The Islamabad Farmer’s Market was established in 2013 and is always growing. It is held on a weekly basis every Saturday morning at Hotel Margala off Srinagar Highway (hours vary by season). It is a seasonal specialty goods showcase. It features local organic products that are good for the body, including unique vegetables, fruits, food, baked items, soaps, and oils amongst others. It is both a shopping and social destination for all. We seek quality vendors that will abide by a strict code of conduct and provide our guests with the greatest experience at and after the market. To qualify, a vendor must:
Go through the entire registration and quality assessment process which may include an onsite visit if required.
Only sell specialized products preferably originating from the Islamabad region. In particular, we seek exotic meats (duck, rabbit, smoked beef), unique vegetables (kale, shallots), processed natural foods (mustard, jelly, sauces), bakery items, fresh pasta, and smoked fish. We will NOT CONSIDER OR ACCEPT non-food/body products, arts & crafts, honey, eggs, chicken, soaps, and lotions.
Be solely responsible for the organic and sustainability practices of ALL products sold. Table sharing is allowed only from and with qualified vendors.
Be willing to register and maintained a product ans price list with the Market Administrator.
Be the direct source (not a reseller) of organic products (as per international standards).
Respect the market code of conduct, as described in a contract to be signed upon vendor approval. Failure to follow the prescribed practices could result in removal from the market.
Be free of any single use plastic packaging.
Be regular and punctual.
Willing to pay the RS3000 fee per WEEK per table
How to apply?
Completely fill-up the online application and quality assessment form. The information collected will remain confidential and will only be used by the Islamabad Farmer’s Market to evaluate your application as a vendor. It will not be shared with anyone outside the organization.
We will collect an application fee of RS 1100 online or via bank transfer to a Standard Chartered account. The market administrator will be able to answer any additional questions you might have (See contact info). You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt within five days from application.
How quickly will you know if you have been accepted?
The Islamabad Farmers’ Market is in extremely high demand but has a limited amount of vendor tables. New vendor applications are reviewed monthly by a selection committee. Priority will be given to female entrepreneurs and to vendors offering specialty products most sought after Rejected vendors will be notified immediately. Vendor approval might require an assessment visit which will be charged at Rs1000/hour including transport time. Approved vendors will be notified the next table availability which will be awarded based on the vendor’s quality rating and application date.
If you need more information or have questions,
please contact us.