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Welcome to the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative,

By becoming a member of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative, you are joining a team of local markets working collaboratively to create a dynamic and thriving farmers’ market sector in our communities and across Nova ScotiaBringing together Market Managers, Board Members and Volunteer Organizers, as well as active vendors, our Cooperative is first and foremost a supportive network of dedicated people.

Membership Criteria:
Our member markets are committed to providing exceptional local products and experiences to their customers. By joining the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative, you make a commitment to sell only the highest quality local products; bringing the best to your community.

Our markets proudly adhere to a “make it, bake it, grow it” policy. They require vendors to provide clear information about the origin of any and all products sold. Our members maintain the tradition of bringing together producers and shoppers, and allow participation of agricultural products, secondary producers, artisans, and artists.

Our member markets must be formally organized as an association, cooperative, or by some other form of incorporation, with bylaws appropriate for their community.

By joining the cooperative, markets become part of a team, working collectively to create a dynamic farmers’ markets sector. As such, we encourage members to actively engage in the activities of the cooperative, asking that all member markets attend the Annual General Meeting or at least one gathering of the cooperative each year.

Members also contribute financially to the cooperative through an annual membership fee. In the spirit of a cooperative, our fees are proportional, and based on the size and season of each individual member market.

To view our membership criteria policy in full, click here.