If you have not registered for membership in 2018, please fill out Section I and pay your membership dues of $75. To be considered for MFM managed markets, you must be an MFM member. If you are already a member, please skip to Section II.
SECTION I: Associate Membership Registration
Membership Payment Options:
If you would like to pay by check, please send a check to:
MFM, 240 Beaver St., Waltham, MA 02452
SECTION II: Application for Participation in MFM Managed Market(s)
Please note: this application and all requirements and deadlines contained herein, are part of supplemental vendor policy (hereafter "policy"), which constitutes the sole agreement between you and MFM relating to your participation at MFM managed markets.
To apply for participation as a non-farm vendor at any of our managed markets, please carefully read and complete the rest of this application. Sign where indicated, and send the requested items to email@example.com. Applications are not complete until all required documents are received by MFM.
Include the following required items with your application:
1. LIST OF PRODUCTS: Please check off your full list of products below. Any products left off of the application product list are inherently not approved and therefore cannot be added to your product line after acceptance. Please use the product list provided by MFM in this application.
2. HEALTH PERMIT: Send a copy (to firstname.lastname@example.org) of your commercial or residential kitchen permit from your local health department for any processed foods you intend to sell at the market. Please note that it is your responsibility to investigate and secure any and all permits that you may need to sell your product at any of the markets to which you apply. Please educate and prepare yourself before submitting this application.
3. CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE: Send a copy (to email@example.com) of your $1,000,000 minimum coverage general comprehensive liability policy which will cover you at the market site(s) to which you apply on this application.
Please answer the following questions:
Apply for one or more of the following MFM managed markets:
COPLEY SQUARE (Boston), Tuesdays and Fridays 11 AM - 6 PM
Start date: Tuesday, May 15th; End date: Tuesday, November 20th
Vendor fees per season: $2585 for both days, $1292.50 for one day
CENTRAL SQUARE (Cambridge), Mondays 12 - 6 PM
Start date: Monday, May 14th; End date: Monday, November 19th
Vendor fees per season: $896
DAVIS SQUARE (Somerville), Wednesdays 12 - 6 PM
Start date: Wednesday, May 16th; End date: Wednesday, November 21st
Vendor fees per season: $840
Agreement and Understanding of Application:
A. INFORMATION PROVIDED: With regard to this application, I certify that all information provided is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that I am responsible for updating the information provided as necessary, and supplying any pending information in a timely manner. I understand that my participation in the market(s) I have applied for is contingent on my review and acceptance of the Supplemental Vendor Policy, and of the Specific Market Rules of the market(s) Hereinafter "RULES" of the market(s) in which I have been accepted. I understand that the Acceptance letter(s) will contain the "RULES" and will be emailed to me by MFM no later than MARCH 28, 2018.
B. PENALTIES:I have read and understand POLICY and this application in its entirety, and I understand that if I do not abide by Policy then I am subject to the terms and penalties of Policy. I understand that a complete application is due by MARCH 14, 2018 and if I am placed at an MFM managed market, that my signed acceptance and required deposit are due by MARCH 21, 2018. I understand that in the event I do not submit a complete application by MARCH 14, 2018, or I do not return my signed acceptance and deposit by APRIL 11, 2018, I will forfeit my acceptance to the market(s) which I have applied.
C. MANAGEMENT:With regard to the management of the farmers market, I understand that the Market Manager is the official representative of the MFM Managed Market, and that under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, the Market Manager is authorized to enforce POLICY and any items addressed within the RULES as set forth in Section 5 and 9, I further understand that the Market Manager of MFM- Managed Markets operates under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director,(ED) of Mass Farmers Markets, of which I am a member.
D. INSPECTIONS: With regard to facility or market site inspections, I agree that, in the event that a grievance is filed against me by a farmer or Market Manager, or if the MFM Executive Director chooses to make an inspection, I will adhere to all of the terms and conditions provided in Policy. I further agree that I will make myself personally available to, and to make my business accessible in its entirety for, the MFM Executive Director and/or his/her designees to do appropriate inspections. I understand that if I show an unwillingness to abide by these terms at any time during the inspection process, my actions will result in a determination of guilty and I will be subject to the appropriate penalties prescribed in Policy.
F. INDEMNIFICATION: I hereby agree that I will indemnify and hold harmless Mass Farmers Markets (a/k/a Massachusetts Federation of Farmers’ & Gardeners’ Markets, Inc.), the members of its Board of Directors, the Executive Director, all agents, and/or employees of MFM from any and all claims and liabilities arising or allegedly arising from my negligent or intentional conduct. I understand that this means that I will be responsible for reimbursing the above organization and individuals for any judgment against them, any settlement made by them in good faith, and any attorney’s fees incurred by them in defending or settling any claim against them, which arises or allegedly arises as the result of my negligent or intentional conduct.
E. PAYMENTS FOR MARKET FEES: I understand that I am responsible for making Market Fee payments on or before the schedule outlined in Policy, General Rules, Section 5, number VIII: General Payment Schedule. I understand that in the event payments are not made according to Policy, I will not be allowed to attend the market until such payments are made. I understand that in the event that I choose to stop attending the market, my fees are calculated on a prorated basis plus an administrative charge of (one hundred)$100.00. I further understand that in the case of payments by check, payments are considered pending until the transfer of funds is verified, and that if my check does not clear I will pay an additional thirty-five ($35.00) Dollars to cover bank fees, and additional administrative time.
G. WAIVER: By submitting this application I hereby agree to comply with the Rules and Policy in all respects. I further agree to abide by the decisions of MFM, its officers, directors, agents and/or employees regarding the interpretation and enforcement of any provision of the Rules and/or of Policy. I specifically understand that, in consideration for processing my application, I waive any and all rights to pursue any civil or criminal process against MFM, its officers, directors, agents and/or employees as relates to any decisions and/or action taken in interpreting or enforcing the Rules or Policy by MFM, its officers, directors, agents and/or employees. I understand that by submitting this application, I am waiving legal rights that I may have as described above, and I do so voluntarily.
H. SEVERANCE: If any provision of the Rules or Policy on this application is at any time deemed to be void or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall not thereby be affected.
I. ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION: I understand that my application will not be considered without my submission of a complete application, membership dues, and my signature below, acknowledging that I have read and agree to the terms of this application, regardless of previous years participation at any market. I understand that the Supplemental Vendor Program has been in place since 1999 for farmers markets and that acceptance of my application indicates an intent by MFM to include me in their market(s) and work cooperatively. If, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, it is deemed by MFM that my involvement in their farmers market(s) creates a negative impact for the farmers market(s), I understand that MFM can cancel my acceptance and provide me with a refund, prorated for those market dates which I have attended plus an administrative fee. I understand that I may apply for as many markets as I wish on this one (1) form. Each market I apply for on this form will be considered separately; acceptance of my application for each market is independent from any other market applied for.
Your application is not complete until you have filled out the Product Availability List on the next page. Please check off the boxes for the products you will offer and list in detail the products you will be bringing to the market. If you do not see your product listed you may type it into the Other category at the end of the list. Once you have completed the list, please hit the "Submit" button to send your completed application to MFM.
Supplemental Vendor Product Availability
*Boston ISD defines a Sample Product as one that is dispensed at market as a sample or an individual serving (free or for sale) that is poured or dispensed on site (not in a container prepared and sealed at a certified facility).
Please check all products below that you plan on bringing to market:
Thank you for completing the 2018 Supplemental Vendor Application for the MFM Managed Markets. We will review your application and get back to you shortly.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 781.893.8222.