Be a Phoestivus Market Vendor
The Phoestivus Market will highlight locally-owned, organic and locally produced food and wares.
All vendor spots for both Phoestivus markets have been filled and we are no longer accepting vendor applications. Thank you for your interest.
All vendors must document that they have a City Resale Tax number (Peddler’s Permit) from the city of Phoenix (602-262-6785, press 4; or visit http://phoenix.gov/PLT/licsvcs.html). Food and value-added food vendors must document that they have a current health permit from the Maricopa County Health department (602-506-6872). Food vendors must document that they have proof of liability insurance with a Liability Insurance Certificate. If selected, vendor will sign a market agreement.
The market opens at 4:00. You are welcome to come early. Vendors often arrive as early as 2:30 to set up. Market staff and volunteers will be there early if you want to get set up early in order to take advantage of the earlier crowd. In fact, it will be most possible to have you up and running by market open if we don’t have everyone show up at 3:30.
At set-up you will be need to park your vehicle and unload it in the parking lot and then move your items to your assigned spot. We will have a couple of people available to help you but please bring a hand cart or helpers. At tear down, please tear down your booth, and bring your materials to your vehicle.
If you add any lighting, please use CFL or LED lighting. No electric heaters, please. The Public Market cannot handle the power draw if everybody uses high-power applications. We will have general booth lighting for you.
We encourage you to decorate your own booth. Please bring your own table if you have one.
You may accept payment of any kind at your booth. Bring your own cash box.
MasterCard and VISA and QUEST (Food Stamps / SNAP) cards maybe be used to make purchases from Market vendors at the Market’s central POS terminal, located at the Information Booth.
Here’s how it works: Vendors will total up the customer’s purchases, and enter the following information on a blue slip provided by the Market: Name of Vendor’s Businesss, total amount of sale, and seller’s initials. Vendor will send the customer over to the “Information Booth” with the blue slip.
The Info Booth host will run the totaled amount through the Point of Sale terminal, and after the transaction is completed, will send your customer back with their receipt at which time you give them their purchase. You keep the receipt for your records. We also have kept a receipt for our records.
In the case of QUEST Cards, which customers use to access their Food Stamp benefits, please note that Food Stamp customers will be able to use their benefits at markets ONLY to purchase food stamp-eligible items.
Items that are Eligible for Quest Card Customers:
· All fresh fruits and vegetables whether grown by the farmer or not.
· All canned or jarred foods such as jams, salsas, chutneys, etc.
· All other agricultural products, such as eggs and edible honey products.
· All packaged foods such as nuts, dried fruits, and granola.
· Baked goods such as breads, cakes and pies.
· Other baked goods that are wrapped for later consumption, such as cookies, sweet rolls, etc.
· Frozen foods, if bought in bulk for later consumption.
· Plants and seeds that produce edible products like tomato plants or culinary herbs.
Items that are not eligible for Quest Card Customers:
Any nonfood items such as:
· Pet foods
· Soaps, lotions, paper products and household supplies
· Vitamins and medicines
· Arts, crafts etc
· Hot foods – items like hot dogs, fry breads, prepared foods that are served with the general intention to be consumed at the market.
· Plants or seeds that do NOT produce edible foods.
· Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
MasterCard and VISA credit and debit cards may be used to purchase any market items.
How You Get Paid: Checks will be cut to reimburse the vendors on the Friday following the Market. Please make sure to tell us to whom you would like the check made out to. If you would like them mailed to you please make sure we have your mailing address. Or you can pick them up around noon at the following Saturday Market. A 3.75% processing charge will be deducted from each credit/debit/ebt sale. These charges reflect the only exact amount of the bank’s charge to the Market. The Market is not charging you any additional processing fees for providing this service.