2018 Crested Butte Farmers Market Rules and Regulations

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND REGULATIONS CAREFULLY AS YOU ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SPECIFIED HEREIN.

PURPOSE

The Crested Butte Farmers Market (CBFM) was created to support regional farmers and artisanal food producers by providing a venue that allows them to sell their products directly to the public.

TIME AND PLACE

The market will be held on Elk Avenue from 1st to 2nd Streets in the Town of Crested Butte. Markets will be held every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning Sunday, May 27th through Sunday, October 7th. To fully comply and cooperate with the Town of Crested Butte, the market may temporarily move locations or cancel the market at the Town’s request. If this is the case, vendors will be given proper notice as soon as is feasible. Market set-up shall begin no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and shall be complete by 10:00 a.m. If you arrive later than 9:00 a.m., you may not be permitted to set up at the discretion of the market manager. All cars must be out of the market area by 9:30 a.m.  The Crested Butte Farmers Market employs a “soft start” – you may begin selling to customers as early as 9:30 a.m. provided no cars are on the street. The Executive Director or another CBFM volunteer will be on-site at 8:00 a.m. to assist with set-up. Do not arrive earlier than 8:00 a.m. Breakdown is to begin at 2:00 p.m. and must be complete no later than 3:30 p.m.   Cars are not allowed back into the market area until the market closes at 2:00 p.m.  Vendors are expected to remain at the market until all their goods are sold or the market closes whichever occurs first.

If you are unable to attend a market, please inform the market director at least three days in advance, by the Thursday before the upcoming market. When you apply to the market, please indicate which dates you can and cannot attend.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Only vendors who meet the specific eligibility requirements as outlined below, and have not been the subject of consumer complaint found to be valid by the board of Directors and who have consistently maintained their accounts in good order are eligible to apply. Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance.  The deadline to apply is March 20th, 2018 and you will find out if you are accepted or not no later than April 15th, 2018.

To apply:

1. Review the eligibility requirements below to determine that you are eligible to sell at the Crested Butte Farmers Market.

2. Complete the online application at cbfarmersmarket.org by March 20th.

3. Your application will be reviewed by the CBFM Executive Director and Board of Directors.

4. You may be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide additional information about your processes and ingredients.  In some instances, the Executive Director may be required to perform a farm or facilities inspection.

5. You will be notified if you have been accepted or not no later than April 15th.

6. Upon your acceptance into the CBFM, you will be invoiced for booth and any other additional fees.  These fees are due by May 1st. Failure to pay your balance by this date will result in removal from the CBFM. If you are unable to pay your fees in full, you may speak to the Executive Director about setting up a payment plan.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE AND WHAT CAN BE SOLD

It is the market’s goal to help create a sustainable Crested Butte. It is also the goal of the CBFM to support local farmers and artisanal food producers. In keeping with these goals, all agricultural products, arts and crafts, processed foods, value-added products and concessions must be grown, raised or made within a 100-mile radius (as the crow flies) of Crested Butte. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule to provide needed elements of supply not readily available within the 100-mile radius.  In such cases, the CBFM Board of Directors will vote on whether or not to allow the out of area, or out of state, applicant to sell at the CBFM.  This decision is solely that of the CBFM Board of Directors and will be made on a case by case basis.

FARMS: PRODUCE

All produce sold at the market must be grown within a 100-mile radius of the Town of Crested Butte and must be certified Organic or certified naturally grown. If you grow in accordance with these standards but do not currently hold certification, you may request an exemption after CBFM conducts a field inspection of your farm or garden.

Documentation Required: You must provide copies of your organic / certified naturally grown paperwork or apply to CBFM for exemption. If you apply for exemption, you must still grow in accordance with organic / certified naturally grown guidelines.  You will also be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide more information about your growing practices and standards.

RANCHES: MEATS, EGGS AND OTHER

All meats and animal foods sold at the market must be raised within a 100-mile radius of the Town of Crested Butte. Meat producers do not need to be certified organic or certified naturally grown; however, only producers adhering to sustainable, environmentally friendly grassed based and finished systems will be considered (excluding pork and chicken which should still be pasture and non-confinement based). All ruminant animals should have 100% of their dry matter intake from pasture sources during the growing season. All feeds fed to any animal should be GMO free. Supporting documentation of the animal health and diet and land health is required. Any meat sold should be processed in a USDA-inspected facility or in accordance with requirements of the Colorado Department of Public Health. Any animal product offered for sale must have been owned by the market vendor for more than 60% of its life, ideally the producer will own butcher ready animals from birth to processing bringing in only breeding stock to improve genetic diversity within the herd. The CBFM board reserves the right to amend this as needed to fill market demand.

