Become a Vendor

For Our Vendors

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the Cochrane Farmers’ Market? If you “make, bake or grow” your products, you may be approved to participate in our market.

We have opportunities for Full-Time, Part-Time or Youth vendors. Community groups and buskers are also welcomed to participate.

We host several markets series throughout the year, both indoor and outdoor. Information and applications for each of our markets will be available below early in 2024.

Vendor Opportunities

Market Information & Applications

The Cochrane Farmers’ Market offers several vendor and community group options at our events hosted throughout the season.

Click on the tabs below for details and instructions specific to each market.

2024 application forms will be available for download early in the New Year.

Location: SLS Centre, 800 Griffin Road East, Cochrane AB (Outdoor)

Day & Time: Saturdays | 9am – 2pm. Open rain or shine!

2024 Dates:  Season opening June 1 – runs weekly until September 28

 

Vendor Profile   (Required for ALL vendor applications)

ALL vendors applying for the Saturday Market by the Bow must submit a Vendor Profile with their application.

2024 Vendor Profile form

Full-Time Vendor

Full-Time vendors have a stall at the market each week for the entire season. The number of stalls available for Full-Time vendors is limited.

2024 Full-Time Vendor Application

2024 Vendor Guidelines

Part-Time Vendor

Part-Time vendors can select the weeks they would like to have a stall at the market.

2024 Part-Time Vendor Application

2024 Vendor Guidelines

Part-Time Youth Vendor

Youth sixteen (16) years of age or younger may qualify as a youth vendor.

2024 Youth Vendor Application

2024 Vendor Guidelines

Location:  SLS Centre (indoor)

Day & Time:  Saturdays | 9am – 2pm

2024 Dates:   March 9  |  March 23  |  April 6  |  April 20

 

The Spring Markets are smaller indoor markets. The first 3 markets will be held in the main floor atrium where space is limited. This year the fourth & final market will be held in the Curling Club – the larger space will allow us to host a “Super-Sized” Spring market.

ALL vendors applying for the Spring Market must submit a 2024 Vendor Profile with their application (unless previously submitted in 2024).

2024 Vendor Profile form

2024 Spring Market Application

2024 Vendor Guidelines

The Street Markets are under review for 2024.

Location: Pending (outdoor)

Day & Time: Pending

Dates: Pending

Location:  SLS Centre (indoor)

Day & Time:  Saturday & Sunday | 10am – 4pm

2024 Dates:  December 14  &  15

Vendors for our Christmas market are selected for participation, event applications are available only to invited vendors. Priority is given to vendors with unique “Make, Bake and Grow” products suited for this seasonal market. If you are interested in having your products on file for consideration as a vendor at our Christmas Market, complete and submit a 2024 Vendor Profile form – indicate that you are interested in the Christmas Market. Be sure to send us some great photos that showcase your products – we like to be dazzled!

2024 Vendor Profile form

The 2024 Vendor Guidelines outline the market rules, regulations and other important information you will want to know if you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Cochrane Farmers’ Market.

2024 Vendor Guidelines

Information for New Vendors

NEW vendors interested in attending the Cochrane Farmers’ Market in 2024 are encouraged to submit information about themselves, their business and their product(s) by completing the Vendor Profile form. This process allows vendors that have not previously been approved or have not attended the Cochrane Farmers’ Market in the past year to introduce themselves.

Please note that the Cochrane Farmers’ Market is an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market, which means that we give priority to vendors with products that are grown, produced, handcrafted, processed or baked by the individual. Products from outside Alberta or those that do not meet the above criteria are strictly limited. The Cochrane Market does not approve applications from new vendors that offer commercial / reseller or franchise / multi-level marketing products. This restriction also applies to most service-based businesses. Refer to the 2024 Vendor Guidelines, Part A – Criteria for Vendor Selection which clearly outlines our priorities when selecting vendors.

After review of the submitted Vendor Profile, vendors will be advised whether they meet the criteria for participation in the Cochrane Farmers’ Market. New vendors may submit applications for the markets they wish to attend at the same time they submit their Vendor Profile. Note that approval of the vendor and their products does not guarantee that requested dates will be approved as product categories and/or markets dates may be full.

2024 Vendor Profile form

As a prospective vendor, we are sure you have many questions. To guide you, we encourage you to read our “Vendor Guidelines” which clearly outlines all of our rules, regulations, and other important information you should know about becoming a vendor.

2024 Vendor Guidelines

 

Community Group (no fee)

The Cochrane Farmers’ Market supports Cochrane and area not-for-profit and community groups by inviting them to participate in the market free of charge. Space can be reserved for not-for-profit organizations, or government agencies, which in some way contribute to the environmental, social, or cultural health of the Cochrane and area community. Refer to the application for guidelines related to attendance at the market.

2024 Community Group Application

2024 Vendor Guidelines

Buskers  (no fee)

The market is open to all forms of street entertainment. Buskers are invited to participate free of charge. Refer to the application for guidelines related to attendance at the market.

2024 Busker Application

2024 Vendor Guidelines

Questions?

Ask the Market Manager

Market Manager E-mail:

manager@cochranefarmersmarket.ca

Mail address ONLY:

104 Griffin Road E., Cochrane, AB T4C 2B9

Tel: (403) 851-0562 (voice mail only; please leave a message)