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Applications – James Bay Community Market

Interested in selling at the James Bay Community Market? Are you a non-profit with a message?
Due to the BCCDC (BC Centre for Disease Control) regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic the James Bay Community Market has had to change its operations. Social distancing results in fewer vendor spots and “event” activities such as live music and the Children’s tent cannot occur, nevertheless, the James Bay Community Market has been thriving since the first Saturday in May with food and produce vendors, and can now expand to include artisans and craft vendors.
Under the BCCDC guidelines we have space for some 40 vendors. Less than under normal circumstances, but enough to ensure a successful market experience.
Products sold at the market must be homemade, handmade, and homegrown and are juried to ensure that these guidelines are met.

Policy Manual

The rules and regulations for all vendors can be found in the James Bay Market Society Policy Manual. Whether you are a farmer, food producer, crafter, artisan, non-profit or service provider, please read the Policy Manual.

Application Forms

All vendors must become members of the James Bay Market Society to sell at the market. Those who regularly assist vendors must become associate members.
Download the 2020 James Bay Market Society Membership Application here.

Download the Updated James Bay Community Market Vendor Application form here.

Please note: The Membership and Vendor Application forms for 2020 are fillable forms. Download the forms to your computer and fill out the fields on your computer, save the forms, and print them out and sign them. If you prefer to fill the forms out by hand, simply print them out and fill them out as in previous years.

New Vendors and Returning Vendors with New Product:

Please note: All of our vendors are juried to confirm that their products are either homemade, handmade, or homegrown.
To request a jury session, please send in your completed James Bay Market Society Membership and your James Bay Community Market Vendor Application forms by email to or to our mailing address: James Bay Market Society, c/o Larry Freeman, 4165 Dalmeny Road, Victoria, BC, V8Z 4X5.
For new vendors, the cost of jurying is $10 and a full membership fee of $20 is due at the time of the jury session. The jury fee is non-refundable, and the membership fee is refundable only if the vendor is not accepted by the jury committee.
Returning juried vendors, please note:
JURYING WILL BE DONE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Please only come at your appointed date and time.
Please ensure you bring a sampling of all the products you wish to sell.

James Bay Community Market Musician & Performer Application forms

We are very sorry, but based on the BC CDC regulations we cannot have live music this summer.

Non-Profit Organizations and Community Groups:

Due to the social distancing regulations for 2020 there will be limited spaces available for non-profit or community groups this year. This space may be used to display and sell pertinent literature, sell memberships, give demonstrations, or sell raffle tickets only with an approved permit from the BC Gaming Commission. A non-profit organization or Community Group that wishes to sell products must apply as a regular vendor.
Download Non-Profit and Community Group application here.

Market Layout:

The 2020 Market layout as a general guide. Do note that the Market Layout is subject to change without notice.
Download the Market Layout here.

Volunteering at James Bay Community Market:

Are you interested in volunteering for the James Bay Community Market Society?
Click here for more information and the volunteer application form.