General Rules & Regulations

 

Updated October 27, 2020

  1. The Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market is a “producer only” event. All products sold at the market must be grown, cooked, created, etc. by the vendor, or immediate members of the vendor’s family. The vendor may be an employee of the producer.
     

  2. Items may not be purchased and resold for profit at the market.
     

  3. Vendors are only allowed to bring items that were approved on their application. Prior to introducing a new product, a vendor must complete the appropriate parts of the application form and be approved for the new product.
     

  4. Produce and prepared items not grown, cooked, etc., at the address listed on the application cannot be sold at the market.
     

  5. All vendors shall allow an Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market representative to inspect their facility at a convenient, scheduled time.
     

  6. Hold Harmless Clause: All authorized vendors participating in the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market shall be individually responsible for any loss, personal injury, death, and/or other damage that may occur as a result of the vendor’s negligence or that of it’s servants, agents and employees. Because no insurance is provided to participants in the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market, each vendor is responsible for his/her own product liability insurance.
     

  7. Each vendor is responsible for applying for LA Sales Tax ID Number.

    1. CLICK HERE for LA Secretary of State Business Services

    2. CLICK HERE for GeauxBIZ.com Steps for Starting a Business
       

  8. Each new vendor is responsible for applying for LA Sales Tax Registration Account Number for St. Tammany Parish and with the State. Proof of application is required before acceptance to the market.

    1. CLICK HERE for St. Tammany Parish Registration for Sales/Use of Tax ID#

    2. CLICK HERE for LA Department of Revenue Business Homepage

    3. CLICK HERE for LA Department of Revenue Business Registration

    4. CLICK HERE for LA Department of Revenue Sales Tax information
       

  9. Farmers and producers of fruits, vegetables, grains, or meats selling direct to consumer are tax exempt.

    1. CLICK HERE to view Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:3673 for detailed information regarding this law.
       

  10. Vendors should inform the Market Manager if they will not be participating that Sunday. We understand that life happens and there will be days you will not be able to attend. Please call Jessie at 985-502-0154. 
     

  11. Booth Rental

    1. Booth assignment is made at the discretion of the Market Manager. No guarantee is made that a booth will be reserved indefinitely for a vendor. The location determined for the vendor by the Market Manager is not subject to dispute.

    2. Booth sizes are 10x10

    3. You are required to provide your own table, tent, umbrella, seating, etc.

    4. All spaces are uncovered and open aired.
       

  12. Rent Prices

    1. $25.00 Day Vendor (Includes electricity)

    2. $80.00 Monthly Vendor, per 4-week month (Includes electricity - Savings of $20.00)

    3. $100.00 Monthly Vendor, per 5-week month (Includes electricity - Savings of $25.00)
       

  13. Rent Schedule

    1. Rent of $80.00 per 4-week month ($100.00 per 5-week month) will be due on the 1st Market Sunday of the month.

    2. If you do not pay the monthly fee on the 1st Market Sunday of the month, you will pay the $25.00 Day Vendor fee for each Sunday of the month.

    3. We are a rain or shine market. This means if you pay for the month you will not receive a refund/credit if you do not attend a rainy Sunday.

    4. If the market manager decides to close the market on a Sunday due to severe weather (or any other unforeseen circumstance) you will be refunded for that day.

    5. Absence from the market for 4 consecutive weeks will require a reapplication, which may or may not be done by telephone and will result in the loss of the vendor’s space at the market. It is the responsibility of the vendor to contact the Market Manager regarding his/her return.
       

  14. A vendor’s acceptance may be rescinded based on diminished quality of product, inconsistent attendance, or for other significant reasons.
     

  15. Rules & Regulations are subject to change at the discretion of the Market Manager.