Dunwoody Green Market
Standards and Guidelines
The Dunwoody Green Market is a private membership organization of local farmers and artisans.
The Dunwoody Green Market believes that everyone should have access to fresh, local, unadulterated food. It is our goal to provide the very best food and emphasize the cultural and economic importance of supporting local farmers and the nutritional benefits of eating fresh foods.
All Vendors must apply for membership prior to selling at Dunwoody Green Market by filling out the Dunwoody Green Market Membership application and submitting it along with the yearly application fee. All applications will be reviewed and voted on by the Dunwoody Green Market Board of Directors.
All farmers must be either USDA Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown with a one year grace period to obtain certification with special exemptions that will be approved by the Dunwoody Green Market Board of Directors on a case by case basis.
The Dunwoody Green Market is a producer only market and is operated by and for its members, who are the original producers of the items being sold.
No brokering or reselling is allowed, any vendor caught brokering will be dismissed from the market and membership will be revoked.
Georgia law requires that all sellers must have all required health department, Georgia Department of Agriculture, USDA, and any other applicable Federal, State, or Local licenses
The only CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or any other subscription type program allowed to operate and distribute at the Dunwoody Green Market is the Dunwoody Green Market CSA, which is comprised of and run by DGM farmers with openings based on seniority.
Fresh, local vegetables, fruits, meats, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, jellies, soaps and/or other approved products.
Additional craft and artisan items will be juried by the Dunwoody Green Market Board of Directors
All products must be raised, harvested, prepared for resale, packaged, and displayed in accordance with proper local, state, and federal regulations.
Prepared food items must be prepared in a certified kitchen and must also meet all applicable state and local health regulations. Vendors must submit a copy of all inspection forms, business licenses (if required by their county) and other documents with their yearly membership application. All such forms, licenses, and other documents must be available for inspection at any time by any Dunwoody Green Market Board of Directors representative.
Vendors who want to introduce new products after their application is approved must contact the Dunwoody Green Market Board of Directors.
All vendors are required to post appropriate signage. This is to include: Farm Name, Any Official Certificates such as Certified Organic, Certified Naturally Grown, Plant license, and farming practices.
Fees and Reservations
All vendors who participate in any way in the Dunwoody Green Market must pay all applicable fees.
All fees are to go to the promotion of the Market and payment of any applicable expenses including but not limited to music, public relations, advertising, market supplies, market fixtures, and customary business expenses. The budget and financial statements are open to all Market members.
$25.00 non refundable fee
Paid annually and submitted with application to be reviewed by Dunwoody Green Market Board of Directors.
Weekly Vendor Fee:
$10.00 per week
Advertisement /Promotional Fee:
A one time fee of $150.00 for all new vendors
This can be paid in increments of $30.00 per week for the first 5 weeks of membership or until paid in full .
Fees must be paid by the end of each market day. If fees are not paid in a timely manner, vendors may not reserve a booth for following weeks until all fees are paid.
All vendors are independent entities and as such are responsible for paying all applicable taxes and/or Federal, State, or Local fees. Check the local, State, and other applicable regulations and see how they apply to you.
1. Each booth space is 10′x10′ (subject to the Market Director’s modification). Vendor’s tent and display must stay within the allotted space.
2. Vendors may not spill into another’s space without that vendor’s and the Market Director’s permission.
3. Week-to-week assignments are to be made by the Market Director. The assignments will be made on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to the right of the Market Director to arrange the various booths for maximum positive impact.
4. Vendors arriving after 7:30am will be placed in open spots and are not guaranteed their “usual” location subject to Market Director’s discretion.
5. Vendors arriving after 7:45 will not be allowed to set up. After 3 incidents of unexcused late arrivals, vendors will be dismissed from the market for the season.
The strength of any farmers’ market is the presence of a number of vendors with a diversity of products. When you sell at the market, you are operating as a small business. As with any business, your customers must be able to count on your regular presence. Similarly, for this market to be a success, and for your business to be a success, you must be able to count on the regular attendance of other vendors and they must be able to count on you. Continuity and reliability are critical!
A $25.00 fee will be assessed to any vendor not giving 24 hour cancellation notice to the Market Director.
Setup and Parking
1. Vendors must be on site to set up between 7am and 7:30am.
2. All vehicles must be moved off the Market lot by no later than 7:45am. Vendors may not move their vehicles in or out of the Market area during the hours of operation, subject to the discretion of the Market Director. Please park in the designated vendor parking area.
