Logan Square Farmers Market: 2017-18 Indoor Farmers Season Application for New or *Former Vendors
This application is for New Vendors or Former* Vendors wishing to participate in the 2017-18 Indoor Season. *Former Vendor applies to any vendor who has sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market prior to the Outdoor 2017 Season.

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WHAT IS THE LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET?

Since 2005, the Logan Square Farmers Market has been an open-air food market and weekly community gathering. In 2009, it expanded its operation to include an indoor market. The Market is operated by Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, a tax exempt 501(c)6 not-for-profit community organization, of nearly 150 local businesses, whose mission is to advance the civic and commercial interests of Logan Square.

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET?

The Market is a place where regional farmers and sustainable food producers sell their goods and build relationships with consumers, where residents come to see their neighbors, be fed and entertained, and participate in the Logan Square community.

There are three primary goals of the Market:
• To Build an Alternative Food System: The Market is an outlet for delivering nutritious, conscientiously grown and locally produced foods to all members of our community regardless of income level.
• To Foster Entrepreneurship and Support Family and Small-Scale Food Producers: The Market functions as an incubator for small-scale, local entrepreneurs, especially those in the food sector.
• To Build Community: The Market serves the community by raising the profile of the neighborhood, reinforcing a positive image of Logan Square, and creating a site for civic engagement and entertainment.

The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
3147 W. Logan Blvd., Suite 12, Chicago, IL 60647
office phone 773-489-3222
market phone 773-489-3222
fax 773-489-3760
www.logansquarefarmersmarket.org

INDOOR MARKET SEASON

The Indoor Market will run Sundays beginning November 5, 2017, through March 25, 2018, excluding November 26 (the Sunday following Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Year’s Eve) at Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square at 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. The Market will be open for business from 10am until
3pm. Emporium will be opening early to accommodate us.

Vendors are expected to commit to the entire season. If your business model requires an alternate schedule of participation, this must be noted in your application and arranged directly with the Market Manager before the season begins.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This application is for New Vendors or Former* Vendors wishing to participate in the 2017-18 Indoor Season. Former Vendor applies to any vendor who has sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market prior to the Outdoor 2017 Season.

Complete all applicable questions carefully & completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Vendors with unpaid balances due to the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce will not be considered until their balance is paid in full. Your complete application, including a $50 non-refundable application fee and all supporting documents, must be submitted by midnight on October 15, 2017. Early submission is recommended. Applications submitted after this date, or incomplete applications (includes unaccompanied by the application fee, missing information and/or supplemental documentation) will be subject to an additional late fee of $50. Fees are non-refundable, regardless of acceptance status.

All vendors must submit supporting documents as listed in the application below. Supplemental documents may be sent by email to “whitney@loganchamber.org” as converted 8x11" printable PDF attachments, faxed or mailed to the LSCC.

Applications will be reviewed by the Market Management Team and representatives of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. You will be notified of the status of your application by October 22, 2017. After the official application process has closed, the Chamber of Commerce reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to admit additional vendors to the Market at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the new location and space layout, the Chamber may be accepting fewer applicants for the 2017-2018 Indoor Season than in past seasons. Preference will be given to vendors who are able to participate for the entire season.

