Slow Food People's Market Ground Rules
The People’s Market vendors make up a family, and we ask that vendors treat each other with respect. Slow Food in the Tetons reserves the right to remove a product due to violation of Market Rules. Slow Food in the Tetons also reserves the right to remove a vendor from individual markets or from an entire market season based on the nature and severity of the violation. The Slow Food People’s Market staff will use their discretion to make decisions regarding infractions and resulting consequences. While it is the sole job of management to manage and monitor all vendors and products, we encourage vendors to communicate to managers as soon as possible if they see a major flagrant infraction. Slow Food may seek advice from the People's Market Steering Committee regarding certain infractions and resulting consequences.
1. Local and Regional definitions: Local is defined as grown within 115 miles or less from Jackson, WY. Regional is defined as grown within 250 miles or less from Jackson, WY.
2. Farmers/ranchers may sell items grown/raised by them (preferred) or purchased from another farmer and clearly marked as such.
- Items that are not grown by the farmer/rancher must be purchased directly from another farmer, not a produce house, distributor or any other wholesale business.
- If purchased from another farmer, each item must be clearly labeled with the name of the farm, location (city, state) and growing practice.
3. Farmers/ranchers must be able to provide documentation to support the origin of items being sold at the market. If documentation is not readily available upon request, the vendor has three days from that market to demonstrate documentation to People’s Market managers. Slow Food in the Tetons reserves the right to ask a vendor to remove a product if documentation cannot be provided or it the product is deemed inappropriate for the market. Slow Food also reserves the right for a surprise inspection of the farm/ranch.
4. Regionally grown/raised products may only be sold at the market if a similar, locally grown/raised product is not already being sold at that market. If product duplication of this nature occurs, the non-local farmer/rancher must wait until the local version is sold out. For example, if two vendors are selling raspberries, one from Jackson and the other from Colorado, then the Colorado berries may not be sold until the local ones are sold out. The only exception to this rule occurs if the local vendor waives their right to priority.
5. Prepared and packaged food vendors are required to have at least one local ingredient (within 115 miles of Jackson) included in at least one of the dishes/products being sold. Prepared and packaged food vendors are required to disclose the local ingredients used on a label supplied by People’s Market staff.
6. All companies and products that use the word organic must do so in compliance with the National Organic Program standards, 7 CFR Part 205. No false labeling or advertising of products.
7. In order to use the word “organic,” “biodynamic,” “non-GMO,” or any other designation on ANY labeling, vendors must provide proof of certification to Slow Food and have a copy available at the market for customers to see.
8. No bullying, antagonizing or intimidating other vendors.
9. All food vendors operating under the Food Freedom Act must display a visible sign explaining that your product was made at home and not in a certified facility.
10. NO DOGS permitted belonging to vendors or customers are permitted in vendor booths. This is a People's Market rule and Center Lawn regulation and will be enforced. Please also note that there will be no vehicle parking adjacent to booths, so plans to keep dogs in your car are not advised.
11. No smoking.
12. No calling. Calling is when a vendor calls out from his/her booth about what is for sale.
13. All vendors must meet Teton County, Wyoming health codes.
14. If vendors cancel less than five days prior to a market, the late cancellation fee is $60. No call/no shows are subject to a $100 fine.
15. Vendors are responsible for cleaning their booth space. Failure to do so will result in a $10 clean-up fee.
16. If vendors sell food or drinks or give samples, they must use the reusable plates, bowls, silverware and cups that the People's Market staff provides.
17. Vendors are responsible for reaching out directly to the Teton County Health Department to determine if a Temporary Food License is necessary for your business. Link here, https://www.tetoncountywy.gov/1024/Temporary-Food-Service-Establishments