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Farmers’ Market Notification Form

Ontario Regulation 493/17 Food Premises exempts certain farmers’ markets from being subject to compliance with the regulation. In order to grant an exemption the Ministry of Health requires Health Units to:

  • Request initial verification from each farmers’ market board/manager to assess whether an exemption applies. This assessment includes reviewing an inventory of all vendors including non-food vendors signed up for the market for the current season.
  • Grant an exemption from the Ontario Food Premise Regulation to a farmers’ market if greater than 50% (51%) of the vendors are producers of farm products who are primarily selling or offering for sale their own products intended for use as food. Compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act will still apply to ensure the safety of food for sale at the market.

By filling the Farmers’ Market Notification form you are fulfilling your regulatory duty to notify the Health Unit of operation and of the vendors that will be attending your Farmers’ Market this coming season. 

Upon receiving notification the Health Unit will conduct an assessment to determine if your market is eligible  to receive the exemption and will provide communication back to you market board.

Market Information

Name of Market Manager(Required)
Address(Required)

Description of the Farmers' Market

Address of the Farmers' Market(Required)
Location of the Farmers' Market(Required)

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Member of Farmers' Markets Ontario?(Required)

Description of Services

Sanitary Facilities (indicate number)

Water Supply

ALL PREMISES PREPARING FOOD MUST HAVE A SUPPLY OF POTABLE HOT AND COLD RUNNING WATER
Potable Water Supplied to Vendors(Required)
How will potable water be supplied to vendors?

Hydro

Electricity available to vendors?(Required)

Garbage

Garbage bins supplied to vendors?(Required)
Garbage must be disposed of at least daily.

Vendors

Animal Exhibits(Required)
Personal Services (i.e. tattooing)(Required)
Vendor Registration List
Name of Vendor
Email Address/Phone Number
Is this a Farm Product Producer?
 

Note

Notification is for Health Unit requirements only. Other permits may be required. Please contact your municipality where you plan to hold the Farmers’ Market.
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