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KL Food Market

food market


Tuesdays 3:00 - 6:00 pm
June - October Rain or shine we will be there!

Location: Civic Park Pavilion, 20 Tweedsmuir Avenue, Kirkland Lake.

Farmers Market info

Local Done Right - Our vendors produce their products in Timiskaming District, which in turn supports our regional economy. The food at the market is local, grown using methods that minimize negative impacts on the earth through the use of ecologically friendly techniques.

Table Fresh - This is the produce that comes from the land in our area, cultivated by the farmers you'll meet here. This is the most delicious and nutritious bounty you can find.

Family Friendly - The market is full of family friendly activities including food demonstrations, samples, and entertainers.

Want to become a Food Vendor?

Please fill out both the Health Unit Permit and 2020 Food Vendor Application. Deadline to apply is June 20th, 2020.

Health Unit Food Permit Application

2020 Food Market Vendor Application

Dear Food Market Vendors and Customers,

For the 2020 KL Food Market there will be a few changes to insure we are operating in the best practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 Food Market Rules:

  • Only food vendors will be allowed this year.
  • No sampling of products.
  • One-way traffic layout. Vendor will rotate where they are each week to make it fair in the one-way design layout of the market.
  • No sitting area or tables will be set up for the public use.
  • Limit number of people allowed in the gates at one time (20 people max.)
  • Separate entrance and exit.
  • Washrooms will be closed to the public. Vendors will have to ask KL Summer Student for a key to use the washrooms at Civic when needed.

Vendors Rules 2020

  1. The KL Food Market is managed by the Town of Kirkland Lake. The Town of Kirkland Lake will approve vendors, enforce rules/regulations, approve vendor assignments, promote the market and have designated employee(s) present on each Market day.

  2. Vendors will be required to complete a Kirkland Lake Food Market Application. If approved, vendors must produce proof of Temiskaming Health Unit Approval to confirm participation in the Market. Each vendor is responsible for seeking out and complying with all Temiskaming Health Unit regulations for their Special Food Event Permit.

  3. The Kirkland Lake Food Market invites vendors who sell their own farmed/gardened goods and/or foods they have produced to apply. Preference will be given to local products/producers. Non-local vendors (those who are not Kirkland Lake taxpayers) will be considered. The Town of Kirkland Lake reserves the right to select and approve applicants. While the Market becomes established there may be limits on types of products offered. All products must be approved by the Town of Kirkland Lake and the Temiskaming Health Unit.

  4. The cost to be a vendor is based on a per-season or per-week category and whether the vendor is a Kirkland Lake Taxpayer or not. For current rates, please refer to the KL Food Market Application. (link to the current year's application)

  5. Application fees may be paid by cheque, credit card or cash. Cheques are payable to: 'Town of Kirkland Lake'

    • Seasonal vendors must be paid in full on or before the first Market day of the season.
    • Weekly vendors may pre-pay for upcoming weeks or at the start of each Market day.

  6. The Market is located at the Civic Park Pavilion, 20 Tweedsmuir Avenue (corner of Nippissing Lane/Tweedsmuir Avenue) on each Tuesday - rain or shine - from June to October (please see Vendor Application for current dates). Vendors will be under a covered pavilion with a cement floor. Sales may only be made between 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

  7. Vendors may start setting up at 2:00 pm and must be ready to sell by 3:00 pm. Vendors may drive into the park using the alternate entrance on Nipissing Lane between 2:00 - 2:45 pm to unload. Vendors arriving after 2:45 pm must park outside the park and bring their products into the Pavilion by foot. Town of Kirkland Lake employees may be able to assist vendors who arrive after 2:45 pm.

  8. Vendors are not permitted to tear-down their stall until 6:00 pm unless sold out. Each vendor is responsible for returning their space to the original condition upon vacating. Municipal representatives will empty garbage bins in the Pavilion and Park.

  9. Vendors are responsible for bringing all their own supplies. The Town only provides the space for vendors. Should vendors forget to bring a table, they may be rented from the Community Complex at an additional cost.

  10. Each vendor has a 10' x 10' space (minimum). More space may be used at no additional cost, if available. Permanent alteration to Park property is not allowed.

  11. Electrical access is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis based on applicant's registration.

  12. Tents or product coverings are required for ready-to-eat foods.

  13. Pets (aside from service animals) are not permitted in the Park.

  14. Washroom facilities and outdoor water access are available within the Park.

  15. Sales must be conducted in an orderly business manner. Shouting or aggressive solicitation is not permitted. Any complaints brought forward will issue first a verbal warning to the vendor, followed by written notice and removal from the Market.

  16. Correspondence with vendors will be via email unless vendors indicate an alternate method of communication. The Town of Kirkland Lake may contact vendors to provide updates regarding upcoming markets or changes to rules and regulations. Rules may be amended at any time.

  17. It is encouraged that vendors commit to a full-season for consumer consistency. If an absence is anticipated, please advise the market representatives as early as possible.

  18. The Town of Kirkland Lake carries liability insurance to protect the Market. Every vendor must provide the Town with a copy of their own insurance, if applicable.

  19. Vendors using electricity or preparing food on-site must have a fire extinguisher at their station

  20. Smoking is prohibited as per the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. Those who smoke must adhere to provincial law distances.