JOIN THE SPREAD

We encourage applications throughout the year from farmers, producers, importers and street food vendors for our existing markets and markets in development. 

 

In order for us to verify a vendor's suitability, an online application is completed below.

 

This is an opportunity for a vendor to let us know about their business or business idea and for them to select the markets that they may be interested in joining.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

Applications are assessed on numerous factors:

  • Quality of offering

  • Stall and product imagery

  • Experience

  • Social and environmental responsibility

  • Traceability and authenticity of offering 

APPLICATION OUTCOME

We will inform you of the outcome of your application. There is normally one of four outcomes: 

 

1. Alternate Market:  If there is no availability at the market[s] that the applicant is interested in or an applicant’s menu or products may pose a conflict of interest with an existing vendors menu or products, we may offer an alternate market. 

 

2. Waiting List: If there is no availability at an alternate market or placement at alternate market would create a conflict of interest with another vendor's menu or products, we add applicants to our waiting list and notify them when a vacancy arises.

 

3. Offer: If the application does not pose a conflict of interest with another vendor, then we will offer a space at the market[s] that the vendor has applied for.

4. Variation: If the application poses a conflict of interest with another vendor, we may ask you to amend your menu or pricing. 

ACCEPTING AN OFFER

In order for a vendor to proceed and accept an offer made, they would be required to pay for their first month of trade as well as a £50 one off onboarding fee via debit or credit card. This is required before the booking is confirmed. 

 

Furthermore, you will be sent an electronic license agreement which includes a payment plan supported by a direct debit mandate.

MINIMUM COMMITMENT

New vendors join a market on the first trading day of the new month. i.e. - If the market that they are joining operates on a Saturday, they would join the market on the first Saturday of the next month. The Spread operates on annual license agreements from January to December.  Vendors who join part way through the calendar year are required to fulfil the agreement until the end of that calendar year. 

It can take as long as three months for vendors to build up regular customers and to build awareness of their business within our markets, if it for this reason that we do not offer a trial or the ability to operate on an infrequent basis.

It is important to be present at the market every week so that we ensure that there is a full vibrant market with all of the products customers may expect. 

Vendors are required to be on site no later than thirty minutes prior to the commencement of  trading hours. This is because our Market Management team are busy assisting other vendors setting up and to mitigate the risk of injury or damage that would be posed if vendors are rushing to set up late.

 

Vendors arriving after thirty minutes prior to commencing are refused entry and are classed as a no show.

NON ATTENDANCE

Should a vendor be offered a license to occupy land at one of our markets, they would be required to provide the documentation below as well as provide renewed documentation when appropriate. 

Public Liability Insurance with at least one full calendar month before expiration

[£5,000,000 minimum cover].

 

Food Safety training certificate

[Level Two Minimum]

Personal Alcohol `License

[If supplying alcohol]

Evidence that their food business is registered with their local council.

Evidence of Portable Appliance Certification [PAT] for every electrical appliance being used. 

Gas Safety certification [If using gas appliances].

 

Equipment to provide every week

 

A  fire retardant gazebo in line with your licensed area of land.

No less than 24 kilograms of weights on every leg of your gazebo.

A table and everything required to display stock.

Everything required to take cash or card payments.

Packaging that is  made up of 100% recycled materials.

Fire retardant, non slip-able flooring for the entire surface area of the land that you will be       

  occupying.

A fire extinguisher and fire blanket [If using electrical or gas appliances]

The market has been in operation since 2015 and is frequented by a loyal customer base and has become a hub of the community.

  • Every Saturday, 10:00-15:00

  • Fifty three farmers, producers, importers and street food vendors. 

  • St Paul's School yard, NW3 3DS

 

Parking: Available for free on the highways around the market.

Monthly License Fees

Option One: Small

  • Ideal for vendors wanting to test products, recipes or raise brand awareness.

Option Two: Medium

  • Used by most farmers, producers and street food vendors.

  • An area of land three metres in length and three metres of depth.

 

Option Three: Large

  • Used by vendors with a significant amount of stock such as fruit and vegetable growers.

  • An area of land more than three metres in length and three metres in width but no greater than three metres in length and three metres in width.

 

Option Three: Street Food

  • Used by vendors who are cooking food at the market.

  • An area of land three metres in length and three metres of depth.

PRIMROSE HILL

FINCHLEY

The market opens on Saturday 5th April 2020

  • Every Sunday, 10:00-15:00

  • Farmers, producers, importers and street food vendors. 

  • Victoria Park, Ballards Lane, N3 2PX

 

Parking: Available for free on the highways around the market.

Monthly License Fees

Option One: Medium

  • Used by most farmers, producers and street food vendors.

  • An area of land three metres in length and three metres of depth.

 

Option Two: Large

  • Used by vendors with a significant amount of stock such as fruit and vegetable growers.

  • An area of land more than three metres in length and three metres in width but no greater than three metres in length and three metres in width.

Option Three: Street Food

  • Used by vendors who are cooking food at the market.

  • An area of land three metres in length and three metres of depth

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