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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vendors may not sublet space, or sell product for other people/businesses.
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.
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.