Documentation Required: Please provide a copy of your Retail Food License.  You will also be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide additional information about your growing practices, land and herd management, etc.

DAIRY PRODUCTS: PROCESSING PLANT AND GRADE A PRODUCTS

All dairy products must be processed in a licensed dairy facility with the proper license being held for the products they sell. Dairy producers do not have to be certified organic, however only producers with a minimum of 50% of the animals’ dry matter intake coming from pasture sources during the growing season will be considered. All feeds fed to the animal should be GMO free. Supporting documentation of the animals’ complete diet and health and land health will be required. Dairy farms that are completely farmstead, meaning they do not purchase any milk from another source will be given first preference to fill market demand, as this gives the producer the ability to control the inputs in the animal’s diet completely. Raw Milk shares are only allowed if the producer holds a processing plant license in conjunction with the proper shareholder agreements.  The CBFM board reserves the right to amend this as needed to fill market demand.

Documentation Required: Please provide a copy of your dairy plant license, weights and measures, and Retail Food Licenses.  You will also be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide additional information about your growing practices, land and herd management, etc.

VALUE-ADDED FOOD PRODUCERS

Value-added food producers are defined by the Crested Butte Farmers Market as those selling prepared foods (e.g. bread, pastries, canned goods, etc.) from ingredients they purchase primarily from external sources. All value-added foods must be processed within a 100-mile radius of Crested Butte though they may contain ingredients from other locations. All ingredients should be sourced from USDA-certified organic, certified naturally grown or sourced from an approved vendor of the CBFM. The CBFM board reserves the right to amend this as needed to fill market demand.

 All value-added products must be made in a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen and vendors must provide proof of that license before selling any value-added products.

Ingredient lists for every item sold at your booth must be available for inspection by the public.

Documentation Required:  Please provide a copy of your Retail Food License.  You will also be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide additional information about the ingredients you use, as well as to provide copies of invoices or receipts to prove purchase of those ingredients.

COTTAGE FOOD VENDORS

Non-potentially hazardous foods such as spices, teas, dehydrated produce, nuts, seeds, honey, jams, jellies, and preserves, fruit butters, candies, and certain baked goods may be able to be prepared from home kitchens. Items such as dried meats, canned fruits and vegetables, pickled products, raw seed sprouts, baked goods with cream or cheese, juices or sauces are not permitted under the Cottage Food Law. For more information on the Cottage Food Law and how to become a certified Cottage Food Producer, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/cottage-foods-act.

All cottage food items must be processed within a 100-mile radius of Crested Butte though they may contain ingredients from other locations. All ingredients should be sourced from USDA-certified organic, certified naturally grown or sourced from an approved vendor of the CBFM.

Documentation Required:  Please provide a copy of your Cottage Food Certification.  You will also be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide additional information about the ingredients you use, as well as to provide copies of invoices or receipts to prove purchase of those ingredients.

CONCESSIONAIRES

Food service items intended for consumption at the market such as those that derive from temporary food service establishments (e.g. restaurant-style booths, food carts etc.) are permitted for sale. Concessionaires must provide all current applicable permits and licenses to CBFM and are encouraged to contact the health department regarding safety guidelines and inspections.

Concessions must be made of organic/sustainably grown, certified naturally grown or sourced from an approved vendor of the CBFM and menu items must be approved by CBFM. The CBFM expects all concessions to be made from scratch by the vendors.  The CBFM does not permit the sale of “pre-packaged” food or beverages not made by the concessionaire (canned sodas or bags of chips, for instance).  The CBFM board reserves the right to amend this as needed to fill market demand.

Additionally, disposable food service items including but not limited to plates, cups, flatware etc. produce the lion’s share of the waste at CBFM and as such must be minimized in the first place and be compostable or made of materials able to be recycled in Gunnison County when used (e.g. #1 & #2 plastics only).

Ingredient lists for every item sold at your booth must be available for inspection by the public.

