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Cape Harbour Market Vendors

Vendor List

Here is a comprehensive list of our current vendors at the market.

Vendor Information

All the information you need to know to get started as a vendor at The Cape Coral Farmers Markets

Operating Policies & Procedures

The Cape Coral Farmers Market is one of the largest markets in Southwest Florida. It is known throughout the community as a quality market with friendly vendors, reasonable prices, and a wide variety of fresh product, bakery items, seafood, native plants and delicious foods. To maintain the quality of the Market, potential vendors must complete the vendor application and return it to The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral.

Please note, application does not guarantee acceptance as a vendor for the Cape Coral Farmers’ Market. Vendors will be selected with consideration being given to ensure the quality and integrity of the Cape Coral Farmers’ Market. Vendors selling any food items must provide samples prior to acceptance of application.

Market management reserves the right to decline the participation of vendors that do not fit the Market objectives or criteria for participation. Vendors may not sell products not listed on application without permission of the Market manager. Any additions must be approved by Market Staff.

The Cape Coral Farmers Market will accept crafts on a limited basis. Priority items are vendor made crafts. Flea market items will not be considered.

Market Location & Hours

The Market will be held in the Northwest section of what is commonly known as “Club Square”. This location is South of S.E. 46th Lane, North of S.E. 47th Terrace, and intersected by S.E. 10th Place. The “open” selling hours of the market are from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturdays starting October 18, 2014 and ending on May 09, 2015. (Final decision of location within Club Square will be determined pending recommendation to the Cape Coral City Council and approval of both the City of Cape Coral and all appropriate insurance agencies.)

Vendor Fees

Monthly Fee – Paid for each Saturday of the month is due on the 1st Saturday of each month- $40 per space

Weekly Fee – $50

One “space” is defined as 10′ x 10′.

Space cannot be divided, shared or transferred.

Returned Check Fee – $40

Late Fee – All late rental fees will be assessed a $15 per week late charge.

Coupons

Vendors must agree to accept $1.00 off coupon* from various marketing pieces, including but not limited to, The News-Press and the Breeze newspapers. Coupons should be turned in to on-site Market Manager. Any questions concerning coupon acceptance should be directed to the Market Management.

*Coupon rate will initially be based on $10.00 purchase. This is subject to change.

Market Bucks

  • Market Bucks are sold in token form at the Market Information tent and are sold in denominations of $1, $5, $10 & $20 dollars and are natural wood colored.
  • Vendors must agree to accept these tokens for redemption.
  • These tokens are presented as cash to vendors. Cash change may be given.
  • Vendors must redeem these at the end of the day they were received for real dollars.
  • Keep these tokens in mind if a customer needs cash for purchases
  • Market Bucks have a limit of $40 per customer per day.

SNAP/EBT Tokens (food stamp benefits)

  • These tokens are similar to market bucks but blue in color.
  • These tokens apply to only certain products and are not to be used for eat-on-site foods or non-food items.
  • Cash change may NOT be given to customer for these tokens.
  • Tokens are not used may be refunded at the Market Info tent.

Saturday Set-up & Tear-down

  • Vendors can begin setting up their display at 5:30 am and should be complete by 7:30 am.
  • No cars are permitted to drive into the Market area between 7:15 am and 1:15 pm.
  • Vendors are responsible for supplying all of their booth materials: tents, tables, chairs, etc.
  • Vendors are expected to remain open for business until the close of the Market.
  • Tents must be weighted at 20 lbs. per leg.
  • Weights are mandatory at all times.
  • Vendors may not stay on site to sell after the designated closing time.
  • Vendors are responsible for removal of all garbage and may not use area dumpsters or market garbage cans. These are for customer use only.
  • Vendors must sweep and dispose of any debris both organic & non-organic.
  • Late arrivals may forfeit their reserved space.

Booth Appearance & Food Handling

  • Vendor is responsible for providing tents, tables, chairs needed.
  • Tables should be covered with clean, attractive coverings.
  • Tabletops must extend beyond any angled legs to avoid people tripping.
  • Any prepared foods, not pre-packaged, must be covered and must be handled with disposable plastic gloves.
  • All vendors must be in compliance with the State of Florida regulations.
  • Signs should be clean and securely attached to tables, tents, etc.
  • Clothes pin attachments are not permitted.
  • Outdoor concession stands/trailers/tents using deep fat fryers will have one 2-A: K class fire extinguisher within 30′ of the cooking appliance. All fire extinguishers must be tagged annually by a Licensed Florida Fire Extinguisher Company. Typical appliances include: deep fat fryers; griddles, range tops; upright, natural charcoal, or chain-type broilers; electric, lava rock, mesquite or gas-radiant char broilers and woks.
  • Any cooking appliance found not having the proper fire protection equipment will not be used until the proper fire extinguisher is on site.

General Guidelines

  • All vendors and personnel are expected to be courteous to customers, vendors and Market staff.
  • Any disputes or grievances should be taken to a Market staff person.
  • Clean & appropriate dress is expected. No revealing clothing or bathing suits permitted. No t-shirts with explicit, racy or offensive words or graphics.
  • No smoking over any food products is allowed.
  • Please keep language appropriate.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are permitted.
  • Customer dogs are allowed at the Market. Please report any unruly dogs to the Market staff.
  • The Market reserves the right to ask for removal of unsuitable or unapproved items from the Market.
  • Vendors must remain in place until market close. No driving into market footprint until 1:15 pm. If you need to exit the market for any reason during selling hours, you must advise market staff before leaving.
  • Vendors leaving early without advising market staff will be fined $25.00.

Vendor Personnel

  • Vendors are responsible for the conduct of their personnel and making sure they are aware of the policies and procedures of the Market.