Interested in becoming a vendor at the authentic Otago Farmers Market?
Then we want to hear from you
Fresh produce, plants, flowers, honey, eggs, nuts, meat, oils, diary, fish, baked, preserved, ready to eat breakfast and brunch goodies, coffee , wine, craft beer, artisan products, innovative, tasty, creative …
You may be wondering what an authentic farmers market is?
- It is first and fore most a food market including plants, both edible and ornamental
- All vendors are the growers or producers of their product (cannot on-sell produce or products from someone or somewhere else)
- All the vendors come from a geographically defined area, in our case the glorious and bountiful Otago province
Still interested and eligible?
- Please have a good read of the Terms and Conditions and Information for Vendors. These will really help inform you on the finer points of becoming a vendor and help you put together a comprehensive application for the Trust to consider. Photos are a wonderful addition to your application as are samples, where applicable, for the Trust to try.
- You will need to comply with national and local food safety standards. The Dunedin City Council is a great place to start with investigating what this means for your business. Also check out the Ministry of Primary Industries website.
- The Manager is available to advise you about your application, space availability and any other queries you might have. The market on Saturday is a good time to catch up with the manager but feel free to ring or email through the week.
- Email or post Application to Trade to manager. The manager may follow up with a phone call to flesh your application out further but please take the time initially to do your business or idea proud. Ideally your application should arrive the week before (by midday on a Thursday pre the Trust's monthly meeting which is usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month).
- The OFMT will discuss your application in light of suitability, space availability and general fit with the market. They meet the third Tuesday of every month to do this.
- The general manager will get back to you the same week as the meeting to let you know the outcome or for further information.
- If accepted you will need to allow up to an hour for a face to face induction in the Dunedin office with the GM. All food safety certifications will need to be finalised or in process by this point.
- During this induction Health and Safety will be covered. This includes your site set up and meeting the criteria of our Health and Safety Policy.
- Begin trading!
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