Laramie Local Community Market Rules and Regulations 2012
Rules and Regulations
Products sold at market must be grown/produced by vendor or bought directly from the producer. Produce bought from another producer MUST be labeled as such.
This category includes fruits, vegetables, grains, flowers, bedding plants and potted plants. The seller must grow bedding plants and potted plants from seed, plug, cutting, bulbs, or bareroot. All plants must be in the vendor’s possession for at least 60 days.
These include raw agricultural products grown by the seller that have been processed, or any product, the sale of which a government agency regulates. Examples are cheese, oils, salad dressings, vinegars, meats, poultry, eggs, honey, soap, and herbal preparations. The member must make all value-added products predominantly of material grown or gathered by the member. Agricultural products licensed, inspected or otherwise regulated by the federal government or the State of Wyoming may be sold only upon the Market’s receipt and acceptance of required documentation of compliance vendors must abide by all applicable federal, state, and local health regulations. In addition, the vendor must adhere to federal guidelines in regards to labeling.
Vendors selling these items must have written proof of correspondence with:
Mary Murrieta, Laramie Environmental Health; 307.721.5283 (email@example.com) or
Linda Stratton; Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture, Consumer Health Services 307.777.6592 or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All crafts must be juried by artisans who are members of the Laramie Local Community Market Association one week before being allowed into the market. No jurying will be done the day of the market. Products will be admitted only with the Art committee’s approval. (Photographs, slides or actual products must be sent to the head of the Artisan committee). Only handmade crafts made by the vendor will be allowed. Products sold must meet basic expectations of product function and safety. Artist/Craftsman who produced items must be present at booth. Decision of the committee is final and not open to negotiations.
Resold produce is defined as having only one buyer between the grower and the consumer. This does not include produce purchased from shippers, warehousers or jobbers. Resold produce must be pre-approved by the Laramie Local Community Market Associaton’s governing body before being brought to the market. Resold produce must be labeled as such, and information must be available for the consumer as to which farms produced those products. (* other terms synonymous with “resold” may be substituted.) Additionally selling resold produce requires a WY Distributor’s License.
The only prepared food items being considered by the Laramie market are salsa, granola, candies, green chilies and USDA or state approved sausages and meats. Please contact the Laramie Local Community Market’s Board of Directors for further information. Prepared food vendors shall possess and maintain all required state, county and local permits. All prepared food items will be produce in a state approved facility and will be prepared in accorded to state laws. Approval from the Laramie Environmental Health officer must be obtained and in writing before items will be considered for sale. Contact for Environmental Health is Mary at 307.721.5283 TemporaryFoodLicenseandWaiverApplication_21606.pdf
Prepackaged mixes will not be considered for sale unless the vendor is directly involved with production of mix.
Services deem in the flavor of the farmer’s market will be considered. These services include but are not limited to; massage, tool sharpening, face painting. Fees are $10 per booth per market. Services must be approved by the Laramie Local Community Market committee before market, through a similar process as described above, in item 3 “Crafts” . Contact by the Laramie Local Community Market Assocation for more information.
3. Fees and Space assignment:
1. Spaces will be assigned by the Market Manager on a first come, first served basis. The assignment is for that market day only and may vary from week to week. Vendors whose merchandise needs shade will be given priority for south and west side stalls. The manager will work to keep vendors in proximity to specific location BUT CANNOT GUARENTEE A SPECIFIC SPACE. If you have a special circumstance please let us know so we can accommodate
2. Vendor will pay 5% of sales or $10.00 whichever is higher. Vendors with membership in the by the Laramie Local Community Market will be given priority. The Laramie Local Community Market reserves the right to audit vendor’s sales at anytime without prior notice.
3. Any member wishing to distribute their CSA shares may do so at market. CSA shares are not subject to market fees.
4. Pre-arranged wholesale deliveries made during market hours are not subject to market fees.
7. Taxes and other necessities
Vendors are expected to comply with any government regulations that may be in effect for activities that take place at the Market. These include certification of scales, health rules applicable to samples and food display, statements about being organically grown, eggs, product labels, etc. Compliance with these various government rules is the vendor's responsibility, and the Market will only monitor them as it can, and will seek official input as needed to protect the Market and its customers.
Vendors selling prepared food may need a vendors permit, available through the City ofLaramie Environmental Health Division.
Payment of sales tax is the responsibility of the individual vendor. Sales tax must be sent to the Wyoming Department of Revenue and is required by State law. It is the responsibility of each vendor to obtain their tax numbers and temporary vendor permits, and to collect such taxes and forward them to the State Department of Revenue.
Knowledge of and compliance with all state regulations regarding the production, labeling, display and sale of all products at the Market is the responsibility of the individual vendor.
The Laramie Local Community Market Board of Directors reserve the right to inspect any vendor’s farm. Inspections will be coordinated between the grower and the Association. The purpose of the inspection will be to determine that the vendor is producing what they are selling at market. Vendors found selling product that they are not producing (and without previous clearance with the Laramie Local Community Market ) will not be allowed to come back to market.
We look forward to having you at market!
For Questions or Applications please contact
LaramieLocal Community Market
Environmental Health; Mary Murrieta, Laramie Environmental Health; 307.721.5283 (email@example.com)
Temporary Food Stand Requirements http://wyagric.state.wy.us/chs/tempfood.htm
State Farmer market information http://wyagric.state.wy.us/chs/farmersmarkets.pdf
Sales Tax 307.742.4207
Wyoming Department of Agriculture Consumer Health Services; Linda Stratton 307.777.6592 lstrat.state.wy.us
Road Report 1.888.WYO.ROAD http://www.wyoroad.info/
Wyoming Business Council
Donn Randall, Value-Added Program Manager