Community Tent Market Guidelines

Participation in the Market

All organizations must apply annually to participate in the market Community Tent. Applications are reviewed by the Vendor Committee, a voluntary committee of selected vendors from the previous year’s market. This committee makes decisions on market participation. Disputed applications may be referred to the Board of Directors. There is no application fee for the Community Tent.

To familiarize yourself with our market, please read through these guidelines, which pertain both to vendors and to community organizations represented at our market:

General Market Guidelines

Products for sale at the Brookside Farmers’ Market are produced in accordance with National Organic Program standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Brookside Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market. Producers are present at the market and items purchased for resale may not be sold at this market.

Vendors produce their product within approximately 125 miles of Kansas City, Missouri.

All vendors carry product liability insurance.

All food products are handled in a manner acceptable to all governmental administrative and regulatory requirements.

Processed goods or body products must contain a minimum of 51% organic ingredients according to the National Organic Program and be labeled specifying the certified organic ingredients.

Arts and crafts vendors with a green focus have priority.

Alternative health vendors meet certain natural requirements as determined by the Vendor Committee.

Community Tent Guidelines

Organizations must display signage at the Community Tent with their organization name and location.

No sales of goods are allowed at the community tent. Organizations wanting to sell goods should apply to vend at the market through normal vendor guidelines.