Bloomfield Winter Market application

Thank you for your interest in the Bloomfield Winter Market. Please fill out the application below and send Sarah an email if you have any problems or questions!

2017-2018 Bloomfield Winter Market Vendor Application

  • Thank you for applying to become a vendor at the Bloomfield Saturday Market. After hitting submit you will be redirected to PayPal to process your application fee. Hard copies of all rules and regulations are available upon request.
  • Rules and Regulations

    The Bloomfield Development Corporation will enforce all rules and regulations. Bloomfield Development Corporation retains the right to prohibit a vendor from participating in the Market, without a refund, if rules are broken.

    2017-2018 Winter Market Season: November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3, February 17, March 3, March 17
    Hours: 11am – 2pm;
    Vendor set-up: 9:45am – 10:45am; Vendor tear-down: 2:10pm-3pm

    Signing and returning this application indicates all rules and regulations have been read and are understood by all vendors/employees.


    1.Set Up & Tear Down: All tents, tables, signage, etc. must be completely set up by 10:45 am. Tear down cannot start until 2:10 pm.

    2.Arriving Late: Scheduled vendor must notify the Market Manager of late arrival BY PHONE CALL ONLY by 9:30am in order to keep designated stall. (724.271.8971) If notification is not provided, Market Management will assign alternate vendor to any open stall. Vendors arriving late may be assigned to alternate stall space at Bloomfield Winter Market staff discretion and if habitually late may be asked to leave the market permanently.

    3.Stall Location & Amount of Space: Vendor Stall location is subject to change permanently or temporarily during the 2017-2018 contract season. All vending tables, tents, merchandise, signage and inventory must be set up in the specified 10’ x 10’ space.

    4.Absent: BSM staff must be notified of an absence by noon of the Friday prior to the market. In the case of an emergency absence vendors must notify Market Manager ASAP. If TWO absences occur without notice by noon of the Friday prior to a given Market, vendor will be asked to leave the market permanently.

    5.Rain or Shine: The Bloomfield Saturday Market is a rain or shine market and therefore weather does not constitute an emergency absence. In the event of dangerous forecast weather, the Market Manager will notify all vendors by 7 am on Market day.

    6.Product Acceptance: The Bloomfield Development Corporation reserves the right to approve, refuse, & limit products to be sold at the Bloomfield Saturday Market. Vendors must request approval from the Market Manager before changing product or adding additional product during the season.

    7.Origin of product: Only vendors who have been approved may sell brokered produce/products. All vendors must label origin of produce/products.

    8.Insurance: All Vendors must obtain a minimum of $1 million general liability insurance. Prepared or Processed Food and Health/Beauty product Vendors must obtain a minimum of $1 million Product and Premises Liability insurance in addition to general liability insurance. All Vendors' insurance must name the Bloomfield Development Corporation and West Penn Hospital (the venue owner) as “additionally insured,” and vendors must provide certificates prior to vending.

    9.Set-up supplies: Vendors furnish their own tables, chairs, signage, and canopies. Canopies must be 10x10 and square, must be weighted down every week due to the variability of wind and weather at our site, and be in reasonable shape. Vendors that do not have weights may be asked to leave the Market.

    10.Keep the Market Area Beautiful: Vendors will be asked to make their displays as attractive as possible, displaying items vertically by adding height to items displayed on tables. Vendors furnish their own broom, dustpans and garbage removal. Vendors are responsible for cleaning their stalls at the end of each Market day including sweeping space; garbage must be removed from the Market. Garbage, including boxes, MUST be taken with you and cannot be put in garbage cans on the lot. Vendors that do not remove their garbage may be asked to leave the Market.

    11.Subleasing Space: Vendors may not sublet space, or sell product for other people/businesses.

    12.Vehicle: Vehicles from which goods are sold must meet the Bloomfield Development Corporation’s standard of cleanliness: no rusted out, unpainted, visually objectionable vehicles, and/or bad odors will be allowed.

    13.Signage: Name/Location/Price/Origin: Vendors must display easy-to-read signage with the name of their business and its location or base of operations. Signage must be posted within the stall by 10:45AM and signs must be no smaller than 8x10. The price and origin (if different from business location) must be posted on or near items for sale.

    14. Tobacco Use: West Penn Hospital/Allegheny Health Network does not allow tobacco use of any kind on their properties.

    15.Vendors must comply with all local, state, and federal regulations that apply to their business.
  • Your application receipt will be mailed to this address.
  • Note: Business owner is responsible for ensuring all employees selling at the market are aware of and comply with all rules and procedures of the Bloomfield Winter Market.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Taxes, Licenses, and Insurance

    All vendors are required to have a Certificate of Liability Insurance documenting Bloomfield Development Corporation AND West Penn Hospital, the venue owner, as additional insured, along with any required permits or licenses on file with the Bloomfield Development Corporation prior to selling at the market.

