Become a Vendor

We Want You!New vendors wanted for the Market!

The Thunder Bay Country Market accommodates a shifting, seasonal population of indoor vendors year-round, with more room outside during the warmer months when fresh produce comes to the Market from area farms and gardens. We’re open for business Saturdays from 8 am til 1 pm all year and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm til 6:30 pm at the Dorothy Dove Building on the CLE Grounds.

Are you a passionate producer looking to meet great customers and other driven makers, bakers and growers? Have you considered joining us at the Market previously? Is 2017 your year? We look forward to reviewing your application!

Please review the Thunder Bay Country Market Rules and Regulations and Definitions prior to completing this application. The Vendor Committee meets regularly throughout the year and your application will be reviewed at the earliest possible opportunity.

NOTE RE FORMS: All application forms are now PDFs that are “fillable” – you can download the forms, then type directly into them, save and email once ready. If you encounter any problems with the forms, please let the manager know, so the problems can be fixed.

Vendor Fee Schedule 2017

NEW VENDORS:
Please note that if you have previously applied to be a vendor with the TBCM and did not receive a response, we encourage you to reapply, as we now have a new manager dealing with all applications in a timely manner. There is no waitlist for new vendors, however not all applications are approved immediately.
1. Fill out the New Vendor Application Form 2017, along with the relevant supplemental forms as needed – Bake it, Make it, Grow it, Retail it. Ensure you answer all questions as indicated on the forms.
2. Send the completed application form and all relevant attachments to the Manager of the TBCM by email manager@thunderbaycountrymarket.com or submit to the Manager in person at the Market office. Contact the office on 807-622-1406 for office hours. Samples of products do not need to be provided at this point in the process.
3. You will receive notification via email within 2 weeks of receipt of your application and when the next Vending Committee will be held. Any questions requiring clarification will happen with the Manager before the committee meets. After the Committee meets, you will receive written notification of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks.

NEW SUB-VENDORS:
If your product doesn’t need it’s own booth but is a great fit for our market, have you considered selling as a sub-vendor? Current vendors can add sub-vendors after approval to their booths, selling on your behalf on a commission-basis. The best fit for most food items is The General Store, but you may also have a connection with another vendor. If you wish to pursue this idea:
1. Use the New Sub-Vendor Application Form 2017, along with the relevant supplemental forms as needed – Bake it, Make it, Grow it, Retail it.
2. Send the completed application form and all relevant attachments to the Manager of the TBCM by email manager@thunderbaycountrymarket.com or submit to the Manager in person at the Market office. Contact the office on 807-622-1406 for office hours. Samples of products do not need to be provided at this point in the process.
3. You will receive notification via email within 2 weeks of receipt of your application and when the next Vending Committee will be held. Any questions requiring clarification will happen with the Manager before the committee meets. After the Committee meets, you will receive written notification of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Your vendor will also receive a copy of this letter. Note that any arrangements regarding sale and display of your items are between you and the vendor, however any changes to the arrangement need notification to the Manager.

CURRENT VENDORS: The renewal application for current vendors has been recently updated – Current Vendor Renewal Application 2017. Remember that vendors have to reapply for their booths each year and pay the registration fee annually. Vendors who wish to expand their market offerings must use the Current Vendor Additional Products Application 2017 form.
Current sub-vendors (i.e. if you have products in our General Store or sold through another vendor) that haven’t yet reapplied for 2017 can use the Current sub-vendor renewal form 2017.

NON-PROFITS:
We have limited weekly availability for non-profit organizations to promote their upcoming events through the Market. If you would like to join us, we are starting to set the schedule for 2017.  If you are simply selling raffle tickets or similar, there is no table fee nor registration fee. If you are selling items, there is a table fee, but the annual registration fee is waived. Approval in advance is required for any table space. Walk-ins looking to set up will NOT be accommodated. Talk to or email the manager for more information! manager@thunderbaycountrymarket.com

Please contact us with any questions. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Rules & Regulations