North San Diego (Sikes Adobe)

Certified Farmers Market

at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead

Serving all of North San Diego and the San Pasqual Valleyincluding the communities of

Escondido, Rancho Bernardo and Poway

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Want to be a Vendor?

If you are a local grower, food artisan or self-made crafter

and wish to be considered for vendor space in the

North San Diego Certified Farmers Market

at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead   directions: http://bit.ly/tkvsig

please review the information below.


| Calif. Agricultural Producers | Food Vendors | Merchandise Vendors | Information & Demos | Direct Sales | Non-Profit |

| List of Exclusions | Market Rules | Policies Summary | Vendor Set-Up | | Vendor Application |  

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If you are interested in being considered for a vendor space in the weekly North San Diego Certified Farmers Market - located at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, please download and print out the Vendor Application; fill it out completely (please print) and submit it, including attaching copies of all certificates or licenses listed.

The Vendor Application Package outlines the Market's Vendor Structure, including current fees.

The North San Diego Certified Farmers Market is a Traditional Farmers Market, somewhat different from many other farmers markets in San Diego County that may be more like a combination of a street-event and a farmers market. As a result, we ask that prospective vendors visit this Farmers Market in operation in person before submitting an application, to assess the market atmosphere, shopper demographics, and how this market may be of benefit the vendor's objectives.

Complete applications and copies of all documents must be submitted, reviewed and approved by the Market Manager in advance.

The market DOES NOT screen or review new applications on the morning of the market.

Applications must be complete with copies of all required documentation, and can be submitted:

Preferred Method:

By scanned attachment to email:

info@NSDCFM.com

 

In Person: (during Market hours)

North San Diego Certified Farmers Market

12655 Sunset Drive

Escondido, CA 92025

directions: http://bit.ly/tkvsig

please note: Vendor Applications may be dropped off with the Market Manager during market hours, but there is no guarantee that the application will be able to be reviewed at that time. Applications will be reviewed as time permits, or within 48-hours of being dropped off.

By fax:

(858) 538-7620

By Mail:

North San Diego Certified Farmers Market

PO Box 506523

San Diego, CA 92150


The North San Diego Certified Farmers Market is a recurring weekly market, and our vendor structure is designed to respond to our shoppers' preferences.

Shoppers at the North San Diego Certified Farmers Market are often weekly regulars, and over time are more likely to make purchases from the vendors they see consistently at the market; our market-vendor emphasis therefore is on vendors looking to make an ongoing commitment to being at the market on a scheduled and regular basis.

The North San Diego Certified Farmers Market is a "rain-or-shine" market. Only in extreme situations where health and safety of the vendors and customers may be at risk will the market be canceled or close early due to conditions. All vendors are expected to have an inclement weather contingency participation plan before making application with the NSDCFM.

Please see our Vendor Application Package for details on our  vendor categories  and current  vendor pricing . All fees are subject to change.

Vendor fees can be paid by cash, check payable to NSDCFM, or by Credit Card (Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Discover).

All Credit Card transactions will be charged an additional 5% processing fee.

The farmers market does not provide canopies, tables, chairs, weights, tent stakes, hot water to fill individual hand-wash stations or access to power; we provide only the designated space for you to set up in. Vendors are responsible for providing everything used in the set-up and operation of their market display.

Summary of Vendor Application Information

See the Vendor Application Package for Complete Details

Vendor Application

Market Rules: http://docs.nsdcfm.com/MarketRules.pdf

Market Policies Summary: http://docs.nsdcfm.com/MarketRules-SUM.pdf

Vendor Set-up Information: http://docs.nsdcfm.com/vendor-setup.pdf

CERTIFIED PRODUCERS &
NON-CERTIFIABLE CALIFORNIA-PRODUCED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Vendor Application

For Agricultural Producers (Farmers), we require a "Certified Producer" Certificate by the San Diego County Department of Agriculture, or certification by a neighboring county and authorization to sell at a certified farmers market within San Diego County.

http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/awm/farmers_markets.html

If you will be offering live plants, cut flowers, or other nursery stock shown on your CPC, we require a copy of your valid License to Sell Nursery Stock when applicable, and a signed Nursery Stock Vendor Statement.

http://docs.nsdcfm.com/NurseryStock.pdf

All Certified Farmers should review the CPC Self-Inspection and the Market's Food Vendor Checklists to ensure compliance with all items.

http://docs.nsdcfm.com/CPC-selfInspection.pdf

http://docs.nsdcfm.com/Healthchecklist.pdf

NON-CERTIFIED PLANTS &
OTHER PERMITTED NON-CERTIFIED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Vendor Application

Vendors offering live plants or other nursery stock are required to submit a copy of your valid License to Sell Nursery Stock when applicable, and a signed Nursery Stock Vendor Statement.