3. Vendors are responsible for their own display, tables, umbrellas, tents, and money. Each vendor is responsible for keeping their booth space clean, and to tidy up before leaving. Vendors must remove all trash and dispose of it properly. Vendors may not use public trash receptacles for market trash.
4. Vendors must secure their own tent, tarp, and other equipment so that it will remain stationary in case of windy or inclement weather, and not pose a risk to human safety.
5. Vendors must post prices for all items. All products must be clearly labeled and in compliance with any Federal, State, or local regulations or requirements.
6. Vendors are encouraged to present their product in the best light and offer high quality fresh produce and products.
7. Vendors selling by the pound must use a scale certified by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture.
8. Vendors, their employees, and associates shall dress and act in a professional manner with customers, vendors, and staff. The DGM Board of Directors will address any disputes of such.
9. The Market Director has the right to require a vendor to change his or her display if it is deemed to present a safety risk or otherwise does not comply with market rules.
10. Vendors may not sell before the opening of market at 8am and must keep their displays up until the close of market at 12pm.
The Dunwoody Green Market Board of Directors reserves the right to visit any Member’s farm or place of production at any time; such inspections may or may not be announced. The primary purpose will be to determine whether the Member is in fact producing all he/she is selling at the market in the manner claimed in the application and as indicated by booth signage. This may be necessary if the origin of the produce or product is in question. The person doing the inspection will call prior to entering Member’s property.
From time to time the DGM Board of Directors may sponsor special events. Vendors are asked to accommodate and support these events, as they benefit the entire Market.
On days of Chef Demonstrations, the chef will be walked through the market to meet the farmers. Please offer the chef anything he or she wants for the cooking demonstration. Generosity pays off with the chef usually recognizing the farmer who donated the items used. The chef is not paid for his or her time and our hospitality in exchange for this free service is crucial. Any vendor wanting to sell at a featured restaurant is asked to wait until after the demo is completed to speak to the chef in this regard.
Guest /Holiday Vendors
Guest vendors may be invited to the market to participate as guests for special events or some other limited purpose. The DGM Board of Directors must approve Guest Vendor participation. Guest Vendors are exempt from the membership requirement and may have booth fees waived.
Compliance with Market Standards
Compliance will be the responsibility of the DGM Board of Directors via the Market Director. After giving the vendor an opportunity to be heard, the DGM Board of Directors will determine whether there has been a violation. If it has been determined that there has been a violation, the DGM Board of Directors will take whatever action it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate and just. The DGM Board of Directors retains the right to limit or revoke any vendor’s membership in the Dunwoody Green Market.
The following items are strictly prohibited: firearms, alcoholic beverages and unleashed pets.
Hold Harmless Clause and Insurance
All authorized vendors participating in Dunwoody Green Market are independent operators and not partners or joint ventures, and shall be individually and severally liable for any loss, personal injury, deaths, and /or any other damages that may occur as a result of the vendor’s negligence or that of its employees, agents, and associates. All vendors are required to sign the Hold Harmless Clause included in the Market application. All vendors agree to indemnify and save Dunwoody Green Market and Dunwoody Baptist Church harmless from any loss, costs, damages, and other expenses including attorney’s fees, suffered or incurred by Dunwoody Green Market by reason of vendor’s negligence or intentional misconduct or that of its employees, agents, and associates; provided that the vendor shall not be liable for nor required to indemnify Dunwoody Green Market for the negligence of any of them or that of their servants, agents, employees or associates. Because no insurance is provided at Dunwoody Green Market concerning vendors, each vendor must carry his or her own personal and product liability insurance and must present certificate of insurance. Furthermore, vehicle liability insurance is required to cover any damage caused to persons or property by a vendor’s vehicle.
Any modifications of the rules and regulations governing the Market must be approved by a full Dunwoody Green Market Member vote unless required by a public authority or applicable law.
The Market Director is responsible for running the Market. All disputes are to be brought to her attention. The Market Director will enforce all rules and perform duties as defined by the DGM Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
The DGM Board of Directors has ultimate discretion with respect to all matters concerning the Market. It is to be comprised of market members. At no time shall the number of artisans exceed the number of farmers on the Board of Directors. In exchange for serving on the Board of Directors, board members will have the Yearly Application Fee waived during the time they serve. Board members may serve consecutive terms if duly elected.
Revised 02/01/2014 by Paula Guilbeau/Market Director
If you feel you meet these standards, please complete the application here: 2015 Application coming soon.
We will be posting the 2015 Market Application Soon. Please check back again later.