TRADE WITH US
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRADING WITH US
We are always looking to attract keen talented new makers that can offer something different to enhance our popular markets.
Markets involve early starts and in all weathers it's not always easy. But the rewards are many – your fellow makers and traders are a friendly bunch, there’s a good community spirit and you’ll get to know your customers, develop your products and range to meet their needs and develop your business.
Taking your product to market is a low-risk, low cost way to help turn your business dream into reality or at least test it. Markets are also a useful tool for building brand awareness, marketing, launching new products, increasing your customer base and receiving feedback directly from your customers. Some of the country’s most successful high street names started out on a market stall.
Standard 6ft wide x 10ft deep stall - £25
10ft wide x 10ft deep stall (limited availability) - £35
Electricity supply (limited availability) - Free of Charge
Designated on-site parking - Free of Charge (Available if you arrive before 9.30am)
Community group/not for profit (non trading) promotional stall (one per market). Free of Charge or £5 fee if canopy hire is required.
Non-standard pitch - P.O.A.
BEFORE YOU START
We can provide information and practical advice to help you get started.
Our markets are outside, you do not need to have your own canopy, we will provide a canopy if you don't have one.
You'll need the following things before you can start trading (see traders handbook for more detailed info)
A product which meets the trading criteria, and one that the market isn't already saturated with.
A table (we can help you out at your first market if you don't have one)
Public and Products Liability Insurance. All traders must hold this. You can purchase this from around £60 per year.
If you sell food produce you must be registered with your local Environmental Health Department.
Read the traders booklet then complete the online casual trader registration form (see link below).
Once your registration form is processed you'll be able to express interest in market dates and get started!
Traders must grow, rear, produce or make the products they are selling themselves in Northern Ireland.
Commercially produced, franchise, second hand items, items not considered as artisan or high quality and items not made by the seller are not typically permitted.
The traders must be a direct employee of the business and involved in the production process.
No genetically modified (GM) produce or produce containing GM ingredients may be sold at the market.
Traders’ businesses must comply with all local and national laws and legislations, including (but not limited to) Trading Standards, Consumer Protection standards and Food Safety.
Food producers should be able to show that they have used a reasonable proportion of NI produced ingredients in their products. The local ingredients used, and their provenance must be demonstrated clearly on your application. Simply using the term ‘local’ or naming a wholesaler/store does not give us adequate information. Preference will be shown to those producers that actively promote the use of locally produced ingredients in their products and the use of local ingredients clearly forms part of their business ethos. (We do recognise that not all ingredients can be sourced in NI and will consider applications from traders that cannot source ingredients produced in NI)
Traders should hold adequate Public & Products Liability Insurance
Food Traders should be registered with their local EHO and hold a 3* rating or above
This is a summary, the Traders Handbook provides more guidance and detailed information on requirements and standards expected.
Complete the Casual Trader Registration form below if you're interested in trading.
REGISTER TO TRADE
Before you can express interest to trade or book any pitches with us you need to complete the registration form online. Once your registration has been approved you can express interest in market dates.