TECES is a nonprofit organization that develops, promotes and shares local project ideas. Together, we will bring local citizens together to achieve common goals, thereby developing a more united community-empowered to create positive change.
1. To demonstrate to our children, our families and our community the value of volunteerism and to show that through working together, anything is possible.
2. To involve the whole community in the continued development of our beautiful area. To instill a sense of pride among our citizens by allowing them to help in the planning , financing and construction of local projects.
3. To enrich the quality of lives for those living in our community.
RVFM is a registered Farmers’ Market with the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM). What does that mean? The BCAFM defines a “farmers’ market” as: “Farmers’ Market” means a market located in British Columbia comprised exclusively (100%) of vendors who grow, make, bake, raise or wild harvest the products they sell, all of which products must be grown or processed in British Columbia, and which prioritize primary producers/farmers and food, all in accordance with such criteria as may be established by the Board from time to time”
Vendors are expected to arrive any time after 4:00 pm to unload their products and have their display set up for the public by 5:00 pm.
Vendors shall not pack up their products or displays until 7:30 pm
Cancellation: please let the Market Manager know by 5:00 pm on Tuesday if you cannot make the market. Vehicle use is limited to those whose products cannot be unloaded. Vehicle use is at the discretion of the Market Manager.
Vendors are expected to park in the designated vendor parking area, leaving the best parking for market patrons. Vendor parking is located at the south end of the park. PLEASE NOTE: Parking is prohibited east of Camp Road in the Teck Ltd. parking lot. PLEASE SEE Map 1 for a visual.
Entering and exiting the park. The white arrows depict where vendors can enter and exit the park - a Fortis Gas line runs parallel to HWY 43 and should not be driven over. PLEASE SEE Map 1 for a visual.
Each vendor is responsible for their own space and must provide their own garbage/recycling receptacles, wash stations, table(s), tent, tie downs and power supply. Tents must be secured. Vendors are encouraged to skirt their tables and create an appealing display. Please note: there is no power outlets or water available in the park. A port-a-potty will be place in the park for the market season.
Market patron and vendor safety in the marketplace are important. Displays should be planned with safety in mind. At all times, vendors are responsible for the stability and safety of their display elements.
Full product guarantees should be offered by vendors, we strongly recommend the use of business cards.
Distribution or home-based franchised businesses will not be accepted.
No open flames will be allowed in the market place.
Smoking at your booth is not acceptable. Please smoke in your vehicle or away from the market area.Consumption of alcohol or illegal substances will not be tolerated, and will be grounds for immediate dismissal.
Vendors with children in the marketplace must be closely supervised.
Arts and Crafts VendorsAll products must be produced by the artist/crafter.Only adjudicated items are allowed to be sold.If a vendor wishes to add new items to their product line at the market, the new items must be adjudicated.
Service VendorsVendors must be present at the Market and provide the service to the customers directly.
Non-Profit Groups1-2 stall per market will be open for local (Elk Valley) community groups/non-profit organizations to set up (at no fee) for community exposure.
Youth VendorsWe love seeing young entrepreneurs in the market space! Our market policy is their first market is free of charge, after that they pay a reduced fee of $5 per market.
Rules for Consumable Food Products
Produce VendorsProduce vendors must come from anywhere in British Columbia. Preference will be given to producers from the Elk Valley region.All produce vendors must comply with the government’s rules relating to weights and measures.All fresh egg vendors must comply with the Interior Health Authority rules relating to sales of eggs at a farmers’ market.
Food VendorsFood product vendors must abide by all government health and safety regulations as outlined in the publication Guidelines for the Sale of Food at Temporary Food Markets (http://eatlocal.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Guidelines-Sale-of-Foods-at-Temporary-Food-Markets_MARCH-2016.pdf), published by the Interior Health Authority (IHA). All mobile food service units are required to have a IHA permit.
Sellers of High-Risk Foods:must provide a copy of their IHA Permit to Operate.vendors wishing to sell additional high-risk food items not listed on their permit must reapply to IHA and provide a copy of the new permit to the RVFM.
Sellers of Low-Risk Foods:must provide copies of pH test results if required. (canned goods) display a disclaimer for a non-certified kitchen.
All display materials, boxes, must be taken home with the vendor. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to store any items such as racks, coolers or other display items.
All vendor applications may be reviewed and juried by the Market Committee to ensure that the product meets BCAFM eligibility criteria, is suitable to the current market mix, and fits with the market vendor schedule.
Disputes among vendors or customers and vendors must be brought to the Market Manager. Rude behavior will not be tolerated in the marketplace.
The Market Manager is the vendors’ advocate in the marketplace. Vendors are encouraged to bring concerns and problems directly to the Market Manager. The Manager has full control of operations and conduct in the marketplace.
Market vendor stall cost $20 per 10x10 stall. Payment for market spot can be paid in advance (Cash, Cheque or Credit) OR before the market begins on the day of attendance.
Payment information will be provided once the Market Manager and Committee have reviewed the Vendor Application Form. Please allow 1 week for the Market Manager to get back to you!
Please check which market dates you would like to attend below.