Ends on January 1, 2018

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to present the 41th Annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar and is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Market season. 

As Maryland's largest Market, we operate on Sundays from April through December starting at 7AM to Noon. The Market is located outdoors, between Holliday Street, Guilford Avenue and Pleasant Street, off of the Pleasant Street exit of the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). Contracts are for the complete season. Attendance is mandatory. Your space maybe forfeited if more than 3 markets are missed.
*Vendors must be set-up by 6:45AM and may not leave before 12:15PM. No moving vehicles allowed onsite between 6:45AM and 12:15PM. You must be off-site by 1:00PM. The Market takes place rain or shine.

Food Vendors that are chosen for the Baltimore Farmer's Market & Bazaar, are chosen for their commitment to the Baltimore regional community. They are creative and utilize locally grown items as much as possible. Food vendors must show respect for the community also with their choice of service containers(styrofoam service containers are not allowed), products, and environmental impact. Prepackaged convenience foods are not permitted. NO RE-SELLING

Key Dates:
Applications Live: Friday, September 1,2017
Applications Due: Monday, January 1, 2018
Notification of Application Status: Week of January 29, 2018
(Accepted Vendors) Contracts Due: Friday, February 12, 2018
Opening Day of Market: April 8, 2018


*Current & Former Vendors*:

  • A new application is required every season 
  • Participation in past Market seasons does not guarantee one's acceptance for future seasons
  • The space you have been assigned to in past seasons is not guaranteed for future seasons 

Vendors may load in and out at approved hours only, as stated in the guidelines.

* Vendors may not share, re-sell, or sublet their space.
 
* Vendors may only sell approved beverages and food projects. No alcohol sales permitted unless accepted as a vendor.

* Insurance: Accepted vendors must furnish BOPA with a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability($1,000,000/$2,000,000), and Automobile Insurance, 2 weeks before the start of the market season. The insurance certificate needs to name Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as additional insured, and state that the coverage shall be primary to any insurance coverage held by Baltimore Office Of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore with respects to acts or omissions of the licensee.

* The food sold must be prepared and sold within the guidelines of the Baltimore City Fire and Health Departments.

*Health Dept. major pointers once accepted: 1) Hand Wash Sink w/Hot Water. 2) 3 Compartment "Sink" wash area. 3) Food must be elevated 6" minimum off ground. 4) Temporary Food Permit from the Baltimore City Health Department.

* You must have your Health Department Permit posted on-site.

* All food cooked on premise must have a 2A-10BC Portable Fire Extinguisher. Deep Fryers need a Class K extinguisher.

Contact

For more information about the BFMB, please contact:
Sandy Lawler, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Manager
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
443.263.4316     slawler@promotionandarts.org




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