Vendor Resources

Information for Vendors

The Cochrane Farmers’ Market is committed to assisting our vendors on the road to success. Providing quick access to resources that increase knowledge and skill level is one of the many ways we can help vendors become the best they can be. Check back frequently, new resources will be added on a regular basis. Are we missing anything? Perhaps a great resource that you’ve discovered? Let us know!

Government of Alberta Information

COVID-19 info for Albertans – up to date information

NEW: Alberta Biz Connect  – workplace guidance and supports

Guidance for Farmers’ Markets and Public Markets

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners

COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Food Establishments

Hard Surface Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Environmental Cleaning of Public Facilities

Advice for Grocery Stores / Related Settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidelines for Proper Glove Use in Food Establishments

Guidance for Wearing of Non-Medical Face Masks for the General Public

Alberta’s relaunch strategy:  website  |  PDF

Relaunch Considerations – Template   Considerations to help guide you as you plan to open

Webinar: Discussion of Farmers’ Market Guidance During COVID-19″ (Alberta Health 12 May 2020)

Farmers’ Markets Redesign for COVID-19   

Webinar: Farmers Markets Physical Redesign for COVID-19 Mitigation

Links to Alberta Health Services (AHS) Publications

Information for Farmers’ Market Managers and Stallholders:  this publication outlines Alberta Health Services requirements for vendors selling food products at Approved Farmers’ Markets

Home Study for Farmers’ Market:  all food vendors must be certified for the handling of food, successful completion of the online home study course is acceptable for those selling at an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market.

Food Safety Checklist for Vendors:  checklist to help keep food sold through Alberta Approved Farmers’ Markets safe.

NEW! Low-risk Home-prepared food:  Information  |   Fact sheet for Operators

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Labelling Tool – food labelling information for industry.

Temporary Handwashing Stations:  this publication provides criteria for acceptable handwashing stations.

How to label Allergens on your food product: if you are selling a packaged food that contains any priority food allergens, gluten sources or added sulphites, then your product likely requires allergen labelling.

General Information for Farmers’ Market Vendors

How to be a Farmers’ Market Vendor: tips on how to be a vendor

Coming Soon!


YouTube: Farmers’ Market Merchandising (7 videos) a series of tips for farmers’ market newcomers, including naming your business, creating an experience and displaying bok choy. Starring Jennifer Berkenbosch of Sundog Organic Farm