Please read the application carefully before signing it.
You are responsible for reading our entire 'Rules & Regulations'. Here are the most important:
All Vendors must comply with State/County health and safety codes.
All Boothsmust have a name, identifying the farm or business, and prices must be clearly marked either on the product or on an easily legible sign. These signs can be handmade, on chalkboard, or printed.
Booth Fees are calculated based on the width of space occupied. Ex. 6' and under/8' wide/10' wide/then for every 5' thereafter.The CDFA requires a $2 fee from each vendor per market day. We include this in the booth fee and remit on your behalf.
Cancellations of less than a week's notice will incurr a fine equivalent to the booth fee. Regular attendance is required unless previous arrangements have been made. Fine is waived for true emergencies at manager's discretion.
All Vendors should carry liability insurance naming LCFF as additional insured, plus vehicle insurance if driving into the market area.
New Products and items for the newsletter must be emailed to manager 3 days prior to each market for inclusion. This is also the deadline for unforeseen changes.
In Addition to the Above, the following rules apply to the different types of vendors: _____________________________
AG Vendors: In addition to the above, your sign has to include the following information:Name of Business, Town, and County of Productionplus a phrase to the effect of "We grow what we sell" / "We sell what we produce" in lettering that is legible from at least 10 feet away.
Each commodity is required to have a clear, easy to read identification sign with price per unit.
Producers are required to be familiar with the Small Farm Food Safety Guide prior to obtaining their Producer's Certificate.
Get your annual Certified Producer's Certificate from the AG Commissioner in the County of production. It certifies that you produce what you sell, An embossed copy needs to be given to management every time a revision is made. The CPC has to be posted at your booth and is a requirement at all CFMs (certified farmers' markets) in California.
To sell live plants you will need a Nursery Permit in addition to the CPC. The purpose of this is to keep track of disease, invasive plants and insects.
To sell eggs you need an Egg Handler number, available from the State and a CPC. Eggs need to be listed on your CPC.
The word 'Organic' may not be used without registration in the County of production and if certified, the certificate has to be clearly posted as well.
Artists, Crafters & Food Purveyors may only sell high quality items of their own production. Ingredients must be listed on packaging or posted near the product, if sold in bulk.Re-selling is not allowed.
Food Vendorsmust get a Temporary Food Facility Permit from Environmental Health. All menu items, including beverages, require prior approval from Management. In general, re-selling is not allowed at farmers' markets. This applies to all bottled/canned beverages besides water.
LCFF Vendor Registration FormIf you filled out the online farmers' market application and have been accepted, this is not required. All others must fill it out.
Certified Producer's CertificateThis certifies that the seller grew/produced everything offered and is required for all agricultural products sold at Certified Farmers' Markets. It is issued by the County where where products are grown.
Nursery LicenseRequired for any live plants sold, and is available from the local AG Department.
Temporary Food Facility PermitRequired for any food product which is not in it's originally grown state/form. This includes baked goods, preserves, sauces, processed items of all kinds.