ISANS pilot program Selling at the Farmers’ Market supports immigrant entrepreneurs by helping them prepare and sell products at ISANS table at the Halifax Seaport Market. The program helps newcomers develop entrepreneurial skills while earning additional income, all with the support of our Farmers’ Market Coordinator.
Our Farmers’ Market Coordinator helps participants navigate logistics such as permits and labeling requirements, market regulations and getting food handler certification. Vendors are supported as they develop, package, price, and market their products. They use the ISANS table for free and receive support as they learn how to managing cash transactions and answer customer questions. Vendors keep all the money they earn from the sale of their products.
The ISANS table features products grown or produced in Nova Scotia like crafts including jewelry, scarves and clothing and food products such as baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, and canned vegetables.
For the duration of this pilot project, the ISANS table will be open at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Thursdays and Fridays from January through March 2018.