and display a copy of their liquor license listing the dates and locations.
Please contact the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.
Please ensure that:
Food handlers observe good personal hygiene
Food products should be protected from sources of contamination at all times. Including contact by pets, during storage and display at the market.
Display cases, counters, and shelves are made from easily cleanable material, maintained in good condition and cleaned as often as necessary.
A fire extinguisher is available if you are utilizing fuel or power sources.