Are you a local food producer?
Have you been awarded a 4 or 5 star food hygiene rating and do you have public liability insurance?
If you can answer yes to both of those questions then we'd love to hear from you. We are always on the lookout for new traders to join our thriving foodie community. (Please note we only consider applications from businesses that have had their food hygiene inspection)
In addition there are a few things we ask....
Those selling on the stall MUST be involved with the business.
They must be able to talk in detail about the products on sale especially the use of local ingredients, ie items that have been grown, reared or produced within 50 miles of the market.
You need to be producing something that isn't already being sold at the farmers' market. We are looking for new stalls that increase the range of products we offer.
You need a great looking stall.
We ask that you try to incorporate seasonal produce where possible.
You MUST have product and public liability insurance - we will require copies before you are able to trade with us.
You MUST be registered with your local Environmental Health Department and we require you to have a minimum four star food hygiene rating.
Ready to find out more?
Just complete the 'Contact Us' form below and if we have availability on any of our markets for your product we'll be in touch.
If you are offered a pitch at one of our markets we ask that you abide by the following
Terms and Conditions:
INSURANCE AND FSA
1.1 Each stallholder/trader is responsible for the insurance of their own property and must have current Public and Products Liability Insurance to the value of at least £1m
We require a copy of your PLI to keep on record
1.2 Each stallholder/agent shall not hold the market/event organisers responsible for any loss, damage, theft or destruction of any goods, property, vehicles, display or equipment
1.3 Each stallholder/trader selling food MUST be registered with their local authority and have been inspected by environmental health officers
1.4 Stallholders/traders included in the FSA food hygiene rating system must have a minimum of 4 STARS. If your inspection rating falls below this you are required to inform the market manager immediately
If you do not have a food hygiene star rating we require evidence of your inspection and the reason for your exemption
1.5 Stallholders/traders selling food must have a Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate
1.6 Stallholders/traders must comply with food hygiene regulations for the preparation/storage/packaging and transportation of produce
1.7 Sites may be inspected by environmental health teams and trading standards officers (or any other relevant official body) so we ask that on any occasion you are able to show:
o your food hygiene rating
o your food hygiene certificates
o your Public Liability Insurance (or NMTF membership details)
o Suitable handwash equipment if you are handling food
o Gas safety cert / PAT test if relevant
1.8 If you use powered appliances you are required to provide your own barriers and fire extinguisher/s
1.9 If you are using LPG cylinders you are required to provide suitable storage facilities and gas cylinders must not be transported during an event
1.10 If you are unable to attend a market/event please phone the market manager on 07831 801592
1.11 We require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice if you are unable to attend a market/event
1.12 If you provide less than 24 hours’ notice you will be charged for that market/event
1.13 Stalls/pitches/plots are not transferable – please DO NOT under any circumstances offer your pitch to another trader if you are unable to attend a market/event
1.14 If you are absent for three consecutive months at the same market you will lose your place
1.15 All our monthly markets are open to shoppers from 9am to 2pm – stallholders/traders are required to be on site no later than 8.30am
1.16 The market area must be clear of all vehicles by 8.45am
1.17 Stallholders/traders must be set up and ready to trade by 9am
1.18 If you arrive late for any reason, then do not attempt to drive onto the market area, park up somewhere and find the market manager
1.19 If a trader regularly arrives late to a market they will lose their place
1.20 The name of your business must be visible on your stall
1.21 Traders are asked to remain on their stall until the market manager closes the market/event – this is normally done with the ringing of a bell
1.22 Please DO NOT pack away your stall until the market manager has closed the market/event
1.23 Your stall must be kept tidy at all times and your trade rubbish taken with you at the end of the market/event
SALE OF ALCOHOL
1.24 If you intend to sell alcohol at any of our markets/events it is your responsibility to inform the local authority and organise your own TEN (Temporary Events Notice).
1.25 Stall fees will be collected at each market/event – if you would like to pay in advance then please make arrangement with the market manager
1.26 Once payment has been made refunds will not be given
1.27 Stallholders/traders who refuse (or are unable) to pay their stall fees will not be allowed to attend future NDFM markets/events
1.28 New stallholders are on a three months’ trial period
1.29 Stall covers will be put on for new traders for the first three markets following which the new trader must buy a stall cover and six clips from the market manager and bring them to each market they attend
PROMOTION OF THE MARKETS
1.30 Traders are expected to support the promotion of our markets/events by having our NDFM leaflets available on their stalls – see market manager for supplies
1.31 We publish details of markets on the NDFM Facebook page – we ask that stallholders Like the page and share details of the markets they are attending
1.32 Each month we send a newsletter to our database of customers. If you have any news you would like to submit for inclusion please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details
ATTENDANCE AT OUR STOKESLEY MARKET
1.33 From June 30 2017 any trader who is offered a regular pitch at our Stokesley market must attend at least one other of our monthly markets on a regular basis. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the pitch at Stokesley