PLEASE READ THE 2017-2018 LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION. ALL VENDORS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED THEREIN.
I. BUSINESS & CONTACT INFORMATION
Please ensure that the information you are providing is thorough and accurate. You should include contact information for the primary business contact, address and phone for all business related matters, including payments and invoicing. You should also include, in the appropriate field, contact information for day-of market operations.
Business Name *
Registered Business Name & Common Consumer-Facing Name
Your answer
Name of Primary Business Contact *
Your answer
Business Mailing Address *
Your answer
City, State, Zip *
Your answer
Township
Your answer
County *
Your answer
Primary Business Phone *
Your answer
Secondary Phone (Cell, Home) *
Your answer
Primary Email *
Your answer
Website Address (if none, write "n/a.") *
Your answer
Social Media Handles (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat). If none, write "n/a." *
Your answer
Business Type (check one) *
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Is this your first time applying to the Logan Square Farmers Market? *
If you are applying as a former* vendor (*seasons prior to the Outdoor 2017 season), please list the seasons you have sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market (e.g. 2010 Outdoor, 2011 Outdoor, 2011-12 Indoor, etc.).
Your answer
Individual(s) responsible for market-day stall management and sales other than yourself, if any. Include full name, email and phone number: *
Your answer
How will you be submitting your non-refundable $50 application fee, due no later than October 15, 2017, for consideration. *
By initialing here I confirm that I take full responsibility for keeping informed of all laws and ordinances (whether dictated by the state, county, municipality, city, health department or other governmental organization) in so far as they apply to my business operation and that my business complies with these laws and ordinances. Initials: *
Your answer
II. VENDOR SPECIFICATIONS
Choose one of the following Vendor categories: *
If Associate Vendor, in partnership with which Primary Vendor?
Your answer
Are you applying to be considered as a *
Stalls at the Market are no more than eight feet square, intended for a maximum 6’ long folding table, with some room for product storage to the rear. Farmer/Producers may request one or two stalls, while other vendors will be limited to one stall. Because the Market’s layout is dictated by the venue’s floorplan, not all stalls will allow equalamounts of space and may not be perfectly square. How many stalls are you requesting? *
Do you require an electrical outlet? (Please note: We may not be able to accommodate all requests.) *
If “Yes”, please explain why you require electricity below and any wattage requirements:
Your answer
Please list any other markets where you have been, or plan to be a vendor at during the 2017-18 Indoor Season. *
Your answer
Which fee schedule do you prefer? *
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Vendors are expected to commit to the entire November through March season. Those able to commit to the whole season will be given preference. If this is notpossible for you, please use this space to explain. Specify which dates you wouldlike to attend, or on which you will be absent, whichever is most concise.
Your answer
If we cannot accommodate you on a weekly basis, would you sell at the Market on an alternating or rotating schedule? *
If a weekly space full-season is not available, would you be willing to join the Market beginning later in the season, when spots initially occupied by produce farmers may become available? (Hint: flexibility is a virtue.) *
Required
III. SALES TAX & INSURANCE
Please note that Illinois requires that sales tax be collected on the sale of food and goods. All applicants must have an Illinois Sales Tax Number before applying to this market. Submit proof of sales tax & insurance by email, fax or email.
A. Sales Tax: Illinois Sales Tax #: *
Your answer
I will submit proof of sales tax along with my application.
B. Insurance: All applicants must have a current minimum $1,000,000 per occurrence Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy which must be submitted with this application or mailed to LSCC by October 15, 2017. If accepted to the market, you must update this insurance with the following listed as additionally insured: DDMB 2 LLC 2363 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647 and the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. Upon acceptance, your updated insurance must be submitted by October 29, 2017 (one week advance of the first Indoor Market). Initial that you understand and will comply. *
Your answer
Policy number: *
Your answer
Expiration Date: *
Your answer
IV. GENERAL INFORMATION
All vendors must answer items A-C in as much detail as possible- at least 5-6 sentences. Check the appropriate boxes for D and E and provide more information in the drop-down below.
A. Farm or Business History: Please provide us some background on the history of your farm or business. Do you consider yourself a small or family business? Why or why not? How many people do you employ? What is your mission? *
Your answer
B. Fit for the Market: Considering the Logan Square Farmers Market mission, as well as your personal experience with the Logan Square community, what makes your business or farm a good match for the Market? Please note: local farmer sourcing and compostable disposable requirements follows below. *
Your answer
C. Sustainability: Please describe how your farming and/or production methods result in a high quality product and show care for the environment and your community. Consider your environmental and community impact (I.e. local & direct sourcing, waste management, sustainable packaging). Farmers: discuss your pest and weed control practices, animal handling practices, and waste management. Bakers, processors and prepared food vendors must source appropriate items from a local farm. All vendors must source compostable disposables for use at the LSFM (sampling items, utensils, cups, lids, straws, bowls, plates, napkins, ready-to-eat to-go containers). We'll share this information with the public. *
Your answer
D. Certification - Are your products USDA Certified Organic? *
a. If you answered yes to D, who is your USDA-approved certifier?
Your answer
b. If you answered yes to D, please let us know how you plan on submitting proof of certification.
c. Do you hold or are you actively seeking any other 3rd party certification? *
d. If you answered "yes" to c, please describe what certification you hold or are seeking below.
Your answer
V. FARMERS/PRODUCERS ONLY
Bakers/Processors & Prepared Food Vendors, skip to "VI"
1. Farm/Orchard Site Location Information
