Become a Vendor

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.

We are currently full for 2017, with a small waiting list for open spaces, and therefore cannot accept new applications in 2017.

2018 applications will be available at the beginning of November and we strongly encourage you to apply for 2018 if you feel you would be good fit at the Market. We have some booths retiring and so we know there will be space starting in January!

Market Café – The Market Café operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Country Market. For the first time, in 2018 it is being offered as a 2 + 1 year contract, so 2 years with the potential of a 1-year extension. If you wish to apply to operate the Market Café in 2018, please fill out the attached form, with any extra documents (such as sample menu). Please submit in person to the Market Manager by November 4, 2017.
Food Service Application 2018 (word version)
Food Service Application 2018 (pdf version)

Market Coffee Service – The Coffee Shops on both the downstairs and upstairs level of the Market are operated by the same provider. For the first time in 2018, it is being offered as a 2 + 1  year contract, so 2 years with the potential of a 1-year extension. If you wish to apply to operate the Market Coffee Service in 2018, please fill out the attached form with any extra documents. Please submit in person to the Market Manager by November 4, 2017.
Coffee Service Application 2018 (word version)
Coffee Service Application 2018 (pdf version)

2018 Applications

Renewal applications for current vendors and applications for new vendors will be made available in early November.

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!

 

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.

** applications for new vendors for 2018 will be available in early November.

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.