LSFM 2017-18 Indoor Season App for Continuing Vendors Only (from Outdoor 2017 Season)
THIS APPLICATION IS FOR those vendors from the Outdoor 2017 Season wishing to continue on through the Indoor Season. Vendors who have previously sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market in seasons prior to the Outdoor 2017 Season must fill out the "New or Former* Vendor" Application for consideration. // Please note: vendors must be the primary producer of a food or agricultural product to be considered.

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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.
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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 (LLC & Consumer-facing)
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Name of Primary Business Contact
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Business Mailing Address
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City, State, Zip
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Township and County
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Primary Phone
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Secondary Phone
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Primary E-mail
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Website Address (if none, write "n/a.")
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Social Media Handles (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat). If none, write "n/a."
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Business type (select one)
Please list all seasons you have sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market (e.g. 2010 Outdoor, 2011 Outdoor, 2011-12 Indoor, etc)
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Individual(s) responsible for market-day stall management and sales other than yourself, if any. Include full name, email and phone number:
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How will you be submitting the $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:
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II. VENDOR SPECIFICATIONS
Choose one of the following Vendor categories
If Associate Vendor, in partnership with which Primary Vendor?
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Are you applying to be considered as a:
Stalls at the Market are no more than eight square feet, intended for a maximum of (1) 6’ long folding table per stall, with modest room for product storage to the rear. The maximum number of stalls for any individual vendor is two stalls (and only applies to farmers). Because the Market’s layout is dictated by the venue’s floor plan, not all stalls will allow equal amounts of space and may not be perfectly square. How many stalls do you need?
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:
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Which fee schedule do you prefer?
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Vendors are expected to commit to the entire November through March season. If this is absolutely not possible for you, please use this space to explain. Specify which dates you would like to attend, or on which you will be absent, whichever is most concise.
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If we cannot accommodate you on a weekly basis, would you sell at the Market on an alternating or rotating schedule?
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.)
Please list any other markets where you have been, or plan to be a vendor at during the 2017-18 Indoor Season.
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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 License before applying to this market. Submit proof of sales tax & insurance by email, fax or email.
A. Sales Tax: Illinois Sales Tax License #:
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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. 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 no later than October 29, 2017 (one week advance of the first Indoor Market). Initial that you understand and will comply.
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Policy # and Expiration Date:
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IV. GENERAL INFORMATION
All vendors must answer items A and B in as much detail as possible- at least 5-6 sentences.
A. Farm/Business History: When did you start coming to the Logan Square Farmers Market? Please briefly provide us a description of your farm or business, for updated records (highlight business history, mission, small-family, organic versus conventional, etc.).
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B. Sustainability: Please describe how your farming and/or production methods produce a high quality product and show care and respect for the environment, your farm or business, and your community. Consider your environmental and community impact (Sourcing locally, waste management, packaging). Farmers, please discuss your pest and weed control practices, animal handling practices, and waste management. We will share this with the public. Bakers, processors and prepared food vendors must source at least a few 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, etc.).
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C. Please note any significant changes to your business since the last application and list and describe any new products you intend to bring to the Indoor Market.
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V. FARMERS & PRODUCERS ONLY
Bakers, Processors & Prepared Food Vendors, skip to "VI"
1. Operation: Please describe any significant changes to your operation since May of 2017. This may include land acquisition, ownership or management, pest management, new certifications, business strategy, sales and marketing outlets, etc.
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2. Certification - Are your products USDA Certified Organic?
2a. If you answered yes to 2, who is your USDA-approved certifier?
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2b. If you answered yes to 2, please let us know how you plan on submitting proof of certification.
3. Do you hold or are you actively seeking any other 3rd party certification?
3a. If you answered "yes" to 3, please describe what certification you hold or are seeking below.
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4. Do you grow and/or raise all products or raw ingredients that you plan to sell at the Market?
If "no," please list all products in question including their origin. *Note that Associate Vendors whose products you 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 associate vendor products must be minimal to meet Producer market standard. See the Rules and Guidelines Section II for further information.
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5. 2017-18 Itemized Edible Crop & Consumable Raw Agricultural Product List, including dates when they'll become available:
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6. 2017-18 Itemized Cut Flowers and Potted Plant List:
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7. If required, please provide a copy of your health department license and/or safe food handling certificate, to your application. (See Rules & Guidelines: Egg/Livestock/Dairy/etc.)
VI. BAKERS/PROCESSORS/PREPARED FOOD VENDORS
If you intend to sell anything at the Market other than crops in their whole, unadulterated form, please fill out this section in so far as it applies to your products. Please note that coffee sales are strictly prohibited.
1. 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.
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2. Sourcing: Please note where you source your ingredients for your products. We place priority to admittance of vendors who source ingredients in the following order: (a) from fellow LSFM farms and vendors, (b) Chicago farms and producers, (c) small Illinois farms and producers, (d) surrounding states, (e) sustainable producers.
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3. Please list all Licensed Food Processing Locations (where products are fabricated):
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4. Please provide a copy of your health department license and/or safe food handling certificate, to your application. Without exception, at all times prepared 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: Bakers/Processors/Prepared Food Vendors)
5. Initial that you understand that vendors are required to use the following compostable disposable items: utensils, sampling spoons and cups, plates, bowls, ready-to-eat containers, straws, napkins, lids. *Biodegradable and plant or bio-based products are not compostable and do not qualify unless they clearly state compostable.
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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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