2019 New Vendor Application
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market!

Please be aware before applying, we are only accepting farmer applications for the 2019 Saturday Market and prepared food applications (preference to savory prepared foods) for the 2019 Wednesday Market.

Please take a moment and read the Market’s Rules and By-laws before applying. Applicants must read and agree to the By-Laws and Rules of the Market and indicate by signing their application (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54a70a0ae4b02cb3ce0d4ade/t/5c056f3b0e2e72565b959601/1543860027553/2018+By-laws%2C+rules%2C+guidelines+.pdf)
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is a producer only Market that requires vendors to reside and produce their goods within 50 miles of Carrboro. Additionally, an owner of the business must be present to sell at Market.

Please read through all questions before starting your application. Please fill out your application with as much information about your business as possible. You may send attachments such as photos and certifications to manager@carrborofarmersmarket.com. We encourage you to send photographs of your product(s), farm, production facility, display at a Market, or any other relevant photos.

Applications + application fees are due Monday, January 7th. The $50 fee must be mailed to PO Box 723, Carrboro, NC 27510. Your application will not be reviewed by the Board of Directors unless the $50 application fee is received by January 7th, 2019. Incomplete applications or unpaid applications will not be considered.

Questions? Email manager@carrborofarmersmarket.com.

BASIC BUSINESS INFORMATION (Q1-12).
1. Business Name: *
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2. Business Mailing Address: *
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3. Address of production location (If different from mailing address above):
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4. Business Phone Number: *
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5. Business Email Address: *
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6. Please describe your business. What do you grow and/or sell? What is the history of your business? What is the scale of your operation? *
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7. Please indicate which Market you are applying for. NOTE: We are only accepting FARMER applications for the 2019 Saturday Market and PREPARED FOOD applications (preference to savory prepared foods) for the 2019 Wednesday Market. *
8. Indicate which months you plan to sell at the Carrboro Farmers' Market *
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9. Please list links to your website and any other sites you use to promote your business (Facebook, Instagram, etc.). *
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10. Describe your business structure (LLC, family owned business, etc.). *
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11. Please list ALL business owners/ family members who are actively involved in the business, their contact information (if different from information already provided), and a brief description of their role. *
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12. Who would be the principle representative of your business at Market? *
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PRODUCTION AND PRODUCT INFORMATION (Q13-15).
13. Farmers, please describe your growing practices. For all other types of vendors, please describe your production practices. *
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14. Please describe your production location and facilities: Include your acreage, greenhouses, storage facilities, kitchen space, available equipment, etc. *
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15. Using the product categories listed in questions 16-27 below, please estimate the percentage of your Market sales for each applicable category. For example, you could say 80 percent "tree fruit/tree nuts" and 20 percent "flowers or other plants". The answer should add up to 100. *
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PRODUCT DETAIL (Q16-27).
Please describe and list your products in each category below that is applicable (as indicated in Q15 above) to your farm or business. Please be as detailed as possible. We also encourage you to send photographs of your product(s), farm, production facility, display at a Market, or any other relevant photos to manager@carrborofarmersmarket.com.
16. Tree Fruit/Tree Nuts: list varieties, expected yields in 2018, number of trees, age of trees.
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17. Berries: list varieties, number of bushes or plants, expected yield in 2019.
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18. Other Fruit: list varieties, number of bushes or plants, expected yield in 2019.
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19. Vegetables and Other Non-Storage Crops: list all of the crops that you will be growing in 2019. There will be a separate section for storage crops like onions, grains, winter squash, potatoes, etc.
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20. Storage Crops: list crops, specific storage methods and expected yields for all storage crops you plan to grow in 2019.
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21. Flowers or Other Plants: please list all items you plan to sell in this category in 2019.
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22. Poultry/Livestock: list breeds, number of animals, how they are raised and fed, where they will be processed, and estimated quantities you plan to process in 2019.
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23. Eggs: list number of layers, breeds, how animals are raised and fed, where they will be processed, and estimated quantities you plan to process in 2019.
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24. Honey: list number of hives you manage and how much honey you estimate harvesting in 2019.
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25. Value Added Products made with your farm goods (cheeses, yarn, jams, jellies, soap): list your products, describe how you source your ingredients and describe your overall production process.
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26. Prepared Foods: List your products, describe how you source ingredients and your overall production process.
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27. Artisan Crafts: List all materials used, described your process and the quantities you produce.
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PREPARED FOOD VENDORS ONLY (Q28-30).
If you are applying to the 2019 Wednesday Market, Q28-30 are required.
28. Prepared food vendors only: In reviewing your application, would you be willing to bring us a sample of your work?
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29. Prepared food vendors only: What makes your prepared foods different from what already exists at the Carrboro Farmers' Market? Please describe.
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30. Prepared food vendors only: Have you ever worked in a professional kitchen? Please explain.
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Q31-35).
31. Have you visited the Wednesday or Saturday Carrboro Farmers' Market? If so, please describe the experience and explain how your business would contribute to the spirit of the Market. *
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32. Do you sell at other outlets or Markets in the area? If so, list these outlets and the percent of your total sales that they make up. *
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33. Do you buy and resell products at other locations? *
34. How does the Carrboro Farmers' Market fit into your business plan? *
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35. Please describe your experience. How long have you been farming or producing your goods? Please describe relevant previous work and skills you have acquired. *
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Please indicate agreement by typing your name below: I have read the By-Laws and Rules of the Market. I acknowledge that the Carrboro Farmers' Market is a producer-only Market, and all products that I sell must be grown or produced by me. I further agree to allow representatives of the Carrboro Farmers' Market to visit the premises where the products I intend to sell are produced. *
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