The $50 membership fee is due with the application; seasonal fees must be paid by May 1. Make checks payable to the Ausable Valley Grange. Daily fees are collected by the Market Manager.
It is the responsibility of each member to comply with all Federal, State, and Local Laws and regulations applicable to their products and business. To assist in obtaining necessary certificates, permits and licenses, the following information is offered:
1. Sales Tax Ex: Cut flowers, gourds, ornamental corn, candy, crafts Contact: The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Sales and Use Tax http://www.tax.ny.gov/bus/st/stidx.htm or Sales Tax Information Center 518-485-28892. Food Processors (including home processors) Ex. Baked goods, jams, candy, meat products, eggs, dairy products, honey, maple syrup, prepared foods Contact: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Food Safety & Inspection 10B Airline Drive Albany, NY 12235 http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FS/FSHome.html PH: 518-457-4492 General number for NYS Dept of Ag and Markets is 800-554-4501
3. Plant and Nursery Products Ex: Bedding plants, potted plants, field grown plants Contact: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Plant Industry 10B Airline Drive Albany, NY 12235 http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/PI/PIHome.html PH: 518-457-2087
4. Essex County Office of Weights and Measures Items marked as being sold by weight must be weighed on scales inspected and sealed by the county. Contact: Mr. Wayne E. Taylor Sr., Director Essex County Department of Weights and Measures 518-569-2186 Email: email@example.com
Copies of any necessary certificates, permits, insurance forms, and licenses must be on file with the Ausable Valley Grange Farmers Market Committee before you can sell at the market. It is the responsibility of all vendors to comply with all packaging, labeling, grading, signage, and pricing requirements applicable to their products.
Please send $50 membership check made payable to the AUSABLE VALLEY GRANGE.
Send check to:
Ausable Valley Grange Farmers’ Market Committee,P.O. Box 1354Saranac Lake, NY 12983Any questions, contact Ausable Valley Grange, firstname.lastname@example.org
I. Agreement to abide by the Market Regulations: A. I have read and agree to abide by the AVGFMC Rules and Regulations (available at: http://www.ausablevalleygrangefarmersmarkets.com/vendor-info.html ). B. The information I have provided with my application is accurate and complete. I will provide the AVGFMC additional information as needed to verify the claims made in the application and my compliance with AVGFMC rules. The information I subsequently provide will likewise be accurate and complete. C. I understand that the AVGFMC and its host sites are non-profit organizations operating with limited funds. I acknowledge that the AVGFMC programs will be impossible to pursue if it is subjected to costly litigation. Wherefore I hereby agree that as a condition of my participation, I will not resort to litigation against the AVGFMC, its officers, and affiliated entities. I will attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute through the AVGFMC, by submitting a written complaint. I agree to limit any claim I may have, as a result of a decision by the AVGFMC which results in the denial of market acceptance, the denial of a product to sell or wrongful suspension or termination from AVGFMC, to a return of market fees incurred during my absence from the market.II. Use of AVGFMC Sites: I agree to sell products or deliver CSA shares at AVGFMC market sites only on the days the market is scheduled, unless I receive written authorization from the AVGFMC to the contrary. I understand that while AVGFMC obtains permits, reserves designated space, and promotes markets, the AVGFMC cannot guarantee market assignments or minimum sales at any market.
III. Suspension and Termination: I agree that any violation of this agreement that may result in suspension or termination from an AVGFMC Market is solely at the discretion of the AVGFMC.
IV. Duration of Agreement: This agreement applies to the current Market season only, and in no way implies acceptance to an AVGFMC market in the future. Nor does it imply continuation of this program in future seasons.
BY ENTERING MY NAME AND SUBMITTING THIS FORM, I AGREE TO ABIDE BY ANY APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS WHEN SELLING AT THE MARKET, AND I HAVE READ THE AUSABLE VALLEY GRANGE FARMERS MARKET COMMITTEE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THEM IN ALL WAYS.