The Sooke Winter Market happens rain or shine so please come prepared!
Vendors are responsible for keeping their space clean and tidy; this includes picking up and removing all litter at the end of market day.
All Vendors are responsible for their own tables, chairs, canopies, weights. Tents, awning, and umbrellas must have sufficient weight on the corners or base to keep the cover in place during windy conditions. Please bring all tie down material with you. Do not take rocks or stones from museum grounds (i.e., not from rock walls or stone oven).
Confine product display to the dimensions of the designated stall. This includes storage boxes etc. Please ensure that items are not placed in garden beds or the rock beds.
Vendors are expected to create an aesthetically pleasing environment which allows them to vend in all weather.
Prominently display the business/farm name on a sign that can be read clearly from at least 20’ away. Display proof of certification for organic, transitional and/or food safety handling as applicable.
Ensure that product pricing is displayed in a clear and obvious way.
Sell only products that have been approved by the market manager and are of a quality that contributes to the positive reputation of both your business and that of the market. Provide samples for assessment as requested by the Night Market Manager.
All food products and packaging must meet CRD and Provincial health regulations. It is the responsibility of individual vendors to understand and abide by the regulations. Applications from vendors of high-risk foods must be accompanied with copies of approval from VIHA (Vancouver Island Health Authority). All food vendors whether high risk or not must submit a copy of their Food Safe certificate and a complete product list with their market vendor application.
Attach ingredient labels to all prepared foods sold for home use and\or display ingredient list for items sold that are for consumption at the market site.
Food Venders shall use take away food containers and cutlery that are recyclable and biodegradable.
Vendors will be responsible for any special requirements such as a hand washing station, fire extinguisher, etc. that are required by the relevant authorities.