Thank you for your interest in being a vendor in the Canada Day Farmers Market hosted by the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market.

Complete applications, any applicable documentations and monies are to be submitted to the Market Manager no later than Wednesday, May 29th.

Payment to be made via cash or cheque.
Debit and credit card options are available in person only – please see the Treasurer.
There is a 2.75% processing fee for charge cards only. There is no charge for debit transactions.
Please make all cheques payable to “The Sherwood Park Farmers Market”.

If you are a food vendor or your company is considered “Organic” please ensure that you enclose ALL appropriate food handling permits and or appropriate supporting documentation.

All Food Vendors: You are allowed to serve hot samples of your product, provided you meet the AHS Farmers Market guidelines.
Please note that if you wish to SERVE HOT FOOD you must fill in a CONCESSION APPLICATION FORM.

From time to time pictures may be taken during market hours for use of advertising, marketing. By signing this application form, you acknowledge that you are willing to have pictures of your products places on our website or any other means of advertising.

At the Sherwood Park Farmers Market, we encourage vendors to carry their own liability insurance.
If you do not have insurance, the attached waiver form MUST be signed and submitted with your application.

The cost is $60.00 per 10 foot width stall. The duration of the market is from 10 – 5 pm. There is NO vehicle access after 9:00 am. Your stall size is 20 foot length x 10’ wide (this is to include your vehicle parked behind your stall.
There are no refunds once your application has been accepted by the Sherwood Park Farmers Market.
Payment MUST be received no later than Wednesday, May 29th.

If you have any questions, or concerns, you may contact the Farmers Market Manager @ 780-464-3354, or email sherwoodparkfarmersmarket@gmail.com
SPFM Board reserves the right to limit market size and to reject applications with or without reason.
Decisions of the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Executive/Vendor Committee are final.

Street address, P.O. box, company name, c/o

City

State / Province / Region

Postal / Zip Code

Country

Please provide a detailed listing. Products not pre-approved may be asked to be removed day of market.

width x length

# of stalls x $60 =

Please do not include the $ sign in this field. Numbers only.

In consideration of being allowed to use the facilities of the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Society and the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market, located in the Festival Place parking lot at 100 Festival Way, we the undersigned, hereby agree to the following:

To waive any and all claims that we,

may have against the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Society and the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market located in the Festival Place parking lot, its directors and officers, employees, agents, representatives and volunteers.

To release from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that occurs out of the use of any of the facilities of the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Society and the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market, located in the Festival Place parking lot, by the above-named Vendor, their family, their employees or volunteer participants.

To hold harmless and indemnify the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Society and the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market, located in Festival Place parking lot, from any and all liability for any property damage, personal injury to any third party or other financial loss or expense, including legal expense and costs of a solicitor-and-his-own-client full indemnity basis, resulting from the participation in any event to be held on the facilities of the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Society and the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market, located in Festival Place parking lot.

We, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that we have read the foregoing and understand its content, import and meaning.

1. Vendors are accepted based on the items approved as listed on the application form, and as such may only sell approved items.
2. All Food Vendors are responsible for knowing & complying with all applicable health regulations.
3. All products sold at Sherwood Park Farmers Market must conform to the AHS Regulations and Standards of Cleanliness. All vendors selling consumable food products must provide a copy of their AHS Food Sanitation & Hygiene Certification and/or Home Study Course Certification with their application.
4. All Food Vendors must display, visible to the public, their AHS certification within their stall.
5. All Food Vendors: All prepared food items must be pre-packaged as per AHS regulations and labelled according to CFIA (Canadian Food Inspections Agency) standards.
6. All Food Vendors: Serving samples of your product is encouraged, provided you meet the AHS Farmers Market guidelines. Vendors providing samples must supply garbage containers in a location easily visible and accessible to customers
7. All Food Vendors: Please note that if you wish to SERVE HOT FOOD you must fill in a Concession Application Form. Any vendor caught breaking this rule will be immediately shut down and permanently removed from the market, with no refund forthcoming.
8. B.C. Fruit Vendors: may sell only B.C. Fruit. Fruit from any other province or state is not allowed. B.C. Fruit vendors must have inspection slips available at market. A release permit for inter-provincial transport of B.C. Fruit must be obtained by vendors transporting their own fruit, and be produced as requested by the Market Manager. Interprovincial trade of fruit requires an inspection certificate and proper labelling.
9. Organic: If your company is considered “Organic” or you are a beekeeper, documentation supporting this must accompany your application.
10. All inflatables must provide a copy of liability insurance for $2 million dollars listing Strathcona County as additional insured. Proof of Alberta Elevating Devices & Amusement Rides Safety Association (AEDARSA) for each inflatable must be submitted.
11. Vendors must remove all garbage including bags, boxes, and refuse from produce. All vendors are responsible for cleaning up their stall area.
12. Vendors are required to be in place by 9:00 am and ready to operate by 9:45am. There is NO vehicle access after 9:00 am and only vendors listed on the Market map will be allowed entrance.
13. Vendors may not loan, give or sublease the stall(s) assigned to them.
14. Vendor tables are subject to inspection by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, AFMA (Alberta Farmers’ Market Association) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) without notice. Any vendor found not to be in compliance with Alberta Health Services regulations will be immediately removed from the market and any monies paid will be forfeited.
15. Public selling begins at 10:00 am. This excludes sales from vendor to vendor.
16. Public selling ends promptly at 5:00 pm. Vendors MAY NOT take down their stall prior to 5:00 pm due to safety issues for other vendors and customers.
17. The Outdoor market is an all-weather market. Vendors are required to operate in a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow or sunshine. In the event of extreme weather (severe lightening, tornado, etc) the Market Manager may delay setting up of the market, or close the market until the extreme
weather threat has passed.
18. For the Outdoor Market tent weights are MANDATORY. Weights should be no less than 25 lbs per tent leg. Failure to have proper weights on your tent, may result in your being asked to take down your tent. This is for your safety as well as the customers.
19. Vendors are required to provide all things necessary to sell at the market. All tents, tables and displays must fit within the designated 10 x 10 area. Vendors using more than the allotted space will be charged for a 2nd stall.
20. Vendors are expected to behave in an ethical & professional manner at all times. Failure to do so will result in an automatic expulsion and all monies forfeited. Any complaints received concerning unprofessional conduct, including but not limited to the use of profane language, smoking, cleanliness of the vendor or vendors’ product will be considered grounds for dismissal from the Market. Insubordination, the consumption of alcohol, drugs or fighting during the market will be grounds for immediate dismissal.
21. Disputes among vendors and/or customers must be brought to the Market Manager.
22. Vendors may address complaints concerning the market, its operation, and rules to the Market Manager. If there is an unsatisfactory resolution of the concern(s), please email your concerns, and steps undertaken for resolution, to the Sherwood Park Farmers ‘Market Board Executive.
23. Failure to comply with Market Rules & Regulations may result in immediate dismissal from the Canada Day Market. All decisions made by the Sherwood Park Farmers Market Society and its appointed Farmers’ Market Manager are final.
24. Vendors are not allowed to bring pets to the Market and no pets are allowed within any stall at any time at the market. Only service dogs are allowed and proof of certification must accompany the application. Customers are required to keep their pets on a short leash at all times.

Note: The Sherwood Park Farmers Market Board & its Market Manager reserve the right to change, interpret and
enforce these policies and guidelines as deemed necessary to maintain consistency and individuality of the market
for the benefit of all served by the market.

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