Become a Vendor

We Want You!New vendors wanted for the Market!

The Thunder Bay Country Market accommodates a shifting population of indoor vendors year-round, and seasonal vendors outside when fresh produce and other items come to the Market from area farms and gardens.

Are you a passionate producer, maker, or baker, looking to meet great customers and be in a fabulous environment? Vending at the Market is a lot of work, but can be rewarding both financially and from the perspective of a weekly strong, local (and tourist) customer base that are always interested in what’s newly available and very willing to support our local vendors.

Have you considered joining us at the Market previously? Is 2017 your year? We look forward to reviewing your application!

Please review the Thunder Bay Country Market Rules & Regulations prior to completing this application. Please note that these will be updated in coming months, however until then, they currently still apply.

Vending fees for 2017: Vendor Fee Schedule 2017

The Vendor Committee meets regularly throughout the year and your application will be reviewed at the earliest possible opportunity.

If you are a non-profit, wishing to have a booth to sell raffle tickets or promote your group or organization, please see Giving Back to Thunder Bay!

NOTE RE FORMS: All application forms are PDFs that are “fillable” – you can download the forms, then type directly into them, save and email once ready. If you encounter any problems with the forms, please let the manager know, so the problems can be fixed. You can also simply print the forms and fill them out manually.

Note re payment: We cannot currently accept e-transfer payment of registration fee. If you wish to submit your application form electronically, please do so and we will arrange payment of the registration fee once the vending committee has made a decision on your application.

NEW VENDORS:
For vendors applying to be inside the Market, you must be ready to commit to both Wednesday and Saturday markets. Your application will not be considered for an indoor space if you cannot meet this requirement.
If you wish to be outdoors seasonally, please indicate if you intend to vend on Wednesdays, Saturdays or both.

  1. Fill out the New Vendor Application 2017, along with the relevant supplemental forms as needed – Make itBake it, Grow it, Retail it. Ensure you answer all questions as indicated on the forms.
  2. Send the completed application form and all relevant attachments to the Manager of the TBCM by email manager@tbcm.ca or submit to the Manager in person at the Market office. Contact the office on 807-622-1406 for office hours. Samples of products do not need to be provided at this point in the process.
  3. You will receive notification via email within 2 weeks of receipt of your application and when the next Vending Committee will be held. Any questions requiring clarification will happen with the Manager before the committee meets. After the Committee meets, you will receive written notification of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks.

NEW SUB-VENDORS:
If your product doesn’t need it’s own booth but is a great fit for our market, have you considered selling as a sub-vendor? Current vendors can add sub-vendors after approval to their booths, selling on your behalf on a commission-basis. The best fit for most food items is The General Store, but you may also have a connection with another vendor. If you wish to pursue this idea:

  1. Use the New Sub-Vendor Application 2017, along with the relevant supplemental forms as needed – – Make itBake it, Grow it, Retail it.
  2. Send the completed application form and all relevant attachments to the Manager of the TBCM by email manager@tbcm.ca or submit to the Manager in person at the Market office. Contact the office on 807-622-1406 for office hours. Samples of products do not need to be provided at this point in the process.
  3. You will receive notification via email within 2 weeks of receipt of your application and when the next Vending Committee will be held. Any questions requiring clarification will happen with the Manager before the committee meets. After the Committee meets, you will receive written notification of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Your vendor will also receive a copy of this letter. Note that any arrangements regarding sale and display of your items are between you and the vendor, however any changes to the arrangement need notification to the Manager.