LFM Holiday Markets
Participation in the Fall Holiday Market is open to all farmers and producers in Greene and surrounding counties, who sign and submit an application, pay applicable fees, abide by Market Regulations and produce 100% of all food and non-food products offered for sale. No retail, commercial, imported or second-hand item shall be offered for sale at the Market, however, crafts made with “upcycled” materials will be accepted. All crafts must be approved by the Market Manager prior to being offered for sale. Vendor space may be limited and regular season vendors will be given preference.
What Can Be Sold
Items permitted for sale include many typical farm and homestead products. Other items may be approved by the Market Manager on a case by case basis. Only products produced in Greene and surrounding counties can be sold at the Market.
The following categories of items are permitted for sale:
Unprocessed Foods are food products that are not processed in any way beyond harvesting, cleaning, drying and packaging, such as raw, uncut fruits and vegetables, dried and fresh herbs, spices, seeds, nuts, whole grains, eggs, and cultivated and wild mushrooms.
Home Based Vendor Foods are food products that may be prepared at the Vendors primary residence without a permit from the state or local health departments, such as jams, jellies, preserves, cookies, cakes, fruit pies, candy, honey, maple syrup, apple cider, and breads.
Value Added Foods are food products that must be processed in a licensed kitchen or processing facility, such as canned salsas and chutney, pickled vegetables, fruit butters, dairy products, and frozen meat.
Prepared Foods are foods that are meant to be consumed at the Market such as coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches, etc. A very limited number of Prepared Food Vendors will be allowed at the Market.
Plants include Annuals and Perennials such as vegetables, flowers and herbs and Nursery Stock such as shrubs, trees and houseplants.
All Heritage Crafts must be original and handcrafted by the Vendor at his/her primary residence and include but are not limited to:
- Beeswax candles made solely from wax derived from the Vendor’s apiaries
- Pottery crafted from locally derived clay
- Hand-spun yarn and yarn products made solely from fleece derived from Vendor’s livestock
- Hand-made soap and bath products
- Hand-carved wooden bowls crafted from locally derived wood
- Hand-woven baskets crafted from locally derived materials
- Hand-forged garden tools
- Hand-loomed rugs and blankets
Reselling of any item is strictly prohibited. Prior to selling any craft item, vendors shall provide a representative sample of the craft item, or picture(s) thereof, to the Market Manager for review. All craft items shall be approved at the discretion of the Market Manager prior to being offered for sale at the Market. A very limited number of Heritage Craft Vendors will be allowed at the Market and former vendors will be given preference.
Below is a list of products that are typically offered at the Farmers’ Market. The products that have been crossed out are ones for which we will be limiting new vendors. We are intently seeking Vendors to provide all remaining products. Please see the attached 2016 Product Inventory for a listing of what was offered at last year’s market.
Soap & Bath
The Market will be located in the southeast corner of the park. Vending space is 10’ by 10’ and will be assigned each week by the Market Manager. Season Vendors will be given vending space preference based upon Market attendance. Every effort will be made to keep Season Vendors in the same vending location. However, any Season Vendor with an unexcused absence will lose all vending space preferences. Vendors are strongly encouraged to use 10’ x 10’ pop-up tents as part of their display, and all such structures must be properly anchored. All produce and other food products must be displayed on tables or other structures, and not on the ground. No pets are allowed in the vending space.
For the 2017 Market season, Vendors will be assessed the following fees:
- Early Season Vendor: $100.00 (before May 6th)
- Late Season Vendor: $130.00 (after May 6th)
- Early Day Vendor: $10.00 (prior to 6:00 pm Thursday)
- Late Day Vendor: $15.00 (after 6:00 pm Thursday)