Following are the guide lines and rules for all vendors attending our markets:
Our Farmers markets are held year round. Unless the Market Manager
closes the market due to circumstances (extreme weather conditions,
etc.), the markets will be held regardless of weather or other
2. Any checks received by the office that are
returned by the bank for insufficient funds incur a $30 processing
fee. After two insufficient fund checks you will thereafter be
required to pay by cashierís check, money order or cash until stated
3. All Vendors and Farmers who offer samples at
our markets must use approved sneeze guards that are in compliance with
Health Department regulations. (For more information contact the Health
Dept (310) 665-8450.)
4. All hot food vendors are required to
abide by fire and safety regulations and have a full, operational fire
extinguisher on hand.
5. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or leave the market site during the marketís hours of operation.
If there is a no-show to a market, walk-ins will be allowed to attend
on a first come, first served basis. Walk-ins will be placed 15
minutes before the market opens. NOTE: THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU HAVE
RESERVED A SPACE, IT WILL BE GIVEN AWAY IF YOU HAVE NOT ARRIVED 15
MINUTES BEFORE THE MARKET OPENS.
7. If you are scheduled to
attend a market and do not show on the day, there will be a $25 no-show
penalty fee. If this happens more than twice within the course of one
year, you may lose your space in the market. (Seasonal farmers who are
only scheduled to attend during certain months must attend every week
during their season or be subject to the same penalty. They are
required to give three weeks notice prior to the end of their season.)
avoid the no-show penalty fee, you must notify Scholastic Gardens not
less than 72 hours (3 days) in advance of the market day if you cannot
attend that week so that we may fill your space with another vendor.
We will attempt to give your space back to you the following week, but
your reservation is not guaranteed.
8. You are responsible
to make sure you are in compliance with the rules and regulations of
the Department of Agriculture and the Health Department. The market
itself is not in a position to pay fines for farmer or vendor
violations. Therefore if the market is fined for a violation you
committed, you are liable to pay the fine.
9. The quality of
our markets depends on our vendors. We reserve the right to dictate
needed changes of presentation to ensure your individual booths are up
to standards (both in regards to safety and presentation).
10. We reserve the right to sample any produce to check for freshness and quality.
11. We reserve the right to perform audits where deemed necessary at any of our markets.
We reserve the right to exclude a vendor from a market if the
merchandise to be sold is not fit, appropriate or is already being sold
at a market. If this is the case, you will be informed as to why you
have been turned down and will be given an option to be put on a
waiting list for the market if possible.
13. We reserve the
right to remove a vendor from the market if these guide lines and rules
are not abided by, despite attempts to get violations corrected.
We reserve the right to make changes to market fees as we see fit, with
proper advance notification to the vendors. Vendors who wish to opt
out of the market at such time may do so without penalty.
The governing body and its designated agents shall implement and
enforce all rules and regulations in a fair and equitable manner.