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. The DWFM and the DWBIA thank you for your continued support of the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market (DWFM).
Learn more about the work of the DWBIA.
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Pelissier Street between Wyandotte Street and Park Street, including Maiden Lane West. Parking and vending space includes the Pelissier Street Parking Garage.
Saturday April 1 to Saturday October 28, 2023. The regular season market will operate between 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Vendors can begin arriving after 7:15 AM, and set up must be complete by 8:30 AM. No Vendor, Entertainer, Volunteer will have vehicular access to Market Site after 8:30AM and this will remain in effect until 2:00 PM.
Vendors have from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM to pack up and tear down. Vendors should come prepared for all weather conditions. There is no week-to-week storage available to Vendors. Vendors who arrive later than 8:45 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.
For safety reasons, Vendors are not permitted to tear down before 2:00 PM.
Vendors must submit a list or details of products along 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.
Vendors are not permitted to sell or include any ‘MLM’ or “Network Marketing’ products (per Farmer’s Market Ontario (FMO) policy, of which the DWFM is a member).
Vendors must choose the dates which apply to them: Full Season Vendors (attending the entire season); Part-Time Vendors (attending ½ of the entire season); Occasional Vendor (attending only limited dates); Not-For-Profit (community groups/no sales/no tickets/no money exchanged). The General Manager will review vendor applications and make the final decision. The DWFM reserves the right to approve or reject any application with or without cause. Vendors in breach of the policy will be terminated from the Market. The General Manager reserves the right to ask a Vendor to leave the Market site for Market infractions.
All vendors must pre-pay their dates prior to attending DWFM.
Applications must be submitted with requested attendance dates.
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All vendors must:
Each approximate 12 x12 space is numbered on the pavement/ground. Vendors will be assigned a location by number on Market Day. When possible, each Vendor’s location is kept permanent based on the following guidelines:
Vendors are responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses, permits, inspections and certifications for the sale of their products. This includes health and safety, labeling, etc. All persons handling food must maintain a high-level cleanliness. Vendors who are selling food should consider contacting the Health Unit prior to committing to the DWFM to ensure compliance. Food Handling and Safety Courses are offered throughout the year and even online. The DWFM is not responsible for Vendor Registration with the WECHU. Vendors who cannot follow Health Unit regulations will be asked to leave the DWFM (without refund) and/or asked to restrict the content of products brought to the DWFM for sale.
If you have any questions about the WECHU rules and regulations, please contact:
Public Health Inspector | Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, N9A 4J8
Email: [email protected]
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 must be displayed, when instructed by WECHU.
The DWBIA/DWFM promotes and maintains a neutral space that is free from the expression of any religious or creed-based preferences. Historically, we have not allowed religious/spiritually aligned organizations to promote any religion, theology, or spirituality. In keeping such a space, we ask that vendors refrain from displaying symbols of religions or spiritualities; from inviting patrons to a religious space; and, among other religious/spiritually aligned activities, spread teachings from religious authorities. We do permit religious/spiritually aligned organizations to promote secular services they may provide, or programs that do not have religious ties. In some circumstances, programs and services cannot be made to be religiously neutral. If organizations conclude that their services or programs cannot be religiously neutral, we ask that they refrain from providing and promoting such services. If an organization is unable to provide services or promote programs that are religiously neutral, the DWBIA/DWFM cannot permit that organization to be a vendor at the Farmers Market. Kindly take the above into consideration in your application and in considering your organization’s participation of its programs and services at the DWFM.
All cheques payable to “Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association”
No vendor shall attend market unless their date has been prepaid.
Approved vendor applications can pay online/by cheque once their application is approved.
Vendor Indemnity Waiver and Policy Details Agreement
Contact Steve Green (General Manager) at [email protected].
If you have any questions about the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit rules and regulations, please contact Priyank Kapade at: [email protected].
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