2019 Burien Farmers Market
SW 152nd Street & 5th Street SW - Burien Town Square
The Burien Farmer’s Market is an outlet for farmers, crafters and food processors to sell their wares directly to the public. In addition to the above, the Burien Farmers Market will be an outlet for area non-profit organizations to provide information to the public through displays, performances, handouts, personal contact, and fundraising. One stall will be set aside each week for non-profits to use. Final decisions for non-profit scheduling will be handled by the Market Manager, but every effort is made to accommodate all who apply.
Below are the rules and regulations for the Burien Farmers Market 2019 season. For consideration, please read and fill out the application completely.
RULES & REGULATIONS
The Burien Farmers Market runs every Thursday from May 2 to October 31. Hours of operation are 11 am to 6 pm. All vendors must be ready for business by 11 am and cannot begin teardown until 6 pm. Vendors will be given 1 hour for teardown, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Market Manager.
SELECTION OF VENDORS
All vendors at the Burien Farmers Market must grow, craft or process what they sell. All items will be judged on quality and value and contribution to the Burien Farmers Market. No used or antique items will be allowed to be sold at the Market. (New in 2019: Re-sellers are invited to participate in Market Alley).
Vendors must be present each week.
All items offered for sale at the Burien Farmers Market shall be subject to inspection and approval by the Market Manager.
Stalls will be assigned to Vendors based on the following:
1) Commitment / Frequency of space
3) Food Processors
5) Non-Profit Groups
Vendors will be allowed into the Burien Farmers Market area starting at 8 am. ALL vehicles must be removed from area by 10 am. We ask each vendor to be considerate and unload their vehicle quickly and then park it appropriately.
Vendors wishing to load-in between 10 am and 11 am will have to cart items in. THERE IS NO VEHICLE ACCESS BETWEEN 10 AM AND 11 AM. NO SHOPPERS ARE ALLOWED INTO AREA UNTIL 11 AM.
For the safety of customers, no vendor can begin teardown until close of the Burien Farmers Market at 6 pm. Safety is our #1 priority. Vehicles should enter from SW 152nd Street. Park on the left side of the yellow line and pass on the right side of the yellow line. NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE AREA UNTIL 6:15 PM AFTER ALL SHOPPERS HAVE BEEN CLEARED FROM THE AREA.
Stalls are approximately 10’ x 10’. If the vendor exceeds past the 10’ x 10’ area, they will be charged accordingly, or they will have to meet the space requirements.
No stakes, poles, signs, etc. will be permitted to be adhered to the ground or the exterior of any building. These items should only adhere to vendor equipment.
Marking or painting on the gravel or asphalt is prohibited.
All regular trash must be put inside the designated trash dumpster.
No dumping of chemicals, hey/straw, ashes, grease, or foreign items allowed on the property.
ALL TENTS AND AWNINGS MUST BE SECURED WITH PROPER WEIGHTS TO PREVENT BLOWING AWAY AND CAUSING DAMAGE. TENTS MUST BE FIRE RESISTANT.
FEES & PAYMENTS
Daily rental fees of $30 per stall / $35 for growers are payable to the Market Manager when they are collected between 2 pm and 5pm on Market day.
Vendors must park in designated vendor parking areas only. Please ask Market Manager for location.
Vendors are responsible for leaving their area clean. NO EXCEPTIONS. Discover Burien is not responsible for items left on the premises. Brooms, rakes and tools needed for clean-up will be provided by the Discover Burien.
All vendors must have a sign clearly marking the name of the business.
Vendors are allowed in their booths to display materials pertaining to their products. No petitions or other printed material, political or otherwise, will be distributed or displayed at the Burien Farmers Market without prior approval by the Market Manager.
Pricing of goods sold at the Market and any applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual vendor. The advertising of discounted prices and promoting other non-Market locations is not permitted on the Market site.
Amplified music or paging systems cannot be used by vendors. No generators are allowed unless approved by the Market Manager.
All Vendors must adhere to sanitary procedures as outlined by the King County Public Health Department. All food concessionaires and food samplers are responsible for obtaining proper Health and food handlers permits and registration needed to do business at the Burien Farmers Market. Any Vendor found to be selling contaminated food or produce shall be suspended from selling operations until satisfactory clearance has been obtained from the King County Health Department.
For information on permits, registration and requirements please call (206) 296-4708.
No smoking or any kind of open flame will be permitted in or around the Market area, unless otherwise authorized by the Market Manager.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POSSESSION POLICY
The unlawful possession or use of illegal drugs and / or alcohol at the Market will not be tolerated.
Use of the phrase “organic” in produce sales shall be governed and regulated in accordance with Washington State Department of Agriculture regulations. All Vendors are required to advertise truthfully and to respond to customer’s questions in a like manner.
Advertising of the Burien Farmers Market will be the responsibility of the Discover Burien and is for the benefit of all vendors at the market.
All vendors are responsible for paying taxes and licenses needed to do business in the State of Washington. All grievances need to be put in writing to Discover Burien at 427 SW 152nd Street, Burien, Washington 98166 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
BECOME A VENDOR AT THE MARKET
You will be charge $25 as an application process. If you are not selected to participate you application fee will be refunded. Once accepted you will be charged on the day that you participate in the market. Daily fees are $30 and $35 for Growers.
You will be charge $25 as an application process. If you are not selected to participate you application fee will be refunded. Once accepted you will be charged on the day that you participate in the market. Daily fees are $30. We have very limited space for the Market Alley Resales - first come first served!
SPONSOR THIS EVENT
Name / Logo included o printed material in conjunction with the event.
Name included in various social media postings.
Main sponsor tent on site - ALL MARKET DAYS.
Your business will be allowed to have a booth for 5 market days!.
Your business will be featured in social media a “Commercial Sponsor”
Allows you to have a booth at the Market, even if you do not fall under the Market rules of Growing or Making your own product. This is mainly for service businesses. We do offer a “Market Alley” location for imported items.