GETTING A STALL AT CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
If you would like a stall at our weekly market, please look at our Stall-holder terms below. If you meet the criteria, please email [email protected] and tell us what you are interested in selling and how often you would like to come.
We currently do not have any weekly pitches for food stalls but do have occasional slots that come up. We also welcome Community Stalls at any time. Please apply with the email above.
If you are interested in being part of the Patchwork Farm Stall, please email [email protected]transition.org.uk. If you are a local artist or maker who wishes to get involved in the market, please email [email protected].
Crystal Palace Food Market is part of Crystal Palace Transition Town, and is a non profit making community market.
The Transition movement is about building sustainable resilient communities, which includes re-localising our food systems. This means working with communities and farmers to take control of our food back from supermarkets and agri-business. Crystal Palace Food Market has been set up to support and promote food production that is:
- ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE – Organic or moving towards Organic
- AS LOCAL AS POSSIBLE
- FAIRLY TRADED
- PART OF A SMALL SCALE OPERATION
These STALL-HOLDER TERMS have been created with the above in mind.
1. ORGANICALLY MINDED LOCAL PRODUCERS
Each category of food has a different radius for supply – therefore “as local as possible”. “Organically minded” means that the producers are already or are aspiring towards becoming sustainable in their production. We ask for full transparency and for this to be made clear on the website/stalls. Please send a copy of your certification.
2. INFORMED STALLHOLDERS
As far as possible, the stallholders themselves are involved in the growing, rearing, catching, producing, foraging etc. We ask that each stall holder is be able to speak knowledgeably about the food they are selling.
The stall holder knows the origin of all the products for sale and is able and willing to communicate this on the website and to the buyers directly.
We also ask for all prices to be CLEARLY LABELLED and for each stall to have at least one CHEAPLY PRICED AFFORDABLE ITEM.
4. GM FREE & FAIR TRADE/FAIRLY TRADED
To be used where possible, when local products are not available.
5. MINIMAL & SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
Please use minimal and sustainable packaging where possible. Please also note that stallholders are responsible for removing their own rubbish.
6. COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT STANDARDS
(a) All stallholders comply with Trading Standards & Environmental Health requirements.
(b) All stallholders have employee liability insurance, public liability insurance for stalls and product liability insurance for the products. Copies of each must be supplied to the market management BEFORE trading.
Stallholders start selling to the public at 10am and finish at but not before 3pm
8. MANAGEMENT TERMS
The market management ask stallholders to adhere to the principles of the market and reserve the right to ask them to leave if they continue to non comply.
The basic stall fee is 10% of takings on an honesty basis – with a minimum stall fee of £20 and a maximum fee of £90.
10. SITE RULES
No smoking allowed on stalls.
Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after going to the toilet or any mucky jobs.
Your stall MUST be adequately weighted – bring a minimum of 30kgs of weights with you – or we will have to send you home. It can be a windy site!