REVIEW & APPLY
As a valued vendor business, you and your staff are responsible for reading, understanding, and following all applicable standards, Market rules, policies and regulations pertaining to your business. This includes all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. KPM’s Rules and Regulations may be amended from time to time. Vendors found to be in violation of one or more Rules and Regulations may be suspended from selling at the Market.
One who grows the produce/plants or raises the animals to produce their products which they sell at the Market, on land they own or lease/rent in WI/IL, or within 100 miles of the Market. It may include someone who processes produce grown on their own property into a value-add product such as jams, cider, and salsa. It may also include farmers who raise the basic ingredient(s) of a product, but who must send it out for fundamental processing before creating the value-add product. This category includes sellers of bedding plants and potted plants which they have started from seed, plug, cutting, bulbs, or bare root. *No resale of pre-finished plants is allowed without prior approval. This category also includes raw agricultural products grown by the seller that have been processed, or any product, the sale of which a government agency regulates. Examples are milk, cheese, oils, vinegars, meats, etc.
One who sells processed foods which they have personally prepared on their own or on leased/rented property. Processors are persons or entities offering fresh food products such as baked goods and jams/jellies, beef jerky or have added value to their product line through some sort of "hands on" processing. Processors must produce their products in WI/IL.
FAIR TRADE / DIRECT TRADE PRODUCTS
A strictly limited number of vendors may be allowed to sell items from out of state sources. The goods represented in this category must enrich the Market by being carefully selected for distinctive shoppers. They must be of high quality, maintain a mutually beneficial, sustainable, and transparent trade relationship and represent items not currently being offered or offered in sufficient quantity by vendor selling at Market.
Fair Trade vendor businesses aim to address the injustices of conventional trade in developing countries, which traditionally target and discriminate against the poorest, weakest producers. Fair Trade enables Artisans in developing countries the opportunity to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Direct Trade vendor businesses purchase straight from the artisan, grower, or producer, cutting out both the traditional middleman buyers and sellers and the organizations that control certifications such as Fair Trade. Direct Trade buyers, purchase items and products directly from the producer and resell those items at Market to ensure a fair price for both the producer and consumer.
ARTIST / HANDMADE CRAFTER
Anyone who produces, creates, or assembles their products/items/pieces. This would include painters, jewelers, potters, woodworkers, etc. Any item which is produced without some effort on the part of the vendor must be pre-approved before being brought to Market.
All work must be of original design and created/processed by the individual/vendor company (“handcrafted”).
A strictly limited number of vendors may be allowed to buy and sell items from out of state sources. Product resellers are sellers of Market items that are not currently offered or offered in sufficient quantity by vendor selling at Market. This category includes carefully selected secondhand items, and Fair and/or Direct Trade products.
A strictly limited number of vendors may be allowed sell laser cut, laser engraved, or image transfer/dye-sublimation printed items or pieces. The addition of a vendor’s company logo by means of laser cut, laser engraving, image transfer, or dye-sublimation onto the vendor’s original items/pieces is acceptable.
All work must be safe, non-toxic, and fit for its intended use.
The use of artificial fragrances and synthetic chemicals are highly discouraged in personal care body products, candles, etc.
Priority is always given to producers who do not use artificial ingredients. We encourage the use of materials/ingredients that are organic or produced using safe practices/methods.
No pieces/items shall be permitted that are derived from kits.
Pieces/Items must add to the valued diversity, be of high quality, unique and/or not adequately represented at the Market.
Priority is given to vendors who utilize sustainable and eco-friendly practices within their standard operating procedures.
The work sold at Market by the artist must match the quality and balance of the images submitted during the application process.
PREPARED FOOD VENDORS & FOOD TRUCKS
Prepared food vendors offer freshly made foods available for sale and immediate consumption on site at the Market.
Prepared food vendors shall possess and maintain all required state, county, and local licenses and/or permits
Approved non-alcoholic microbreweries can sell at Market though their catering ability.
One who provides a service onsite such as knife sharpening, tailoring, spine screening or massage.
NONPROFIT & CHARITIES
A nonprofit organization offering education regarding market- related and/or community services. The requesting organization may choose up to 2 times per outdoor market season for free. Religious and politically affiliated organizations will not be permitted. The requesting organization must provide tents, table, chairs, and weather protection unless requested.
BEFORE YOU FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION, DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTRONIC VERSION OF ALL OF YOUR REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION?
THE APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED IN ONE SITTING OR THE INFORMATION WILL BE LOST.
Before you begin filling out the application please review it in its entirety.
Make sure that you have all your documents, certificate, pictures and marketing logos, etc., in electronic form (pdf or jpg for example).
Once you have started filling out the application form you will not be able to save a form in progress and then return later to finish it.
UPON APPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION, FOOD VENDORS WILL NEED TO SEND YOUR $1M CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE TO: KenoshaPublicMarket@gmail.com
Certificate of Liability Insurance
Public Food Markets, Inc.
Office: 6633 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI 53142