Market Manager, Springfield Community Market
c/o Springfield on the Move
6 Valley Street
Springfield, Vermont 05156
Springfield On The Move
Community Market 2015
Season Rules (6/02/15)
Seasonal Marketing Fee is $25.00 for the season. Seasonal vendors make a commitment to attend at least 14 of the 19 scheduled markets. Seasonal vendors are entitled to a discounted weekly market fee and proprietary location within the market.
Seasonal vendor fee is $10.00 per market
Day vendor market fee is $15.00 per market
Nonprofit participant fee is $10.00 per market.
Youth vendor 18 yrs. old and under with parental supervision $5.00 per market.
Day vendor spaces are assigned on an as-available basis.
Fees will be collected at each market.
All vendors, seasonal and day, must fill out an application to sell at the market. Prospective seasonal vendors who apply to the market will be accepted as space provides. All applications must contain a description of products to be sold or description of market activity at the market. Any changes to that list must be approved by the Springfield On The Move market committee.
To prevent product saturation, the Market Committee may limit future vendors of a particular product if they deem the supply of that product to be more than adequate. Day vendors will be allowed based on the need for a particular product at the market.
All spaces in the market will be approximately 10’ by 12’. The manager will make decisions about space assignments. Day vendors will be assigned a spot on the day of the market on a first come first serve basis. Any vendor with a physical condition that requires alternate arrangements should discuss this with the market manager in advance. Spaces may be shared if an appropriate presentation can be maintained, however each vendor is required to pay vendor fees individually.
Set up and Market Presence
The 2015 Market season begins Saturday, May 30st, 2015, however the market will not be held on Alumni day June 30th. The location is 6 Main Street in People's United Bank Parking Area. Market hours are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The last market will take place at the location of the Apple Festival at the Riverside School on Chester Rd. in Springfield. Hours for this final Market will be announced. All vendors are required to be present for the entirety of these hours unless previously granted permission from the market manager. No sales may occur before 10:00 a.m.
Vendors are asked to be present and completely set up 15 minutes prior to market (9:45). Unused spots will be assigned to day vendors at 9:30.
Seasonal vendors are asked to notify the market manager if they will be absent from Market.
Vendor Criteria and Regulations
The Market is intended to promote local products. Producers may have third party vendors selling their product.
Preference will be given to vendors from Windsor, Windham, Cheshire and Sullivan counties.
Organizations who would like to participate in the Market must apply to the Springfield On The Move market committee to be considered for participation. Organizations will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the committee. Approval for participation is also based on space availability, market offering and presentation. Please note that organizations may not solely participate for fundraising or solicitation and must engage in a market activity that is approved by Springfield On The Move’s Market committee.
The Vendor will be responsible for adherence to any state or federal regulations regarding handling, licensing, permitting and inspection of prepared foods, meat and dairy items.
Collection of any Vermont state sales tax is the responsibility of the vendor.
Market staff will survey vendor sales figures anonymously at each market to track overall growth and distribution of sales.
Any purchased plant items (starts, etc.) sold at the market must be grown by the vendor for at least eight weeks prior to selling.
The Market will take place rain or shine.
No smoking anywhere in the Market.
No animals are allowed (domestic or livestock).
Vendors will provide their own tables, tents, etc. Safety precautions must be taken to guard against wind (use of anchors) and tripping factors.
Vendors are required to obtain a Town of Springfield Vendor License. Please contact the town clerk for information.
The following items may be not be sold:
Flea market items, used clothing, or crafts from kits. If in doubt, please ask the manager and the request will be decided by the Springfield On The Move market committee.
Springfield Community Market Mission:
To build fresh connections among families, farms and artisans to enrich a dynamic and healthy community.