Please list all production sites including a map or GPS ready address for each. If items are wild gathered, identify the source location(s). If the land is rented, shared or leased, please include contact information for the owner. Market Management may decide to perform a site visit and use this information. Please make sure that it is accurate.
Land Description and Street Address
Your answer
County, City, State
Your answer
Number of acres and total acreage in production
Your answer
Greenhouse (# and sq. ft.), and tunnels (# and sq. ft.)
Your answer
Landlord and phone #
Your answer
Land Description and Street Address
Your answer
County, City, State
Your answer
Number of acres and total acreage in production
Your answer
Greenhouse (# and sq. ft.), and tunnels (# and sq. ft.)
Your answer
Landlord and phone #
Your answer
2. Farmers/Producer Products
a. Do you grow and/or raise all products or raw ingredients that you plan to sell at the Market?
b. If “No,” please list all items produced by others and specify their origin. *See the Rules andGuidelines Section III for further information. Note that Associate Vendors whose productsyou intend to sell for them are required to submit a completed application and, if accepted,an associate vendor fee. This is a Producer-Only market, and the percentage of associatevendor products must be minimal to meet Producer market standard.
Your answer
3. Produce Farmers Only - List your suppliers for seeds. Do you use seeds treated with insecticides or fungicides?
Your answer
4. Animal Product Farm Vendors Only (meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy) - Please list your licensed processing locations below. (Include Product, Processor's Name & Location, and if Licensed By, the USDA, FDA, & Department of Health and license #.
Your answer
5. Animal Product Farm Vendors Only (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy) - List your suppliers for feed. What kind of feed do you use for your animals? Do you use GMO feed?
Your answer
6. Itemized Lists
Please list the products you intend to sell at the Market.
2017-18 Itemized Crop & Consumable Product List:
Your answer
2017-18 Itemized Cut Flowers and Potted Plant List:
Your answer
VI. BAKERS/PROCESSORS & PREPARED FOOD
If you intend to sell anything at the Market other than crops in their whole, unadulterated form, or ready-to-eat prepared food, please fill out this section in so far as it applies to your products.
1. Please provide a list of all food or other products you plan to sell at the Market (including bakery goods, cheeses,sandwiches, granola, jams, pickles, non-food items, etc.) Be as specific aspossible. Please make special note of locally sourced ingredients or anyingredients which are organically certified. Please note coffee sales are strictly prohibited at the Indoor 2017-18 location.
Your answer
2. List the major ingredients thatyou grow that go into your products. Be specific about sourcing for ingredients,highlighting locally sourced ingredients, ingredients you have grown or producedyourself, or any ingredients which are organically certified. It is strongly encouragedthat processed foods contain ingredients directly sourced from local LSFM farmvendors, as well as other local and sustainable producers. If you are not currently sourcing locally, please make note where you will be available to transition to locally grown or produced agricultural ingredients.
Your answer
3. Do you personally oversee the production of your products?
4. Please describe how you make your products, including your personal involvement in the physical processing.
Your answer
5. How are your products packaged? *Please note that the market favors sustainable and aesthetically pleasing packaging (compostable preferred/minimal plastic/styrofoam prohibited). Please refer to the Rules & Regulations on restrictions.
Your answer
6. If you use a co-packer or co-producers, please explain what involvement you have in the development and production of your product.
Your answer
7. Please list all Licensed Food Processing Locations where products are fabricated. Note: The Market requires that all processed and prepared food products come from a licensed, inspected facility.
Your answer
8. If you are required to have a health department license and/or safe food handling certificate, please provide a copy to your application. (See Rules & Guidelines: Egg, Dairy & Livestock Farmers/Producers/Bakers/Processors/Prepared Food Vendors)
9. If you intend to sell foods that require hot or cold storage to prevent spoilage, how do you intend to keep them at correct Health Department stipulated temperatures during transport and at the Market? (Electricity is available for a limited number of vendors at the Market.) Describe the system you will use to verify that these temperatures are being maintained throughout the day.
Your answer
VIII. PREPARED FOODS
If you intend to sell anything that is intended for consumption immediately on-site, please fill out the section below.
Please list each item planned for sale at the Market that you produce. Note that the vendor must be the primary producer of all items offered for sale at the Market, including beverages offered. Please review the beverage policy and *note that all coffee sales are strictly prohibited.
Your answer
List all major ingredients, and specific source of these ingredients, that go into your products. We give strong preference to Prepared Food Vendors sourcing major ingredients from LSFM farmers and other vendors, with a special emphasis on fresh produce and agricultural products. For maximum consideration, consider adapting your offerings to source from LSFM farm vendors and other local producers.
Your answer
Please describe how you prepare your products and using what methods, including any and all preparation that will be done off site as well as on-site at the Market.
Your answer
Initial that you understand all Prepared Food vendors are required to use compostable disposables (utensils, sampling spoons and cups, plates, bowls, containers, napkins, lids). *Biodegradable and plant or bio-based products are not compostable and do not qualify unless they clearly state compostable.
Your answer
Please provide a copy of your health department license and/or safe food handling certificate, to your application. Without exception, at all times food is being handled, a person who has completed Festival Sanitation training for the current year must be present at the booth, with their certificate. (See Rules & Guidelines: Prepared Food Vendors)
Affidavit
I have read this application and the Logan Square Farmers Market 2017-18 Indoor Market Rules and Guidelines, and, if accepted into this Market, I hereby agree to abide by all Rules and Regulations of the Logan Square Farmers Market and accept all decisions and interpretations made by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, the operator of the Market, as final.

