NOW ACCEPTING 2019 APPLICATIONS!
The Greenway Open Market is a juried handmade arts and crafts market. All vendors are reviewed for acceptance. It is our goal to have a wide variety of products by fine artists, independent makers and designers. Only handmade goods are accepted, we do accept a very limited amount of verified non-profit and fair trade vendors.
All vendors are reviewed for acceptance by New England Open Markets. It is our goal to have a wide variety of handmade products by artists and makers. Considerations include: quality, innovation and uniqueness of the wares; overall cohesiveness and consistency of your work; how your items are represented in your photos; and the need to diversify craft categories presented. To ensure all items are handcrafted, you will be asked to provide the following in your application:
A link to photos of your products online (online store, business website or social page)
Explain to us about your process and why you think your products would be a good fit for the Greenway Open Market
The Greenway Open Market offers a limited amount of space for fair-trade and import vendors. Please see specific requirements below
Vendor applications will be open on our website starting January 18, 2019 and will remain open until all available spaces have been filled. There is no minimum in order to apply, you may select as little as one reserved market, or do all 37 scheduled dates.
Food Trucks: Please contact the Rose Kennedy Greenway Mobile Eats program directly.
Vendor Fees and Making Payments:
Weekly Reserved Vendor: 10’ x 10’ – $125.00 paid 2 weeks advance
Weekly Reserved Vendor 10’ x 20’ - $225.00 paid 2 weeks advance
Standby Vendor: 10’ x 10’ – $150– paid day of event (cash, money order, or credit card only)
*Standby Vendors must apply and be accepted before arriving at a market
Upon acceptance you will be sent an email with your reserved dates and a link to our Payment Page. Our preferred method of payment is through the Payment Page on the website. Please bookmark this page for fast and easy payments. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to each reserved market. Failure to pay on time may result in removal of your reserved dates.
We do not allow booth sharing at the Greenway Open Market.
As a Greenway Discount Pass holder you enjoy significant savings.
2019 Greenway Discount Pass 10x10 (Saturdays only) – $2,600.00
2019 Greenway Discount Pass 10x20 (Saturdays only) – $4,900.00
2019 Greenway Discount Pass 10x10 (Saturdays and Sundays) – $4,000.00
2019 Greenway Discount Pass 10x20 (Saturdays and Sundays) – $8,000.00
Discount Pass Perks:
Advance reservations not required
Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Discount Pass holders may not share space with another vendor. Payment for passes is due in full from accepted vendors upon acceptance The number of passes is limited and acceptance is at the sole discretion of New England Open Markets. In the event of a closing due to severe weather refunds of any kind will not be granted.
Tax ID Certificates:
Tax ID Numbers are required in Massachusetts. All Exhibitors must be in compliance with State & Federal Tax Laws and display Tax ID Certificate in booth. This is required for both in state and out of state vendors. If you do not have a tax id certificate, you can obtain one online in a few minutes at no cost. Click HERE to register with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
All vendors are required to display their booths in a professional manner:
Only sturdy tents with white canopies are permitted
Display your Business Name/Logo on your tent, banner, or signage
Floor length table cloths are required for all display tables
Additional stock and boxes must be kept hidden under display
Rented space must be kept tidy during operating hours, all trash must be hauled away at the close of the day
Your goods/displays must not extend outside of your tent area
Smoking is not permitted
A minimum of 40lbs per leg of tent is mandatory at the Greenway Open Market. Cinder blocks, bricks, water jugs and other crude methods of weighing down your tents are unacceptable. This policy will be strictly enforced as to ensure the safety of our customers and fellow vendors.
Below are a few approved links to tent weights online:
Amazon - Heavy Duty Premium Weight Bags
Etsy - DIY PVC Tent Weight Tutorial
Setup/Breakdown, Booth Assistance:
A comprehensive setup email will be sent to accepted vendors the Friday prior to each scheduled market with your space and time assignment. Our staff will be assisting during setup/breakdown, and will be onsite throughout day to address your needs. Additionally, helpers will be on hand to provide temporary booth sitting to allow artists to visit restrooms or grab a bite to eat. Booth sitting will be limited to 20 minutes. Please plan to bring a helper if you require additional assistance in your booth.
