The 2017 Lemont Farmers' Market is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 to Wednesday, October 25, 2 pm to 6:00 pm (new time) each week. In the Coal Sheds, 133 Mt. Nittany Road. Vendors interested in joining us, please email Anna Kochersperger, email@example.com.
Here's a link to our application form: LFMVendorApplication2017-pdf
Here's a link to the WPSU food blog - watch for news about the Lemont Farmers' Market on this site: wpsu.org/localfoodjourney/ and check Facebook/LemontFarmers'Market.
NOTE: Most vendors will be available each week, but some are coming one Wednesday a month.
Vendors for 2017 are still being added. So far they include:
Bee Tree Berry Farm - Mark and Laura Macdonald - vegetables, fruits,eggs, and flowers - back for the fifth year
No Veg Out - Melissa Barrick this year as she is having family medical emergencies.
We are looking for a meat vendor, and would love to have dairy products and more eggs. Our fees have been lowered this year, we will have spaces available for weekly and one Wednesday a month vendors, and we have a great manager, Anna Kochersperger!
About Anna: Anna is a Boalsburg native who has been growing, farming, and serving food in one way or another since returning to the area in 2009. She worked in the fields and greenhouses at Tait Farm, and served at Duffy's Tavern before starting Rothrock Botanicals this winter. As a board member of the Harris Township Community Garden she has enjoyed working within the community, and looks forward to contributing to the Lemont Market.
The LVA has added copper gutters to both of our buildings last spring so that shopping on rainy days will be more comfortable for vendors and customers.
Lemont Farmers Market Vendor Application - 2017
Your completion of this application provides necessary information for the Officers of the Lemont Farmers Market to make a decision about your entry into the market. Please be thorough and specific in completing numbers 1 through 8, then return to the LFM. Your application will be reviewed. A copy of this form, once completed, will be provided to you.
2017 Lemont Farmers Market Information
Market Location: Lemont Granary Building, Mount Nittany Road, Lemont, PA 16851
Market Dates and Times: Every Wednesday from 4 pm to 7 pm starting May 24, 2017 through Oct. 25, 2017
Market Fees: $184 for full-time vendors (all season May-Oct., ~$8 per week) paid in full at beginning of the season. We will charge $9/week for a space if it is paid weekly. We will also do contracts for one Wednesday a month, if it is the same Wednesday each month. These will be $10/week or $60 for six months. The spaces will be available on a first come first served basis.
Market Manager: Anna Kochersperger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Market Email: email@example.com
Market website: www.lemontvillage.org/farmersmarket
Once completed, please send as email to:
Sue firstname.lastname@example.org or Anna @ email@example.com
OR via snail mail to:
Lemont Village Association, P.O. Box 546, Lemont, PA 16851
1 – Provide your contact information
Name of main vendor __________________________
Name of vendor family members/employees/partners who will participate at the market Farm/Business Name:_________________________________
Address:__________________________________ __________________________________________Phone: ___________________________
2 - Provide Information about your farm/business
Is your farm/business owned or rented?
Do you have a storefront? _______________________________________________
Are you currently a vendor at other markets? If so, which ones?: ________________________________________________________________________
Have you been a vendor at other markets in the past? If so, which ones?
How many years have you been in business? ______________________________
If you participate in the market, do you expect to be present at the market or will employees, friends, helpers or agents of your farm/business be present_______________________
3 – Product Information - Please list the products that you would like to sell at the Lemont Farmers Market using the following categories:
l Agricultural Products (example: produce, honey, meat, eggs, dairy):
l Processed Foods (example: cider, jams, preserves, dips, sauces):
l Baked Goods (example: bread, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, granola):
l Restaurateur/Prepared Foods (example: sandwiches, pizza, coffee, beverages, ice cream, entrees):
l Other – please explain
4 – Market participation - Helping the Market succeed by contributing your skills beyond vending your product is encouraged.
____ Please check if you currently hold the Servsafe certification and are willing to serve as a Servsafe contact for the Market.
5 – Reference - It is helpful to have a reference attest that you would be a good addition to the Lemont Farmers’ Market based on the quality of your product and your business. Please list someone that we can call to find out more about you and your business.
Name of contact:______________________________________________________
one number of contact: ______________________________
6 – Date and Signature
Date of submission of this form to the LFM:________________________________________
Signature of applicant:
7 – Verification of Compliance
___Current by-laws have been reviewed with new vendor and questions answered
___Current rules have been reviewed with new vendor and questions answered
___Proof of Insurance has been provided (paper copy) by vendor and the date is current
___Vendor has added LFM as a contact to vendor insurance so as to automatically receive renewals
___Proof of Certifications (including organic) has been provided (paper copy) and the date is current
___Fee has been received in full or in part (with agreement to receive other half on agreed upon date)
___Kevin Kassab, College Township and the Lemont Village Association have been contacted
regarding new vendor
___Vendor has certified that they will be "producer only" as defined by the LFM Rules
___Product list has been reviewed by Market Manager or Officer
___Farm inspection/proof of farm via recommendation has been completed
___Market Manager or Officer has added vendor to contact list, phone list, email list and website
___Space needs and market space assignment have been discussed with new vendor
8 – Date and Signature
Date of completion of this form with Market Manager or Officer:_______________________
Signature of applicant:_______________________________________________________
Signature of Market Manager or Officer:_________________________________________
We welcome your participation! Please let us know if you'd like to assist the Market by circling any of the following ways in which your volunteer skills can assist the LFM to succeed:
l writing skills (newsletter, blog, website, newspaper articles)
l teaching skills (demos, presentations)
l developer skills (website, blog, e-communications)
l legal skills (reviews of by-laws, rules)
l marketing skills (marketing decisions and analysis)
l multimedia skills (video, graphics, drawing, audio, podcasts)
l organizational skills (organizing meetings, documents, e-communications)
l nutritional skills (preparation of recipes, coordination of food events)
l Thank you!