Rules & Regulations

MALIBU FARMER’S MARKET RULES AND POLICIES

For all questions and inquiries related to billing, fees, invoices and financial services please email cornucopiabookkeeping@gmail.com

SECTION I GENERAL MARKET GUIDELINES:
  1. These rules are in effect for all farmers/vendors attending our Farmers Market. By initialing each rule and signing this document, you are signifying that you understand the rules and are agreeing to abide by the rules.
  2. When you attend our Farmers Market, you must follow the laws and regulations of the appropriate Local County, State and/or Federal authorities. The Cornucopia Foundation and its officers and members do not condone any violation of laws even if purported to be done because of or in the interest of the market. For example, farmers/vendors must not block handicapped cut-outs on sidewalks, must not interfere with fire codes or violate traffic laws while setting up or for the duration of the market.
  3. OUR MARKET IS HELD WEEKLY, RAIN OR SHINE. If you have been accepted to a market, your attendance is expected and required, even on rainy days.
  4. If you do not show at a market you are scheduled for, you may lose your regular space in the market and be moved to a less desirable space. If you do not show up for two consecutive weeks or more, you may lose your space and be replaced by another farmer/vendor to attend any and all markets in your place.
  5. If there is a no-show to a market, walk-ins will be allowed to attend on a first come, first serve basis providing they meet the standards and criteria outlined in our materials. Walk-ins will be placed 40 minutes before the market opens. PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEANS IF YOU HAVE PRE-RESERVED A SPACE, IT MIGHT BE GIVEN AWAY IF YOU HAVE NOT ARRIVED 60 MINUTES BEFORE THE MARKET OPENS, IN WHICH CASE YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE FORFEITED
  6. To ensure that our Malibu Farmers' Market continues to thrive, we request that you refrain from selling your products at local Malibu stores. Our Farmers' Market non-compete policy applies to all farmers and vendors. It restricts the distribution of goods outside of the farmers market. If found in violation of this policy, you may be asked to leave the Malibu Farmers' Market and your contract may be terminated.
  7.  It is your sole obligation to comply with the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and the Fire Department and any other government agencies having jurisdiction over the Farmers Market, the farmer/vendor, and the Cornucopia Foundation. The market will not pay fines for violations by the farmer/vendor. Therefore, if the market is fined for a violation you committed, you will be obligated to pay the fine or otherwise be subject to termination from the market.
  8. The market manager reserves the right to exclude any vendor from selling items that are not approved at the time of admission to the Farmers Market. If the vendor wishes to sell any additional products in the future, a written request must be sent via email to the Cornucopia Foundation, and a sample must be left at the Cornucopia Booth. The vendor will receive a decision with in 2-3 business days.
  9. Any farmers product must be certified by the Los Angeles Agricultural Department.
  10. Farmers are not permitted to sell any produce/product not listed on their producers certificate. If a farmer is caught selling a produce/product not listed on their producers certificate, they will receive a $50.00 fine, and the non-permitted produce/product will be brought to the Cornucopia Booth for the rest of the day or thrown out. Additionally, the market manager reserves the right to request a farmer to leave the market indefinitely for selling non-permitted produce/product.
  11. The Farmers Market is a Certified Farmers Market with a Non-Certified Section. The Farmers Market may contain the following products: Non-Certifiable Agricultural Products (example: jam or juice made from fruit the farmer grew), Non-Agricultural Products (example: bakery goods), Agricultural Products (example: flowers) and Certified Agricultural Products (example: potatoes). The Certified and Non-Certified Sections of the Farmers Market are clearly delineated and characterized by signage (i.e., Certified Section and Non-Certified Section). The Market Coordinator of Cornucopia Foundation (the Market Coordinator) reserves the right to include or exclude, in its sole discretion, any farmer/vendor as appropriate in or from the Farmers Market and/or any Certified or Non-Certified Section thereof.
  12. All farmers and vendors must be pre-approved by the Cornucopia Foundation to participate in the Farmers Market. Admission to the Farmers Market is obtained by filling out an application which can be obtained at www.malibufarmersmarket.net. In addition, you must provide all necessary and required permits, proof of insurance, pictures, and application fees. Once these materials have been received, and if you are approved and if there is space in the market, you will be notified and given a date on which to start.
