FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE MARKET HOURS OF OPERATION?

For the Summer Farmers' Market:

This Market is held each Saturday from June 18th through to September 3th, 2022, for a total of 12 market days.  We open for the public at 09:00 am and close at 12:30 pm. 

For the Christmas in the Country Farmers' Market:

This Market is an indoor/outdoor event held November 5th and 6th at the Jaffray Community Hall.  


Hours of Operation: 

  • Saturday 9 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.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Market assistants will be on-site directing traffic to the designated parking area.  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 are all roads leading into the Baynes Lake Firehall which is directly adjacent to the Market.

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 and will open each January.  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 2022 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?

New this year! 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 so used and secondhand items are not allowed.

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. 

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.

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.


As a vendor, please do not start to pack up your goods before 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?

To sell food at the Market you must list all food items you plan to sell and provide Market Management with a copy of the following documents from BC Interior Health when registering. This must be done prior to attending the market.​

  • For high-risk foods a Temporary Food Market Letter or your Permit/License is required

  • Certain types of low risk foods do not require BC Interior Health approval

  • 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 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.