All vendors must grow or produce the products they sell. A Growers Permit must be obtained before selling at the Market. This can be obtained from the County Extension Office in your county. This permit ensures us and your customers that the products originate with you or your family. It also allows you and your customers to be exempt from state and local sales taxes. A copy of your 2019 permit must by on file with the market Director.
All vendors must pay a $25 one time fee. This fee is for either or both markets; $25 total. This fee helps us with purchasing signs and media advertising and other administrative fees. All of the board members and staff do so on a volunteer basis and receive no compensation.
If you are selling products that do not allow you to be classified as a grower you are required to have a business license from the City of Bessemer, from Jefferson County and from the State of Alabama. These licenses must be available in case of on-site inspection from authorities.
The Market will provide a 10 x 10 tent. We ask that vendors provide their own table and chairs, and for each vendor to have a sign identifying the name and location of the farm.
One vehicle can be backed up to the tent. There is room to park additional vehicles.
Vendors should enter the Market from 19th Street, where the orange cones are.
Vendors at Alex Bradford Park need to set up by 7:45 and ready to sell at 8:00. Vendors at UAB Medical West need to be set up by 10:45 and ready to sell by 11:00.
Vendors at UAB Medical West can park in the Vendor Parking Area or in any public parking area if there is not room in Vendor lot.
At Medical West you must bring a table, tablecloth, and sign. The Hospital provides the chairs.
The Market Director designates the vending location for each vendor.
As guests of Alex Bradford Park and Boateng's Cajun Creations Restaurant and UAB Medical West all vendors, customers and Market personnel must respect the grounds and all local ordinances.
Pets are not allowed in Alex Bradford Park, or in the hospital.
Market management, the City of Bessemer and/or Jefferson County Extension Service, or Boateng's Cajun Creation Restaurant, or UAB Medical West shall not be held accountable for the products offered at the Bessemer Farmers Markets.