Tools & Resources Database

Our crop of tools and resources have been harvested from many sources and compiled here to help you cultivate and grow your farmers’ market and business. Whether you are a board member, market manager, or vendor, you will find a wide variety of useful reports, links, videos, and other documents to explore.

Consumer Products and Cosmetics
Government of Canada. Information on incident reporting, recalls and alerts, cosmetic information, product safety education and consumer product requirements.
Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
Government of Canada
Cosmetic Notification Form
Government of Canada
Cosmetic Regulations
Government of Canada
Cosmetic, Soap and Body Products
BCAFM conference workshop with Creston Valley Farmers' Market, Bodylove Bathworks (2016)
Cosmetics Legislation
Government of Canada
Food Safety at Farmers’ Markets: updates and new developments on training and market requirements
BCAFM conference presentation with BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Ministry of Health, First Nations Health Authority, Interior Health Authority (2017)
Foods or Natural Health Products (NHP)
Canada Food Inspection Agency
Frequently Asked Questions – Cosmetic Regulations
Government of Canada
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control (2016)
Health & Food Safety
BCAFM webpage highlighting important food safety resources.
How to Complete a Cosmetic Notification Form
Government of Canada.
Labelling of Cosmetics – Consumer product safety
Government of Canada
Liquor Sales at Farmers’ Markets
As of June 21, 2014, beer, wine, cider and spirits can be sampled and sold alongside fresh fruits and veggies at BC farmers’ markets
Promotional video (2015)
Natural and Non-prescription Health Products
Government of Canada
Notification of Cosmetics
Government of Canada. As per section 30 of the Cosmetic Regulations, manufacturers and importers must notify Health Canada within 10 days after they first sell a cosmetic in Canada.
Public Markets and Community Health: An Examination
Project for Public Spaces (2006)
What is Certified Organic
BCAFM webpage highlighting organics in BC.