Get Ready for Farmers, Pop-up, and Craft Markets


Farmers markets, craft markets and pop-up markets have become a staple in many communities across BC. More and more consumers want to support unique, locally-based products and vendors. Have you tried your hand at being a vendor? Do you want to start selling at a community-based market?

This panel-format seminar brings together organizers and experienced vendors from a range of community-based markets to share proven ideas and successful ways of “working the event.”

This seminar will help you:

  • bring your idea further to becoming “market ready”
  • identify the kinds of markets best suited for your goods
  • become aware of costs, rules and regulations for your type of product
  • navigate the (juried) application process to becoming a vendor
  • understand what successful vendors do in terms of packaging, selling in person, identifying audiences and how to “keep things fresh”

Note: this session is a new edition with a fresh slate of panelists, so you’re welcome to join us again if you attended before.

Facilitated By: Tamara Komuniecki (Delish General Store), alongside a panel of industry insiders from various farmers, pop-up, and craft markets including Melissa Nkomo (The Kunye Way), Natalie Ferrari-Morton (East Van Jam), Sora Takayama (Vegan Pudding & Co.), Wally Mitchell (The Lemon Square) and more.

This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to other locations via live webinar. Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.