Thank you for your interest in vending at our festival!
FARM TO FORK ON COMMON GROUND is a unique festival providing an opportunity for Ontario’s non-GMO and organic sector (farmers, producers, distributors and retailers) to connect their products with engaged consumers, increase brand and non-GMO/organic awareness, educate consumers, and ultimately promote and boost Ontario’s organic farm-to-fork economy!
We are the ONLY festival in Toronto with exclusively non-GMO & organic fare!
See the excitement and energy in the vendor marketplace at the 2015 Toronto GMO-Free Festival!
The festival’s goal is five-fold:
- to increase awareness about the environmental and health risks associated with genetically modified food
- to educate consumers with facts about industrial agriculture’s impact on our environment
- to empower people to take action and vote with their dollar in their own communities
- to celebrate Organic Week and all the safe food options available in the GTA
- to honour the conscientious farmers and businesses who work so hard to serve us!
Last year nearly 3,000 people came through our GMO-Free Festival marketplace. The event was a huge success, connecting farmers to curious and concerned citizens, organic foodies, environmental defenders, food safety advocates and seed saving warriors.
This year, bringing in a new audience of people who’ve attended Fort York’s On Common Ground festival for the past four years, FARM TO FORK ON COMMON GROUND is a win-win opportunity for you to showcase your farm/business/products to a large group of interested, engaged customers, many of whom already appreciate the value of organic.
Vendor pricing is extremely reasonable for the festival and based on the honor system. Even though the festival has expanded to two days this year, we decided to keep the pricing the same as last year.
Our Sponsor fees are shared with Fort York; however, 100% of Vendor fees goes to the Coalition to help cover costs associated with producing the festival, to support future Coalition projects and events and most importantly, to allow us to continue our important educational and advocacy work.
We are relying on the support of businesses such as yours to ensure that this important community event is visible and successful.
Thank you for your consideration!
Please Read the conditions below before submitting a Vendor Application.
- Tabling applications are subject to a jury process to ensure that all participants support the vision of the Toronto Non-GMO Coalition.
- All food and beverages being sampled or sold MUST be certified organic, OR free of GMOs, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and synthetic fertilizers. Proof may be required.
- Vendors may sell prepared foods or sample and sell packaged goods.
- Vendors must be knowledgeable about the product being sold and are encouraged to discuss how their food is grown/produced, answer questions and educate the customer on how the product relates to Farm to Fork.
- Prepared food vendors are asked to use as many local and market-sourced ingredients in their products as possible and to highlight direct farm connections.
- Vendors are asked to use minimal packaging and environmentally responsible plates, cups, napkins and utensils.
- Vendors may provide their own booth set-up or rent from the Coalition. All tents must be safely secured; staking is not permitted.
- ALL FOOD/BEV VENDORS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT a Toronto Public Health Temporary Vendor form in order to receive a vendor pass (exceptions may be made for farmers already registered with the city).
- Hand-washing stations and food-handler certificates are mandatory for vendors serving prepared foods and beverages.
- Vendors are requested to sell prepared food and beverage at wholesale or special festival price.
- All vendors, except non-profits, will be responsible for having the appropriate Ontario sales tax number and for collecting the appropriate HST.
- Craft vendors MUST have a connection to GMOs, organic and/or Farm to Fork mission
Farmers’ Market-Specific Vendor Conditions
- All produce must be certified organic, or non-certified organic but free of GMOs, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and synthetic fertilizers. Proof may be required.
- All produce must be grown locally and no more than 30% of a vendor’s produce can come from other than their own farm (or land directly under their management)
IMPORTANT DATES FOR VENDORS
VENDOR APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! : THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
(Vendors will receive confirmation of participation within 1 business day of application submission.)
Payment due date: Upon confirmation of participation
TO Public Health/TEMP FOOD VENDOR FORM DEADLINE EXTENDED!: THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
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