Rules and Guidelines for 2017 Ventnor City Farmers Market

Ventnor City Farmers Market Rules & Guidelines 2017

1. Dates: The Market will run every Friday beginning on May 26 and ending on September 1. The market managers will keep in mind the safety of vendors and shoppers, and will determine any weather-related closings.

2.Set-Up: The Market will be open for business from 8:30 am to 12 noon. Vendors may arrive as early as 7:00 am to be ready for customers by 8:15 am. Cleanup must be completed by 12:30 pm. We will have a team of volunteers to help you unload, set up your tent and tables, and help you break them down at closing.

3.Location: The market is being held outside on the grounds adjacent to Holy Trinity Parish located at 6415 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406.

4.Vendors must disclose all products they intend to sell. This will help the selection committee minimize the overlap of farm and food items being sold. All food products must be prepared in a commercial kitchen.

5.Farm products should be harvested no more than 48 hours before being offered for sale at the market.

6.Vendor applications must be received by March 1, 2017 to be considered by the selection committee. All applicants will be notified one way or the other regarding acceptance no later than March 15, 2017. The seasonal fee of $200 must be made in full and received by April 1, 2017, or your space may be forfeited.

There are 3 ways to submit an application:
1) Print, complete, then snail mail to the address below
2) Print, complete, scan, then email to ventnorcityfarmersmarket@gmail.com
3) Complete the application on our web site using the online form and click “submit”

Fees: the seasonal fee for 15 weeks is:
$200 for a 10’ x 10’ location
$150 for each additional 10’ x 10’ space

Please make all checks payable to: “Amazing Ventnor” and mail to:
Ventnor City Farmers Market
C/O Ventnor City Hall
6201 Atlantic Ave.
Ventnor, NJ 08406

If you have questions or require any special arrangements feel free to contact market managers:
Penni Starer, Andy Starer, and Maria Gatta: ventnorcityfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Phone: 484-343-3147

7.Space and Parking Designation: Each vendor will be assigned a space roughly 10’ x 10’ feet. All spaces are located outside. Vendors are responsible for bringing all tables, chairs, canopies, tents, tent weights, or umbrellas and equipment. Ample parking will be made available to vendors.

8.All vendors will be required to submit the following items no later than May 1, 2017:

– Certificate of liability insurance (see #9 below)
– Certificate of motor vehicle liability insurance (see #9 below)
– Mobile Retail Food License (see #10 below)
– Appropriate Atlantic County health/business licenses (see #11 below)
– A signed, Hold Harmless Agreement

9.Insurance: All vendors will be required to have $500,000/$1,000,000 liability insurance and motor vehicle liability insurance, with the City of Ventnor and Holy Trinity Parish named as additional insured’s.

10.Mobile Retail Food License: The Atlantic County Division of Public Health requires all mobile retail food vendors to submit an application to their department prior to participating in a special/temporary event or vending in any municipality within the County (except Atlantic City). A “Mobile Retail Food 016310\0001\14470988.1 Establishment” means any movable restaurant, truck, van trailer, cart, bicycle, watercraft, or other movable unit including hand carried, portable containers in or which food or beverage is transported, stored, or prepared for retail sale or given away at temporary locations. The appropriate applications can be found online:
http://www.atlantic-county.org/environmental-health/topics.asp?topicID=148
If you have any questions, please call the Atlantic County Division of Public Health 609-645-5971 and speak with Jill Miles (ext.4367) or Mark Vetter (ext.4382).

11.Regulations & Licenses: Vendors are responsible for compliance with applicable municipal, county, state and federal regulations, such as (but not limited to): agricultural business license; pesticide licensing and safe use; approval seal of the New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures on all scales; State sales tax collected and reported as required; organic certification on claimed products as required; food safety, sanitation, health permits and labeling requirements pertaining to the items for sale; State inspection of nursery stock required for selling whole plants for replanting; (packs or pots). Applicable regulations must be complied with, or a vendor will be removed from the list of eligible vendors.

12.Vendor Conduct: Vendors should present themselves in an appropriate manner, dress, and state of cleanliness. Shirts must be worn. Vendors are required to completely clean up the area around their designated space before leaving the Market each day after closing time. Their area is to be left “broom swept” and free of debris. Vendors not complying with this provision may be asked not to return to the market without a refund.
We ask that vendors refrain from cigarette smoking during market hours or in the market area.

13.These rules may be modified to address unanticipated circumstances not herein covered. Modifications will be communicated to all vendors in a timely manner and shall state the reason and the specific duration of the modification.

14.For the safety of vendors and patrons, every vendor using a tent must procure and use tent weights with a minimum of 25 pounds per tent pole. No vendor will be permitted to sell without the required tent weights.

15.Choose the application type that applies to your business:

  1. Agricultural Vendor: These are local farmers that produce and/or grow one or more of the following products: fruit, vegetables, plants (starts, annuals, perennials, herbs) cut flowers and herbs, dairy products, farm raised meat, seafood, and eggs. Products such as jams, jellies, salsa, honey, etc. from one or more of the above referenced items are eligible. If the vendor also operates as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, share pickup at the Market is allowed. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Agricultural products not on this list may be sold with approval of the market managers. Agricultural Vendors must grow 99% of any products sold.
  2. Food Vendor: Food Vendors must take an active part in making/baking the majority of the items they plan to sell. Products sold by food vendors include items for on and offsite consumption including, for example baked goods, coffee, refreshments and value added products such as jams, jellies, salsa, honey, etc. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Food products not on this list may be sold with approval of the market managers. Vendors selling prepared foods shall prepare and serve foods in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and local health regulations. All foods and beverages sold or used in food preparation shall be first quality and conform in all respects to Federal, State and local food and other laws, ordinances and regulations.

Agricultural Vendors

Use this form if you are a farmer, click here.

Food Vendors

Use this form if you are a food vendor, click here.

2017 Vendor Information

Check out the 2017 Ventnor City Farmers Market Vendor Info. Click Here.