Additional Fee: Due to the excess waste created by concessionaires, concessionaires are subject to additional fees.

Documentation Required: You must provide copies of your Retail Food License and other relevant licenses prior to selling.  You will also be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide additional information about the ingredients you use, as well as to provide copies of invoices or receipts to prove purchase of those ingredients.

NON-FOOD: ARTS, CRAFTS, BODY CARE & SERVICES

All arts, crafts and body care items sold at the market must be designed, constructed or hand made by the seller, a member of the seller’s immediate family or by members of an artists cooperative for which the seller acts as representative. All arts, crafts and body care items must be created within a 100-mile radius of Crested Butte. Body care items should be made from scratch and use certified organic, natural or wild-crafted ingredients.  Demonstration of your art or craft at the market is encouraged. All new non-food vendors in 2013 and future markets must incorporate Colorado agricultural products into their arts, crafts or services in some way. Non-food vendors who sold at the Crested Butte Farmers Market between the years 2009 – 2012  may be exempted from this regulation by making a request to the board of directors provided they have a good record of attendance and have remained current on booth fees, market fees and taxes throughout their attendance.

Documentation Required:  In the case of body care vendors, you may be asked to fill out a Vendor Worksheet to provide additional information about the ingredients you use, as well as to provide copies of invoices or receipts to prove purchase of those ingredients.

SPROUTS

Children aged 16 and younger are eligible to participate in the Crested Butte Farmers Market Sprouts Program. Sprouts must submit an application, signed by their parents, provided at the Crested Butte Farmers Market information booth. Children may sell anything they make themselves, and are encouraged to use local, natural or organic ingredients.  Because of high demand in recent years, and a very small amount of booth space to work with, Sprouts must also sign up for Sundays in advance.  Spots in the Sprouts tent will be given on a first come, first served basis.

NON-PROFIT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

In keeping with the market’s goal of building community within Crested Butte, CBFM offers booth space to non-profit and community-service oriented organizations. These organizations are encouraged to educate the public about their organization, offer items by donation at their booth as well as solicit donations and perform educational outreach. Organizations structured as not-for-profits are only eligible for not-for-profit space, and are not eligible for other booth spaces. Booth space is provided free of charge and these organizations are exempt from the market fee; however, they turn in a record of sales made and donations received at the end of each market day for recordkeeping by the Crested Butte Farmers Market. All sales tax, if relevant, is the responsibility of the not-for-profit and not the Crested Butte Farmers Market.

There are two non-profit booth spaces available at each market and are given on a first come, first served basis after the application process closes on April 15th. Each non-profit may attend the market up to three separate dates, except as determined by the Crested Butte Farmers Market Board of Directors. All non-profit spaces and dates are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

BRANDING MERCHANDISE

Branding items (e.g. tee-shirts, caps, shopping bags) that bare the vendor’s logo and/or company name may be sold or given away at the market regardless of origin, though CBFM encourages vendors to source these products from within Colorado.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Garage Sale and Flea Market items are expressly prohibited from being sold. Multi-level marketing products (e.g. Arbonne, Avon, Xocai, etc.) are expressly prohibited. Value-added foods and crafts not produced by the seller are expressly prohibited. Crafts that do not incorporate Colorado agricultural products (except as listed above) are prohibited.

RESALE

While CBFM does allow resale items to be sold at the market, one of the market’s primary goals is to support local farmers and artisans. Resell items are only permitted under the following circumstances: 1) The item in question is an agricultural product, 2) The item in question is not otherwise represented at market by a primary producer, 3) The item in question has been approved by CBFM manager, 4) The item in question is certified organic, certified naturally grown or the farm of origin has been inspected by a representative of CBFM.

Procedure for applying to resell:

Resell is considered purchasing an item from another producer for resale at the market. Selling items from properties you actively manage are not considered resell.

1. Submit a resale request via CBFM’s website no later than the Tuesday prior to the Sunday you wish to resell the item(s) in question.

2. The Executive Director or other CBFM representative will determine whether a primary producer is representing the item(s) in question and whether the item meets CBFM’s requirements.

3. The CBFM representative will notify the reseller and all CBFM vendors of his/her determination no later than the Thursday after application by 5:00 pm.

If you purchase any agricultural product you are selling, you are required to have a Colorado Resale License from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. You must also provide CBFM with this license no later than one week prior to the date you wish to resell an item.  All resale and consignment items must be identified with a sign no less than 5.5” x 8.5” which details the name and location of the original grower or producer.  State law requires that the sign be displayed at all times during business hours.

Additional Fee: Due to the increased labor involved in mitigating requests for resale, any vendor applying to resell an item will be subject to a one-time $100 fee. If you do not comply with the above schedule, you will be charged a further $100 per incident in which an item not specifically approved using the procedure above is found at your booth.

Documentation Required: You must provide documentation of your Colorado Resale License.

SIGNS AND PRODUCT REPRESENTATION

To provide information to consumers and to identify individual vendors, each vendor must have an identifying sign at least 8.5” x 11” in size. The sign must include the vendor’s name and the location of business. Further information is at the vendor’s discretion. The sign must be placed in a highly visible location at the vendor’s booth.

BOOTH SPACES

Each space at the market is 10’ x 10’. CBFM will make every effort to maintain continuity for vendors; however, vendors should note that spaces are subject to change. Non-food vendors and not-for-profits will be assigned only one space. Food vendors may request a double or triple booth space, as well as additional room for cooling trucks/trailers (24 feet by 10 feet “elbow room”).

The Crested Butte Farmers Market will not accommodate any requests for specific booth spaces or sides of the street.

FEE STRUCTURE

CBFM charges a booth fee as well as a daily market fee of 4% of gross sales. The purpose of these fees are to pay for market costs including, but not limited to, business licensing fees imposed by the Town of Crested Butte and the State of Colorado, special event and clean up fees imposed by the Town of Crested Butte, advertising, supplies, labor, etc.

Booth fees are paid by the full season to receive a discount or, new in 2018, by the partial season.  A full season vendor may only miss 3 of the 20 markets in a season and these dates must be specified on your application. A partial season vendor may miss up to 6 of the 20 markets in a season and these dates must be specified on your application. Partial season vendors may only apply for a single booth space.  Daily vendors, or fill in vendors, have no reserved location and pay a day rate of $30/day. The weekend of the Crested Butte Arts Festival, when the market relocates, is an optional weekend for any vendor. The Executive Director and CBFM Board of Directors reserves the right to amend this as needed to arrange market map.

Full season booth fees are more affordable than partial season fees because they require less intervention on the part of the CBFM Executive Director.  Full season and partial season vendors that miss more markets than allowed will be charged a fee of $25 per occurrence.  If you must cancel a date you had originally planned to attend, all vendors must cancel, either via email, phone call or text, by the Thursday before the upcoming market or they will be charged a $25 per occurrence.

Required Fees:

Vendor Type

Booth Fee

Market Fee

Misc. Fees

Optional Truck/Trailer Space

Produce

$225 single full season

$300 single partial season

$325 double

$450 triple

4% (up to $50 can be paid with food)

    None

  $75

Ranch & Dairy

$225 single full season

$300 single partial season

$325 double

$450 triple

4% (up to $50 can be paid with food)

    None

  $75

Value Added Food Producer

$225 single full season

$300 single partial season

$325 double

$450 triple

4% (up to $50 can be paid with food)

    None

  Not Applicable

Cottage Food Producer

$225 single full season

$300 single partial season

$325 double

$450 triple

4% (up to $50 can be paid with food)

    None

  Not Applicable

Concessions

$225 single full season

$300 single partial season

$325 double

$450 triple

             4%

$100 Waste Fee

    Not Applicable

Non Food

$225 single full season

$300 single partial season

             4%

  None

     Not Applicable

Not For Profit

None

            None

  None

     Not Applicable

Fees for additional requests:

Optional Fee

Amount

Truck Space or “Elbow Room” (24’ X 10’)

$75

Resale Fee for anyone wishing to resell items

$100

PROCEDURE

At the beginning of each market day you will be given an envelope with an enclosed Vendor Checkout Sheet. At the end of the day you are required to tally your total earnings and the sales tax you collect as well as any donations (for non-profit and community service booths). You are then required to deliver this form with your market fee, Crested Butte town taxes owed and any other applicable fees to the Executive Director or a market volunteer.

FOOD-FOR-FEES

Only those vendors selling food are eligible for the food-for-fees program.  This does not include concessions.  Produce, farm, ranch, dairy, value added food producers and cottage food vendors may pay up to $50 of their daily market fee with food items.  The remainder must be paid via cash or check.  Food paid to CBFM in lieu of fees is used to:

1) compensate volunteers

2) to supply food for low-income residents and

3) to provide for CBFM events, fundraisers and dinners.

