2016 VICKSBURG SUMMER FARMERS MARKET
Statement of Purpose
To serve as a community gathering place, providing an opportunity for local farmers, gardeners and vendors to sell fresh produce, other agriculture products, handmade food items, crafts, and live plants to members of the general public.
Hours of operation
Saturday: 8.00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday 3:00-6:00 p.m. Early sales and pre-selling are not allowed on Saturday for the good of the whole Market. Dates: May 7-July 30. There are thirteen (13) selling Saturdays in the 2015 Summer Market.
Fees & Reservations
2016 Summer Fees: $125 full season (including Wednesday and Saturday) or $15.00/day. Vendor spaces are approximately 10x10 feet, and room for truck parking if space is available. Cash accepted; checks should be made payable to the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market. A receipt and a copy of the rules and regulations will be given to vendors upon payment. Fee is to be paid, to on site Market Manager. All vendors must confirm their intent to sell at the market no later than noon on Tuesday prior to the market. Space is allocated as available.
Status as a previous vendor does not guarantee booth space for weekly vendors.
Leave a message, if there is no answer. Spaces will be confirmed pending availability.
Seasonal produce vendors will be assigned a lot area upon payment of fee. Daily vendors will be assigned a lot area based on availability. Seasonal lot areas are available to paid vendors for the entire season. Vendors who do not arrive to the Market by 7:30 a.m. may have seasonal reserved space rented to another vendor on a daily basis by the market manager; it is in the interest of the Market’s general success to discourage/fill empty booth spaces.
The Vicksburg Farmers’ Market promotes the sale of fresh agricultural and other products to achieve a successful unique Market atmosphere. Arts & Crafts vendor must make the items they are selling (no kits). All food items must be made from fresh ingredients (no mixes). To permit fair and equal opportunity for all sellers and to ensure good treatment for buyers, some basic rules of operation must be followed. The following guidelines have been developed which will be revised and updated as needed.
Arts & Crafts
For those that maybe interested in processing and selling cottage food products to the public, there are certain labeling requirements which must be met. The VFM does not and will not assume any liability for any cottage food operation product; the producer is responsible for the sole liability of their product. Labels must contain the following information:
Any variation from the Rules and Regulations may preclude a vendor’s right to use the market. The Market Manager has the authority to enforce these regulations and to exclude nonconforming vendors.
Vicksburg farmers’ Market Commitments
The Vicksburg Farmers’ Market commits to provide marketing for the Market operation. Fundraising, special events, and public education will also be handled by the Market. The Market will also provide parking areas and access to public restroom facilities. Two wastebaskets are provided at the Market for customer use and light trash only; vendors should provide waste cans for their booth/personal use. The Vicksburg Farmers’ Market supplies all music and entertainment for Saturday and special events. Beginning with the 2009 season, a representative of the VFM reserves the right to make site visits to certify that vendors are growing the produce they advertise and sell as local product.
For more information, or questions:
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
C/o Vicksburg Main Street Program
P.O Box 150
Vicksburg, MS 39180
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May 6 - July 29, 2017
Saturday, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
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