A Farmer's Market for the U of S

After a fantastically successful pilot in the winter of 2016, the Office of Sustainability, the USSU, and the Saskatoon Farmer's Market have partnered to bring a taste of the Farmer's Market to the campus community. From September to April, the U of S Campus Farmer's Market will appear monthly in the Place Riel North Concourse.

To apply for a vendor stall at the U of S Campus Farmer's Market, please fill out the online application form at the link below.

Dates, Times, and Locations

The Office of Sustainability and the USSU are currently co-ordinating to identify an updated schedule, procedures, and potentially location for the U of S Campus Farmer's Market. As such, there are no hard dates planned for the 2017-2018 year other than Friday, October 13.

Start: 9:00 am

Ends: 2:00 pm

Setup will open at 8:30am each morning of the U of S Campus Farmer's Market.

Place Riel, 1 Campus Drive

Vendors will set up in the North Concourse of the building.

Vendor Types

These vendor ratios are approximate and may vary depending on season.

Baked Goods - up to 2 tables

We encourage whole loaves, whole pies, and baked goods sold by the dozen. Please see restricted items below.

Fresh Produce - up to 4 tables

Open for fresh vegetable and fruit sellers. Priority for 1 table will be given to the Campus Horticulture Club.

Canned Foods - up to 2 tables

Dried and canned food items including sauces, salsas, jams, and jellies.

Meat, Dairy, or Frozen Foods - up to 2 tables

A small number of electrical outlets are available, though we are unable to provide refrigerators or freezers.

Dry Goods - up to 2 tables

Dried herbs, dried fruits, candies, jerky, grains, or dry pasta.

Crafts and Other - up to 2 tables

Non-food items that are artisanal in quality.

U of S Campus Farmer's Market Vendor Ratios

Vendor Information

Vendors wanting to set up at the U of S Campus Farmer's Market must complete the Vendor Registration Form. Vendors selling food must also submit an “Application to Sell Food at a Farmer’s Market” to the Facilities Manager for approval from the Health Region. Applicants will be notified which days they are selected to set up at the U of S Campus Farmer's Market.

The U of S Campus Farmer's Market will host 10 rotating vendors at each market. Vendors will be selected based on the desired ratio of vendors goods outlined in the section above. An 11th table will host the USSU Food Centre's Fresh Food Market each week. Some items are not permitted at the U of S Campus Farmer's Market. Please see the list of restricted items in the appropriate section below.

There is a $25 fee to set up for a day at the U of S Campus Farmer's Market. It can be paid upon arrival at the USSU Front Desk in Upper Place Riel. Cash, debit, and credit card are accepted.

Each vendor will be allotted one 3'x6' table. Please bring table covering as desired.

The U of S Campus Farmer's Market is located in the North Concourse of Place Riel at 1 Campus Drive.

Parking will be in Lot 1 located in front of Place Riel. Parking fees will be $2 per hour paid by the vendor. If after parking you require the use of a dolly, one can be picked up in the North Concourse from the USSU Front Desk.

Alternatively, unloading can occur at the loading zone located directly in front of the building in the transit area. This loading zone can only accommodate two small vehicles at a time and can not block any bus parking. If this method is chosen, we will have volunteers available to watch goods while the vendor promptly leaves to park their vehicle. 

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Place Riel will be open at 8:30am for setup. Loading can occur from the parking lot or at the loading zone in front of Place Riel located in the transit area.

All vendors will sign in at the USSU desk in Upper Place Riel. The $25 vendor fee is payable at this time. Once signed in, vendors will receive their table number and location.

Due to exclusivity agreements with on-campus vendors, the following items are not permitted:

Baking Restrictions

Cookies and muffins are not permitted.

Ready-to-Eat Meals and Hot Meals

Any meal that requires on the spot preparation is not permitted. Hot meals including pizza, sushi, rice & veggie bowls, pitas, smoothies, burgers, fries, or crepes are not permitted.

The U of S Campus Farmer's Market is a Sustainability Initiative

To support this goal, all items sold at the U of S Campus Market must be handmade, locally sourced, or support sustainability in some way.

Public Health Authority

All food items offered for sale at the U of S Campus Market must meet the approval of the public health authority. 

Contact Information

For general inquires and application submissions:

Matt Wolsfeld

Community Engagement Co-ordinator

University of Saskatchewan - Office of Sustainability



For questions relating to the facility:

Stefanie Ewen

Facilities Manager

University of Saskatchewan - Students' Union