Procedure for remitting fees and participating in food-for-fees:

1. Fill out the market sales form, noting gross sales and any applicable sales tax withheld.

2. Calculate the daily market fee owed.

3. If you are participating in food-for-fees, you may provide the market with fresh produce, meats, bread, cheeses and other food (excluding concessions) of up to $50 retail value.

4. Town of Crested Butte sales tax cannot be paid through the food-for-fees program.

5. Remit your completed form with food-for-fees and/or check/cash to the Executive Director or a market volunteer at the end of the market day or the following market day.  You may also mail the form, with payment, to:

CBFM

PO BOX 2241

Crested Butte, CO 81224

FARM TOURS

Field inspections will be performed as needed by one or more members of the Crested Butte Farmers Market Board of Directors and/or the Executive Director to ensure that the vendor’s items come from the stated point of origin and that any claims regarding those items are dutifully met. Prospective participants who are unwilling to have a field inspection should not apply for participation. If a field inspection indicates that the vendor is not complying with the Rules and Regulations of the CBFM the vendor will no longer be permitted to return to market and any fees paid to the market will not be refunded.

MARKET PARTICIPATION

Any vendor wishing to sell at the market must submit an application. By signing the application the vendor agrees to abide by the terms set forth in these Rules and Regulations, the Guidelines for Food Sampling at Colorado Farmers Markets and any verbal or written directions given by the CBFM Executive Director or his/her designee or the CBFM Board of Directors while at the market. Anyone found to be willfully violating any of these provisions will forfeit further participation in the market with no refund of fees.

Any vendor who displays any harmful or divisive activity or is subject to consumer complaint will have his or her membership reviewed by the board of directors and may have his or her membership revoked and/or be asked to leave the market. In such cases, any fees will not be refunded. The Board of Directors reserves the right to review and revoke membership and vendor participation whenever deemed necessary.

Vendors cannot engage in aggressive selling, barking, hawking or calling out to customers in an aggressive way.  Vendors should stay within their booth space while selling and not approach or walk up to customers in order to “pull them in”.

Vendors are expected to attend the market sober and maintain sobriety for the duration of set-up, the market operational hours and breakdown.

Electricity is not provided by the Crested Butte Farmers Market and vendors may not plug into the electrical outlets of neighboring businesses or homes.

POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND YOUR SELLING AREA

Each vendor is responsible for making sure their selling area is safe. You must remove all potential hazards from your selling area, maintain its cleanliness and remove all trash prior to leaving the market area. All canopies and umbrellas must be weighted or tied down by 40 pound weights ON EACH LEG. Failure to weigh down your tent by 10:00 A.M. will result in a $25 fee.  The CBFM does not have access to a water source for vendor use, so please do not bring empty 5 gallon buckets that need to be filled with water on sight.

NOTE: Gallon-sized water jugs DO NOT provide sufficient weight. If your tent is not properly weighted down, you will be asked to take it down immediately.

Pets, including vendor animals, are allowed at the market but must be on a leash at all times.  This is in accordance with the Town of Crested Butte’s leash laws.

ZERO-WASTE

CBFM is a zero-waste market. Before leaving, please be sure your area is clean and trash free. Trash is not to be disposed of at the market site. Pack it in and pack it out. Bins for compostable materials, and materials recyclable in Gunnison County will be made available at the market and a CBFM representative or volunteer will remove these items and take them to appropriate compost or recycling centers on a weekly basis.

INSURANCE

All vendors must provide proof of commercial general liability policy in the amount of $1,000,000 and submit a waiver of liability, indemnifying CBFM, its board of directors, its volunteers and its employees against any and all claims arising from their participation in the market. Vendors must further name the Crested Butte Farmers Market, Inc. as an additional insured on their policies.

TAXES

The Town of Crested Butte sales tax is 4.5%. Vendors are required to collect and remit their own state and county sales tax to the State of Colorado, as applicable. All vendors are required to collect and remit their Town of Crested Butte Sales tax through the Crested Butte Farmers Market on a weekly basis, regardless of whether or not they also hold a Town of Crested Butte business and sales tax license.

