Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Otago Farmers Market Trust


The Otago Farmers Market Trust is committed to providing an environment that is enjoyable, safe and secure for all members of the public, vendors, staff and volunteers.

As Trustees, Advisory Board, Vendors, Volunteers or Staff, you will:

  • take responsibility for your own behaviour.
  • treat all individuals and property with respect and care.
  • have awareness for the well-being and safety of others.

The following behaviours are not acceptable at the Otago Farmers Market and may result in 
disciplinary action being taken with possible suspension of trade.

  • disruptive behaviour which interferes with the rights or working/selling opportunities of others
  • language or behaviour which is offensive be it verbal or written
  • hand gestures of an offensive nature
  • carrying or being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • any threatening speech, or acts of aggression, bullying or intimidating behaviour
  • stealing
  • vandalism
  • smoking or vaping is not permitted within the Market
  • failure to comply with the Otago Farmers Market Trusts’ Terms and Conditions *

Complaints Process:

In the first instance it is advised that the parties involved seek to resolve the issue between themselves. If this proves unsuccessful the next step is to approach the Market Manager who will undertake to talk with all parties involved to obtain clarity about the situation. The Market Manager will also, where appropriate, consult with the Trust.

*Breaches of OFM Terms and Conditions may result in disciplinary action being taken by the Trust. This action will take the form of firstly a verbal warning for a breach, followed by a written warning for a second breach including a possible suspension of the relevant approval to trade. In the event of a third breach by any one vendor the approval to trade granted that vendor will be withdrawn