Vendors are not allowed to bring their pets unless it is a service dog and you have the market manager’s permission.
The first market this season will be on November 7, 2021 and run through May 1 (26 weeks).
Booth assignments are assigned on the Friday prior to a Sunday market. Any questions, concerns, etc., just give me a call, text or email.
Booth Rent / Payments: Single Sunday booth rental for a 10’ x 10’ booth is $50, 4-Sundays (monthly) is $180, Season Rate is 26 weeks – $1080 (you get 2 free market days). Vendors occupying more than 1 booth will pay the above amounts for each and every 10’ x 10’ booth space they occupy. Vendors are required to attend on a monthly basis except for new vendors. New vendors can attend a single Sunday but will be required to attend and pay monthly after that. Vendors will not be allowed to pop in and out of the market every other week. Vendors may elect to miss a Sunday but will have to pay booth rent for any Sundays they miss. There will be no refunds for missed days, bad weather, sickness, or for any other reason. The booth rent charged takes all this and other market conditions into consideration.
Important: If you are planning NOT to attend this Sunday, please let me know asap.Vendors are required to pre-pay booth rent no later than the Friday at 6:00pm prior to the Sunday market. If a vendor does not notify the market manager that they are not going to attend by the Friday at 6:00pm prior to the Sunday market, the vendor will be charged their booth rent (a no-show fee) for the missed Sunday market. If a vendor fails to pay their booth rent by Friday at 6:00pm, and also fail to let me know they are not attending Sunday by Friday at 6:00pm, they will not be allowed to attend the market that Sunday and their booth will be available to other vendors.
All booth payments are due the Monday prior to the upcoming Sunday market each week. The Market Manager will not be collecting any booth fees on the day of the market. If you do not pre-pay your booth rent by the Friday prior to the Sunday market, do not plan on attending the market. Booth payments can be paid online at www.southcollierfarmersmarket.com – Booth PaymentsYou can also send a check payable to TRU LLC to Tom Watson – 14100 Tamiami Trl East Lot 438 Naples, FL 34114.Finally, you can use PayPal and send the fee to firstname.lastname@example.org via Paypal SETUP PROCESS:There are two shifts for setting up.The First Shift setup times will be from 6:00am to 7:30am for all vendors in spots 53 through 101. Second Shift will be from 7:30am to 9:00am for spots 1 through 52 and all other vendors. Produce vendors may set up as early as they need to. Any vendor needing extra setup time, just ask, no problem.
You are required to drive your vehicles to your spots, unload, go park, then return to setup your booth. Do not setup your tent until after you have parked. At end of day take down your booth as much as possible, including your tent, then go get your vehicle and pack up. Please do not rely on market staff being able to help you with the setup or takedown process each week. We will help when we can but it is your responsibility to setup and takedown your booth without assistance from market staff.
There is plenty of parking behind the outlet center. There is also a nice big turn-around for big rigs / trailers. Please feel welcome to use that back area for parking. You need to enter that back parking area from the North End of the outlet center. Parking in the South lot is still permitted. You are allowed to utilize the space behind your tent, but you are not allowed to stretch out into the customers’ walking area in front of your tent. As a courtesy to your neighbors, please do not push your displays or tables outside of your tent, as that would ‘block’ the vendor next to you. Vendors’ tents should line up with their neighbors.
Maximum tent size per space is 10’ x 10’. You must fit your setup inside your tent. You are allowed to use the space behind your tent as long as you do not interfere with customer parking or other vendors’ space.
End of Market take down process:Vendors are not permitted to begin taking down or packing away their booth until 2:00pm unless given express permission by the Market Manager. It is advertised that the market is open until 2:00pm and many customers show up at the last miniute. The market needs to at least appear open until 2:00pm even if you are out of product to sell. Violation of this rule will result in a market suspension and forefeture of booth rent for the following Sunday. Do not bring your vehicles into the market prior to 2:05pm. This is strictly forbidden. No vendor is permitted to pack up and leave the market prior to 2:05 pm without the express permission of the market manager. DO NOT bring your vehicle into the market prior to 2:05 pm without permission from the market manager.
TRASH:Each vendor is to take care of collecting and removing their own trash from the market. Vendors are not permitted to place their own trash, boxes, etc. into the market trash cans that are for the use of shoppers. Please refrain from placing any trash generated from your booth into the market trash cans. DO NOT place any of your trash in the market trash cans. They are strictly for shoppers use only. Any vendor observed or reported to place trash in the market cans may be subject to removal from the market. Please make sure to secure your napkins, business cards, food boxes, paper plates, etc. so they don’t blow away in the wind.
The market is open from 9 to 2. No vendors are permitted to leave or tear down their tent before 2pm unless given permission by the market manager. Vendors who continue to violate this policy will jeopardize their presence in the market.
TENT WEIGHTS:It is required that all vendors properly secure their tents with adequate weights during every market day. Weights should be at least 20 pounds or more on each and every corner of all tents. I personally recommend at least 30 pounds on each corner. It is always windy at this market. Improperly secured tents can cause extreme damage or injury to other vendors or shoppers. Just imagine the liability, lawsuits, bad publicity, etc. that could result. My tent has 50 pound weights on each corner. If you think you don’t have enough weight, get a lot more. I will be monitoring the market and if I determine you need more weights, you must comply. If I see you have no weights, you may be asked to leave the market immediately. No, you are not allowed to use your vehicle to tie down your tent. You are also not allowed to screw down you tent into the blacktop. Water bottles are not acceptable as weights! If the Market Manager or staff tells you not to put up your tent or to take it down due to strong winds, you must do so immediately, as these conditions can endanger both vendors and customers. This is a very important rule to abide to so please, do everything you can to make sure your tent is properly weighted and secured.
LICENSES AND PERMITS:All vendors are required to maintain and provide copies if requested, all County and State licenses and permits required to conduct business at the market. Food vendors require special permits / inspections from Collier County. All vendors are supposed to hold a sales tax license and a “Business Tax Receipt” from Collier County. For more information, call the Florida Department of Revenue for Sales Tax License information at 239-348-7565. Business Tax Receipts call 239-252-2477. Food Permits call 850-487-1395. All vendors are considered “Mobile” business according to Collier County and need abide to all rules applying to “Mobile” businesses.
PARKING RULES:Vendors must unload their products first and move their vehicles to the parking areas as directed by the market manager. Also, at the end of the market, it is a MUST that vendors break down first before bringing their vehicles back to the market area for loading.”
All vendors and their helpers are required to park their vehicles in the south parking lot of the mall as indicated in the Vendor Parking Area below. I and my 2 golf carts are available to any vendor that may need a ride to or from their vehicles once they are parked. Outlet Center management has also informed me that there is ample parking space in the grass area behind the center, and plenty of room for big rigs to turn around back there, so check it out and see if that could work for you as well. We are all permitted to park back there.
All vendors are asked to come early in plenty of time to unload, setup, and then move their vehicles to the designated vendor parking area. A few vendors have asked and have been granted an exception to this new rule due to special circumstances. Please be courteous and patient with your fellow vendors regarding parking, setting up, unloading product, etc.
Vendors who continue to violate these policies / rules will jeopardize their presence in the market.