Vendor & Music Applications
Update April 12th:
Vendors Applications Our first round of applications have been approved.
Full Categories: Bakery, jewelry, Wood Art, Ceramic/Pottery.
We need additional vendors for these product categories: Cheese, ice cream, apple orchard, and honey.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN:
Musicians: have been booked for the season and can be found at: cedarfarmersmarket.org/vendor-profiles
August 10, 2022: We are still accepting drop-in vendors for occasional market dates.
CHRISTMAS MARKET: NOVEMBER 13. Please use our regular application link above to apply for our Christmas market. It is outdoors, rain or shine. $50 for non-members, regular 10’x10′ stall.
May 27, 2022: We are currently full. Applications can still be submitted, but a processing date is not set. We DO have space for ice cream or other homemade cold treat. We are also always looking for family/children’s entertainment such as a bubble blower. If you have icecream or entertainment to offer, please apply above and also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org thank you!!
April 12, 2022: We have processed a large volume of applications and we are in the process of contacting these initial applicants. Our applications are now open on an ongoing basis though a processing time cannot be confirmed moving forward.
March 21, 2022: Applications for this season are being temporarily paused as we begin to process the current applications. We expect to reopen the online applications in a few weeks – early to mid-April.
Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP)
In 2022, we distributed over $26,000 in food funding in our first full year of operating the FMNCP.
Applications open Friday, April 21st. Priority will be given to Cedar-area lower-income families, pregnant people, and seniors. Approved participants will receive $27/week in coupons (gift certificates) to spend on fresh groceries including veggies, meat, seafood, and dairy (cheese). The program runs for 16 weeks giving each participant a total of $432 in fresh local food of their choosing.
About the Program
“The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations provide coupons to lower-income families, pregnant people and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. Coupons can be spent at all BCAFM member farmers’ markets that participate in the FMNCP, and can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, herbs, vegetable & fruit plants, honey, meat and fish.”
The Cedar FMNCP provides funding to low-income families, seniors, and pregnant people to purchase fresh local produce, meat, seafood, and other fresh groceries. In 2022, we will have extra funding for seniors!
Average funding is $27/week and can be saved for a few weeks for a bigger shop. If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com
If accepted to the program, participants must engage in a nutrition education component. We will have recipe sharing on a private Facebook group as well as two chef demonstrations at the market, which are billed as “Community Cookouts”. These are tentatively scheduled for July 24th and September 4th. You don’t have to join us for both and they are designed to be fun! Thanks to funding from the Regional District of Nanaimo we will have a chef on-site cooking up seasonal veggies for everyone to sample and recipe cards to take home with you. If you can’t make it to the “Cookouts” we will come up with alternatives for you.
UPDATE June 8: Due to an abundance of applications we are now moving to a wait-list Application.
Waitlist Cedar FMNCP Applications:
More info about the FMNCP: