- June 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fridays, 4 – 7 p.m., June 15 through October 19
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., June 17 through October 21
Blackbird Farm Stand
660 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Blackbird Farm Farmers Market in partnership with Eat Drink RI. Please review our market requirements below before submitting your application through online registration and credit card payment available by clicking the ADD TO EVENT CART button above.
Our hope is that this market will support the local food economy, showcase a wide variety of products and tap into a region of the state that currently doesn’t offer an extensive outdoor market. We enforce the below rules:
PREPARED FOODS: Prepared foods must be licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health. All sampling must follow safe food handling guidelines. For any vendors providing samples or prepared food, we require a copy of your food safety plan in writing at the start of the season.
PRODUCT INSURANCE AND LICENSING: All vendors must carry product liability insurance, appropriate licensing from the RI Department of Health, and all applicable tax and sales permits. Copies must be submitted prior to the first day of the market. Vendors will not be allowed to set-up before these items are provided. A general liability insurance rider is required for June 15 – October 21, 2018 naming:
660 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
WEATHER POLICY: Markets go on rain or shine unless cancelled by Blackbird Farm. Cancellation of a market due to severe weather is decided solely by Blackbird Farm. Vendors shall be notified via email or phone prior to Market set-up time. No refunds will be given.
ATTENDANCE: Market attendance must be consistent. Absences must be based on seasonality of crops or produce. Prior notice of market absence is required. No refunds are provided for early drop-out from markets.
INDEMNIFICATION: Vendor shall indemnify and hold harmless Blackbird Farm from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, proceedings, actions and costs of actions (including all attorney’s fees), of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or Vendor’s use of the space(s), sale of goods or conduct of business by Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees or any act or omission of Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees. Vendor is responsible for all monies collected from the sale of Vendor’s goods. Blackbird Farm is in no way responsible for any lost or stolen monies or items. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Rhode Island without regard to conflict of law principles and venue for any action arising from this Agreement shall be in Providence County, Rhode Island. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a writing signed by the parties.
CERTIFICATION & FOOD SAFETY: Vendors must maintain all appropriate Town and State licenses for their type of goods or food products, provide copies of such to Blackbird Farm and have licenses in their booth at all times. Vendors that serve any food samples that are not prepackaged must comply with state laws and regulations related to food service. Requirements include wearing of plastic gloves and providing a waste receptacle if sampling food.
All product labeling shall be truthful and accurate and adhere to the requirements set forth by the State of Rhode of Island. Any claims, such as organic, pesticide-free, origin, gluten-free, free range, sugar-free, etc. must be substantiated. Any intentionally false claims shall be cause for immediate removal from the Market.
SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION WITH APPLICATION FEE (see below): by Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Vendors will be notified of their application status and invoiced for the market fee (see below) via email by May 23, 2018.
FARMERS MARKET FEES:
Fees allow us to pay for market insurance, grounds maintenance, market management, printing costs, events at the markets and publicity via Eat Drink RI. Note: Fees are subject to change after confirming taxes and fees from the Town of Smithfield.
- Application fee: $50
- Market fee: $195 for a single market, Fridays or Sundays (approximately $10.26/week, due by June 11th)
- Market fee: $350 for both markets, Fridays and Sundays (approximately $9.21/week/market, due by June 11th)
Acceptance into the market is at the discretion of Blackbird Farm.
Vendor’s payment of $195 or $350 fee indicates that Vendor has read and understands the above Blackbird Farm Farmers Market Policies and Procedures and that any violation of such may result in loss of Farmers Market rental privileges. Vendor acknowledges that such Policies and Procedures may be amended from time to time and agrees to abide by the terms of any such amendments if Vendor continues to vend at the Blackbird Farm Farmers Market.
Click the ADD TO EVENT CART button above to fill out the registration form and pay online via credit card.