SCALES

Scales must be certified by the State of Colorado, and must have the current approved seal of the State of Colorado Measurements and Standards Section.

SAMPLING

Vendors may offer samples of their produce and value-added foods provided that they practice good hygiene, proper sanitization and cleanliness. Vendors must obey the Sampling Guidelines for Colorado Markets. Vendors are not allowed to roam the market while giving away samples of their goods. Samples may only be offered at the vendor’s booth.

FINES

The following fines will be issued to those vendors in violation of the Crested Butte Farmers

Market Rules and Regulations. Fines apply to all vendors, including not-for-profits.  The Executive Director has the ability to use their discretion on rule enforcement and fines.  The penalties that can incur fines are as follows:

  1. Market absence notification to the Executive Director must be made by the Thursday before the upcoming market, otherwise a $25 fine will be imposed.

  2. A no show, no call will incur a $50 fine.

  3. Arriving late to the market is not acceptable. Any vendor showing up later than 9:25 AM will not be allowed to drive into the market and a $25 fine will be imposed.

  4. Elk Avenue is a one way street, from East to West, on market day.  Driving through the market from West to East is a danger to other market vendors, pedestrians, etc. A fine of $25 per occurrence will be imposed if you drive through the market incorrectly.

  5. Failure to weight your tent as required will result in a $25 fine per occurrence.

  6. Failure to meet the minimum number of markets required for attendance for the booth you have rented will result in a $25 fine per occurrence.

  7. Failure to follow resale application procedure (per item) will result in $100 fine per occurrence.

The CBFM Board of Directors or Executive Director may enforce these fees as they see necessary while following the procedure for handling violations as outlined below.

Continued violation of the Rules and Regulations of the CBFM could result in being excused as a vendor from the market with no refund. It is your responsibility to know and understand these rules and share them with any employee who maybe working the market in your place. If you have questions now is the time to ask them. Please contact the Executive Director with any questions.

PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING VIOLATIONS

Except as otherwise specified in this document, if a vendor is in violation of this agreement, the following action will be taken:

1. The vendor will be asked by the Executive Director to immediately rectify the violation and a fine will be imposed.  Consider these Rules and Regulations your first warning, you will not be given another warning before a fine is imposed.

2. If the violation occurs again, the vendor will be asked by the Executive Director to immediately rectify the violation and a second fine will be imposed.  A letter will also be issued to the vendor reminding them of the market’s policies, rules and regulations.

3. If the violation occurs a third time, the Executive Director will issue a letter of dismissal to the vendor and a third fine will be imposed. The vendor may request a review by the Board of Directors within ten days but will be unable to attend the market again until the Board of Directors reviews the situation.

PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING COMPLAINTS

Market management cannot respond to complaints and product challenges unless you notify the Executive Director of violations you see; however, due to egregious use of the complaint process in the past, if you wish to file a formal complaint against another vendor, you may use the procedure below. Your complaint will be kept anonymous during investigation.

1. Notify CBFM Executive Director of the nature of your complaint IN WRITING within 7 days of the alleged infraction by emailing info@cbfarmersmarket.org or by mailing a letter of complaint to:

CBFM

PO Box 2241

Crested Butte, CO 81224

2. CBFM will review and investigate the complaint within ten days and the Board of Directors will issue a response within 30 days.

VENDOR SELECTIVITY

CBFM reserves the right to prohibit anyone from selling at the market or to prohibit any product from being sold there. These determinations will be made based on market demand, applicable laws and health codes, the rules and regulations of the Crested Butte Farmers Market and at the Board of Directors’ discretion. Rules and regulations are subject to change for special event days and/or at the discretion and judgment of the Board of Directors.

NON-SEVERABILITY

In the event that any one or more provisions contained herein shall, for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of these Rules and Regulations nor any agreement between the vendor and the CBFM, but these shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal, unenforceable provisions had never been contained herein unless the deletion of such provision or provisions would result in such a material change so as to cause completion of the transactions contemplated to be unreasonable.

VENDOR REFUNDS

A vendor may request a refund of all booth fees no later than May 1st. Refunds will not be issued after this point for any reason.

QUESTIONS

Questions may be directed to:

Catherine Vader, Executive Director

Crested Butte Farmers Market

PO BOX 2241

Crested Butte, CO 81224

info@cbfarmersmarket.org

970.901.4181