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New Bedford Farmers Market Vendor Application
2019 Indoor Season (November 2 - April 25, 2019)
November 2019 - April 2020 Vendor Application
All vendors must fill out, e-sign, and submit this application before attending the New Bedford Farmer’s Market.
The Market Managers will review your application and determine your eligibility to attend the market.
Please expect to hear back from us in 5-7 business days.
For any further information, please contact Jillian Cotter at
VENDOR CONTACT INFO
Mailing address (if different):
Telephone (best number to reach you):
Preferred Method of Contact
Market You'd Like To Attend:
The First Unitarian Church of New Bedford: Every Saturday 10 - 2 PM (no market 11/9)
Once confirmed, vendors are expected to attend the market weekly or give the Market Manager a 24 hour notice of cancellation. Do you accept these terms?
Please provide any dates you know you will not be in attendance. Keep in mind the market is closed most holidays- check vendor handbook for dates.
INVENTORY OF ITEMS SOLD
Please check each item you intend to sell at the market. If an item is not listed, please provide a detailed list of these items below.
Beans, String Beans
Lettuce, Red Leaf
BAKED GOODS - Comprehensive list of items you intend to sell at the markets, including the Source of Origin (farm name and location)
JAMS/PRESERVES/HONEY - Comprehensive list of items you intend to sell at the markets, including the Source of Origin (farm name and location)
MEATS/POULTRY/SEAFOOD/DAIRY/EGGS/LIVE ANIMALS - Comprehensive list of items you intend to sell at the markets, including the Source of Origin (farm name and location)
PREPARED FOOD - Comprehensive list of items you intend to sell at the markets, including the Source of Origin (farm name and location)
NON FOOD ITEMS - Comprehensive list of items you intend to sell at the markets
If you are selling food items (excluding fruits, vegetables, maple syrup, and honey) the Health Department requires you to apply for a Farmers Market Food Permit. A $50 fee is due at the time of the application - the application must be submitted to: New Bedford Department of Public Health at 1213 Purchase St. New Bedford MA 02740 or 508.991.6199
Find the Application (and an EXAMPLE & FAQs) Located Under "Indoor Market Application: Nov - Apr" on our site >
Please call the New Bedford Health Department - (508) 991-6199 if you need more assistance on submitting the Farmers Market Food Permit application.
All fees shall be paid by CHECK ONLY. Paying fees prior to the season will save you money. Otherwise, fees are due DAY OF THE MARKET. Fees may also be mailed to: Coastal Foodshed 466 Brock Ave. New Bedford, MA 02744
Please make checks payable to: COASTAL FOODSHED
A LATE FEE of $25 will apply after 2 weeks of non payment.
Fees are due at your FIRST attended Market. How would you like to pay?
$15/market= pay weekly per market ($375 if you attend entire 25 week season.)
$300/season= pay up front and SAVE $75
GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
All vendors participating in our markets must carry General Liability Insurance in the amount of $1M.
Fore more information please visit:
Please submit a Certificate of Insurance to our Market Manager.
I have submitted a Certificate of Insurance to Jillian@CoastalFoodshed.org
I understand that I must submit a Certificate of Insurance to Jillian@CoastalFoodshed.org prior to approval.
Ability to accept SNAP/EBT, HIP, Debit & Credit.
The New Bedford Farmers Market accepts SNAP and Debit/Credit Cards. The Market Manager operates the token system and assists vendors with disbursement and reimbursements.
Vendors are paid on a bi-weekly basis and transaction costs are covered by the Market.
All vendors of the New Bedford Farmers Markets are required to participate in the SNAP and Debit/Credit Token System.
Please refer to separate guidelines and the SNAP vendor agreement on our website under "Outdoor Market Application: June-October" >
You will receive a copy of this and be asked to sign at your first market attended.
VENDOR HANDBOOK RULES
Please read the Vendor Handbook in full PRIOR to Submitting this application.
Check the box below stating you have read and agree to comply with the Vendor Handbook.
I have read the New Bedford Farmer’s Market Handbook. I understand and I agree myself and anyone representing my business will adhere to the rules set forth.
I DO NOT AGREE
Look out for a Follow Up E-Mail from our Market Manager!
Jillian will be in touch within 5-7 days. She will email you a helpful Vendor Checklist and all the necessary documents you will need to become a Vendor with the New Bedford Farmers Market. Thank you for your interest in our market and we look forward to speaking with you soon!
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