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Consent (Required) I agree to Pacolet Farmers Market Rules and Regulations.
The Town of Pacolet’s Administrator must approve every vendor, and vendor approval is only given if it is determined that the vendor’s participation in the Farmer’s Market is consistent with or will further the mission of the Market.
These Rules & Regulations were created for the Town of Pacolet Farmer’s Market (hereinafter called “Market”) and are mandatory for all Whole Food/Horticultural, ValueAdded, Non-Profit Vendors and Market Day Sponsors (hereinafter called “Participants”), including their agents and employees. They are subject to change should demand for market space increases. Participants are required to read these rules and regulations carefully before signing their applications:
Market Schedule: Saturdays: 9 AM – 12:00 AM, July-September -subject to change if demand changes.
The Vendor may set up at 8 AM on Saturdays.
Participants are NOT permitted to dismantle their tents or tables before closing the Market. If a participant experiences a personal emergency and cannot attend the Market, please contact the Town Administrator.
The Market will be cancelled in the event of any adverse weather conditions that endanger the safety of both Participants and customers. If the Market is canceled for weather-related reasons, Participants are prohibited from selling their products at the Market for the remainder of that day.
The Town Administrator (or her designee) will assign Participant space locations. Spaces must remain clean and barrier-free at all times. Participants are responsible for providing their own tables, equipment, etc. Any tents may not be larger than the standard size of 10’ x 10’.
Fees shall be collected by the Town Administrator (or her designee) by Friday at 5 PM – the day before the market. The Vendor fee must be paid for set up to be permitted. The fee will be $5 per individual visit or $15 a month.
Participants are solely responsible for effectively addressing complaints from their customers. Repeated customer complaints regarding a specific Participant may result in the expulsion of that Participant from the Market. The Town Administrator shall address any complaints between Market Participants.
Vendor pets are strictly prohibited within the confines of the Market.
Smoking by Vendors and/or Participants is strictly prohibited.
No loud music is permitted at the Farmer’s Market
GENERAL RULES FOR ALL MARKET PARTICIPANTS & CUSTOMERS
Abusive, profane, threatening, or harassing language or actions toward Market staff, other participants, or market customers is prohibited.
Individuals knowledgeable of the items for sale must be working at each Participant’s display.
Children under 14 will not be permitted to sell unless an adult knowledgeable about the item(s) for sale is present.
Participants will dress appropriately for working with the public.
Fraudulent, dishonest, or deceptive merchandising is prohibited.
False packs and incorporating the exposure of the best products at the top of a package with inferior products packed below is prohibited.
Solicitations for products, services or charitable contributions are NOT permitted.
A responsible adult must accompany children under ten years of age.
Participants are responsible for their actions and those of their employees and/or agents.
Firearms, weapons (knives, sprays, batons, bats), fireworks, gambling, disorderly conduct, or the use of illegal drugs by participants, their employees/agents, or market customers are strictly prohibited.
The selling of live animals (e.g., livestock, domesticated animals) is prohibited.
Selling and distribution of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF MARKET RULES AND REGULATIONS
Any violation of the Market Rules and Regulations as stated above or any violation of the laws of the State of South Carolina, Spartanburg County, the Town of Pacolet, or the United States of America will result in the following sanction(s) being imposed by the Town Administrator: 1. First offense: Verbal warning from the Town Administrator. 2. Second offense: Written warning from the Town Administrator. 3. Third offense: Permanent expulsion from the Market.
Appeals Participants may appeal sanctions imposed upon them that do not involve suspension or expulsion from the Market by writing to the Town Clerk within fifteen (15) days of the imposition of the sanction(s). The appeal must clearly state the specific reason(s) for the appeal. Participants may request a hearing before Town Council regarding any sanctions that involve suspension or expulsion from the Market by writing to the Town Clerk within fifteen (15) days of the imposition of the sanction. The Town Council shall, by a majority vote of those members present that constitute a quorum, render a decision based on findings of fact and the application of rules as set forth in this document. The decision shall be served upon all parties and shall be final.