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Rules and Instructions for JAM Vendors

Terms & Conditions

 Please read and acknowledge the following.

1- To vend at JAM, Sign Up first to be a Website Member, and then Subscribe for JAM Membership, Then you can book a space. If you are sharing a space with another vendor, all vendors must be JAM members. This annual Subscriptions can be cancelled at anytime. Bookings and subscriptions are non-refundable. 


2-You may not resell any items at JAM. All items sold at JAM must be handcrafted by you or a local artist you represent or sourced locally. This may include art, produce, plants, minerals you mined, and services. Exception only for items that accompany the art (stand, frame, packaging, ect.)

3- Please note that this is NOT a tailgate market. This is a load-in and load-out event. (If you need a wagon, cart, dolly, or second set of hands to help you with your setup from the loading zone.) Participants agree to be responsible for the set up and take down of their displays. If assistance is needed, please be in contact to coordinate help.


4- Please refer to the vendor space map before setting up to ensure that you are in your designated space and not overlapping your neighbors space. .

5- Artist / Vendor of the market bring their own set up / displays and any necessary equipment (tables, chairs, pop canopy, power cord, etc.) You are required to have any canopy or umbrella weighted down and secured. We Strongly recommend  protecting your products from wind gusts, and rain.

 

6- Booked spaces on occasion need to be adjusted by market management at which time you will be contacted to arrange another suitable space. Thank you! 

7- Participants agree in helping to maintain the cleanliness of the properties on which the market is located.

8- Music is 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Setup can be as early as you would like, you have access and use of your booked space for the entire day. Vehicles can pull into the lot for unloading until 11:30. There can be NO CARS in the lots from 11:45-5:15 PM. This is for safety reasons and to give the middle row time to set up. There is a "Loading Zone" parallel on the right side of Main Street for unloading and loading at any time. Please Park OFF of Main to help keep space available for JAM guests to park. Warning there is a $50 ticket for parking all day on Main or in the Main Street public lots. JAM Vendor's Parking lot is at the intersection of East Jackson st and Evalina st. There is also parking available at Bridge Park and Sylva First United Methodist Church.

9- Please be considerate in your set up for open visibility of market. Please do not put up side walls or banners in a way that will block the visibility of market. We want to appear as an open space to show all the attractive set ups and music. Please be sure to have your canopy set back with nothing in the path to help make more open room for traffic and visibility. Thank you!

10- To secure your space, please book as far in advance as you are certain you can attend. Please note this is a rain or shine event, be prepared to protect your products from wind and rain.

11- If the event is cancelled by the JAM Management due to hazardous weather, (hurricane, blizzard, Godzilla) you can reschedule with your rewards points that you will be given as credit. In this case of hazardous weather please be in contact and answer your contact phone number so you can be notified before driving/arriving. We do our best to monitor the National Weather Service. Thank you!

12- No Refunds. Please, be accurate with your booking. There are no rebooking or refunds for not being able to attend an active market. Once you book you have blocked off that space from others and are committed to filling it. 

 

13- If you book a space but are unable to attend, you may not give your space to another artist / vendor who is not a JAM member.

 

14- Artist / Vendor booking space rates:

- 12’ x 12’ Area (Ideal for a pop canopy.)

$20 - Saturdays Supporting Booked Live Music! 

$90 - 4M & GUTM Full Day Festival! 

$Free - Saturdays January, February & March first come first serve, no booked live music, open for JAM Members to set up.

15- Weights and/or tie-downs are required for all canopies/umbrellas. This is a law and is necessary for everyone's safety and needs to be seriously respected. This is an outdoor event, wind  and gusts are a thing. Be prepared to secure your merchandise so it doesn't fly away, fall over or break. 

 

16- To maintain a respectful professional atmosphere for patrons & other vendors during Saturdays JAM production, we encourage all vendors to at least be set up from 1:30-4:30 pm. You are welcome to set up early & stay late too. Live Music is 1-5 pm. We greatly appreciate y'all being troopers and giving guests a distinguished time to be at JAM!

Sundays are less of a production which allows for a lax schedule of choosing set up and break down time.

Please aim for 1-5 pm to be set up. This will aid in JAM's dependability and continuity as a venue for patrons to frequent. Thank you!

17- Please be respectful of all. If you are not respectful of other Artists / vendors, customers and these market rules, you will be asked to leave the market. In which case, your fee is not refundable. Thank you.

