2019 Riverwalk Farmers Market Vendor Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Milford Riverwalk Farmers Market. Our market is run by a volunteer committee who dedicate their time and talents to make the Market one of the best in Delaware. Our market is part of Downtown Milford, Inc. and their revitalization efforts in making Milford a destination city where people come to visit, shop and live. The market brings an average of 300 shoppers a week to the downtown area.

Our market opens on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and will run every Saturday for 24 weeks, ending the regular season on Saturday, October 5 and our Annual Fall Market on Saturday, November 23. This year the 16th Annual Bug & Bud Festival is scheduled on Opening Day of the Market from 9am - 4pm. Vendors have the opportunity to stay set-up the whole day as we are taking this opportunity to promote the start of the Market Season. We will send out more information as we get closer to that date.

We provide a 10’ x 10’ space. This year we will NOT be providing tents or tables due to the lack of set-up help and no one interested in managing the set-up and break-down of the Market. We will have a volunteer available during set-up to make sure vendors are assigned their proper location. Tents and tables are available to rent for an additional fee. The vendor will be responsible for picking up their tables and tent from the shed, setting them up in the assigned area and for returning them to the shed at the end of the market day. Tents are only mandatory for food vendors and you are welcome to bring your own.

It is important that we have a consistent number of vendors each week and we encourage our vendors to attend on a regular basis. We are making it even more advantageous to pay in advance and commit for the full season. Please see the included “Rules of the Market” for complete details on payment discounts and tent and table rentals.

The committee is looking forward to a great year at the Market and to continued growth in revenue. We have a great newsletter sent to customers several times a month and advertise in local newspapers.

Please have your application completed and payment sent to us before Sunday, March 31, 2019. We can be contacted by email at farmersmarket@downtownmilford.org.

Regards,

Riverwalk Farmers Market Committee
Downtown Milford, Inc

RULES OF THE MARKET

1. We are a Farmers Market; therefore, farm and other food products are primary sales. Some craft and other homemade type items will be allowed. 70% will be farm & food items.
2. All vendors are required to follow any and all requirements of the State of Delaware and we strongly recommend obtaining liability insurance. All vendors are responsible for the liability in and around their booth.
3. Food vendors may contact Kent County EHFS 302-744-1220 for questions and permits. Permits MUST be displayed at your booth.
4. All products will be displayed in a clean and safe manner.
5. All vendors must have their display setup before 9 am. No vendor should dismantle their display before the end of Market (1pm) unless asked to for safety reasons (wind, lightning, etc.). If winds reach 15 MPH NO tents will be allowed.
6. All vendors are responsible for bringing their own help for set-up of tents, tables, unloading, loading and displaying their product. Our market volunteer is there for directing vendors to their spots only.
7. All vendors must be courteous to other vendors. Unload quickly and move your vehicle to one of the designated public parking areas. Set-up your display once you have moved your vehicle.
8. Spaces will be assigned by the Farmers Market Committee and Sub-letting is PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from letting someone else use your spot in your absence unless they are selling your approved product. All vendors must be approved and pay the required fee.
9. It is the intention of Downtown Milford, Inc. to continue to provide our community with a quality farmers market. We believe that continuity of vendor participation is an important aspect of this, and we are encouraging vendors to commit to either a monthly, half-season, or full season payment scale as described below.

Full year - $12.00 per week for 24 weeks (includes Fall Market) = $288.00 due by March 31, 2019
Half year - $13.00 per week for 12 weeks (includes Fall Market in second 1/2 of year), $156.00 ($312.00 a year) First half due by March 31, 2019 and Second half due by July 21, 2019.
Monthly - $15.00 per week - June & August = $75.00 per month, May, July & September = $60.00 per month and October & Fall Market = $30.00 (Pay by end of September for both.) ($360.00 per year) Due at the beginning of each month.
Week to Week - $25.00 per week.
Tables and Tents can be rented for $10.00 per tent and $5.00 per table (any size) and are provided on a first come basis. Rent for these items will be due at the beginning of the Market each week before being removed from the shed. You are permitted to bring your own tents, tables and chairs. (We do not have chairs for rent or vendor use)

Please note - The above prices are for one 10’ x 10’ spot. If you need more space or need to set-up outside of your assigned space then you may need to pay for two spots. To ensure that you get the same spot each week, it’s recommended that you select the half-season or full-season payment options. We are unable to refund payment(s) for any week that a vendor does not show or for any week that the market is forced to close due to predictions of unsafe, severe weather or other acts of God.

10. Cancellations - Any market cancellations due to weather will be sent out via Facebook and email by noon on Friday. Any vendor cancellations (emergency, sick, other obligations, etc.) can to be sent through email to farmersmarket@downtownmilford.org
11. Smoking is NOT permitted in the market area or inside any City parks.
12. The Library parking lot may be used for loading and unloading only. Please park in lots across from the Library, behind Georgia House, across from Park Place or the State building lot on Walnut St.

SPECIAL NOTE: All collected fees go toward advertising, equipment, repairs, maintenance, entertainment, DMI expenses, and other items as determined by the Riverwalk Farmers Market Committee and Downtown Milford, Inc.

Please remit payment to:

Downtown Milford, Inc.
ATTN: Farmers Market
207 S. Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963

Make checks payable to DMI (Downtown Milford Inc.) and include your vendor name in the Memo line.

I hereby apply as a vendor for the year 2019. Market operations will be Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The season will run from Saturday, May 4 - Saturday, October 5, 2019 with a Fall Market on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

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