2022 LCFM Summer Application
Qualifications:

Qualification one: All applicants must have a DBA or EIN. This ensures the vendor is an established business and is adhering to all requirements set forth by NYS to run a small business.

Qualification two: All applicants must have a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming Lockport Main Street (160 Washburn St, Suite 1-202 Lockport, NY, 14094) as additional insured. This is to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and volunteers and protects the vendors in case of an unexpected accident. Insurance can be obtained in different ways. You can add Lockport Main Street onto a current policy such as home insurance OR you can start a new policy. If you have any questions or comments, please contact market manager Grace at lockportmarket@gmail.com for support.

Qualification three: All items sold at the market must be 51% grown/made from local products OR 51% produced locally. Please see below for specifics depending on your business.


FARM:

All fruits and vegetables sold at the market must be grown by the vendor or their employees.

Fruits, vegetables, and value-added products sourced locally and are not being provided from another participating farmer are permitted only with approval from the Market Manager. Products grown or sourced from  Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming counties will be favored before the remaining NYS counties.

*Value-added local products such as eggs, honey, maple syrup, jam, and soaps are permitted with approval from the Market Manager.

FOOD PRODUCER:

All food products must be 51% produced in NYS using locally sourced products as much as possible. Food products produced or sourced within Niagara, Erie,
Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming counties will be favored before the remaining NYS counties. Multi-level business vendors reselling products are not permitted.

All food products must come from a licensed NYS Department of Health facility. All sold at market must be pre-packaged in the home and properly labeled. Packaging of food items at an agricultural event (craft fair, farmers' market, etc.) is not permitted. Article 20C License from NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets if producing certain items. Vendors who have a Home Processor Exemption must have products approved by the market manager before the application will be approved.


CRAFTER/ARTISAN:

All products must be 51% made from local products OR 51% produced locally. Multi-level business vendors reselling products are not permitted.

* If a product cannot be produced locally we can appeal to the market committee with potential vendor applications stating why the product is a good fit as far as healthful products. If there are any like products being offered at the market the commercial product must be rejected in order to favor the locally produced goods.

Rules and Regulations:
Participation is limited to legitimate businesses as defined by New York State and Federal regulation. Merchants collecting sales tax must prominently display their NYS Certificate of Authority.

Vendors must have a sign showing their name and address. All products must be clearly labeled.

Vendors selling “organic” produce must be certified organic by a certifying body such as NOFA-NY or Certified Naturally Grown. Certification must be submitted with your application. Certification must be displayed at market.

***Winery/Brewery/Distillery: Employees who are providing samples, tastings, or selling their products at the market will make sure they are in compliance with NYS rules and regulations and have appropriate licensing during market hours.

Vendors are required to have liability insurance in order to participate. Certificate of Liability Insurance naming Lockport Main Street (160 Washburn St, Suite 1-202 Lockport, NY, 14094) as additional insured is required. This can be a stand-alone policy through your business or you can acquire a rider through your personal insurance.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Market Manager Grace at lockportmarket@gmail.com for support.

All applicable City, County, State, and Federal laws and regulations must be followed. The LCFM Market Manager will do its due diligence to assure that vendors comply with the Niagara Health Department,  NYS Ag & Markets, and Federal food safety regulations.

No tents, tables, or chairs will be provided by the Lockport Community Market. Vendors must bring whatever they need to conduct their business while fitting into their designated display space.

Vendors must give management ample time if they are unable to attend their scheduled market via email, text or call. The market management has the right to deny vendor future participation due to lack of attendance and/or lack of notice. The LCFM management reserves the right to accept or deny any application at any time. No refunds will be given.

Staff will be on hand by 7:00 am each Saturday and 1:00 pm on each Wednesday. Merchants who do not leave their area clean at the day’s end will forfeit the space for subsequent weeks and no refund will be given. Every vendor must be completely set-up and ready to welcome guests by 9:00 am on Saturday and 2:00 pm on Wednesday. Food & beverages are the responsibility of the vendors. Your display must always be manned. No merchant will take down their display until 2:00 pm on Saturday and 6:00 pm on Wednesday. The Market will only be closed in the event of severe or dangerous conditions. The organizers of the Market will call vendors if there is a need to cancel that day’s events.
 
The Lockport Community Market Management will make a concerted effort to advertise the market through multiple outlets such as email, updates on websites and social media, and handouts when able. Upon request, we will provide you with electronic formats of fliers and emails which you can, in turn, distribute as you see fit.
Tokens will be counted and a check will be written for the Cash/Credit tokens and SNAP tokens and distributed on a bi-weekly basis. DUFB reimbursements will take place monthly as it has been handled historically.
COVID UPDATE: We will be following all COVID guidelines and requirements made by the CDC, New York State, and the Niagara Health Department. As guidelines and requirements are issued, the market management will update vendors and customers through emails and social media.

