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1. The Homegrown Alabama Market Manager, or a designated member, has the right of supervision and general control of all market operations and shall collect all fees. 2. Vendors will be notified by April 1 of the start and end dates of the market. 3. The market will operate from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M on Thursdays. 4. No sales may occur before 3:00 P.M. 5. The designated space for market activities is bounded by the rectangular area of the Canterbury Episcopal Chapel lawn located on Hackberry Lane between Ninth Street and University Boulevard. 6. Vehicular access to the lawn by the sidewalk cut on 9th St. and will be restricted to vendors and Homegrown Alabama market staff only. 7. Vendors may arrive at Canterbury Chapel no earlier than 1:45 P.M. and no later than 2:30 P.M. 8. Vendors may not leave prior to 6:00 P.M. 9. Vendors shall not move their vehicles in or out of the market area during times when such movement poses a danger to others. 10. In cases of emergency, vendors may only leave early after consulting the market manager and only if it is clear their movement will not pose a danger to others. 11. No person shall sell or offer for sale at the market any item until a selling fee has been paid. 12. Payment methods are: $10.00 per space, paid weekly, upon arrival at the market to the season's market manager OR $200.00 per space, paid annually, prior to first market to the season's market manager. 13. Vendors wishing to attend select market dates may reserve one tent, space permitting, for a weekly fee of $10.00.
Guest vendors must contact the market manager no later than two weeks before the market they wish to attend and go through the application process prior to vending. and all due consideration be given by market vendors and attendees. it is the vendor's responsibility to contact the market manager as soon as possible.14. If unable to attend a market. the weekly fee is still considered the vendor's responsibility. and worship. ATTENDANCE 20. It is expected that the Canterbury Chapel front and left lawn be clear for parishioner parking. 18. or individual vendors of the farmers market. and members of Homegrown Alabama must respect it as a place of work. all vendors. It is the responsibility of the vendor to contact the market manager by phone if running late. Homegrown Alabama requests all members of the market staff and all market vendors wear shirts that represent Homegrown Alabama. T-shirts will also be available for sale at the Homegrown Alabama information tent during the market season. if determined by the market manager the addition will benefit the overall market or fulfill the mission of Homegrown Alabama. Market activities will never interfere with Canterbury's scheduled service of Holy Eucharist at 6:00 P. Vendors must attend every market they have committed to. As guests of Canterbury Chapel. on Thursdays. study. market customers. the vendor will not be allowed to attend the Homegrown Alabama market as a vendor for the rest of the season. space permitting. After receiving three strikes. The past week's fee must be paid to the market manager in addition to the current week's fee before the start of the next market the vendor attends. 16. music will be turned down. 23. Vendors with limited availability of market goods or those wishing to attend only select dates during the market season may reserve a guest vendor space. 25. 17. 22. If the vendor does not attend the market on a committed day. New vendors may be added throughout the season. Guest vendors are approved at the discretion of the market manager and are subject to all market rules. they will receive one strike against them. 15. Confirmation letters will be sent out after April 1 detailing each vendor's commitment. Alabama Farmers Market Authority. The vendor will be invited back to the market the following season at the market manager’s discretion. . 21. 19. Up to two (2) Homegrown Alabama t-shirts will be provided to vendors free of charge as requested on the vendor agreement form.M. If a vendor fails to notify the market manager of an absence. 24.
Violators will be immediately expelled from the grounds by the market manager. student volunteers will be on hand to help. All vendors are required to bring a tent.00. scales. 30. it must be moved. and members of Homegrown Alabama are guests of Canterbury Chapel and should respect the market grounds. 29. Each vendor is responsible for cleaning up the area around their selling space. 31. Tents can be rented from Homegrown Alabama for an annual fee of $40. preferably white in color. The market will be canceled if the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning during the hours of operation. Homegrown Alabama reserves the right to request changes in set up in order to improve appearance. All walk space must be kept free and clear at all times. tableclothes. 38. 35. 40. If a seller needs assistance in setting up their area. 33. Special certifications and permits must be posted. All vendors. tables. Displays must be confined to the assigned space including any vehicle used to transport goods. or is judged by the market manager to be a safety hazard. 39. member of Homegrown Alabama. Homegrown Alabama requests that sellers give the presentation of produce consideration as we aim to give the consumer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. and any other necessary items for the presentation and selling of products. 32. market costumer. vendors are requested to use 10' x 10' tents.26. or member of Canterbury Episocal Chapel. or endanger another vendor. In order to maintain a coordinated appearance. The market will be held rain or shine. but will close early at the discretion of the market manager with safety being the first priority. 36. Vendors may only occupy space(s) assigned by the market manager and are expected to relocate if deemed necessary by market manager. Prices must be posted for all items sold. 34. SET UP AND PRESENTATION 28. Vendors shall not commit any act or use any language intended to insult. . trailer. market customers. If a vehicle. 37. chairs. or display is obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic. intimidate. 42. 27. 41.