  13. NO PLASTIC BAGS OR STYROFOAM ARE ALLOWED AT THE MARKET DUE TO MALIBU CITY LAWS. All vendors must ONLY use paper bags for customer bags. The Malibu city inspector will fine you $100 for the first offense and $200 for the second offense. As each fine applies to the Cornucopia Foundation as well, we reserve the right to fine you $200 if you do not comply with this city code.
  14. Local merchants have priority at the market. If a local merchant wants to participate at any time, and a vendor already sells the same product (or close to the same product), the vendor will be asked to leave and will be reimbursed for any prepaid market fees.
  15. All vendors must obtain anchors for their booths. Anchors must be purchased from Our certified weight vendor.  We will order them for you.
  16. All vendors are required to use hunter green polyester tablecloths at their booths. An example of such tablecloth can be found here.
SECTION II INSURANCE, CERTIFICATES & PERMITS:
  1. All farmers and vendors must carry the following insurance: General Commercial Liability, Comprehensive Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Fire, Product Liability and Workers Compensation insurance as per our insurance requirements before being placed in a market. Please refer to FARMERS MARKET BOOTH CONCESSION RENTAL AGREEMENT for our insurance requirements. Proof of insurance must be sent to our office once you are accepted and before you can participate in the Farmers Market. Upon acceptance to the Farmers Market, the following additional insured must be added to your insurance policy: The Cornucopia Foundation. Have your insurance broker e-mail Cornucopia (cornucopiabookkeeping@gmail.com) with proof that we are added as Additional Insured.
  2. The following is an insurance company that can provide you with insurance: Hayes Insurance Agency (800) 869-8643 (contact: Jim Butz)
  3. *For farmers with agricultural products: Each farmer must openly display an embossed copy of their certificate at their booth at all times during the Farmers Market and provide scan and email a copy of their certificate to the cornucopiabookkeeping@gmail.com. It is the farmers responsibility to keep this copy current with the Market Assistant.
  4. *For farmers with agricultural products: A current copy of an employment agreement must be held by any employee who is not a member of the farmers family. Such employee agreements must be renewed at the same time that the producers certificate is renewed.
  5. *For farmers with agricultural products: Farmers who use a scale must have it checked, tested and sealed within the previous twelve (12) months from the County Department of Weights and Measures (Phone: 562-940-7803). If the scale is expired, you are not permitted to enter the market until your scale is checked and approved. Out of date scales are in violation of both the Agriculture Department and the Health Department. Fail to comply with this will result in a $50 fine.
  6. *For farmers with agricultural products: Farmers must not sell any commodity at the Farmers Market that does not appear on their certificate or that is not of their own production unless covered under a second certificate. If there is a second certificate, both farm names must appear on the bottom of each certificate.
  7. *For farmers with processed agricultural products: Farmers with processed agricultural products (juices, jams, etc.) must carry a certificate showing Health Department approval of their processing facility.
  8. *For prepared and pre-packaged food farmers/vendors: For food farmers/vendors, you must obtain a Temporary Event Permit (TEP) from the Health Department for each market you participate in, or have a valid yearly permit from the Health Department on your truck or cart. You may not participate in a market unless a Health Department Permit has been obtained prior to the start date. If you obtained a TEP, it must be renewed every three months in order for you to remain in the market. You must provide a current copy of the TEP to the Market Assistant each quarter and post a copy in your booth each week. You can contact Karen Walker at the Board of Health 310-410-3445 or email kwalker@ph.lacounty.gov
  9. *For prepared food farmers/vendors: Prepared food farmers/vendors must sign and return the "Requirements for Cooking" form. It is your responsibility to return a signed copy via email to the Market Assistant to the Market Coordinator and abide by all Fire Department orders and regulations.
  10. *For craft, prepared food and pre-packaged food farmers/vendors: It is your sole responsibility to obtain a seller's permit for the sale of your products, send a copy of such seller's permit to cornucopiabookkeeping@gmail.com and post a copy at your booth each week.
  11. If these documents are not scanned and sent in via email, when requested, you will be charged a processing fee of $50 for the first offense. The second time the documents are requested, the fine will be doubled or you will be asked to leave the market.
  12. EXPIRED DOCUMENTS
    • NOTE ABOUT EXPIRED DOCUMENTS: When any of your documents expire, it is your responsibility to email The Cornucopia Foundation your updated documents. Failure to do so will result in a $25 processing fee.
SECTION III MARKET OPERATIONS:
  1. There is always at least one on-site market manager at each market. Farmers/vendors who are scheduled to attend agree to follow the market manager's instructions while participating in the market. If there is a disagreement or altercation with a market manager, a complaint may be made in writing to thecornucopiafoundation@gmail.com describing such disagreement or altercation. While such complaint is pending, the farmer/vendor shall be required to cooperate at all times with the on-site manager during the operation of the market.
  2. The Farmers Market has designated hours of operation and farmers/vendors who participate must arrive early to set up in time for the opening of the market and must not leave the premises prior to market closing of the market. All cars must be moved by 9:30am. Failure to move your car on time will result in a $50 fine. If a car or truck does not fit behind the tent, it must be parked in the Malibu Library Parking Lot adjacent to the Farmers Market parking lot.
  3. All vendors who have started with the Malibu Farmer's Market after Jan 1st, 2014 may be asked to park their cars/trucks in a separate parking lot
  4. Vendors for the prepared food / arts and craft section can’t park behind their tents, must drop-off’s equipment and park near the library (refer to picture below)
  5. Sign in at the market will be at 8:15 am not before nor after.  If you are later than 8:15, are $10 late fee will be issued. Please go to the purple tent.  There the FM Assistant will show you your tent location as well as where to park your vehicle after you drop of your tent and supplies.
  6. All prepared vendors must be ready for complete inspection including your sink by 9:00am.  Prepared food vendors may arrive as early as 7:00am to make sure they are ready by 9:00am. It is a $100 penalty for having sink not set up properly or broken.
  7. Each vendor is responsible for completely cleaning his or her work area at the Farmers Market. The area must be left in the exact same condition or better than the start. (The city and the retail stores are watching very carefully to see that we clean up the street and put it back to its original condition!) This means you must sweep and completely clean your area of all trash, toothpicks, samples, flower petals, leaves and debris that may be left over in and around the booth space. (FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL FROM THE MARKET. Please bring your own broom, dustpan and small garbage container to dispose of your own trash.)
  8. Farmers/vendors must remove any and all trash from the premises that they have accumulated during the Farmers Market. Failure to comply will result to a $50.00 fine.
  9. Vendors must have load sheets completed and handed to farmers' market manager assistant not before nor after 3:15 p.m. If the manager assistant has not received your completed load sheet by this time, you will be charged a penalty fee of $10
  10. Vendors must be off the premises by 4:30pm. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of $25
  11. Any or all contact information (email addresses, etc) received from customers at the Malibu Farmers' Market must be given to The Cornucopia Foundation as well. This contact information will only be used by The Cornucopia Foundation, and will only be used to favor the Malibu Farmers' Market. Failure to pass along this contact information gives the Market Manager permission to ask you to leave the market immediately.
ADMISSION OF A PRODUCER TO THE MARKET
  • Admission to sell at any market shall be at the reasoned discretion of the market manager. In making any determinations in this regard, a manager will consider the following:                                                                                                                                                            
    • Producer’s positive or negative history of compliance with state, local government and market rules and regulations.
    • Producer’s history of market participation. When practical, significant weight, priority and preference should be given to member growers returning from previous seasons.
    • The competitive availability and number of sellers of producers’ product present within the market. If practical, monopolies and surfeits (gluts) should be avoided.
    • Whether the present number of sellers of producer’s product are adequately supplying consumer demand. 5
    • The number of unreserved spaces and other limitations of the market. Period of attendance time and limitations of type and quantity of product allowed may condition admission of a producer.
    • Any producer aggrieved by the manager’s decision may appeal for review by the Director of the Association as outlined in section VII. A decision by the Director shall, as to this organization, be final.
  1. ADMISSION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TO THE MARKET
  • Unless otherwise specifically listed as an additional authorized agricultural, processed agricultural or non-agricultural product in this section, only fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables, shell eggs, honey, flowers and nursery stock listed on a producer’s certificate may be sold at the markets.
  • Additional authorized processed agricultural products, which may, under stated conditions, be admitted by the Market Manager for sale within the Certified Farmers’ Market, are:
    • 1) Dried beans, grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables listed on producer’s certificate.
    • 2) Shelled nuts, including those, which have been roasted, salted or flavored.
    • 3) Dried herbs and spices.
    • 4) Fresh orange juice, fresh apple juice.
    • 5) Flower arrangements and wreaths.
  • Producers wishing to sell a non-processed agricultural product other than those listed immediately above must submit a written application for approval to the Association.
  • The producer must have produced all such products by the practice of the agricultural arts upon land, which the producer farms and owns, rents, leases or sharecrops.
  • Additional authorized non-processed agricultural products which may, under stated conditions, be admitted by the Market Manager for sale within the Certified Farmers’ Market are:
    • 1) Fresh herbs and spices
    • 2) Fish raised in California controlled waters.
  • Admission of any agricultural or processed agricultural product to the market or nonagricultural product to an area adjacent to the market shall be at the reasoned discretion of the Market Manager. In making any determination in this regard, the Market Manager shall consider the following:
    • Producer’s history of selling such product within or adjacent to the market. When practical, significant weight and preference should be given to products sold by producer in previous seasons.
    • The present competitive availability (number of sellers) of producers product within or adjacent to the market. If practical, monopolies and surfeits (gluts) should be avoided.
    • Whether the present sellers or producer’s product are adequately supplying consumer demand
    • The type of relative quality of product intended to be offered for sale by the producer. Field run produce shall be encouraged. Culls or lowest grade only sales shall not be allowed. At the most, 10% of the produce intended for sale by the producer shall be less than number 2 grade.
    • Admission of a product to be sold by a particular producer may be conditioned by period of sale, location of sale, variety, quality, quantity and other general or specific limitations as deemed necessary by the Market Manager.
    • Any producer aggrieved by the manager’s decision may appeal for review by the Director of the Association as outlined in section VII. A decision by the Director shall, as to this organization, be final. 6
  • All such raw products must have been produced by the producer by the practice of the agricultural arts upon land which the producer farms and owns, rents, leases or sharecrops.
  • All processed certifiable agricultural products must have and be accompanied by a verifiable listing of the fresh product on producer’s certificate of the producer selling.
  • Seller must be able to show location and capability of processing or, if processing is done bya second party, the method used to insure that the processed product returned is the original source product submitted by the producer for processing. Receipts, volume data, and letters verifying methodology may be requested or required.
  • Seller must show that all processing was accomplished under safe and sanitary conditions and, if applicable, obtain, furnish and display any and all health permits necessary.
  • Producers wishing to sell a processed agricultural product other than those listed immediately above must submit a written application for approval to the Association.
  • Additional authorized processed non-agricultural products which may, under stated conditions, be sold in an area adjacent to the area designated as the Certified Farmers’ Market but under the auspices of the market management are: 7
    • 1) Ocean fish and shellfish
    • 2) Bakery products
    • 3) Meat products
    • 4) Kettle corn, crepes and other Association approved on-site prepared foods.
  • Individuals wishing to sell a non-agricultural product other than those listed immediately above must submit a written application for approval to the Association.
  • For farmers, there must be a price list provided for all produce being sold. Failure to have a price listed for all produce will result in a fine.
  • A certified farmers' market may allow, or prohibit, a certified producer or his/her immediate family member or employee to sell at that market certified agricultural products on behalf of a maximum of two other certified producers including, but not limited to, separate entities, such as partnerships, in which the certified producer has an interest as an individual member. If such a practice is allowed, the following provisions shall be met by the certified producer and shall be specified in the certified farmers' market's rules and regulations:
  • When any agricultural products are sold by weight, the type of scale used shall be approved by the Department of Food and Agriculture, and shall be tested and sealed for use by the county sealer-director of weights and measures.
  • The certified producer's embossed photocopy certificate shall accompany the certified agricultural products during transportation and shall be conspicuously posted atthe point of sale.
  • Only agricultural products may be sold or offered for sale at a certified farmers' market. The sale of nonagricultural products shall not be permitted in the area designated as a certified farmers' market.
  • All agricultural products, when sold or offered for sale at a certified farmers' market or at or near the point of production, shall comply with all applicable requirements of Article 1 (beginning with Section 113700), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, and 15 of Chapter 4 (California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law), Division 104, Part 7, of the California Health and Safety Code, and Chapters 1 (beginning with Section 109875), 2, 4, 5, and 8 (California Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law), and Division 104, Part 5, of the California Health and Safety Code.
  • 1392.4. Conditions of Direct Marketing.
  • Except as provided in subsection (f) below, producers or certified producers may sell or offer to sell only agricultural products which they have produced to consumers at a certified farmers' market. The certified producer's immediate family or employee(s) may also act for and sell the certified producer's agricultural products. No certifiable agricultural products may be sold at a certified farmers' market unless such products are listed on the certified producer's certificate.
    • A certified producer shall not represent, nor be represented by more than two other certified producers in a 12-month period.
    • Each certified producer's certified agricultural products to be sold or offered for sale shall be separated and identifiable by each certified producer's valid certificate at the point of sale.
    • The name of the certified producer for whom another certified producer is selling shall appear on the certificate of the certified producer that is conducting sales at a certified farmer's market.
    • The name of the certified producer who is selling the products of another certified producer shall appear on the certificate of the person or entity for whom the certified producer is selling.
    • The certified producer selling for another certified producer shall be selling or offering for sale, at the same certified farmers' market on the same day, certified agricultural products which the certified producer conducting the sales has produced and which are in greater volume than the volume offered for sale for the other certified producer. For purposes of this section, the volume shall be measured by the weight or dollar value of the products at the time and point of sale. This volume requirement shall apply only at the beginning of each day of sale.
    • The producer applying for certification shall obtain and submit to the agricultural commissioner, prior to certification, written authority from said other certified producersto sell on their behalf.
    • Commission sales and buying and selling between certified producers is prohibited. Any payment made for the service of one certified producer selling for another certified producer shall not be related to the volume or value of the products sold.
    • The operator of a certified farmers' market may prohibit or otherwise establish rules regarding sales permitted under this subsection that are more restrictive, provided that such prohibition or restriction is contained in the market's written rules and regulations.
    • A certified producer who sells certified agricultural products on behalf of another certified producer or whose products are sold by another certified producer at a certified farmers' market shall keep for a period of not less than three years, the following records relating to such products:
    • Date of transfer to seller and accurate amount of products, by weight, dry measure, or count, transferred. Each separate product and amount shall be recorded according to variety.
    • Date of sale and accurate amount of products, by weight, dry measure, or count, sold. Each separate product and amount shall be recorded according to variety.  (iii) Names of both certified producers involved.
  1. A certified producer subject to this subdivision shall produce, for inspection, records required by this section upon demand of a representative of the department or county agricultural commissioner.
  2. The provisions of this section, and any amendments thereof, shall apply to all new certified producer's certificates, including renewals, upon filing with the Secretary of State, unless another effective date has been designated by the Office of Administrative Law. Certified producer's certificates already issued shall conform to the requirements of this section, and any amendments, within twelve (12) months of the certificate issue date.
SECTION IV MARKET FEES: (For all Market Fee questions email cornucopiabookkeeping@gmail.com)
  1. Please use our PayPal to submit your payment. You will need to add $3.00 per every $100 paid for processing fees. Pay using PayPal by clicking here.
  2. We reserve the right to charge, in our sole discretion, a flat fee rather than a percentage commission of sales. If we determine to implement this for our Farmers Market, we will notify you ahead of time.
  3. Rental fees are paid in month-to-month basis. All rental fees paid are non-refundable and will not be returned if you do not attend a market. Rental fee paid may not be applied to future dates.
  4. You will be charged your correct space rent (no-show fee) if you fail to attend when you are scheduled. Calling or emailing the office mid-week to say you are not coming does not absolve you of the no-show fee.
  5. Farmers pay a $25 fee per booth or 10%, whichever is greater each week.
  6. Prepackaged food vendors pay $70 per booth, per week, or 10%, whichever is greater each week.
  7. Prepared food vendors pay $70-125 per booth per week, depending on the season, or 10%, whichever is greater each week.
  8. Arts and crafts vendors pay $125 per booth per week, or 10%, whichever is greater each week.
  9. Rental fees are paid monthly, with a 4-week minimum. Some months have 5 weeks, and the fees will be adjusted accordingly.  If you are a new vendor, and start in the middle of a month with only 2 weeks remaining, you will pay for those two weeks, as well as the 4 or 5 weeks of the following month. In this instance you would be paying for 6 or 7 weeks depending on the number of Sundays in the following month.
