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 B.C. farmers’ markets.
Read the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch Policy Directives below for details regarding eligibility of vendors and farmers’ markets, and policies and procedures for obtaining a Farmers’ Market Authorization:
- BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch – Policy Directive Re: Liquor sales at farmers’ markets (June 21, 2014)
- BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch – Policy Directive Re: Expansion of (Farmers’) Market eligibility criteria (October 2, 2015)
For further information regarding liquor control and licensing in British Columbia, visit the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.
- Frequently Asked Questions (for markets) – Liquor at BC Farmers’ Markets (BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch)
- To serve liquor in a farmers’ market, a Special Event Permit is needed (BC Liquor and Cannabis regulation Branch).
- BC Beer, Wine and Liquor Sales at Farmers’ Markets – BCAFM Conference presentation (BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch)
- B.C. outlines balanced plan for grocery store liquor sales – media release (March 6, 2014)
- Liquor changes plant seed for tourism, economic growth – BC Government media release, BC Newsroom (December 11, 2013)