Pop-up Bistro at the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market

Are you a Chef, food & beverage business, or other food-based business/vendor in Cape Breton – Unama’ki?

The Cape Breton Partnership, together with the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market are excited to introduce a rotating “Pop-up Bistro” inside the Farmers’ Market food-court area! This Pop-up Bistro will be made available at a special price of $138 /weekly (which includes HST and a $20 Farmers’ Market Gift Certificate), and has been extended until January 31, 2022. Vendors will have access to the commercial Market Kitchen prior to their “Pop-up day”.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your very own food and beverage products, highlight and test new products, promote your business, and network with other vendors in the Food & Beverage industry.


  • Available space will be large, attractive, and “front and centre”
  • Vendor will have full commercial kitchen access, including small appliances and pots and pans (A full inventory list of small appliances and equipment will be sent once you are registered). Access to commercial Market Kitchen is available on the Thursday before the Saturday market, and again at on 7 a.m. on the day of the market. If you choose to prepare in a commercial kitchen other than the Market Kitchen and are transporting food, you must provide a Food Establishment Permit.
  • All food vendors at the market must follow the Nova Scotia Food Safety Guidelines and must have a valid Food Handlers Certificate
  • Vendor will gain connections to a wide network of ingredient suppliers within the Farmers’ Market
  • Booth will provide promotion and access to a wide range of loyal customers from the local community;
  • Booth will be available at a cost of $138/weekly (which includes HST and a $20 Farmers’ Market Gift Certificate)
  • Booth space will be available on a first-come-first-served basis

Additional Requirements & Information

  • Each vendor is responsible to follow all public health restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Each vendor is responsible for providing their own methods of payment for their customers, including all electronic payment equipment (debit machines, square etc.)
  • Vendors are responsible for providing their own takeout containers, cutlery, napkins for their customers
  • It is the responsibility of each vendor to leave their workspace in the commercial kitchen clean after each use and the booth clean. Failure to do so, will result in additional fees, which will be charged to the credit card on file

    Please note: due to regulations, the Pop-up Bistro is not permitted to allow alcohol service or sales. Completing the online application form does not guarantee your spot at the Pop-up Bistro. Upon completion of the form, a member of our team will review your application and contact you to further discuss and arrange your date/ spot at the bistro, your payment and the minimum health regulations required to participate.

The Market will be closed on Saturday, December 25 and January 1, 2022, however two alternative dates will be available once they are confirmed.

If you have any questions, contact Lan Zheng, Business Growth Advisor, at export@capebretonpartnership.com.

Apply Today!