Join Our Facebook Vendor Resource Page:
A private group has been created for accepted vendors. This new page will be an internal resource page for accepted vendors of New England Open Markets only. Our staff will post reminders, updates, social media campaigns and other important info pertaining to the markets. Vendors may also use this new group page as an open forum to share ideas, suggestions and to sell products to each other. We encourage you to join after being accepted. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1347979558555385/
The Greenway Open Market is a rain or shine market. By choosing to participate in a rain or shine market, vendors assume all risks associated with adverse weather conditions. In the event of a closing due to severe weather, reserved vendors only will receive a credit only for a future market date.
FAIR TRADE/nonprofit GUIDELINES:
The Greenway Open Market offers a very limited amount of space to Fair Trade and non-profit vendors. Vendors who are either non-profit or Fair Trade must be committed to a transparent application process.
Fair trade is just as it sounds. Producers get a fair price for trading. Rather than receiving pennies to the dollar they will get a fair and more liveable amount. Farmers, workers and makers around the world get a better deal, can live happier lives, and enjoy necessary protections. In addition to fair payment, fair trade certification certifies fair labor that includes good working conditions, no discrimination, no child labor, and no forced labor. Transparency and accountability are paramount. Opportunities are provided for disadvantaged producers, and respect for the environment is also of great importance. The idea of fair trade stretches globally. There are companies in all societies making sure that workers are treated honestly and fairly while promoting sustainable environmental practices.
With those standards and transparency in mind, NEOM requires the following of all Fair Trade vendors who plan to sell or are selling at the Greenway Open Market:
All Fair Trade vendors must be Fair Trade certified and show proof, please email certificate to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The following for 4 companies certify fair trade vendors in United States, your company must be registered with one of the following organizations:
Fair Trade Federation
Fair Trade USA
Fair Trade America
Fair For Life
In addition, we ask that you provide the following:
Provide which country, city or town your products are locally made in.
Provide the maker process. Are traditional techniques employed that are native to their region? If so, what are the techniques? Please include specific details ie: materials, tools, location and condition of work place.
Please provide how and where the money is given back to the local growers, makers, producers. Is the revenue delivered monthly, bi annual, yearly? Please provide verification.
How do the local makers in other countries benefit from your charitable donation or fair trade requirements. Please explain and show proof of recent examples. Examples of documentation would include: videos, pictures, testimonials, blog posts.
If you are a nonprofit, please provide your EIN number that is identified on the https://www.guidestar.org database.
Code of Conduct:
In order to ensure the quality and enjoyment of the market and to promote a safe and positive atmosphere, all vendors involved with the market shall abide by the following Code of Conduct.
All persons shall act with respect toward other persons, their privacy and safety.
Physical or verbal abuse to fellow vendors, costumers or market management of any kind will not be tolerated.
All persons shall treat public and private property and equipment with respect.
Please report any activity that is deemed inappropriate to our on-site managers. Any violation of the Code of Conduct by a vendor will result in the immediate removal from the markets without refund. NE Open Markets owners, landlords, managers and promoters reserve the right to restrict or terminate any vendor’s activity which, in their opinion, is disruptive, slanderous, inappropriate or is detrimental to the quality of the event as a whole. In the event of any restrictions or evictions, NE Open Markets and its affiliates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses.
NE Open Markets, LLC reserves the right to enforce and/or interpret the Rules and Regulations and make final judgment without exception. Exhibitors agree to comply with show policies, Rules & Regulations as stated herein. NE Open Markets, LLC reserves the right to restrict, modify or expel without refund any exhibit that it deems undesirable or in non-compliance.
In the event of any restrictions or evictions, the Greenway Open Market and its affiliates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. The Greenway Open Market managers and promoters reserves the right to remove, without refund or recourse, any exhibitor who misrepresents himself or his product. In addition, the promoter reserves the right not to select vendors who may not be suitable for the market. The Greenway Open Market reserves the right to amend or add to the applicable rules pertaining to and governing the Greenway Open Market at any time during and before the operating season without notice. The interpretation of all the rules by the promoters shall be final.
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