New Member Applications
We have limited space especially during peak season and as a result we are not actively looking for additional new artisan/cottage vendors. That being said, local growers are encouraged too apply.
2020 - APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS FARMER’S MARKET CORP.
(USE ANOTHER SHEET OF PAPER IF ALL INFO. DOESN’T FIT)
Name as on social security card: __________________________________________________________________________________
Farm / Business Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________City:_____________________________
County: ____________________________ Zip: _____________
Business Address: (if different)
_________________________________________________ City: _____________________________ County: ____________________________ Zip: _____________
Home/Business Phone(s): _____________________________________________________________
Cell Phone(s): __________________________________________________________________________
(all market communications are sent via e-mail )
Website (if you have one to list in promotions ) _________________________________________________
Are you currently a member of another farmers market? __________________________
Please list other markets you attend: _________________________________________
Have you ever been suspended or expelled from any Farmer Market Association? _____
If yes, please explain ____________________________________________________
Do you own or operate a farm market stand or produce market? __________________
List employees who will sell: (other than family or market members) ___________________________________________________________________________________
Please list all types of produce you grow for sale/all value-added products you would like to sell at market:
Number of acres in production _________ Total dry land ________ Total irrigated land ____________
Number of fruit/nut trees _______ Number of berries, grapes, etc. _________.
Growing practices: Certified Organic _____ Practicing Sustainable (non - certified organic) _____ Conventional (using synthetic chemicals and/or synthetic fertilizers) _______
All applicants must provide copies of all licenses and permits as required by the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, State of Texas, USDA or other entity. Food products for human consumption sold at all NCTFM Corp. markets must be produced in city/county or state inspected and state licensed facilities or according to the rules of the TX Cottage Foods Law (HB970). Sellers of potentially hazardous foods (dairy, eggs, meat and other items as allowed by city code) must obtain the appropriate permit from the city of Fort Worth’s Code Compliance Department. Rules & regulations of NCTFM Corp. shall also apply in addition to the above listed items.
All applicants must provide proof of product liability insurance listing NCTFM Corp. as an additional insurance before beginning to sell.
Annual membership fee is $50. Applications are not considered without payment. If your membership is not approved by the board of directors, your fee will be refunded. Applicants that fail the on-site inspection will not have their membership fee refunded. Date paid ____________ payable to NCTFM Corp.
If the annual membership fee is paid after March 1, a late fee of $25 will be charged (not applicable to new members joining after March 1).
Application must be submitted to and be approved by the board of directors. An on-site inspection must be conducted by a board (or board appointed) member before the applicant is eligible to sell at any market. Members shall notify the market manager in advance of showing up to sell, when the member will be absent from market and when the member plans to stop selling at market for the season.
As a member, applicant accepts responsibility to notify a board member or market manager of any change in the status of their farm/business operation.
Certification: I hereby certify that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge. I will accept liability for any misrepresentation on my part or that of my agents. I have read and understand the Rules and Regulations of the North Central Texas Farmers Market Corp. and agree to abide by them.
I understand that selling products not produced by myself at a NCTFM Corp. market is a violation for which the penalty will be loss of membership. I agree to facilitate any inspection of my farm/facility that is deemed necessary by the board of directors. I further understand that failure to facilitate such inspections is also a violation, which subjects me to the penalty of loss of membership.
Signature _________________________________________ Date _____________________________
Please return check payable to NCTFM Corp., Application, required licenses, certificates or permits to Raymond Miller, 4020 Collinwood Av., Ft. Worth, TX 76107