Vendor Information

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Become a Vendor

The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market (DWFM) is presented by the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA). The DWBIA works to ensure that downtown Windsor is the preferred place to work, visit and live. The DWBIA exists to effectively represent the interests of all its member sectors as they relate to the economic, political and social vitality of the downtown business district. You can find out more about the work of the DWBIA at their website located at downtownwindsor.ca The DWFM and the DWBIA thank you for your continued support of the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market (DWFM).

Market Location

Pelissier Street between Wyandotte and Park Streets, including Maiden Lane West. Parking and vending space includes the Pelissier Street Parking Garage.

Regular Season Dates & Times

Saturday May 1st to Saturday October 30th, 2021. The regular season market will be open 8:00AM to 1:00PM (Oct. 16th, 23rd, 30th, Market starts at 9:00 AM). Vendors can begin to arrive after 6:15 AM and set up must be complete by 7:30 AM in order to prepare for COVID-19 restrictions on the Market Site. No Vendor, Entertainer, Volunteer will have vehicular access to Market Site after 7:30AM and this will remain in effect until 1:00 PM. Vendors have from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM to pack up and tear down. Vendors should come prepared for all weather conditions. There is no week-to-week storage for Vendors. Vendors who arrive later than 8:00 AM will not be permitted to set up. No exceptions. Vendors who are chronically late or who cancel will not be allowed to continue at the DWFM.

Products

Vendors must submit a list or details of products with their application form. Products sold at the DWFM must be GROWN, MADE, BAKED, or PRODUCED by the Vendor or be an artisanal Canadian product that is not readily available in grocery stores. Management of the DWFM reserves the right to ask any Vendor to remove any product from sale at any time during the season.

Vendor Space

All vendors must:

  • Provide Table/s for product.
  • Provide Tent/Canopy in good repair.
  • Manage the space around their Site within COVID 19 Protocols (including line up, social distancing)
  • Provide Tablecloths, all health and safety supplies required (i.e., Handwashing Station), and certifications.
  • Minimum 1 (50’) heavy gauge extension cord if Hydro is needed. (1) Heavy duty Power bar if needed.
  • Include Vendor Signage, bring own COVID 19 Protocol supplies (masks, sanitizer, etc.), prices, product information in compliance with DWFM regulations (see signage for further information)

Each approximate 12 x12 space is numbered on the pavement/ground. Vendors will be assigned a location by number on the date of the market. When possible, each Vendor’s location is kept permanent based on the following guidelines:

  1. There are a limited number of Hydro sites and a limited amount of amperage. Full Season Vendors needing Hydro will receive preference. Vendors receiving Hydro are limited in what may be plugged into amperage in the grid. The General Manager reserves the right to limit access.
  2. There are limited numbers of sites in shade/sun. Vendors should be prepared for this natural occurrence.
  3. Potable water is available from municipal system during REGULAR SEASON.
  4. The General Manager of DWFM and the DWBIA, from time to time, have reasons to adjust Vendor locations. Additionally, municipal authorities, from time to time, have reasons to adjust their policies. All Vendor locations and approvals are subject to change because of changing environmental considerations or safety- without warning or advance notice.
  5. All Vendor vehicles SHALL be off site by 7:30 AM (Regular Season). No Vendor vehicle will return to the site until 1:00PM and AT THE INSTRUCTION OF MARKET STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.

Signage

Each Vendor’s business name must be clearly displayed. All prices must be clearly marked and displayed prominently. Prices should not be altered during the day unless through verbal negotiation with customers. Signage and vendor presentation is very important. All vendors should strive for an attractive public appearance. DWFM provided COVID-19 precautionary signage should be displayed.