On Saturday, October 16th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Blackbird Farm Farm Stand and Ice Cream trailer land at the corner of Douglas Pike and Limerock Road, Eat Drink RI and Blackbird Farm present their annual (let’s all forget 2020!) Harvest Market & Craft Festival with artists and craftspeople vendors alongside the local food. The oxen Apple and Cider will be in their field for show, along with our goats and GottaQ BBQ has their trailer there as well. Come sell your wares at the biggest arts & crafts event in Smithfield!
Please review the Market details and vendor requirements below before registering and sending credit card payment by clicking the ADD TO EVENT CART button above or below.
SETUP: The Festival is held in an open field by the Farm Stand. You are responsible for your table or display. A pop-up canopy is highly recommended. We have a porta-john on-site. There is a hose for water for flowers or such, but no electricity.
LICENSING: All vendors must carry all applicable tax and sales permits and appropriate licensing from the RI Department of Health (if selling consumables).
CERTIFICATION & FOOD SAFETY: Vendors must maintain all appropriate Town and State licenses for their type of goods or food products, provide copies of such to Blackbird Farm and have licenses in their booth at all times. Vendors that serve any food samples that are not prepackaged must comply with state laws and regulations related to food service. Requirements include wearing of plastic gloves and providing a waste receptacle if sampling food.
All product labeling shall be truthful and accurate and adhere to the requirements set forth by the State of Rhode of Island. Any claims, such as organic, pesticide-free, origin, gluten-free, free range, sugar-free, etc. must be substantiated. Any intentionally false claims shall be cause for immediate removal from the Market.
PREPARED FOODS: Prepared foods must be licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health. All sampling must follow safe food handling guidelines. For any vendors providing prepared food, we require a copy of your food safety documents at the Market.
WEATHER POLICY: Markets go on rain or shine unless cancelled by Blackbird Farm. Cancellation of a market due to severe weather is decided solely by Blackbird Farm. Vendors shall be notified via email or phone prior to Market set-up time. No refunds will be given.
INDEMNIFICATION: Vendor shall indemnify and hold harmless Blackbird Farm from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, proceedings, actions and costs of actions (including all attorney’s fees), of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or Vendor’s use of the space(s), sale of goods or conduct of business by Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees or any act or omission of Vendor, its agents, servants, employees, customers, patrons or invitees. Vendor is responsible for all monies collected from the sale of Vendor’s goods. Blackbird Farm is in no way responsible for any lost or stolen monies or items. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Rhode Island without regard to conflict of law principles and venue for any action arising from this Agreement shall be in Providence County, Rhode Island. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a writing signed by the parties.
Vendor’s payment of $45 fee indicates that Vendor has read and understands the above Blackbird Farm Farmers Market Policies and Procedures and that any violation of such may result in loss of Farmers Market rental privileges. Vendor acknowledges that such Policies and Procedures may be amended from time to time and agrees to abide by the terms of any such amendments if Vendor continues to vend at the Blackbird Farm Farmers Market.