 

18- All produce/vegetables that you sell at the JAM must be grown / harvested in western North Carolina by you, the vendor or company. You may not resell produce/vegetables brought in from outside the local area at the JAM. Provided that any pertinent Local and State Regulations have been followed. See link provided for more information and resources on produce safety regulations

https://www.ncagr.gov/fooddrug/food/ProduceSafetyProgram.htm  

19- All Value-Added food products sold at the JAM must be made locally, by you, the vendor. If you are selling any processed food (for example dried goods, spice mixes, teas, jams, jellies, molasses, bread, or baked goods,), these MUST be prepared in a certified kitchen. VALUE ADDED is defined by the NC Department of Agriculture as any preparation aside from single-cut harvesting. Examples include but are not limited to: cutting, slicing, chopping, peeling, grinding, packaging, etc.

Additionally, we ask that you provide the JAM with the proper documentation showing that you have passed and are up-to-date with all necessary inspections for your certified kitchen. Please Email those documentations. All vendors of value-added and prepared food products must meet all Federal, State and County guidelines pertaining to the preparation and sale of their products. These goods must be properly labeled with your contact information and an ingredients list.

20- All meat sold at the JAM must be locally raised by you, the vendor or company. Additionally, we ask that you provide the JAM with a copy of your meat handler's license and permit for the sale of meat and shellfish (obtained from the JC Health Dept) with the contract AND keep a copy of both of these licenses with you at the market.

21- All participants Artists / Vendors agree to be responsible for any liability issues that may arise as a result of the action or inaction of the individual market participant, or the product(s) sold by that participant and agree to exonerate, hold harmless, indemnify and defend Jackson Arts Market LLC, its successors and assigns, from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, suits or actions, judgments and costs, and attorney fees which may arise or grow out of any injury or death of persons or damage of property in any manner connected with the vendors products, operations, or vending at the Jackson Arts Market LLC.

 

22- Email to JacksonArtsMarket@gmail.com any of the following documents that apply to your products.

-NCDA Kitchen Inspection (required for value-added, prepared and/or packaged foods)

-NCDA Meat Handler's license

-FDA Short course certification (for acidified foods)

-Commissary Kitchen Letter of Consent

23- Children must accompanied by an adult.

24-  Please keep parking on Main St. and the Public Parking Lot on Main available for customers. When you are done unloading, please park in the JAM vendor parking lot on East Jackson st and Evalina St. the Sylva First United Methodist Church, or the Bridge Park Public Lot. (Unless you are physically unable to safely walk the slope / stairs.) 

This is crucial for patrons who want to stop to visit JAM. 

Thank You!

(Terms & Conditions)

 Please read and acknowledge the following.

1- To vend Sign Up and Subscribe to be a JAM Member. Once you are logged in you can access booking to select the day and space. JAM Members can join JAM day of, selecting from the available spaces and pay upon arrival (There is no guarantee of a space day of Booking is encouraged). Both booking and subscriptions are non-refundable.  Subscriptions can be cancelled at anytime. 

 

2- Music and the main event time to be set up and ready for is 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Setup can be as early as you would like. (except spaces 25-28 the middle row) You have access and use of your booked space for the entire day. Vehicles can pull in on the right side of the lot to drop off / unload until 11:30. There can be NO CARS in the lots from 11:30-5:20 PM. This is for safety reasons and to give the middle row time to set up. (The middle row, spaces  25, 26, 27, & 28 can not start set up until 11:20.) There is a "Loading Zone" parallel on the right side of Main Street for unloading and loading at any time. 

Please Park OFF of Main to keep spaces available for  guests to find parking.

Warning there is a $50 ticket for parking on Main or in the Main Street public lots as a business associate.

Parking is available all day for free in the JAM vendor's Lot at the top of Evalina street, at Bridge Park and Sylva First United Methodist Church at the top of Spring St. 

 

3- Please note that this is NOT a tailgate market. This is a load-in and load-out event. (If you need a wagon, cart, dolly, or second set of hands to help you with your setup from the loading zone.)


4- Please refer to the vendor space map before setting up to ensure that you are in your designated space and not overlapping your neighbors space.

5- Artist / Vendor of the market bring their own set up / displays for their exhibitions and any necessary equipment (tables, chairs, pop canopy with weights, power cord, etc.)

Please be prepared for the elements Sun, Rain, Wind!

 

6- Participants agree to be responsible for the set up and take down of their displays. If assistance is needed, please be in contact to coordinate help, though it is not guaranteed.

7- Participants agree in helping to maintain the cleanliness of the properties on which the market is located.

8- You may not resell any items at JAM. All items sold at JAM must be handcrafted by you or a local artist you represent or sourced / produced locally. This may include art, produce, plants, foraged goods, minerals you mined, and services you provide. Exception for items that accompany the art (stand, frame, packaging, etc.) (No CBD)

9- Artist / Vendor exhibition space fees must be paid at the time of Booking.

