The 2016 Vendor line up is a capacity for the season. Inquiry emails will have limited response.
'The Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market' mandate is to support and increase access to fresh, local, sustainable and organic agriculture. To educate the community in the food they eat, the source from which it comes and how it is grown and/or prepared. We like slow food, not fast food and eating at hearth and home with your loved ones'.
Participation at Trinity is by invitation season to season. Prior to each season, market management extends invitations to returning vendors and IF space availability permits, potential new vendors. There is scant turnover. Trinity is a modest sized community based, functional farmers' market and our vendor count is limited. It is not about increasing vendors, nor if a food is not represented it should be included. It is about maintaining the market integrity. Keeping it sustainable and viable for participating vendors. Minding our footprint on the green space is paramount. The vendor line up is curated for diversity and overall balance based on our mandate and to maintain our farmers' market designation.
Local agriculture is what it's all about. All participating vendors have gone through an application and approval process. Vendors cannot participate without prior approval by market management.
We are a food focused farmers' market, non-food vendors are not considered. We do not keep a waiting list.
If you do send an email as an inquiring vendor, it is strongly advised to include the information below.
- Detailed product list.
- Information about farming practices. i.e. sustainable, certified organic or naturally raised?
- List other farmers' markets you particpate and/or retail availability.
- Prepared foods, list where your product is available retail.
- Prepared foods, supply information about making practices and ingredients source.
*note, our focus is on locally grown agriculture