Trader Information

We are always looking to attract keen talented new makers that can offer something different to enhance our popular markets. 

Showcasing and selling your products at artisan markets, allows you to be flexible and take your product to your customers without being tied into a lease for a shop. It’s a great way to test a new product, start up a business, receive direct feedback from your customers and build your confidence!

To make the venture a success you’ll need to be willing to work hard with early starts and in all weathers. 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, developing 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 turn your business dream into reality. Markets are also a useful tool for building brand awareness, marketing, launching new products and increasing your customer base. Some of the country’s most successful high street names started out on a market stall.

Pricing

  • 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 non trading promotional stall (one per market).  Free of Charge or £5 fee if canopy hire is required. 

  • Non-standard pitch - P.O.A.

For details of current stall vacancies at any of our markets, or if you need more information/advice please contact us at roevalleymarket@gmail.com or call us on 07723622008, you can also register to trade by downloading, completing and returning the form available below.

(If registering to trade it's important that you also download

and read the traders handbook)

Before you Start

We can provide information and practical advice to help you get started.

At our markets you do not need to have your own canopy, we will provide a canopy.

You'll need the following things before you can start trading 

  • 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 annum.  We can also provide you with insurance for a maximum of 3 days at £5 a day.  

  • If you sell food produce you must be registered with your local Environmental Health Department.

  • Read the traders booklet and complete the registration form available on this page. 

  • Return the registration form and info requested to us in plenty of time to allow processing before the market you'd like to trade at.  

Trading Criteria

  • Traders must grow, rear, produce or hand 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 are particularly keen to see collaborations between food producers and suppliers within the market.  (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

  • There are 6 categories of producers recognised by the market. In order to participate in the market, you should fit into one of the categories (listed in the traders handbook)

The Traders Handbook provides more detailed information.

SOME OF OUR TRADERS

Trade with us

© 2018

Roe Valley Speciality Market

E-mail us: roevalleymarket@gmail.com

Call us: 07723622008

Find us on market days at:  Drumceatt Square,

24 Main St, Limavady BT49 0EL