To be a vendor at the Mapleton Farmers Market you must live, produce, create, or manufacture products within a 25-mile radius of Mapleton, Utah. NO EXCEPTIONS
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- Must be fair retail market pricing
- Must be determined by vendor
- Must be CLEARLY POSTED
- Sold by fair business practices
- MFM, or city government affiliates, will NOT offer warranties or guarantees on any product sold
Vendors selling value-added items (everything except fresh-cut produce) must fill out a sales tax form provided by MFM and collect and report appropriate sales tax on all items sold
- MFM goes on rain or shine so make a weather contingency plan
- Booth size is approximately 10 linear feet of space
- Booths are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis and MFM reserves the authority to move and reassign vendor and/or locations to enhance or facilitate market operations
- Limited pavilion space is available to the south of the usual market area
- Set up begins at 5:30 p.m. must be completed by 5:50 p.m. and ready to sell by 6:00 p.m.
- Vendors are expected to stay for the duration of the market, until 8:30 p.m. or dusk
- Vendors provide their own equipment (tables, canopies, etc.)
- Canopies MUST BE secured with a weight system using a minimum of 40 lbs. per leg, otherwise they must be taken down
- Only family members or certified employees may sell at the booths
- All booths must adhere to a zero-waste environment policy where packaging for products is limited and reusable when possible
- Vendors may submit announcements or ads for their booths to be displayed on the website. Information must be submitted 7 days prior to the event or it will not be displayed.
- Amplified sound or music is prohibited at vendors’ booths during market hours
- Vendors are responsible to clean their vending area and to remove their own garbage at the end of each selling day
- Vendors are expected to respect one another’s space and right to sell their products without intrusion
- Problems with other vendors should be brought to the MFM staff promptly and discreetly to maintain the positive environment for customers and vendors. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the event or from the MFM until further notice
- Any charges incurred by Mapleton City which occur as a result of a vendor selling product will be the responsibility of the vendor
- Solicitation or distribution of any marketing or advertising material is prohibited outside of a designated booth space. This includes but is not limited to: flyers, handbills, stickers, and promotional items of any kind
- Pets must be kept on leash and vendor must clean up after any animals they bring with them
- Pets must not contaminate product
Vehicles and Parking
- Vendors are allowed to park and sell from their vehicle in their allotted space (10 linear feet)
- Additional vehicles must be parked elsewhere
- Driving within the market is PROHIBITED during MFM hours (6:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
Legal & Detailed Information
- No resale of produce or other products is allowed
- Sampling is permitted if the sample is un-cut or un-processed, but the person handling the food must have a current food handler permit and a “Sampling Permit” from the Utah County of Health. See our Contact Us page.
- To sell grass-fed or organic meat products, vendor must have a Department of Agriculture certificate before selling at the market
- Honey vendors must be involved in all aspects of beekeeping and must have a Department of Agriculture certificate before selling at the market
- Egg vendors must own the chickens from which the eggs are produced. Eggs must look clean and cartons must be new with the name and address of producer and safe handling instructions “Keep Refrigerated” on the label. Eggs must be temperature controlled (45 degrees or lower) or product will be removed.
- Food/bakery items, which we are strongly encouraging at MFM, must be prepared and packaged in either an inspected commercial kitchen or a “Cottage Kitchen” with a Food Handlers Permit. The certificate must be visibly displayed at each market. See our Contact Us page for a link to learn more about certifying for a Cottage Kitchen.
- Vendors with products that are not locally produced may be permitted to sell under special circumstances by approval of the MFM Selection Committee. These may include products that are not available in Utah but are desirable to the patrons of the MFM. Examples include: fish, almonds, oranges, or olive oil. Please contact MFM for more information.
- Hand-crafted items must be handmade, of original or unique design and the starting material must be significantly altered by the artisan. NO RESALE ITEMS.
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