Host Veggie Soul: The Urban Farmers' Market at your west Dayton or Trotwood Location
Veggie Soul: The Urban Farmers' Market focuses on the use of locally grown and made products. All gardeners, farmers and farm products must come from within 150 miles of west Dayton and/or Trotwood Ohio. We also require all value-added producers to source at least 51% of ingredients locally and must be direct producers of their product.
Gardener/Farmer/Producer- for farmers or producers of raw or minimally processed agricultural products, that you have raised yourself. This includes produce farmers, dairy farmers, livestock farmers, apiaries, flower farms, fisherman, and so on.
Baker/Processor- for bakers or processors of products made from raw or minimally processed ingredients. This includes all added value products using ingredients that you have not raised yourself. Some examples include: soup makers, soap makers, baked goods, coffee roasters, teas, juices, baby food, take-home ice cream, take-home hummus etc. All Bakers/Processors must produce their products in a certified commercial kitchen with health inspection documentation.
Prepared Food -for sellers of prepared foods primarily intended for immediate consumption, produced in whole or in part at the Market.
People shop at farmers markets primarily to support the local farm economy because Farmers Markets are integral to our locality and represent the local flavors of the season.
Value-added producers offer anything other than direct farm products like produce, meats, and cheeses. Value-added producers can include:
We expect all value-added producers to be connected to our market by meeting our local standard which requires that 51% of ingredients (by weight) in value-added products (including food and non-food products that CAN be sourced locally) MUST be procured from a farm producer located within 150 miles of West Dayton and Trotwood.
Menus with Seasonal Ingredients – Out of season vegetables and fruits may not be featured menu items; our goal is promoting seasonality.
Each producer will be required to keep receipts that document where they are sourcing their individual ingredients.
These can be:
a) Simple receipts from farmers or
b) invoices from suppliers.
Periodic inspections/audits will be conducted as needed to verify local standard compliance.
If an ingredient is falsely advertised as being sourced locally, the vendor in question will be barred from the market.