Application June 9th, 2024

 

We are excited to welcome you to the upcoming 2nd Annual Vegan Summer Market at the Marda Loop Community Hall on Sunday June 9th, 2024! The market will be from 10am - 3pm.

The space can hold approx 50 inside table vendors, 4 food trucks and 2 commercial kitchens. 1 commercial kitchen space is still available

All vegan businesses are welcome to apply, Ice cream, Bakeries, Meal prep, Artists, Face painters, etc The more variety the better :)

All advertising will be thru our social media account, influencers, market vendor posts as well as posters around the community and city. 

Feel free to reach out if you would like further information that is not listed. The price list is within the application form below. Hope to see you all in December.

Prices

Inside booth $210

Face Painting Outside $100

Food Truck $300

Table rental $15-$20

More pricing  on the Market Vendor Application below

Please follow the link below for our Market Vendor Application Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu7XRlX4X99FsnIZaHlXUcuftU4rqPbZyZODz0bT8Tz8t5vQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Volunteer Application

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_5C8bshOAs--u7IWBg_8oVuf8qQGl4LWD8eYo1oaojyk9dA/viewform?usp=pp_url

Market Policy:

  1. Product Guidelines

All products sold at the market must be strictly vegan, meaning they must not contain any animal products, by-products, or derivatives such as meat, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, leather, or any other animal-derived ingredient or material. No exceptions will be made.

We also ask that you label all products clearly, including any allergens or dietary restrictions. This will help customers make informed choices about what they buy.

In addition, all vendors must comply with any relevant health and safety regulations, including those related to food preparation and handling. Your products must follow AHS (Alberta Health Services) and CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) guidelines for your specific food items.

  1. Table Options

Bring your own table 8ft max length or we can provide one for a small fee. Fees are outlined in the application form.

  1. Payment

Payment can be made via invoice, all payment options will show up on the invoice.

  1. If you are unable to attend the market, we will provide a full refund if we are notified at least 21 days prior to the event. A 50% refund is given if you cancel between the 14-21 day mark prior to the event date. No refunds will be given for cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the event.

    1. Electricity

    If you require electricity, please let us know in advance. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but please note that there may be limitations to the number of outlets available. Please bring a extension cord if you request electricity.

  2. Health and Safety

We take the health and safety of our vendors and customers very seriously. Please ensure that your products are stored and displayed safely, and that you have appropriate hand sanitizing facilities available.

All vendors must comply with any relevant health and safety regulations, including those related to food preparation and handling. Alberta Health Services requires that all food vendors complete and submit the "Temporary Food Establishment Notification Form" and the "Food Vendor Checklist" prior to the event. Please ensure that you have completed these forms and send them to us no later than July 21st, 2023 via email to lokal.yyc@gmail.com. Please have these forms available at your vendor station during the market.

If you have any concerns or questions about health and safety regulations or the required paperwork, please let us know.

  1. Acknowledgement of Traditional Land

We would like to take a moment to acknowledge that the land on which we will be holding this event is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina Nation and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley Bands) Nations. We recognize their longstanding relationship with this land, which continues to this day, and we are committed to honouring their contributions and respecting their ongoing stewardship of the land.

  1. Non-Bullying and LGBTQ+ Friendly

We want to make it clear that we have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying or discrimination of any kind. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all vendors and customers, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, religion, ability, or any other characteristic. If you witness or experience any behaviour that goes against these values, please notify one of the event organizers immediately.

  1. Liability

Please note that we are not liable for any damages or losses incurred by vendors, including but not limited to theft, injury, or damage to property. By participating in this event, you agree to assume all risks and responsibilities associated with your participation.

Thank you for taking the time to read through these instructions. We look forward to seeing you at the market and working together to create a successful and enjoyable event for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at lokal.yyc@gmail.com.

Best regards,

The Lokal Organizing Team

Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Policy for Lokal Markets

The purpose of this volunteer policy is to provide a clear understanding of the responsibilities, expectations, and benefits of volunteering with Lokal Markets. Volunteers play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission of promoting veganism and supporting local vegan businesses. This policy outlines the guidelines for all volunteers who work with us.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a strong interest in veganism, animal rights, and supporting local vegan businesses
  • Must be reliable and committed to fulfilling the duties assigned to them
  • Must follow all policies and procedures of Lokal Markets
  • Must attend any necessary training sessions if necessary.

Volunteer Duties

  • Assist with setup and cleanup of the market
  • Help vendors with setup and sales
  • Provide information to customers about the market and vendors
  • Assist with marketing and promoting the market
  • Help with head counts, raffle sales, greeting guests etc.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required

Volunteer Benefits

  • Gain experience in event planning and promotion
  • Learn about veganism and local vegan businesses
  • Meet like-minded individuals and build connections in the community
  • Receive a letter of recommendation and recognition for their contributions upon request

 Volunteers will be managed by the Volunteer Coordinator, who will assign duties, provide training, and supervise their work. Volunteers must communicate any concerns or issues to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Volunteers must follow the code of conduct of Lokal Markets. This includes:

  • Treating all vendors, customers, and fellow volunteers with respect and courtesy
  • Maintaining confidentiality of any sensitive information
  • Following all safety procedures and guidelines
  • Reporting any incidents or concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator

Termination of Volunteer Status The volunteer status of any individual may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed appropriate by Lokal Markets. This includes failure to follow policies and procedures, inappropriate behavior, or lack of commitment.

  1. Acknowledgement of Traditional Land

We would like to take a moment to acknowledge that the land on which we will be holding this event is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina Nation and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley Bands) Nations. We recognize their longstanding relationship with this land, which continues to this day, and we are committed to honouring their contributions and respecting their ongoing stewardship of the land.

  1. Non-Bullying and LGBTQ+ Friendly

We want to make it clear that we have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying or discrimination of any kind. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all vendors and customers, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, religion, ability, or any other characteristic. If you witness or experience any behaviour that goes against these values, please notify one of the event organizers immediately.

  1. Liability

Please note that we are not liable for any damages or losses incurred by vendors, including but not limited to theft, injury, or damage to property. By participating in this event, you agree to assume all risks and responsibilities associated with your participation.

Thank you for taking the time to read through these instructions. We look forward to seeing you at the market and working together to create a successful and enjoyable event for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at lokal.yyc@gmail.com.

Best regards,

The Lokal Organizing Team