DIFFERENT VENDORS, DIFFERENT RULES... Why??
While it is our intention to provide a well rounded shopping experience, LCFF's main purpose is to support Agriculture in Lake County. This guides our rules regarding non-ag and out-of-county vendors.
*Priority is given to vendors growing food, then to those who create value added products from agricultural produce, and finally everyone else.
*Out-of -County Agricultural Producers may only sell what is not readily available in Lake County, and by prior approval from market manager only.
*Artists, Crafters, and Food Purveyors may only sell high quality items of their own production and substantially made in Lake County.
MORE IMPORTANT STUFF:
*LCFF is a non profit organization run by Lake County Farmers. Stall/booth fees are used to cover management of the markets, insurance and overhead. Memberships and logo item sales help support outreach efforts, and LCFF's mission.
*A LCFF membership is not required to participate as a vendor at any of our Certified Farmers' Markets, but membership dues help us provide consistent support during the whole year.
*Booth location is based on your space requirements, type of product, and general traffic flow. Manager has final say. Certified producers, non-certified producers, arts & craft vendors, and food vendors are separated per state requirements.
*Musicians play for tips only and we encourage all vendors to support our musicians as they provide ambiance for our customers while spending time at the market.
These do not need to be in monetary form, produce and other goodies are also very much appreciated.
The following are some of the newer CDFA ones:
*All vendors must have clearly identifiable and displayed signage with their names or name of their business.
*Each commodity is required to have a clear, easy to read identification sign with price per unit.
*The CDFA is now requiring a $2 fee from each vendor per market day, which will be collected along with the regular booth fee and remitted on your behalf.
*Producers are required to be familiar with the Small Farm Food Safety Guide prior to obtaining their Producer's Certificate.
Please read the application carefully before signing it.