These rules have been made in order to avoid, what we have identified, as the typical pitfalls of underperforming farmer’s markets that permit vendors to sell similar or the same products, along with allowing sporadic attendance and a lack of punctuality etc.
PRODUCTS: All vendors must accept the opinion of Market Management (Co-Op Board) with respect to visual impact and general product presentation, health and regulation codes for food storage, display and handling.
Each vendor should promote and sell only one core product along with closely related items. One or two additional unrelated products may be acceptable, however should another vendor apply to sell those products as his core product then preference will be given to that vendor unless the original vendor prefers to apply for an additional membership to sell that product. Final decision to be made by a majority vote of management.
Products will be accepted with first come acceptance and preference will be given to artisan Florida produced products.
Market Management (Co-Op Board) reserves the right, at their discretion, to replace any vendor not attending two consecutive markets without prior arrangements or exhibits a pattern of sporadic attendance and tardiness, or repeated violation of the rules in this contract or failure to meet rent obligations.
PETS: No pets of any kind are allowed
SALES TAX: Vendors are responsible for the collection of their own sales taxes.
GREVIENCES: Complaints concerning fellow vendors must be channeled through Market Management (Co-Op Board) via e mail in or writing within 24 hours of occurrence.
LIABILITY: Market Management and the City of Farmers Markets Locations will not be liable for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind occurring your equipment, products or vehicle. I acknowledge full responsibility for my activities at the Market and any employee of mine. I agree to hold harmless and indemnify the cities and towns where I participate in a Farmers Market, Community Farmers Markets of South Florida LLC, its agents, successors or assigns, for any liability, cost, damage or expenses, which may arise from my employee or agents.
NOISE LEVEL: No loud music or disturbing noises will be permitted.
DRESS CODE: All vendors and their staff are to maintain a neat and professional appearance and keep their booth clean and orderly.
SMOKING: There is absolutely no smoking in booth area.
GARBAGE AND CLEANLINESS: All vendors are required to remove their own garbage from facilities. Vendors are also required to make sure there area is clean of debris after breakdown. Any food vendor cooking on site must place a tarp under the cooking equipment and surrounding area to prevent the pavement from getting stained and soiled.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
The market will operate rain or shine unless a severe storm causes cancellation. If a market is cancelled 2 hours or less after the opening time there will be no charge for the day,
Vendor Booth Details:
Vendors will supply their own tent and equipment. Traditional 10 x 10 foot tents are required however small tables with attractive umbrellas are also acceptable. All tents and umbrellas are required to have appropriate weights to have them sufficiently and safely secured at all times. (This will be enforced.)
Market Management (Co-Op Board) reserves the right to relocate space rented by a vendor for any reason. No moving vehicles are allowed on the Green Market site during operating hours.
Rent is based on one single 10x10 foot space.
Please check markets that you would like to be approved for.
****Corporate Sponsorship is available at a fee of $100.00 per event****
INFORMATION FOR FOOD VENDORS
Any vendor participating in the “Cottage Food” preparation of products must have said products labeled accordingly.
It is the responsibility of the individual to make sure they are licensed in accordance with the US Department Of Agriculture, or Department of Business and Professional Regulations-Division of Hotels and Restaurants.
Florida Department of Agriculture, Phone: 850-245-5520
Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Phone: 850-487-1395
IT IS VENDORS OBLIGATION TO PAY THE MANAGER ON DUTY EACH WEEK BEFORE THE MARKET ENDS.** All checks made payable to :Community Farmers Markets of South Florida.