JOIN THE FARMERS' MARKET
You must be a financial member of Food Hawke's Bay Inc before you can start trading at the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets – but you do not have to be member of Food Hawke's Bay to apply to become a stallholder.
Becoming a member of Food Hawke's Bay does not automatically mean you will be accepted to become a stallholder at the Hawke’s Bay Farmer's Markets and you may be accepted for one market but not the other.
To download an application form to apply for the Farmers' Market and Food Hawke's Bay membership please Click Here
Food Hawke's Bay Inc members must complete the application form to become a stallholder. Once the completed form has been received you may be asked for further information or invited to discuss your products/produce with the stallholders committee.
For a copy of the stallholders agreement, rules and regulations please email email@example.com
or phone Food Hawke's Bay on (06) 974 8931.
The committee may view your premises at any time during your tenure of a stall at the Market/s to verify the authenticity of your application.
The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market Committee review applications at their committee meeting on the first Wednesday of each month. Your application will initially be reviewed at the first meeting that occurs after you have submitted your application and a final decision will usually be made at their meeting the following month. Depending on when you submit your application, the application process may take up to two months or longer if the committee need to do further investigation into your application. Applications are only considered at committee meetings.
Please note the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets do not accept causal stallholders.
If your application is successful you will be sent a list of products that you are permitted to sell. Should you wish to introduce new product lines you must submit a new application to the stallholders' committee. Likewise for artisan products, if the sources of your primary produce changes you must submit a new application.
If your application is successful you can start trading two weeks after receipt of your approval letter.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Farmers' Market soon.