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Special Events & Farmers’ Markets

If you are an organizer or a food vendor at an upcoming special event (e.g. fundraisers, community/religious/service club events) or a farmer’s market, and you intend to serve food to the general public, please complete and submit the appropriate form(s) below to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Event Organizers

Please complete the Special Event/Farmers’ Market – Organizer Notification to submit directly to Public Health. (The printable version can be printed and faxed to 613-968-1461).

Food Vendors

Please complete the Special Event/Farmers’ Market – Food Vendor Notification to submit directly to Public Health. (The printable version can be printed and faxed to 613-968-1461).

Farmers’ Markets

Please review special requirements and exemptions for farmers’ markets.


Please note that religious organizations, service clubs, or fraternal organizations are exempt from the Food Premises Regulation, as long as they:

  1. Complete and submit the Special Event/Farmers’ Market – Organizer Notification form (above).
  2. Post the Notice to Patrons sign in a conspicuous place at the entrance to the premises.
  3. If applicable, complete the Donors of Potentially Hazardous Food form.

Need More Information About Special Events & Farmers’ Markets?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 677.

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

Please continue to our website for more information about our programs and services.