Members

Why Join?

As a member, you support the production and consumption of locally grown, raised, wild-harvested, and hand-crafted products at our farm-gate style markets. More than half of our operation revenues come from memberships and booth rentals.


Benefits for consumers

  • purchase quality goods directly from producers and support our small scale economy
  • experience the lively and friendly market environment

Benefits for vendor entrepreneurs and small businesses

  • test your product before hitting bigger retail
  • connect directly with customers
  • promote your product
  • build a support network.

Benefits for government and NGOs

  • share information
  • promote programs and causes that build our community.

Promotion beyond our markets

Art Adventures on Yukon Time: On-line listing of Fireweed Community Market Society under 'organization' and 'places to see and buy art'.

Travel Yukon: On-line listing of Fireweed Community Market Society under 'heritage and culture': 'shopping', 'arts', 'dining', and 'festival and events'.

Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce: Fireweed Community Market Society is a member.

​Yukon Agricultural Association: Fireweed Community Market Society is a member.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce: Fireweed Community Market Society is a member.

Yukon (Whitehorse) Visitor Information Centre: Fireweed Community Market Society is promoted in a display case and digital poster.

​Yukoninfo Whitehorse Calendar of Events: On-line listing of Fireweed Community Market Society.


How to Join


Read through the 2018 Outdoor Market Rules & Guidelines and complete a 2018 Membership/Renewal Form. Membership runs for one year, ending Dec. 31st.

Society Business

Members in good standing are able to vote at the society Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting for the purpose of election and other business.


View AGM Society Minutes.

Interested in volunteering?

We could not do what we do without the more than 300 member volunteer hours every year.


Volunteer jobs

  • Outdoor market - gatekeeper; tent setup/teardown helpers
  • 12 Days market - setup/teardown, draw prizes, community table, shift scheduler, and more
  • Market promotion - news story writers, photographers, postering
  • Committees - Prepared Foods; Festival of Trees

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering in any of these jobs or have other ideas in helping out.

Resources

Local Products Directory


Art Adventures on Yukon Time: Search on-line for local artists, crafters, and artistic places and organizations.

Arts Underground Artist Directory: Search on-line for local artists of Arts Underground - a community space dedicated to the exploration, teaching and presentation of visual arts and heritage through a partnership between the Yukon Art Society, Yukon Arts Centre, Friends of the Yukon Archives Society, and MacBride Museum of Yukon History.

Yukon Artists At Work: View current exhibits and purchase local art at this co-operative gallery.

Yukon Farm Products and Services Guide: Search on-line for information on a Yukon farm and agricultural businesses or organizations. Contact Yukon Agricultural Association at: (867) 668-6864 or office@yukonag.ca.


Food Security


Eating Local: Watch this 15 min. video on the truth about Yukoner's connection to local food published by the Agricultural Branch in 2011.


Food Safety


Eggs: Brochure on the sale and use of ungraded eggs. For more information contact Agricultural Branch at 667-5838 or Environmental Health Services at 667-8391.

Food and Market Safe Certification: Learn how to prevent foodborne illness and minimize its risks by taking safe food handling courses. Contact Yukon Tourism Education Council at (867) 667-4733.

Food Labeling Tool: Search on-line for regulations and guidelines on food labeling requirements. Contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at (867) 667-5272, (604) 292-5700 or agriculture@gov.yk.ca

Yukon Regulations: If you plan to sell food at the market, inquire about license requirements and guidelines for the prevention of foodborne illnesses and outbreaks. Contact Environmental Health Services at (867) 667-8391.

Note: Environmental Health Officers conduct regular and complaint inspections at the markets, education, and enforcement of regulations to ensure food safety.


Business License


Whitehorse Business License: Inquire about City of Whitehorse license requirements for those conducting profit and not for profit activity, including seasonal operators at our markets. Contact Land & Building Services Dept. at: (867) 668-8346 or adminbuilding@whitehorse.ca.


Waste Reduction


Zero Waste Yukon: A local resource to help vendors reduce the use of plastic packaging and serving materials and switch to compostable alternatives. Contact Programs Manager at  667-7269 ext 27 or info@zerowasteyukon.ca.


Supplies


Compostable Packaging:

Compostable Products Directory: Search the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) for a list of certified compostable products.

Compostable Products Information: Search the Compostable Info site on compostables information in Canada.

G-P Distributing Inc. Local supplier contact (867) 667-4500.

Yukon Service Supply Co. Local supplier contact (867) 668-4242.


Tents:

Caravan Canopy; or Impact Canopy