Products & Services Offered at the Market
Products are physical items for sale at the CBCM (e.g. fruit, vegetables, preserves, baked goods, jewellery). Services are offerings that do not involve a physical product, but provide value in other ways (e.g. massage, face painting, intuitive readings).
Vendors must identify all products and services they intend to offer at the market on the Vendor Application form. The Board uses this information to ensure the market has the right mix of products and services to offer an exceptional shopping experience. Products and services must fit into one or more of the categories below.
Agricultural products are those grown, raised, harvested, foraged, or produced by the vendor and include, but are not limited to: fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, fish, eggs, plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, soils, manure, firewood, fence posts, fleece, wool, animal feed, and grains.
Processed products are those produced by the vendor using local ingredients wherever possible and include, but are not limited to: honey, syrups, prepared packaged meals, preserves, sauces, vinegars, dried soups and other mixes, sausages, processed meats, cheeses, and baked goods.
Food concession products include beverages and ready-to-eat items for consumption at the market. Food concession products are prepared by the vendor either on site or at home, using local products wherever possible.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts products are unique and original items either hand-made or refurbished by the vendor using his/her own skill, artistry, and training.
Vintage Items and Antiques
Vintage products are highly valued objects that are between 20 to 99 years old that have cycled back into fashion or capture a sense of nostalgia.
Antique products are objects of considerable age (generally 100 years or older) valued for their aesthetic or historical significance.
The expectation is that vintage and antique products be authentic and of high-quality.
Services are non-physical products provided by vendors using their own skill, artistry, and training. Examples of services include, but are not limited to: massage, face painting, intuitive/psychic readings, spa services.
Entertainers are invited to the CBCM to add to the ambiance of the market and promote their services. Entertainers may collect tips and sell promotional items such as CDs.
Non-Profit Community Groups
Non-profit community groups are invited to the CBCM to connect with the community. Non-profit community groups may fundraise by selling new, un-used items that raise awareness of their group (e.g. mugs, pens, t-shirts, calendars), share information, recruit participants, and provide samples of their services.
Sale of Goods by the CBCM
The CBCM reserves the right to procure and sell locally grown / produced items to supplement the availability of goods at the market, for fundraising purposes or for other purposes as determined by the Board. The Market Manager will make every effort to ensure that the market does not offer products that are in competition with those offered by vendors.