Vendor Verification Process

Jun 28, 2019 | News & Events

We Made, Baked, and Grew it for you. We verified it for you too

Our vendors have been carefully screened to ensure their products are authentically produced by them—and nobody else. The result? Confidence in knowing anything you buy was made, grown or handcrafted by the vendor you bought it from.

Why do we verify?

Recently, there has been an emergence of non-local, inauthentic products in farmers’ markets in Edmonton and across Canada. We want to make sure that our customers are getting only the most authentic products from our market.

How do we verify?

A third-party reviewer visits the farms, homes, and workspaces of our vendors with criteria determined by us at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market to evaluate their authenticity.

What are the criteria?

  1. Sufficient and appropriate production capacity to produce each product
  2. Sufficient supply of materials to produce each product
  3. Each product is labelled accurately as to the source or origin of the product

The heart of a farmers’ market are its authentic, local products, and we want to assure that our community and our customers are getting only that.

For more information about OSFM, check out our media kit.

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