    Bloomfield Development Corporation
    366 Gross Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

    West Penn Hospital
    4800 Friendship Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Vendor Fees

    FULL SEASON VENDORS:Vendors interested in attending all 9 weeks of the Bloomfield Winter Market. All dates must be committed at time of application submission.
    Farmers/growers: $320 for 9 weeks. Discounted to $300 if paid on or before Tuesday, October 31.
    Others: $405 for 9 weeks. Discounted to $385 if paid on or before Tuesday, October 31.
    Additional 10x10 booths are available for $150 each.

    OCCASIONAL VENDORS: Vendors interested in attending fewer than 7 weeks. All dates must be committed at time of application submission.
    Farmer/Grower: $47 for 10’x10’ spot per week.
    Others: $63 for 10’x10’ spot per week.
    • Additional 10x10 booths may be available, and are the same cost as the weekly vendor fee.

    Non-Profit Booth: $25/week for a 10'x10' spot.
    For Profit Booth: Please contact Market Manager for sponsorship information.

    Dates for the 2017-2018 Winter Market season are: 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17
  • The market will be most successful when 100% of scheduled vendors are present. Vendors are required to notify Market Manager by noon the Friday prior if they will be absent from the Market on any given Saturday.

    In cases of emergency, vendors must notify Market Manager ASAP.


    Please save the Market Manager's contact information to your mobile device or address book. If after noon the Friday prior to the Market, please call the Market Manager directly to ensure they receive your mesage

    Market Manager: Sarah Loser
    phone: 724.271.8971
    email: sarah@bloomfieldnow.org
  • Vendor Agreement

    WHEREAS, Bloomfield Development Corporation promotes a Farmers Market in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
    WHEREAS "Vendor" wishes to rent a booth from Bloomfield Development Corporation, and THEREFORE, in consideration of the lease of the booth and other good and valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:

    1. Vendor agrees to pay Bloomfield Development Corporation specified rent for space during the 2017-2018 Bloomfield Winter Market.

    2. Vendor shall purchase general commercial liability insurance (or farm insurance) with at least $1,000,000 limits, and shall name Bloomfield Development Corporation and West Penn Hospital as additional insured and certificate holder. Certificate must be on file at Bloomfield Development Corporation prior to vending at the 2017-2018 Bloomfield Winter Market.

    3. Vendor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Bloomfield Development Corporation, and its employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns, against and from all of the following in connection with the 2017-2018 Bloomfield Winter Market.
    (a) ALL claims, demands, actions and causes of action, together with the costs and expenses, including attorney fees of defending such a claim, resulting or arising from any claimed loss or damage to persons for injury or death or in property which may be due or result from the installation, occupancy, operation, use, maintenance or repair of any stand, bay, booth or other installation or structure of any kind.
    (b) ALL claims, demands, actions and causes of action, together with the costs and expenses, including attorney fees of defending such a claim, resulting or arising from any claimed damage from consumption of products, food or goods which are sold, obtained, received or acquired from any booth or other installations of any kind leased to the Vendor.

    4. Vendor shall pay Bloomfield Development Corporation the full amount of any loss or damage including, but not limited to court costs and attorney fees, which it may sustain, incur or become liable for defending or prosecuting any action or claim arising from this Agreement.

    5. Vendor agrees to obtain at Vendor’s cost all licenses / permits required by City of Pittsburgh and State of Pennsylvania, and to provide Bloomfield Development Corporation copies of all such licenses and permits.

    6. Vendor agrees to obtain at Vendor’s cost a Pennsylvania sales tax permit and to cause to be collected and paid to the State of Pennsylvania all applicable sales and local option taxes.

    7. Vendor has received the 2017-2018 Rules and Regulations. Vendor understands and agrees to follow all rules and regulations set forth by the Bloomfield Winter Market as stated in the Rules and Regulations and in the Application Packet.

    8. The laws of Pennsylvania shall govern this Agreement and be binding upon the parties hereto.
  • Signing and returning this application indicates all rules and regulations have been read and are understood by all vendors/employees.



  • Please mail or email copies of additional insured certificates to:

    Sarah Loser
    Bloomfield Development Corporation
    At West Penn Hospital
    366 Gross Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

    Email: sarah@bloomfieldnow.org
    Office: 412.681.8800
    Cell: 724.271.8971
  • After hitting submit you will be redirected to the payment page of PayPal where you can pay the $25 application fee ($1 is added to cover PayPal processing fees).
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