Do you agree with the Shelburne Farmers' Market 2017 Vendor Rules and Regulations?
1. The Shelburne Farmers Market will operate every Thursday afternoon from May 25 until October 05 2017 from 3pm to 7pm, located at First Avenue West and Owen Sound Street in front of the Trinity United Church, Shelburne, Ontario. 2. The Shelburne Farmers’ Market (SFM) is governed by a Board of Management consisting of a Chair, Co-chair, Secretary and Treasurer. On-site management of the SFM is managed by a Market Manager contracted by the Board of Management for the season. 3. In order for a vendor to participate in the SFM, a completed registration form with all required payments must be submitted to the Board of Management for submission and approval. 4. Vendors are required to produce a minimum of 80% of the products that they provide for sale under each category. A producer may sell additional produce (up to 20%) grown by a relative and/or local farmer upon prior approval by SFM Board of Management. For all produce grown off-site, signage during market hours must indicate name and location of original producer. Market Management in conjunction with a Board of Management member, may conduct farm inspections verify that the products listed and approved on Vendor applications and being offered for sale are grown on site as per the Vendor application. 5. Market management, in consultation with Board of Management, may, in his/her discretion, approve or refuse to approve any application for status as a Vendor and shall not be obliged to give, nor shall the applicant be entitled to receive written reasons for the decision and also reserves the right to veto the sale of a given good. 6. It is vendor’s responsibility to comply with all Municipal, Provincial and Federal Regulations regarding labeling, measures, health and safety, food handling etc. for all products offered for sale at the SFM. It is also the vendor’s responsibility to ensure all compliance with Federal and provincial taxes. 7. It is recommended that vendors provide proof of minimum $2 million Liability Insurance to cover damage or loss to the vendors’ personal property and to cover injury and/or damages suffered by a third party. The market does have liability insurance to cover most vendors at the market. Commercial/Retail vendors (vendors who have retail or wholesale outlets in their community such as bakers, butchers, etc.) are not covered by the Shelburne Farmers' Market Insurance Policy and are required to have their own. 8. Vendors found to be reselling produce purchased at the Food Terminal and/or Food Auction will be under review by market management and maybe suspended from the market for the duration of the season and will forfeit all fees paid. 9. Only products listed on the application form and approved by market management will be permitted for sale. Any additional products must be submitted to Market Management for approval prior to displaying in booth and an amendment made to the vendor application. Duplicate products may be denied entry into the market. 10. Price cards must be displayed for all products and must include price of the product and product details (i.e. variety, product name, etc.) Signs shall be clearly visible to the buyers. 11. Market management strongly discourages distress pricing. 12. A limited category of products that cannot be produced in Canada will be considered for sale at the market. Such products will only be considered if the vendor has substantial input in their preparation/creation and/or direct fair-trade links to their producer. 13. If a vendor is unable to attend on a Thursday, please contact Market management by noon on the Thursday that will be missed so your location can be filled accordingly allowing an attractive market set-up. In the event of an emergency (i.e. truck breaking down) please contact Market Management as soon as possible. 14. The market area will be available from 1:30pm to 2:45pm for vendor set-up. All vendors are expected to be set up and be ready for business no later than 2:45pm to ensure safety & professional look to the general public. Please notify Market management immediately if you are unable to meet this deadline so that assistance can be made available for a quick and safe set-up upon arrival. 15. Vendors will agree to bring an adequate supply of their primary product to last the entire market day as no vendors will be permitted to drive out of their space until the market close of 7pm. 16. Vendors are responsible for providing all display materials (tables, chairs, canopies, extension cords, canopy weigh-downs) and all booths should have an attractive and professional appearance. Vendors are encouraged to maintain all promotional and pricing materials within your booth; placement of signage outside of your allocated space will be at the discretion of Market management. Vendors agree to maintain their stalls in a neat, clean and orderly fashion. 17. All garbage must be collected at the end of market day and vendors are responsible for taking the refuse with them at the end of the market. No garbage is to be left on site. 18. Smoking in vendor’s booths is NOT permitted.