Co-op Booth Guidelines

Community Co-op Booth Guidelines 2018

The goals of the Wallowa County Farmers’ Market (WCFM) Community Co-op Booth
are to:
• Increase options for market customers.
• Provide local non-professional growers a means of sharing their bounty with
the community, and generating extra income.
• Provide aspiring professional growers a means of testing the market before
committing to their own booth.
• Create a partnership opportunity with Slow Food Wallowas.
Guidelines

Reservations/Attendant

• In order to guarantee a spot at the booth, vendors must contact market
manager, Emily Aumann, by Friday at 5 p.m. to let her know approximately
what and how much they are bringing, and whether they are willing to serve
as booth attendant. Contact manager at
wallowacountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com or 541-838-0795.
• Vendors are allowed to bring product day-of-market without a reservation,
but they run the risk of there not being space for them. Only vendors who
have reserved a space by Friday are guaranteed to sell at the booth.
• A one-time (annual) WCFM member fee of $10 must be paid prior to the first
sales day at market. This fee helps support the market manager’s wages.
• Vendors pay WCFM 10% commission of sales at the end of the market day;
this commission is waived if a vendor volunteers to serve as the booth
attendant. This must be arranged with and approved by the market manager;
there is one attendant per market.
• The volunteer booth attendant promotes all products available, not just
theirs. There is a separate set of guidelines for the attendant; please request
them in advance if you are interested in serving in this capacity.
• A Slow Food Wallowas volunteer will provide assistance and promote SFW.
• Market manager decides how many vendors can fit in the booth each week
based on the amount of product they are bringing. It may be necessary to
implement a waiting list, and/or encourage larger vendors to reserve their
own booth.

What May Be Sold

• The Community Co-op Booth is only for produce or processed foods
grown/processed by the vendor, or for herbs, plant starts, or cut flowers.
o Processed foods allowed under Oregon’s Farm Direct law include
jams, jellies, syrups, pickles, lacto-fermented fruits and vegetables,
honey. Learn more here:

https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9205.pdf

o Baked goods allowed under Oregon’s Home Baking Bill include bread,
cakes, pies, cookies, and confections such as caramels and hard candy.
Learn more here:
http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/publications/home_baking_bill_final.pdf
o Eggs allowed under Oregon’s egg-handling laws. Learn more here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/FoodSafety/FSLicensing/Pages/Eggs.aspx

• Oregon law requires processed food to be sold to the customer directly by its
producer. Therefore, if a vendor wants to sell processed food, they will need
to serve as the booth vendor that week. And, therefore, only one vendor of
processed food is allowed per week.
• The booth is not equipped with a scale, so food items that can't be
individually priced (e.g. salad mix) must be bagged or bundled, and priced
accordingly.
• Vendors are responsible for bringing their own display baskets, ice, etc.
Please provide a nameplate or other small sign identifying the grower (name
and town).
• It is important to the WCFM for the Co-op Booth provide opportunity without
undermining our regular produce vendors; therefore, the WCFM provides a
pricing guideline sheet. Vendors are responsible for setting their own prices,
but please use this sheet for guidance.