Hatch & Hype
The Incubator Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is leading and launching an exciting new incubator program and it’s launching in Cedar summer 2023!
Want to test the waters of being a vendor?
This initiative is an entrepreneurial marketing and business development strategy to better hatch, highlight, hype, and bring focus to new BC farm and food products from both existing and new vendors.
In addition, this strategy will elevate the important role of farmers’ markets as small business incubators and accelerators while growing and strengthening collaborative relationships between farmers’ markets with existing small business and economic development support networks across BC.
Returning vendors can also take advantage of the Hatch + Hype project. Established businesses can use this opportunity to further promote new products and introduce new farm crops.
5 Benefits of Hatch + Hype
FOR NEW VENDORS:
Low-Barrier Entry: Benefit from a low-cost, low-barrier opportunity to engage directly with customers at farmers’ markets in a vibrant, dedicated space for new vendors.
Realize Business Ideas: Hatch + Hype provides the platform to test market your product and receive valuable feedback from consumers.
Access Resources: Gain access to promotional materials, low-cost liability insurance, and educational opportunities to support business growth.
FOR ESTABLISHED VENDORS:
Promote New Products: Utilize Hatch + Hype to further promote new products, collaborations, and innovations within your existing market space.
Boost Business Exposure: Leverage promotional materials provided by Hatch + Hype to increase visibility and attract more customers.
Strengthen Market Presence: Enhance market reputation by showcasing products at the forefront of innovation and culinary trends.
Amplify Your Reach: Expand your customer base and gain exposure! The vibrant Hatch + Hype tent and marketing materials attracts a diverse and enthusiastic crowd eager to discover unique flavors. Showcasing your delicious creations here means reaching new customers who are excited to support local, emerging businesses like yours.
This program is for new food and farm businesses to test out their product and business ideas FREE for one day! Current Cedar Farmers’ Market vendors can also participate with new food and farm products.
You get free stall frees, branded tent and tables, a chance to meet other businesses owners, and a built-in customer base!
Applications are now open. This program is for food & farm businesses only.
Temporary Food Markets Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
Table of Contents
Please follow the link ('Read Document') to read the guidelines in their entirety.
Appendix I - Lower Risk Roods (Excerpt from Temporary Food Markets Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets)
Appendix II - Higher Risk Roods (Excerpt from Temporary Food Markets Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets)