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Sundays, 12 – 3 p.m., November 12, 2017 through April 29, 2018
1039 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, RI 02908
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Market at the Castle Theatre in partnership with Federal Hill Pizza and 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 indoor 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 November 12, 2017 – April 29, 2018 naming: Federal Hill Pizza
1039 Chalkstone Ave.
Providence, RI 02908 WEATHER POLICY: Markets go on rain, snow or shine unless cancelled by Federal Hill Pizza and Eat Drink RI. Cancellation of a market due to severe weather is decided solely by Federal Hill Pizza and Eat Drink RI. 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 Federal Hill Pizza and Eat Drink RI 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. Federal Hill Pizza and Eat Drink RI 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 Federal Hill Pizza and Eat Drink RI 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 by Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Vendors will be notified of their application status via email on November 6th, at the latest, to begin vending on Sunday, November 12th. FARMERS MARKET FEES:
Fees allow us to pay for market insurance, grounds maintenance, market management, printing costs, events at the markets and publicity via Federal Hill Pizza and Eat Drink RI. Note: Fees are subject to change after confirming taxes and fees from the City of Providence.
Application fee: $50
Market fee: $400 (approximately $16/week, due by November 4th)
Acceptance into the market is at the discretion of Federal Hill Pizza and Eat Drink RI. Vendor’s payment of $400 fee indicates that Vendor has read and understands the above the Market at the Castle Theatre 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 the Market at the Castle Theatre. Click the ADD TO EVENT CART button above to fill out the registration form and pay online via credit card.