http://docs.nsdcfm.com/NurseryStock.pdf

READY-TO-SERVE AND PREPACKAGED FOOD VENDORS

Vendor Application

For all sellers offering food products, whether prepared on site or prepackaged, we require that the vendor have an appropriate County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Temporary Food Facility Vendor Permit.  The original permit must be posted in the booth at all times; photocopies will not be accepted.

http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/deh/food/tempevents.html

http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/deh/fhd/food/cep/tempevent_vendorapp_fp.pdf

Permitted mobile food facilities (Food Trucks) may participate in the Farmers Market on a space-available basis without being required to obtain any additional EHP permits, however if the Food Truck vendor wishes to set up using a conventional vendor canopy either because space does not allow for the truck or for any other reason, the vendor WILL BE required to have the additional and appropriate County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Temporary Food Facility Vendor Permit.

For new food vendors going through the initial EHP permit process and in need of a commitment from an event in order to complete their permit process, the North San Diego Certified Farmers Market may be able to assist you by pre-scheduling you for a start date with us, subject to space availability. Please contact the Market Manager, Claire Winnick at (858) 735-5311, to discuss this further.

All Food Vendors should review the Market's Food Vendor Checklist to ensure compliance with all items.

http://docs.nsdcfm.com/Healthchecklist.pdf

Arts & Crafts and Specialty Vendors Offering Products For Sale

All products, services, demonstrations and/or displays must be "family-friendly" and
consistent with and/or directly support the Farmers Market environment

Vendor Application

 

Self-made/handmade products must make up a minimum of
75% of your market offerings and display to qualify for "self-made/handmade" vendor fee pricing.

The "Sellers Permit" we ask for copies of is for California Sales & Use Tax

http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/sutprograms.htm

You can register for a seller's permit online, or in person at one of the Board of Equalization field offices:

http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm

http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/phone.htm

If you will be offering live plants or other nursery stock even as an incidental component of your display, we require a copy of your valid License to Sell Nursery Stock when applicable, and a signed Nursery Stock Vendor Statement.

http://docs.nsdcfm.com/NurseryStock.pdf

Information, Services, Demonstrations & off-site Product Sales

All products, services, demonstrations and/or displays must be "family-friendly" and
consistent with and/or directly support the Farmers Market environment

Vendor Application

 

Direct Sales/Independent Consultants

All products, services, demonstrations and/or displays must be "family-friendly" and
consistent with and/or directly support the Farmers Market environment

Vendor Application

  • Direct Sales product inventory must be made available for browsing, purchase and pickup by shoppers during the market hours ("cash-and-carry").

  • NO RECRUITING of any kind during market hours.

  • No products other than those offered by the approved Direct Sales company may be offered in the booth.

Applicants must provide a copy of an Independent Consultant Agreement, or other documentation of their status with the Direct Sales Company; alternately we will accept a copy of your personal "Sellers Permit" for California Sales & Use Tax

http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/sutprograms.htm

Documented Non-Profit Organizations

All products, services, demonstrations and/or displays must be "family-friendly" and
consistent with and/or directly support the Farmers Market environment

Vendor Application

  • All displays must demonstrate ties to the local community, and be consistent with the Farmers Market environment.

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Please note that the following will not be admitted to the market:

  • catalog sales, catalog memberships, multi-level marketing, network marketing, network marketing memberships, network memberships, pyramid groups or upline/downline solicitations (specific products offered for direct sale to shoppers by Independent Consultants may be considered if they are a good fit with the market, but recruiting would not be permitted).
  • Franchise Operations
  • Manufactured/processed dietary supplements
  • Health/wellness treatments/cures (chair-massage by licensed therapists may be permitted)
  • Edible Produce not grown in California
  • Non-certified Edible Produce, including fresh whole fruits, nuts, and vegetables
  • Non-certified Flowers
  • Health screenings or medical advice by for-profit organizations
  • Religious groups
  • Political groups that can be considered partisan or controversial (neutral voter registration booths may be permitted)
  • Political action groups
  • Petitions and Survey-takers
  • Hawkers (vendors who are overly aggressive to customers as they walk by, solicit outside the confines of their booth-space, or distract shoppers from interest in other vendor's displays)
  • Insurance Agents, Talent Scouts, Financial Advisors, Legal Advisors
  • any other business, product, service or offering that the Market Management does not see as a good fit for the farmers market.
  • Commercial, manufactured, and/or resale merchandise and services will only be admitted on a case-by-case basis, and must be consistent with the spirit of a Traditional Farmers Market or otherwise complimentary to our location on the grounds of the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead and/or at the trailhead of the area’s SDRP trails.

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page last updated 3/12/2015

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Serving all of North San Diego & the San Pasqual Valley, including the communities of Escondido, Rancho Bernardo & Poway.

North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Certified Farmers Market

at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead (Sikes Website)
12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA 92025 (map)

info@NSDCFM.comwww.NSDCFM.com

located in the San Pasqual Valley, south of Escondido

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