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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, kochrose@gmail.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.


APPLICATION FORM:

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, kochrose@gmail.com

Market Email: sue@lemontvillage.org

Market website: www.lemontvillage.org/farmersmarket

 Once completed, please send as email to:

Sue sue@lemontvillage.org or Anna @ kochrose@gmail.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: ___________________________

 Cell Phone:_______________Email:___________________________________________________

 Website:___________________________________________________________________

 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? ______________________________

 Page 2

 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!

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