  10. Nonprofit booth: $40.00 for one nonprofit, non-selling booth.
  11. From time to time, the Rules and Regulations will change, due to the needs of a growing market, and the policies and regulations placed on Cornucopia by the multiple permitting agencies for the farmers market, such as the Public Health Dept, Agriculture Dept., City of Malibu, and County of Los Angeles.
  12. Payment will only be accepted through our Paypal, not at the market. When paying with paypal, be sure to note the company name in memo on your payment screen. Make sure your check has your company/farm name written on it. If you do not pay, we will assume you are not attending and the space may be rented to someone else at our sole discretion. There is a waiting list for our market, so the space will be filled as soon as we note the non-payment. Your payment for the next month must be received in full no later than the 3rd of the month. If you do not pay by the third of the month, you will be charged a $50 processing fee. If the first market of the month falls before the 6th of the month, then rent will be due by 12:00 noon the Thursday prior to it.
  13. After a non-payment, you will not be permitted back into the market until you pre-pay. The fee must be received at our office prior to the market, not at the market. Once we receive payment, if there is available space, you will be assigned a space that week, but we cannot guarantee it will be the same space you previously had. If the market is full, you will be so informed and will be put on a waiting list for that market.
  14. Once you pre-pay to reserve a space, attendance is expected. There will be no roll-overs or cancellations or refunds of any fees. If you cannot attend the market for any reason, the payment will not be refunded.
  15. All farmers/vendors are subject to an audit of their daily gross sales by the market manager or its designee to verify the accuracy of the reported sales in any given week or month, as applicable. All farmers/vendors shall keep and maintain all appropriate books and records necessary for verification that the proper payments of fees have been paid. Upon 48 hours notice to the farmer/vendor, such farmer/vendor shall give the market manager or its designee full access, during normal business hours, to such farmer/vendor's books and records for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of the reported gross sales and the amounts paid as fees. Any underpayment found will be remedied by the farmer/vendor within five (5) days of such an audit and shall be subject to a fine of up to ten percent (10%) of the amount of underpayment. The market manager shall also have the right, in his sole and absolute judgment, to dismiss any farmer/vendor from the market if such farmer/vendor is found to have intentionally misreported its gross sales.
  16. *For certified farmers only: Certified Farmers agree to pay 60 cents for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) fund for each certificate at each market weekly. This fee will be collected at the close of every market or paid in the monthly or weekly pre-payments, as applicable. The market will total these payments each quarter and remit the payments to the CDFA.
SECTION V SAFETY GUIDELINES:
  1. All farmers and vendors who offer food samples to customers must use sneeze guards that comply with the Health Department regulations. (The Health Department's phone number is 310-665-8450.)  You can find examples of sneeze guards here, and we highly encourage you to browse the options to find the best deal for you.
  2. Farmers and vendors must provide documentation that they are using a flame retardant tent, with a signed statement that the tent is flame retardant and in compliance with the Fire Department orders and regulations.
  3. Liquid waste must be properly disposed of in the designated area in the market prior to leaving the market each week. (A memo and map outlining the liquid waste station for the market is available from the market manager upon request.)
  4. If you do not bring weights from our certified weight vendor, you will be charged a $25 penalty. If there is a second violation, the penalty charge increases to $50. Upon the third violation, you will be asked to leave the market since you are endangering customers and other vendors.  All farmers and vendors must provide weights from our certified weight vendor on each pole of tent to prevent it from being lifted up or blown over by high winds.
  5. Farmers and vendors are not allowed to bring pets to the Malibu Farmers Market. If a customer comes to the booth with a pet, it is the responsibility of the farmer/vendor to tell them that they will not be served as long as the pet is at the booth; unless they can proved a proper document stating that their pet is a Service Animal. This violation is against the Board of Health Department and the Malibu Farmers Market could be closed down. If farmer/vendor fails to uphold this rule, farmer/vendor will be asked to leave and will not be able to come back to the Malibu Farmers Market for the rest of the season without reimbursement. If the animal is seen at farmer/vendor booth while the Board of Health is present and the market is closed because of the violation, farmer/vendor will pay for all penalties given to the Malibu Farmers Market from the Board of Health, and any money that the Malibu Farmers Market lost from being closed.
