The Wendell Market creates the opportunity for people to buy locally grown and produced products. The market seeks to increase access to fresh, locally produced food for all people, encourage, support, and promote the efforts of local and independent farmers and artisans, and create an opportunity for people to meet, eat, and gather to promote a sense of community.
Participation in the Wendell Market is open to growers, harvesters, bakers, makers of prepared food, and artisans. The market strives to be a producer's-only market. Vendors must participate in the production of the products they sell. This may include immediate family, partners, employees or local cooperative groups that are part of the production process. No multi-level marketing (MLM) vendors are allowed.
Included within the application is a "hold harmless" agreement that all vendors must sign. This agreement means the producer will hold the Town of Wendell and its representatives harmless concerning product liability or any other factor that relate specifically to the vendor's business practice.
Other, miscellaneous information:
- Neither the Town of Wendell nor its representatives are responsible for damage or loss of any personal belongings.
- Vendors will be responsible for the collection and removal of all trash generated from sales of their products.
- The use of tobacco or illegal substances is not permitted at the market.
- Disruptive or detrimental behavior by vendors or customers to the peaceful operation of the market will be not be allowed.
- Small children brought to the Market by vendors must be kept under supervision.
- Unsafe or unsanitary conditions should be brought to the immediate attention of the Market Manager or designated representative.
- No live animals, fowl, or fish may be sold at the market.
- Anyone who participates in the market, whether vendor, customer, or otherwise attends at his his/her own risk.
- Vendors will operate at their own risk and assume liability from their customers.
- The Town Manager or designated market manager may revoke any vendor privelages for failing to operate consistent with the Wendell Market Guidelines or violations of County, State, or other applicable law.