New Bedford Farmers Market Vendor Application
2020 Outdoor Season (June -October)

You must fill out, e-sign and submit this application to be considered for the NB Farmers' Markets. The market team will review your application and get back to you within 14 days.

If you have any questions or are unable to complete the online application, please contact Susan Murray: susan@coastalfoodshed.org or call (office) 508-259-2647
VENDOR CONTACT INFO
Farm/Business Name: *
Contact Person: *
Business Address: *
Mailing address (if different): *
Telephone (best number to reach you): *
Email: *
Website or facebook address (if you have one)
Social media addresses
Market(s) You'd Like To Attend: (choose all that apply) *
Required
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.
Vendor Category (check all that apply) *
Required
INVENTORY OF ITEMS SOLD
Please check each item you intend to sell at the market or provide detailed list of these items below.
VEGETABLES
FRUITS
HERBS
ORNAMENTAL CROPS
MEAT, DAIRY & EGGS
BAKED GOODS - Comprehensive list of items you intend to sell at the markets, including the Source of Origin (farm name and location)
JAMS/PRESERVES/SAUCES/PICKLES/SALSA - 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, eggs, maple syrup, and honey) the Health Department requires you to apply for a Farmers Market Food Permit, which is good for 1 year. A $90 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.
Find the Application (and an EXAMPLE & FAQs) Located Under "Outdoor Market Application - June - October" on our site > http://coastalfoodshed.org/vendor-info

Please call the New Bedford Health Department - (508) 991-6199 if you need more assistance on submitting the Farmer Market Food Permit application.
VENDOR FEES
All fees shall be paid by CHECK or ONLINE (Note: there is a $5 convenience fee for online payments; if you are paying per market, it is a $1 convenience fee per payment). Fees are due no later than the 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.
How do you want to pay your market fee. *
Fees are due no later than your FIRST attended Market. How would you like to pay? *
Required
GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
All vendors participating in our markets must carry General Liability Insurance in the amount of $1M.

Fore more information please visit: https://farmersmarketlegaltoolkit.org/risks/insurance/#risk-insurance-options
Please submit a Certificate of Insurance to our Market Manager. susan@coastalfoodshed.org *
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" > https://coastalfoodshed.org/vendor-info

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. *
Required
Look out for a Follow Up E-Mail from our Market Manager!
Susan will be in touch within 14 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!
Thank you!
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