BUDDING FARMERS EVERETT AND SIMON FOX SELLING THEIR KALE AND BASIL AT THE FARMERS MARKET. PHOTO BY SOHEIL RAMAZANI.

BUDDING FARMERS EVERETT AND SIMON FOX SELLING THEIR KALE AND BASIL AT THE FARMERS MARKET. PHOTO BY SOHEIL RAMAZANI.

The YKFM wants to encourage the availability of produce and wild harvested products at the weekly Market. To that effect, the YKFM is offering two different options to Yellowknife food growers and harvesters.

1) You can donate your produce and wild harvest

Washed and ready-to-sell produce and wild harvested products are donated to the YKFM and the proceeds from the sale go to the YKFM. Those can include dried morels, whole produce (e.g. uncut carrots) and wild berries as long as they are known to be safe to eat, for example raspberries, cloudberries, cranberries. The produce and the wild harvested products can be dropped off prior to the beginning of the Market by yourself or another person. Advance notice to the Market Manager is much appreciated. The Market Manager can be reached through the Yellowknife Farmers Market at ykfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Produce growers and harvesters selling other wild plants and mushrooms than those listed above must seek approval to donate their products from the Environmental Health Officer. For Environmental Health Officer contact information, see section on Food Safety in the Vendors Handbook. The Market Manager will ask you for a letter of confirmation from the Environmental Health Officer before we can accept your donation of wild harvest products.

2) You can sell your own produce and wild harvest

Produce growers and harvesters are invited to sell their produce and wild harvest products at the Produce and Harvest Table, for a fee equal to 10% of their weekly sales or $25/week, whichever is less. This must be paid to the Market Manager at the beginning of the market. The produce grower/wild harvester must be present to conduct their own sales. Products sold can include dried morels, whole produce (e.g. uncut carrots) and wild berries as long as they are known to be safe to eat, for example raspberries, cloudberries, cranberries. Products must be washed, priced and ready for sale. For insurance purposes, vendors must be members of the YKFM and Vendors Handbook guidelines apply. As much advance notice to the Market Manager is appreciated as the number of tables is limited. The YKFM will do its best to provide a table. If they can, vendors are encouraged to provide their own table and chair. The Market Manager can be reached through the Yellowknife Farmers Market at ykfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 Produce growers and harvesters selling other wild plants and mushrooms than those listed above must seek approval to donate their products from the Environmental Health Officer. For Environmental Health Officer contact information, see section on Food Safety in the Vendors Handbook. The Market Manager will ask you for a letter of confirmation from the Environmental Health Officer before we can accept your donation of wild harvest products. 

For more information, please contact our Market Manager.