Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market 1822 Buddy Holly Ave. Lubbock, Texas 79401
Larry Simmons LDFM Market Manager 806-441-8564
The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market (referred to henceforth as the “Market”) is scheduled to operate every Saturday, June 3 through October 28, 2017. The Market operates in accordance with all city, county, state, and federal laws pertaining to its operation.
The mission of the Market is to provide Lubbock and the surrounding area with locally grown foods and farm products, to attract people to the Lubbock area, to promote, encourage and support the growth of micro-enterprises and small farming enterprises in Lubbock and the surrounding area, and to educate people about local products.
The Market is a project Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market Corporation, a Texas nonprofit corporation.
The Market is focused on locally grown produce and farm products from the region, but may also host a limited amount of ready-to-eat and value-added products, as well as craft products, to support local artisans, downtown Lubbock businesses, and food-based entrepreneurs.
1.0 Market Operations
1.1 Market Season:
The Market Season shall be every Saturday, June 3 through October 28, 2017.
1.2 Market Hours:
Market hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Vendor setup is from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. All vendors must wait until 9:00 a.m. to begin selling to the public. Vendors may sell to another vendor, the vendor’s employees, or physically challenged shoppers for 15 minutes prior to opening. All vendors
must depart the selling area no later than 1:45 p.m.
1.3 Market Location:
Outside Tornado Gallery at 1822 Buddy Holly AVE, Lubbock, Texas, 79401 (along Buddy Holly AVE between 18th and 19th Streets).
2.0 Market Governance and General Rules:
A vendor’s acceptance to the Market and status as “Member Vendor” or “Day Vendor” is at the discretion of the Market Manager.
No retail reselling is allowed at the Market.
All agricultural products sold at the market shall be of merchantable quality. This
is at the discretion of the Market Manager
A minimum of 50% of all agricultural products sold a the Market are grown in Texas.
Vendors who are Crafters/Artisans must produce their own product.
Texas Department of Agriculture requires two or more vendors must be farmers selling their own produce.
All vendors must represent their products in an honest manner, written or verbal.
All vendors must conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner.
Leashed pets are allowed at the Market.
No smoking by vendors is allowed within 50 feet of the vendor area.
No consumption of alcohol is allowed by customers or vendors at the Market.
All vendors must clean up their area prior to departure and their personal trash taken off-premises.
The Market will maintain a booth providing information, bottled water, and fundraising sales of such items as deemed necessary at the discretion of the Market.
Vendors may not sell bottled water.
Refunds or credits for inclement weather will be at the discretion of the Market Manager.
The Market Manager maintains order at the Market.
The Market Manager maintains current and accurate records of each Vendor. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, tents, signs, and/or
Vendors are responsible for their own booths set-up and tear-down. All signs must be kept within the boundaries of the assigned booth.
The Market Manager has the authority to issue warnings and take appropriate action against vendors who violate the Rules and Regulations contained in this document. After one verbal warning, the Market Manager has the power to immediately suspend or remove any vendor.
The Market Manager has the power to immediately suspend or remove any vendor for any health, safety, and/or liability risks caused by any violation.
The Market Manager may expel any vendor from the Market if it is determined that this would be in the best interest of the Market.
No multilevel marketing vendors will be allowed.
Situations not covered by this document will be handled at the discretion of the Market Manager.
3.0 Vendor Requirements
3.1 For an Agricultural Producer (farmer/rancher/other) to become a vendor, you must:
Complete and sign a current year “Vendor Application.” Agree to all terms contained in this document.
Comply with the 65% rule which states: Vendors who are farmers (also known as producers or agricultural producers), must grow and/or raise a minimum of 65% of all products sold at their booth. This determination is at the discretion of the Market Manager.
Label each agricultural product sold by container with:
1. City and State of origin.
2. Name/variety of produce.
3. Growing Practice (“Conventional” and/or “Organic” and/or “Free of
Synthetic Pesticides” and/or “Free of Synthetic Herbicides” and/or “Free of Synthetic Fertilizers” and/or “Free of Synthetic Chemicals”
Hold all required permits, licenses, last inspections of kitchens and insurance policies necessary for your business operation and provide
copies to the Market Manager.
All state, county, and city regulations regarding the sale of their product must be approved prior to selling at the Market.
Agree to inspection of place of production by a representative of the Market. Notification will be made prior to inspection.
3.2 For a Non-Agricultural Producer (value-added vendors such as crafters, artisans, bakers, and/or others) to become a vendor, you must:
Fill out and sign a “Vendor Application.”
Agree to all terms contained in this document.
Use local products (150 mile radius of Lubbock), when available.
Produce your own product.
There will be no more than two of any specific type of Non-Agricultural Producer vendors.
The second potential vendor will be notified of the presence of another similar vendor during the application approval process.
Hold all required permits, licenses, last inspections of kitchens and insurance policies necessary for your business operation and provide copies to the Market Manager.
All state, county, and city regulations regarding the sale of their product must be approved prior to selling at Farmers Market.
3.3 Vendor Fees Member Vendors
Annual Vendor Membership: $45 per year. This fee may be collected at the time of the market or in advance of the season. This fee will entitle the vendor to reduced daily booth fees as a “Member Vendor.”
Member Vendors: $15 Booth fee per tent/trailer, per market. Booth rental fees will be collected on the day of the market.
Day Vendors: $30.00 Booth fee per tent/trailer, per market. Booth rental
fees will be collected on the day of the market.
3.4 Non-Profit Organizations:
Local non-profit organizations that have current 501(C)(3) designation with a clearly stated mission may participate in the Lubbock Farmers Market with the following restrictions. Individuals who do not meet the non-profit status will be treated the same as a regular vendor. Any exceptions will be made at the discretion of the Market Manager.
Groups may set up and sell for no charge, and must provide their own tents, tables and chairs.
Two organizations per week may participate.
Organizations may attend once per month (unless otherwise approved by market manager).
Food items for sale as fundraisers must be pre-packaged and pre-sealed. (i.e., sodas, packages of candy or snacks).
No aggressive fundraising is allowed.
Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market 1822 Buddy Holly AVE
Lubbock, Texas 79401
LDFM Market Manager 806-441-8564