| Eligible Vendors: Vendor must sell locally produced products or be a local business or charitable organization.
Requirements of Vendors: All Vendors shall provide documentation that they meet all federal, state and local regulations. All Growers must provide the Market Manager the following documentation prior to selling at the Market:
Product List and Grower’s Permit, Appropriate Certification, Registration or License through the appropriate governmental or supervising agency, Signed application and contract with the Market.
All food vendors must show proof of a certified kitchen and any other food safety requirements as determined by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, the United States Department of Agriculture or other appropriate governmental authority.
All Vendors must submit a completed application. The High Springs Farmers’ Market reserves the right to refuse participation to any applicant. All complaints against Vendors shall be resolved by the Market Manager. Such complaints may, at the discretion of the Market Manager, result in termination of selling privileges. Market Manager shall designate, in cooperation with the City, all vending and parking areas. Vendor’s product and signage must be contained within the selling space unless otherwise approved by Market Manager. Vendors shall maintain a courteous and professional manner at the Market. Use of profanity or belligerence will be grounds for termination of selling privileges and immediate removal from the Market. All products shall be clearly priced.
Scales for food or produce sales must meet Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services standards. Only Class 3 scales may be used.
A producer is defined as the person that grows or makes the product and may also include the producer’s immediate family, partners, employees or designated agent upon prior review and approval. Producers may sell farm and food products including (but not limited to): fruit, vegetables, dairy, cut flowers, plants, cheese, cider, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, canned goods and baked goods. It is the responsibility of each producer to abide by all state and federal regulations which governs the production, harvest, preparation, preservation, labeling or safety of products offered for sale at the market.
Vendors are liable for their own products. The High Springs Farmers’ Market and the City of High Springs shall not be held accountable for the products offered by vendors. Product and liability insurance are the responsibility of the producer. Vendors are encouraged to present their products in a professional and clean manner, including the display of such products. Selling spaces must be kept clean and neat. Failure to comply with this requirement may, at the discretion of the Market Manager, result in the termination of selling privileges. All products must be of high quality. Repeated complaints about quality of product may result in termination of selling privileges.
A grower may secure an agent or employee to sell his/her produce. The Market Manager prior to selling at the market must approve any grower/agent agreement. Growers who use the market for sale of produce are subject to field inspections to verify the source of produce offered for sale. Growers can only sell first quality products at the market. No one can buy products and sell it at the market without prior approval of the Market Manager. All supplementation must be documented. Market Manager has authority to limit supplementation of any products.
All art or craft must be handmade or original items by the artist. Photography is permitted. Replications will be allowed at the discretion of Market Manager. Local artists will be given priority. Two photographs representing the style and quality of work to be sold must accompany Vendor Application in order to be considered. Photographs may be returned upon request.
Sale, use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Solicitation of Vendors and customers is prohibited without prior approval of the Market Manager. The sale of live animals is not permitted at the market.
Annual Vendors must provide the Market Manager with a written schedule of their planned attendance for each growing season and will update the Market Manager of any changes to that schedule.
Monthly Vendors must provide the Market Manager with a schedule of their planned attendance each month at the time of payment.
Spaces are 10’ x 15’ and will be strictly enforced during peak seasons. During non-peak times, larger spaces will be available. Spaces are assigned each week. Priority is given to Vendors who attend the market on a regular basis. The Market Manager will assign all selling spaces.
The Market Manager or his designated agent shall have supervision and control of the activities of the market and the designated market area. The Market Manager has full responsibility for making certain that all rules and regulations as set forth by the High Springs Farmers’ Market are followed by each Vendor and/or any agents or employees.
Vendors must be fourteen years of age or older. Younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult responsible for the child’s conduct and safety. Fraudulent, dishonest, or deceptive merchandising, disruptive behavior, or collusion to set prices among vendors may be grounds for forfeiture of the right to do business of any kind in the market for a length of time to be determined by the Market Manager.
Vendors will be solely responsible at all times for the cleanliness within their vending area regardless of the origin of the debris in that location. Each vendor is required to leave the space clean at the end of the day. The Vendors must remove all residue or waste products, as well as signs, tents, tables, etc. at the end of each Market day. All profane, abusive, discourteous, and boisterous language and/or conduct at or about the market area are prohibited. Use or possession of alcohol or drugs, gambling, or possession of firearms at or about the market area is prohibited.
It is necessary for all vendors to be set up no later than 1:45pm and ready to do business when the market opens at 2pm.
No vendor shall set up before 12:30pm or after 1:45pm without prior approval by the Market Manager.
At the beginning of each market day, vendors will check in with the Market Manager before setting up. Each Vendor is expected to stop selling by 6pm and have all produce, baked goods, boxes, containers, etc. loaded for removal by 6:30pm. The Market Manager will have the authority to change the market hours on special occasions. All Vendors are responsible for payment of any local, state or federal taxes, including sales tax. Vendor parking will be in designated areas only. Vehicles are not permitted in the market area once the market opens unless by prior approval by Market Manager
Vendor’s Understanding and Acceptance of Rules and Regulations:
I have read and understand the above stated Rules and Regulations for the High Springs Farmers’ Market and agree to abide by them. I will have met all local, state and federal health, inspection and licensing requirements prior to selling products at the Market.
I do not hold the City of High Springs or the Market Manager liable for any property damage or personal injury that either my representatives or I may incur while selling at the Market. I accept full financial liability for my actions and all products that either I or my representatives sell at the High Springs Farmers’ Market.
I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the City of High Springs and the Market Manager from and against any and all claims and actions for injury, damage or loss to persons or property or other liabilities or expenses whatsoever, including court cost and attorney's fees, related or arising out of my or my agent's actions, omissions and operations in connection with the High Springs Farmer's Market.
|Vendors Signature:__________________________________________ ||Date:__________________ |
| Print Name: ______________________________________________________________________|
|Authorized Representatives:__________________________________________________________ |
| Farmers Market Manager ____________________________________|| Date _________________ |
If in need of assistance; please contact the farmer's market manager at (352) 672-5308.
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