The market is beginning to accept applications from vendors who have a food license issued by the NYS Health Department or the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, a Certificate of Authority and liability insurance. All interested parties are encouraged to contact the market at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application.
"The vendor fees are in line with what other area markets are charging," said Jim Morris, Farmers Market treasurer. "There's an option to sign on for the season, or for a day."
Those fees work out to be a $5 application fee along with $150 for the season, or a $15 day rate, with prior notice. The season will run through Columbus Day weekend.
Interested parties who have not obtained their food license should work on getting it now by contacting the Dept. of Agriculture and Markets. Cornell Cooperative Extension can also be a great resource for those wishing to become a food vendor. Applications to the NC Farmers' Market must be sent to Vice President Michelle SanAntonio by March 6 in order to ensure a space for the season.
Anyone interested in learning more about the NC Farmers Market should attend the next meeting Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Caf Sarah.