Location of the Market: Bo-Mar Hall Antiques & Collectibles, 1622 Post Road (Rte 1) Wells, Maine 04090 Opening Day: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 1:30-5pm, Rain or Shine through October 7, 2020
Market Officers: Market Manager Cassie Perrault Wellsmainefarmersmarket@gmail.com (603)817-9206 Treasurer: Kala Goddard firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: Lissa Luckey Tatnicwitchherbals@gmail.com Webmaster: Cassie Perrault Wellsmainefarmersmarket@gmail.com (603)817-9206 To RESERVE a space in our Community Tent, contact us at: email@example.com
Wells Farmers’ Market Rules 2020 The market runs from the Wednesday before Memorial Day until the Wednesday before Columbus Day from 1:30pm-5:00pm The market is open rain or shine. Members should notify the market manager if they will not attend a market so their spot can be filled for that said market day.Every vendor represented at the market must be a paid member of the Wells Farmers’ Market Association(WFMA); non-refundable membership dues ($150) must be paid in full to the Treasurer before selling at the market. Day vendor fee: a fee of $25 will be charged for a vendor participating in only one market day during the season, not to exceed $175; Day vendors are subject to the same application process as regular members.Vendors must have an application and copies of all appropriate insurance(s) and applicable licenses at their booth and on file with the WFMA before selling at the market. Each vendor is liable for the safety of their own products and their certificate of general liability insurance should list the WFMA: Bonnie’s Bazaar LLC DBA BoMar Hall P.O. Box 630, Moody, ME 04054 as the insured location. All Vendors are to carry $1,000,000 general liability insurance.All vendors must have a sign displaying their farm or business name and location. Vendors must strive to maintain a clean and attractive display. Vendors must leave their sites “broom clean” at the end of each market day.Vendors are expected to participate in the market site set up and break down and sign set up and take down.All prices must be displayed clearly.The State Scale and Product Inspector may inspect your scale and check for safe food handling compliance and licenses at any time.Vendors must adhere to the Maine State statutes governing Farmers’ Markets (Title 7, subsection 415) and the WFMA By-laws.Any vendors can be expelled from the market for non-compliance with market rules. Expulsion may be challenged in accordance with WFMA by-laws Produce All produce, fruit and flowers must be grown or wild gathered by the vendor. Buying product for resale at the market is prohibited. You may bring in local produce that you did not grow only if the following are met:The product is Maine grown. The product is less than 25% of the vendors offerings that day No other member is selling the same product The Product is clearly labelled where it is sourced from
All harvest, post-harvest, transportation and display handling must comply with the State guidelines for food safety.
Any pesticide applications should comply with label directions for application rate, target crop and pest and post application harvest periods in order to maintain the highest quality and safety of our customers. After April 1, 2015, the use of any pesticides on agricultural products intended for human consumption requires that the user hold a valid Maine State pesticide applicator’s license. Plants and Nursery Stock All plant material must be grown by the vendor. Buying finished or pre finished product for resale at the market is prohibited All vendors selling plant material must have a Maine Nursery License on hand and on file with the WFMA. Plant material must be of the highest quality. Products with insects or diseases are prohibited for sale and will be cause for expulsion from the market. Animal Products All meats, seafood, dairy products and eggs must be raised or caught by the vendor. Buying products for resale at the market is prohibited. All dairy products must have been processed by the vendor in a compliant facility. All meat, seafood, dairy and egg producers must have all appropriate licenses on hand and on file with the WFMA All meats, seafood, dairy products and eggs must be packaged, labeled, transported and displayed in accordance to Maine Ag food Safety Guidelines and stored with proper temperature control and monitoring. Processed Foods All baked or processed goods must have been made from scratch by the vendor. No commercially frozen, canned or pre-mixed ingredients are allowed All processing facilities or home kitchens must have a Maine State kitchen license. A mobile vendor license must be on hand and on file with the WFMA. All products of home-processed or baked items should use fresh products grown by the vendor or harvested by a local farmer whenever possible. Honey, cider and maple syrup must be raised or wild gathered by the vendor. Wool, Fiber and Wood Products All wool and fiber raw materials must be raised and produced by the vendor or purchased from a local farm. All wood products must be raised by the producer or purchased from a local tree farm. All wool, fiber and wood products should be labeled with the source of the product. Crafts and Homemade Items Crafts are not allowed as a true “producer” farmers’ market. However, soaps and skin care products, dried flower wreaths and arrangements, beeswax products and other intermediate may be permissible if raised, grown or wild gathered by the vendor. The WFMA will decide on any gray area crafts on a case-by-case basis but should be encouraged to honor the spirit of our market primarily oriented toward the promotion of locally grown and processed foods, firstly.
****Somes changes to the 2020 rules are still pending vote of WFMA****