ASAP Farmers Market Vendor Application
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Rules and Conditions
This market will only remain open if public health safety requirements are met.
- Customer access will be limited to < 50 customers at a time.
- There will be an in-car customer queue for those waiting to enter the market.
- Everyone will be required to maintain a 6 foot distance from one another.
- Only one customer will be allowed per vendor table at any time.
- No point-of-sale cash or token payments will be accepted at the market. Shoppers will pay online based on an honor system.
- Vendors will be paid promptly and fully by ASAP for products sold.
- All products must be pre-bagged, pre-packaged, or bunched. Customers will not pick through displayed products but instead choose pre-packaged and priced options. Vendors are not permitted to hand products to shoppers. Products will be restocked between shoppers.
- Prices must be clearly displayed and affixed to each item.
- Price inflation will not be tolerated.
- Vendors who are experiencing illness or exhibiting flu-like symptoms of any kind will not be permitted to enter the market.
- All vendors must wash or sanitize their hands frequently and avoid touching their faces.
- Vendors must refrain from shaking hands, hugging, or other physical contact.
- If vendors learn they have been exposed to COVID-19, they must notify market management.
- There is no deadline for applying.
- Applications will be reviewed as received, with farms given priority. Market space is limited but will be planned to accommodate as many vendors as possible within social distancing constraints.
- The market will operate until further notice. Schedules will be confirmed week-to-week in the short term (this will change to more extended confirmation asap).
- Initial participation in the market does not guarantee continued vending and the vendor pool will be re-evaluated weekly.
- Vendor fees, yet to be determined, may apply as this market develops.
- Products that do not conform to risk management directives will be prohibited.
List the products to be sold:
Please check days of interest:
Saturday (there may be minor shifts in scheduling but this day is, for the most part, full)
Sunday (should the Saturday option become unavailable)
License, permit, certification, and inspection requirements
Vendors are required to comply with all Federal, state, and local regulations and laws governing food safety and labeling. Documentation of required licenses, permits, certifications, etc. should be retained by the vendor.
Indicate which of the following, if any, apply to your production and vending:
NCDA kitchen Inspection
NCDA Meat handler’s license
FDA Short Course certification (for acidified foods)
USDA Organic certification
City of Asheville Privilege license
Sales tax ID number
Risk management, insurance, and hold harmless provisions
Risk management efforts include best practices, education, and enforcement to promote a safe and healthy environment. Vendors must participate actively in these efforts and take all steps necessary to assure health and safety.
Vendors, as a condition of participation in the market, agree to the following hold harmless provisions:
Each vendor shall be responsible for any loss, personal injury, deaths, and/or other damage that may occur as a result of the vendor's negligence or that of its servants, agents, and employees, and hereby agrees to exonerate, hold harmless, indemnify and defend ASAP, its successors and assigns, from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, suits or actions, judgments and costs, and attorneys fees which may arise or grow out of any injury or death of persons or damage to property in any manner connected with the vendor's products, operations, or vending at the market.
ASAP holds general liability insurance for the market. This insurance DOES NOT cover vendor spaces or products. Vendors must individually decide what insurance coverage is appropriate for vending at market. As it is not practical for the ASAP to manage each individual vendor's insurance coverage, this is a self-enforced requirement.
ASAP requires that all vendors comply with standards of professionalism that promote open communication, mutual respect, and the best interests of the market. Disruptive actions or remarks that undermine the shared success of any or all of our community of vendors are unprofessional and unacceptable. Rules in place to ensure public health must be strictly followed. Failure to comply with these standards will result in suspension or removal from the market.
Submission of this application confirms that the information provided is accurate and complete and that the applicant agrees to abide by the provisions of this application and all risk management requirements outlined above or provided subsequently.
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This form was created inside of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.