I agree to sell at the Market only those products listed in this application. I also acknowledge those products must be of my own production or produced at the location described on my application. I agree to comply with all relevant government rules and regulations related to this business and pay all taxes due in a timely manner. I acknowledge full responsibility for actions taken at the Market by myself and all those employed by or assisting me.

I acknowledge the sole authority of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, its Market Management and staff, to enforce and interpret the Rules of the Market, to immediately settle any disputes regarding product legitimacy, procedural or vendor conduct violations and impose any penalties, including possible suspension or removal from the market.

I agree to allow the Market Management and/or representatives of the Market at anytime to inspect the premises where the products offered for sale are produced, and acknowledge that failure to allow an inspection will constitute a violation of Market rules. I understand that the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce does not carry insurance covering individual participants and that I am required to carry such insurance.

Indemnification and Hold-Harmless Agreement: The undersigned, for himself and, if different, for the person, business or organization on behalf of whom this application is submitted, hereby agrees to indemnify the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce and the venue and their officers, agents, employees and assigns, for, and to hold them harmless from, any liability and/or for any contractual or quasi-contractual obligations to third parties in connection with any activity, event(s), use or occurrence at the Market.

I understand that market fees are due and payable upon receipt of bills, and that non- payment may, at the sole discretion of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, result in suspension or removal from the Market; and that final fee payment is due no more than 30 days after the last market day. I understand that all application fees and subsequent fees are non-refundable, regardless of application or participation status.

I certify that the information contained in this application is true and accurate.

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