  6. All prepared food vendors are required to have a fire extinguisher at their tent at all times. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a $50 fine.
  7. As of March 2013, the LA Health Department has updated their regulations concerning food booths where vendors are either preparing food or handing out samples.  The regulations are as follows:
FOOD BOOTH GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Provide a clean durable floor surface such as concrete, asphalt or wood with tight joints and in good repair. For events lasting less than four hours, artificial turf, canvas, or other similar materials may be used if properly secured and do not present a tripping hazard. Dirt and grass are not acceptable.
  • Barbecues, grills, or other approved outdoor cooking equipment may be located next to the food booth.
  • Separate all cooking equipment from the public using an approved barrier.
  • Do not locate outdoor cooking equipment under trees.
  • Obey all local fire department regulations regarding cooking equipment and food booths.
  • Overhead protection may be materials such as wood, canvas, or plastic tarp. Mesh screen may not be used.
  • Walls may be materials such as canvas, tarp, or 16 mesh square inch screen.
  • Pass through windows used for customer service may not exceed 216 square inches.
SECTION VI AESTHETICS:
  1. Farmers must have tablecloths that touch the ground. The legs of the table cannot be exposed.  Table cloth should sit 1" above the ground.  The first violation will be a penalty charge of $25.00. The second violation will be a penalty charge of $75.00. Upon the third violation, you will be asked to leave the market. If you would like table leg extenders to raise the table, they can be found at bed bath and beyond.
  2. Farmers, prepared foods, preserved foods, and crafts must have dark green solid color tablecloths. If you do not have hunter green tablecloths, the penalty fee is $25 for the first offense, and $50 for the second offense.  An example of such tablecloth can be found here.
  3. All Vendors Must have White Tents. Farmers, prepared foods, preserved foods, and crafts cannot show up at the market with torn, scuffed, or bent tents. There will be no penalty charges for violation, you will just be asked to leave the market.
  4. Prepackaged foods and crafts cannot have any product outside the bounds of their tent. Anything you are selling must be within your tent.
  5. Vendors must have a white backdrop for their tent spaces to hide their truck. If you do not have a backdrop, the penalty fee is $25 for the first offense, and $50 for the second offense.
  6. The back wall tent banners are the only areas where you are permitted to advertise your company name at our farmers market. Banners must be 2 ft. in width, and a certain length depending on the number of tents (2' x 10' for one tent, 2' x 20' for two tents, 2' x 30' for three tents, etc. etc.). We suggest GotPrint for banners, but you are not obliged to use them. 
SECTION VII NON-PROFIT/RELIGIOUS GROUPS BOOTHS:
  1. Nonprofit booths are non-selling.
  2. If any nonprofit booth vendor has a petition, the petition sheet must stay at the booth. There are no walking petitions.
  3. Nonprofit booth vendors must supply a tent, a white or hunter green backdrop, and a hunter green tablecloth that reaches the floor.
  4. Nonprofit vendors pay $50 per booth with your own set up.
  5. Nonprofit vendors can opt to rent the tent and tables/tablecloths from the Cornucopia Foundation at $100 per booth.
  6. There are to be no religious rituals on site.
  7. No music
  8. No walking up and down aisles
  9. Non-profits are to stay behind their booth, pass out literature, talk to people (if they go up to their booth)
  10. This applies to all non-profits---churches and synagogues fall into this category
  11. There will be a sign placed on the booth saying "Cornucopia is neither for or against this"
  12. If anyone violates these policies, they will be asked to please close their tent and leave the market
SECTION VIII CONCLUSION:
  1. You will be given written notice of any violations of these rules by the market manager or Market Coordinator. Failure to comply with these rules may result in dismissal or suspension from the market. It is in the sole judgment of the Market Coordinator to decide which action will be taken after reviewing written reports of violations.
  2. The Cornucopia Foundation and its designated agents shall implement and enforce all rules and regulations in a fair and equitable manner.
  3. I understand that I must keep a record of the dates I have committed to, or a $25.00 processing fee will be charged if the management office has to look up my dates for me.

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