Welcome to Good Market Lanka!

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Welcome to Good Market Lanka! Click the logo to return to the Good Market app.

Getting a Stall

Good Market is a curated platform for social enterprises and responsible businesses that meet minimum sector standards and are good for people and good for the planet.

There are 2 steps to getting a stall at the Saturday Good Market event.

 

STEP 1: Become Good Market Approved
Read the minimum sector standards and submit an online application form. The form is available in many languages including Sinhala and Tamil. Only Good Market approved enterprises are eligible to promote products or services at the Saturday Good Market.

STEP 2: Submit Product Details for Event Records
After becoming Good Market approved, submit product details by email or at the Saturday Good Market Information Stall.

Getting a Stall

Product records are maintained for all event enterprises. See the table below for requirements. If a product category is competitive, enterprises and products at a higher level of Good Market standards are given priority.

Event Record Requirements

Agriculture: Crop Cultivation

Single-ingredient farm products including fresh fruits, vegetables, rice, legumes, coconut, spices, mushrooms, plants 

Online Requirement

Organic practices with no synthetic agrichemicals or hydroponic practices that reduce environmental impact. No genetically modified organisms

+ Event Requirement

Valid organic certificate from an accredited organic certification body or verification under a recognized organic participatory guarantee system (PGS)

Verification

Copy of organic certificate

Agriculture: Animal Husbandry

Eggs, fresh milk, and meat

Online Requirement

No synthetic additives, growth promoters or preventative antibiotics. Free range and pastured

+ Event Requirement

Valid free range or organic certificate from an accredited certification body or verification under a recognized organic participatory guarantee system (PGS)

Verification

Copy of free range or organic certificate

Food and Beverage

Value-added packaged food, ready-to-eat food, bee honey, kithul syrup

Online Requirement

Natural ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils or other additives. No hidden ingredients. Responsible packaging

+ Event Requirement

Focus on health (e.g. fruits & vegetables, whole grains) OR sustainable sourcing (e.g. organic, small-scale local producers) OR social / environmental cause.

Verification

Product list with full ingredient details for each product. Sourcing details for sustainably sourced ingredients. 

Personal Care

Soap, body care, essential oils, cleaning products, candles, incense

Online Requirement

No synthetic colors, fragrances, detergents, antimicrobials or ingredients with known health or environmental risks. No crude oil byproducts (e.g. paraffin, mineral oil, silicone). No hidden ingredients.

+ Event Requirement

Transparent labeling. Transparent sourcing

Verification

Product list with full ingredient details for each product. Sourcing details for sustainably sourced ingredients.

Imported Products

Soap, body care, essential oils, cleaning products, candles, incense

Online Requirement

Relevant sector standards

+ Event Requirement

Not grown or produced locally. Provides special health or environmental benefits. Imported through official channels. Transparent sourcing

Verification

Product list with ingredient or material details for each product. Sourcing details for organic products.

Other Products

Apparel, jewelry, housewares, toys

Online Requirement

Focused on benefiting people and the planet. Made from sustainably sourced materials (e.g. natural, renewable, organic, recycled)

+ Event Requirement

Transparent sourcing

Verification

Product list with material details for each product. Sourcing details for sustainably sourced materials.

A searchable ingredients and materials guide is available here. ​If you have additional questions, you can contact the team in Sri Lanka by email or phone.

Zero Waste

Good Market aims to be a zero waste event. Ready-to-eat food and drinks are the biggest contributor to waste at the Good Market. All vendors applying in the food and beverage category must have a strategy to minimize waste either by offering reusable dishes that can be collected and washed or by using compostable packaging. Styrofoam and single-use plastics are not permitted. A packaging guide is available here.

Stall Costs

Good Market events are set up to be sustainable, but not profit-making. Stall fees are kept as low as possible to reduce the entry barrier for rural producers, small enterprises, and new businesses that are socially and environmentally responsible.

 

Stall payments are used to cover canopy rental, set-up, and take-down, electrical wiring, entertainment, promotional materials, bookkeeping, common facilities, metered electricity and water, equipment transport, communication, and coordination expenses. 

 

Good Market approved enterprises can reserve stalls at the Saturday Good Market by pre-paying for either 4 consecutive weeks or 12 consecutive weeks. Event rules are available here. Pre-payments can be made by cash, check or bank deposit. If you’d like to do a 1-day awareness program or charity fundraiser at the Good Market, please see the One Day Events page

 

A full stall is 10 feet by 10 feet. A half stall is 5 feet by 10 feet. Stall display recommendations are available here. Tables and chairs are not included. There is no vehicle access during market hours.

 

Basic use of a single electrical plug (e.g. light, fan, phone, laptop) is included in the stall costs. Vendors with heavy electricity use (e.g. hot plates, fridges, freezers, or other equipment) pay a Rs. 500 electricity surcharge per day.

 

Venue: Nuga Tree Car Park, Racecourse, Colombo 07

 

Open: 9 AM to 5 PM every Saturday (rain or shine)

 

Initial Set-Up Fee: Rs. 1,000 

 

Half Stall (5′ x 10′) for 4 Saturdays: Payment Due Rs. 8,000 (Rs. 2,000 per Saturday)

 

Full Stall (10′ x 10′) for 4 Saturdays: Payment Due Rs. 14,000 (Rs. 3,500 per Saturday)

 

Full Stall (10′ x 10′) for 12 Saturdays: Payment Due Rs. 38,400 (Rs. 3,200 per Saturday)

 

For more information on the Saturday Good Market, contact the the team in Sri Lanka by email or phone.

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