52. Vendors must be the original producer of all items being sold. jellies. Tuscaloosa County and the State of Alabama and are responsible for all related sales taxes. Homegrown Alabama will keep copies of all lincenses on file. 43. sets.ITEMS TO BE SOLD 42. Vendors must present a copy of their grower's permit to the season's market manager prior to the first market. Organic growers must present a copy of their organic certification to the market manager prior to the first market. If you are selling products that do not allow you to be classified as a grower you are required to have a business license from the City of Tuscaloosa. 46. packaged. The following items are allowed to be sold at the market: • • • • • • • • • Any vegetable or plant grown by the seller from seeds. All items being sold must be grown or produced in the state of Alabama. or vines on the seller’s property Bulbs propagated by the seller Eggs produced by the seller's poultry Honey produced by the seller's bees Fresh cut or dried flowers grown by the seller Firewood cut by the seller Dairy products originating from the seller's livestock Raw. bushes. 44. marmalades . 48. 47. Vendors must present a copy of their business license to the season's market manager prior to the first market. A grower's permit must be completed by each vendor before selling at the market. 51. 45. jams. 49. or seedlings Any fruits. 50. Vendors must reside in the state of Alabama. All items marketed to be USDA certified organic must meet the requirements of the National Organic Program. packaged. Permits are available at no charge from the County Extension Agent and allow the producer and the customer to be exempt from state and local taxes for goods sold. No buying and reselling of produce or other products is allowed. nuts or berries grown by the seller from trees. Homegrown Alabama will keep copies of all certifications on file. frozen meats originating from the seller's livestock that are processed. and labeled at an inspected facility or are otherwise exempted from inspection • Homemade relishes. Dairy products must be processed. Homegrown Alabama will keep copies of all permits on file. and labeled at a facility permitted and inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health's Milk and Food Processing Branch.
The frequency with which each vendor attends the market will be determined on an individual basis between each vendor and the market manager or designated representative of Homegrown Alabama. 56. Homegrown Alabama will provide a sign to indicate this for use on the vendor’s table. 57. 61. brownies. unless otherwise noted by the market manager. Food items not prepared at the market must be prepared in a certified kitchen. All food must be labeled with price and any common allergens contained in the dish. cakes. 59. Hot and/or cold ready-to-eat food may be sold. Prepared food vendors are required to follow all relevant market rules. . 58. One beverage vendor selling coffee/tea may be present at every market and will be subject to all market rules. There will be one prepared food vendor per market. Vendors may display promotional material for their business or other entities they deem proper. fudge Spices or herbs Mushrooms gathered or inoculated on seller's property Ready-to-eat food as outlined in the Prepared Food Rules Arts and crafts as outlined in the Arts and Crafts Rules Other items deemed appropriate by the market manager The following items are prohibited from the market: • • • Home-processed vegetables Items that do not originate on the vendor's farm Other items deemed inappropriate by the market manager or the FMA PREPARED FOOD VENDORS 53. 62. Prepared food vendors are encouraged to prepare seasonal and local items using ingredients grown in Alabama. Should the vendor purchase ingredients produced in Alabama. A prepared food vendor includes one who sells ready-to-eat food prepared by the vendor either at the market or at the vendor’s certified kitchen. 54. cookies.• • • • • • Homemade baked breads. 55. 60. 63.
Pre-fabricated items e. 65. chairs. All crafts offered for sale at the market must be handmade. Pre-purchased items h. Any craft or artwork sold must be the work of the market vendor. Up to four (4) arts and crafts vendors will be invited to the market once per month. If not already representing a business. 66. Vendors who wish to sell crafts or artwork at the market must fill out the crafts/artwork application and submit it to the craft manager for approval. 72. No cloth cut-outs ii. At the vendor’s request. b. tablecloths. The money will be collected at the beginning of each market. Prices must be posted for all items sold. Purchased items that you have decorated i. a. Arts and cratfs vendors will be treated as guest vendors to the market. 67. No Carpet Art iii. Products made from kits d. 73. on market day so the product can be evaluated. No pre-printed cheaters cloth . All items being offered for sale MUST be pre-approved with the Market Manager or Craft Manager before the vendor may sell at market. Homegrown Alabama can provide a 4’ wide by 8’ long table plus tent for a weekly cost of $10. All vendors are required to supply tables. and other necessary items for the presentation and selling of products. 70. If the vendor adds any item that has not been preapproved. Figurative molds (unless vendor created the mold) f. Machine tooled leather items g.m. Vendors must sign a Vendor Agreement before being allowed to sell any merchandise. 71. Animal fur i. 69. the vendor must inform a manager before 2:30 p. Prohibited materials a. 68. Plastic b. Styrofoam c. guest vendors are required to obtain a transient business license valid for Tuscaloosa County. Tents can be rented from Homegrown Alabama for a daily rate of $5.ARTS AND CRAFTS 64.
if the market season has already begun. P. Tuscaloosa. in person to the current market manager at the next market.O. We agree to abide by all market rules and will cooperate with the Market Manager along with all other members of Homegrown Alabama and the staff of Canterbury Chapel.2011 VENDOR AGREEMENT We. Alabama 35486 or. No sales may be made by any vendor until the market manager receives a signed copy of the Vendor Agreement and approves the addition of the vendor to the market. Signature_______________________________________________________________ Farm / Business Name_____________________________________________________ Farm / Business Address___________________________________________________ Date____________ Phone_______________________ Email_____________________ Number of Homegrown Alabama Shirts (up to 2) ___________ Size(s)_____________________ Please return to Homegrown Alabama. Box 11026. Homegrown Alabama reserves the right to refuse space to any vendor. the undersigned. . I agree to the inspection of my farm by market staff to verify that I am not in violation of these rules. I understand that violation of these rules may result in loss of selling privileges at the market. hereby declare that we have read and understand the Rules of the Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market.