BRAIDWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET CHARTER
The principles in this charter apply to the Braidwood Farmers’ Market.
1. The region includes the local government areas of Queanbeyan-Palerang region. Neighbouring areas may be permitted at the discretion of the Committee.
2. Braidwood Farmers’ Market is for farmers and food producers of quality regional produce. Self-propagated plants, seeds, organic fertilizers, worm farms, flowers and personal care items from own-grown primary produce will also be eligible in most circumstances.
3. All produce should be sold by the principal producer who is directly involved in the production process, nominated family member or employee or delegated representative.
4. Re-sellers are not permitted. (The exception, under particular circumstances, is for approved local producers selling on behalf of other approved local producers for which the prior permission of the market management committee must be sought in writing).
5. Should there be primary produce that is not grown, or is in short supply, in the Market Region and where there is demand for such a product, the Committee may invite an application from a primary producer who is not a resident of the Market Region and/or where the primary produce has not been grown within the boundaries of the Market Region.
6. Priority will be given to producers of fresh seasonal produce and value added local produce.
7. Value added produce is to be of a high quality and derived primarily from the vendors property or from within the geographic boundaries.
8. Cooked/processed foods should be of the highest quality. It is preferable that local produce is utilised and where possible, obtained from other stallholders.
9. Any products being sold as organic must have, and display, proof of certification.
10. Any second grade fresh produce must be labelled and priced accordingly.
11. All produce must be clearly labelled.
12. Produce should be offered at fair, market-driven prices that reflect the quality and/or specialty nature of the goods sold. All prices are to be clearly marked. All applicable prices are to include GST.
13. All local, state and federal government regulatory obligations must be met and are the responsibility of the stallholder.
14. All products must comply with the labelling requirements pursuant to the relevant legislation.
15. All goods packaged on the market site must be weighed according to the National Measurement Act 1960 (C’th). The weight of produce packaged on the Market site must be visible to customers. Stallholders mush provide the opportunity for customers to check weight of packaged goods should they ask to do so.
16. All stallholders must hold $10m public liability insurance and a product insurance policy where applicable.
17. Any business that is providing a value-added and/or processed product must notify the NSW Food Authority, either via the website: www.foodnotify.nsw.gov.au or by Tel:1300 552 406.
18. Each stall holder is responsible for bringing all required equipment and leaving the stall site and communal areas clean and tidy.
19. Wine tastings by vignerons is allowed at the Farmers’ Market.
20. The Farmers’ Market is run for the benefit of producers – reasonable cooperation with Market Committee and other stall holders is a condition of participation.
21. Every effort will be made by the Committee to maintain regular stall sites, however this cannot be guaranteed.
22. Stallholders must have signs that display their name, address, and business-trading name, whilst trading at the Farmers’ Market.
23. All stall signage must be kept within allocated site boundaries.
24. Each stall holder must be set up and be ready to trade before the advertised market starting time of 8.00 am.
25. Stall holders occupying a site must notify the Committee if they are not attending a market.
26. All electrical fittings, equipment or materials must comply with workplace health and safety guidelines as defined by the relevant legislation.
27.Stallholders should remain until the end of advertised trading, 12.30pm, unless prior arrangements are made with the Committee.
28. No gas appliances are to be used on site without the express approval of the Committee.
29. It is the responsibility of the stall holder to regularly check all gas bottles and equipment attached to gas bottles to ensure gas hoses and attachments are not faulty and that bottles are date compliant.
30. It is the responsibility of the stall holder to provide a working fire extinguisher and fire blanket for any stall where gas burners are used. It is the responsibility of the stall holder to ensure they know how the extinguisher is operated.
31. It is the responsibility of the stall holder to make themselves aware of the location of the nearest fire extinguisher on site.
32. Product tasting samples may be distributed in accordance with the legislative and local government requirements.
33. No offering of tasting samples may take place outside of the stall site boundary.
34. When providing tasting samples of any kind, a receptacle for waste must be available for public use.
35. Payment for the rental of stall sites must be paid on market day.
36. The fee for renting a site will be determined on an annual basis by the Market Committee.
37. Stall holders will indemnify to the extent permitted by the law the Braidwood Farmers’ Market from any damage, expenses or liability arising from any injury or damages to any person, including the general public, the stallholder or others, occurring either in the space occupied by the stallholder or elsewhere arising out of the occupancy of the stall site or anything connected with such occupancy.
38. To the extent permitted by law, the Braidwood Farmers’ Market will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the stall holder including damage to the property of the stallholder due to fire, robbery, accidents or any cause whatsoever.
39. The Braidwood Farmers’ Market assumes no liability for any damages or losses resulting from or relating to the failure or the stall holder to comply with any provision of this agreement.
40. Failure to abide by any of these conditions may result in exclusion as a market stallholder.
All correspondence to be forwarded to:
Braidwood Farmers’ Market Committee