Any applicant will receive a letter of denial or acceptance. If you are accepted you will receive a letter confirming dates and fees. Please make all checks payable to Lockport Main Street AFTER you receive this letter.

Requirement Checklist:
All Applicants must provide required paperwork that applies to your business before the application will be accepted. Use the checklist below as reference:
Farms:
____ Farmers Crop Plan (if selling fruits and vegetables)
____ Valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate
____   USDA or NOFA-NY Organic Certification


Food Producer:

____ 20C Exemption from NYS Dept of Agriculture & Markets if home-baked, non-hazardous; ie. Bread (no breads containing fruits or vegetables), rolls, cookies, cakes, brownies, fudge & double crust fruit pies. (Quickbreads are considered potentially hazardous and cannot be done under 20C Exemptions.)

____ Article 20C License from NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets on all other baked products provided (for non-hazardous foods only, including traditional fruit jams, jellies, and marmalades; candy (excluding chocolate); spices and herbs repackaging only); and snack items such as popcorn, caramel corn, and peanut brittle. Information on registering as a Home Processor in New York can be found on the website, http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FS/consumer/processor.html, or by calling one of the Regional Offices.)

____ Valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate (if applies)

____  Niagara County Board of Health Permit if serving on-site. If you are NOT a Niagara County producer you will need to set -up an on-site inspection with the Niagara County Health Department BEFORE you can serve. Please contact Grace for more details.

Winery/Brewery/Distillery
____ NYS Wine License*
___ no-fee permit from the NYS Liquor Authority (Breweries) if serving on-site
____ Valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate (if applies)


Meat/Dairy/Fishery:

____   Article 28D License required if warehousing for wholesale (meat)


____   NYS DEC Food Fish License to catch and sell marine fish.

____  NYS DEC Food Fish and Crustacean Dealers & Shippers License to resell marine fish purchased from a licensed fisherman.

____ Part II Permit, NYS Dept of Ag. & Mkts, Div. of Milk Control
____ Valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate (if applies)
Crafter/Artisan
____ Valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate (if applies)

All Vendors
____  Complete Application

____   Liability Insurance Certificate (naming Lockport Main Street Inc. as additional insured)
____  Signed Vendor’s Application and Fee

Vendor Fees for 2022 Summer Market:  Fee is based on a 10X10 space. If additional space is required, an additional fee of $5 per 10x10 space will be charged each market day upon market manager approval. No other exceptions will be permitted. ½ of vendor fees are due upon your application approval which management will notify via email. ½  of vendor fees are due Aug. 13th, which is halfway through the season. Daily payment will not be accepted.
WEEKLY BASIS: $20/ market day.
Full Season: Saturday $360 (20 week season with 2 markets fee!)
Full Season: Wednesday $220 (13 week season with 2 markets free!)

In signing the application, you agree to all the Rules and Regulations of the Lockport Community Farmer’s Market and will uphold all requirements throughout the duration of the Market season.
If you have any questions or comments please contact market manager Grace at lockportmarket@gmail.com or at (716)799-3870. Thank you!
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Business Name *
Owner Name *
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Address (Please list the address for checks to be sent to) *
Tax ID Number (MUST be a NYS Registered Business) *
FMNP NUMBER (If applicable)
Market Vehicle License Plate Number
Best phone number to contact *
Email *
Please list and describe the ALL items you wish to sell at the market. All items must be approved by the market manager. The market manager has the right to reach out for further information on products if needed. Produce bought and resold is not permitted unless approved by the market manager. This ensures all products, food and non-food alike, adhere to the requirements stated in the Rules and Regulations. If you need a copy of the Rules and Regulations or you have questions regarding this, please feel free to reach market manager Grace at (716)-434-0212 or email lockportmarket@gmail.com. Thank you! *
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Place check the dates you will be participating in the SATURDAY market. Please review the Rules and Regulations for vendor fees.
Place check the dates you will be participating in the WEDNESDAY EVENING market. Please review the Rules and Regulations for vendor fees.
In signing this application, you agree to all the Rules and Regulations of the Lockport Community Farmer’s Market and will uphold all requirements throughout the duration of the Market season.                                Payment should be made after a letter of acceptance is sent, which will confirm dates and vendor fees. *
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