10- To secure your space, please book as far in advance as you are certain you can attend. Please note this is a rain or shine event, be prepared to protect your products from wind and rain. 

11- If the event is cancelled by the JAM Management due to hazardous weather, (hurricane, blizzard, Godzilla)  you can reschedule. In which case please be in contact and answer your contact phone number. 

12- Please, be accurate with your booking. There are no refunds or rebooking for not being able to attend. Once you book you have blocked off that space from others and are committed to filling it. 

 

13- If you book a space but are unable to attend, you may not give your space to another vendor who is not a JAM Member.

 

14- You are welcome to split a space with other JAM Members.

 

15- Artist / Vendor booking space rates:

- 12’ x 12’ Area (Ideal for a pop canopy.)

$20 - Saturdays Supporting Live Music! April-November

December - March is Free Vending for JAM Members,

first come first serve to select your space, no booking.

16- Weights and/or tie-downs are Required for all canopies/umbrellas.

This is Required for everybody's safety. All pop up shelters must be secured and extreme weather ready.

This is required by law and for safety to be taken serious. Thank you!!

 

17- To maintain a respectful professional atmosphere for patrons & other vendors during Saturdays JAM production, we encourage all vendors to at least be set up from 1:00-5:00 pm. You are welcome to set up early & stay late too. Live Music is 1-5 pm. We greatly appreciate your help to give guests a distinguished time to be at JAM!

18- Please be respectful of all. If you are not respectful of other Artists / vendors, customers and these market rules, you will be asked to leave the market. In which case, your fee is not refundable. Thank you.

19- All participants Artists / Vendors agree to be responsible for any liability issues that may arise as a result of the action or inaction of the individual market participant, or the product(s) sold by that participant and agree to exonerate, hold harmless, indemnify and defend Jackson Arts Market LLC, its successors and assigns, from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, suits or actions, judgments and costs, and attorney fees which may arise or grow out of any injury or death of persons or damage of property in any manner connected with the vendors products, operations, or vending at the Jackson Arts Market LLC.

 

20- All produce/vegetables that you sell at the JAM must be grown / harvested in western North Carolina by you, the vendor or company. You may not resell produce/vegetables brought in from outside the local area at the JAM. Provided that any pertinent Local and State Regulations have been followed. See link provided for more information and resources on produce safety regulations

https://www.ncagr.gov/fooddrug/food/ProduceSafetyProgram.htm  

21- All Value-Added food products sold at the JAM must be made locally, by you, the vendor. If you are selling any processed food (for example dried goods, spice mixes, teas, jams, jellies, molasses, bread, or baked goods,), these MUST be prepared in a certified kitchen. VALUE ADDED is defined by the NC Department of Agriculture as any preparation aside from single-cut harvesting. Examples include but are not limited to: cutting, slicing, chopping, peeling, grinding, packaging, etc.

Additionally, we ask that you provide the JAM with the proper documentation showing that you have passed and are up-to-date with all necessary inspections for your certified kitchen. Please Email those documentations. All vendors of value-added and prepared food products must meet all Federal, State and County guidelines pertaining to the preparation and sale of their products. These goods must be properly labeled with your contact information and an ingredients list.

22- All meat sold at the JAM must be locally raised by you, the vendor or company. Additionally, we ask that you provide the JAM with a copy of your meat handler's license and permit for the sale of meat and shellfish (obtained from the JC Health Dept) with the contract AND keep a copy of both of these licenses with you at the market.

 

23- Email to JacksonArtsMarket@gmail.com any of the following documents that apply to your products.

-NCDA Kitchen Inspection (required for value-added, prepared and/or packaged foods)

-NCDA Meat Handler's license

-FDA Short course certification (for acidified foods)

-Commissary Kitchen Letter of Consent

24- You are Not Allowed to Park on Main st. and its lots!

You are Required to keep parking on Main St. and the Public Parking Lots on Main street available for customers. This is called the B1 district, in which all businesses associates are not allowed to park, that includes you as a vendor. There is a $50 Ticket for employees and business associates who choose to park in the B1 district.

When you are done unloading, please park in the JAM Vendor lot (at the top of Evalina), the Sylva First United Methodist Church, or the Bridge Park Public Lot.

This is Required! Thank You!

25- Media Release Agreement, Acknowledge and understand by being at the Jackson Arts Market you grand permission to Jackson Arts Market LLC to use you and your images in photographs and videos in media publications. By being at Jackson Arts Market you hereby waiver your rights to inspect or approve the finished photographs or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the image. Jackson Arts Market LLC, its agents, and employees are released from any and all liability that may arise from the taking, productions, and release of photos and videos of you and your work at Jackson Arts Market. 

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