Want to join the Crested Butte Farmers Market?

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Crested Butte Farmers Market 2014 season.  Before you complete the application, we ask that you review the eligibility requirements, fee structure and rules and regulations listed below.  You will be charged a $50 non-refundable application fee at the time of application plus a $100 deposit on booth fees with remaining booth fees due no later than March 15, 2014.

Eligibility Requirements

Only vendors who meet the specific eligibility requirements as outlined below, and have not been subject of consumer complaint found to be valid by the board of directors, disciplinary action and who have consistently maintained their accounts in good order are eligible to apply. Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance. If you are accepted into the market, you will be notified within 45 days of your application.  If, after reviewing the eligibility requirements listed below, you feel you meet these requirements, please review the market’s full rules and regulations and fee structure, and apply now.

The Crested Butte Farmers Market disallows booth sharing and subletting of booth space.

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.
  • Please review the relevant health guidelines and license requirements for items you wish to sell as listed by Colorado Farm-to-market.
  • If you feel you meet this requirement, please review the market’s full rules and regulations.

Ranches (Meat, Milk, Fish, etc):

  • 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 holistic management/grass-­‐/pasture-­‐based systems will be considered. Any meat sold should be processed in a USDA-­‐inspected facility or in accordance with requirements of the Colorado Department of Public Health.
  • Please review the relevant health guidelines and license requirements for items you wish to sell as listed by Colorado Farm-to-market.
  • If you feel you meet this requirement, please review the market’s full rules and regulations.

Farmstead Producers (Cheese, Wine, Bread, Jams etc. produced from items you grow):

  • The Crested Butte Farmers Market defines homestead producers as those vendors who sell value-­‐added foods like jams, jellies, pickles, breads and cheese that are made primarily from foods grown on their farm or ranch. Farmstead producers are also expected to adhere to organic growing standards or to raise their animals on pasture, as relevant to the products they sell at the market.
  • Please review the relevant health guidelines and license requirements for items you wish to sell as listed by Colorado Farm-to-market.  The Crested Butte Farmers Market supports the Cottage Foods Bill.
  • If you feel you meet this requirement, please review the market’s full rules and regulations.

Value-added Food Producers (Cheese, Wine, Bread Jams etc. produced from items you purchase):

  • 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 primarily ingredients they purchase 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 within Colorado or should be USDA-­‐certified organic. 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.
  • Please review the relevant health guidelines and license requirements for items you wish to sell as listed by Colorado Farm-to-market.
  • If you feel you meet this requirement, please review the market’s full rules and regulations.

Concessions:

  • 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 Colorado-­‐grown and organic/ sustainably grown ingredients. Concessionaires must make everything they sell (i.e. no canned sodas, bottled water, bagged chips or likewise). Menu items must be approved by CBFM. Additionally, disposable food service items including but not limited to plates, cups, flatware etc. produce the lions 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).
  • Concessions will be charged an additional $100 waste management fee.
  • Please review the relevant health guidelines and license requirements for items you wish to sell as listed by Colorado Farm-to-market.
  • If you feel you meet this requirement, please review the market’s full rules and regulations.

Non-food Vendors (Arts, Crafts, Massage, etc.):

  • All arts and crafts sold at the market must be designed and constructed 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 and crafts must be constructed within a 100­‐mile radius of Crested Butte. 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 in at least two of the past three years (2009 – 2012) may be exempted from this regulation by making a request to the board of directors at the time of application provided they have a good record of attendance and have remained current on booth fees, market fees and taxes throughout their attendance.
  • If you feel you meet this requirement, please review the market’s full rules and regulations.

Nonprofit:

  • 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.
  • There are two non-­profit booth spaces available at each market which are given at random draw to be determined no later than May 1, 2014; however,  if a not‐for-‐profit requires specific dates, please notify the Crested Butte Farmers Market of the desired dates on your application and provide plan to offer a relevant service to the market (i.e. performance, helping with set-up/break-down etc.)
  • If you feel you meet this requirement, please review the market’s full rules and regulations.

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