Guidelines for Siler City Farmer’s Market Association 2018:
-Opening date for the 2018 season will be Saturday, March 31. Hours will be from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (Sales are to begin no earlier than 9:00 AM). The regular Wednesday mini-market has been put on hold due to a lack of customer interest. Current hours are posted on our Facebook page. Closing date for 2018 will be determined by product availability and will be sometime in November.
-Full Membership fee is set at $150.00 yearly. Part-time Membership fee is set at $50.00 yearly, with a parking fee of $5.00 per week. Be prepared to pay fees before opening your first day at market.
-The Board of Directors is responsible for farm inspections of new applicants, approving bakers or crafters, dispute resolution, and other functions deemed necessary. Board members for 2018 are:
Joan Thompson, President, -Vice President, -Treasurer, Muriel Eylers-Secretary and Market Manager, – Member at Large
-Market Board will invite special “Guest Vendors” who offer special items not available locally to join us as Guest Vendor. Such members will have no voting rights, and will pay no yearly dues. Parking fees for a Guest Vendor are $20/ month or $10/week, if not committing to a month.
-Artists and crafters (producing entirely their own wares) are welcome as space permits. The current limit is 5 for crafters/artists. This number is subject to change as space permits. Produce vendors, whose product is seasonal, are given top priority in season. Artists and crafters should offer traditional farm crafts, ie; quilting, pottery, hand forged metalwork, soaps, candles, wood carving etc. Produce vendors may include crafts in their displays as long as they constitute less than half the merchandise offered. The fees are the same for farmers, bakers and crafters.
-Per state regulations, all processed foods(baked or canned goods, meats, poultry, dairy products or wine and beer) must be produced under appropriate inspection and licensing requirements, and necessary certifications must be filed with the market manager before start of sale. Any restricted designations such as “certified organic” must be verified on application.
-No low-acid canned foods such as green beans, corn, peas, carrots, etc., etc. may be sold.
-Any scales used must be checked and certified annually by NCDA.
-All products to be sold must be produced by the seller, immediate family or employees, and must be grown or produced within a 50 mile radius of Siler City, with the exception of pre-aproved Guest Vendors.
-Prices must be posted for all items. It is suggested that prices be within range of prices posted by other vendors, so as not to unfairly compete.
-Products that can be sold include:
Vegetables grown from seeds, sets or seedlings
Fruits, nuts or berries grown on land occupied by seller
Bulbs propagated by seller
Plants grown from seed, seedling, transplant or cutting
Eggs produced from seller’s hens
Meats from animals raised by seller
Honey produced by seller’s bees
Dairy products from animals raised and made by the seller
Cut or dried flowers grown by the seller
Firewood grown and cut by the seller
Baked goods prepared and baked by the seller
Preserves, pickles relishes, jams and jellies made by the seller
NO LIVE ANIMALS CAN BE SOLD OR GIVEN AWAY AT THE MARKET
Contact Market Manager for application: firstname.lastname@example.org