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North San Diego
SET UP INFORMATION for Farmers Market
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PLEASE become familiar with the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. We are here to help generate interest in the landmark, and to encourage our patrons to visit and support the Homestead by taking tours and participating in the adjacent activities, which directly support the Homestead. Literature about the Farmstead is always available to vendors and visitors; we are Ambassadors for the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.
Vendors are responsible for compliance with all of the market's published rules at all times. The Market Rules are available for download from the Market's website.
The following IS NOT a complete list, but some key points all vendors should keep in mind:
DO NOT ARRIVE more than 1-and-a-half hours before Market Opening. Unloading times are from 1-and-a-half hours before to 15-minutes before the market opens.
Call if you are not going to be there by 45-minutes before the market opens. Your space will be reassigned if you are not there 45-minutes before the market opens and we have not heard from you.
The market phone (858-735-5311) is text-enabled. If you are sent to voicemail on market-day, please send a text message. We are likely to receive that before having the time to check voicemail. Be sure to sign your text message; we do not recognize everyone's cell phone number.
DO NOT SEND US EMAILS AFTER 4AM ON ON MARKET DAY; WE WILL NOT RECEIVE THEM UNTIL AFTER THE MARKET ENDS.
We set up in a former-field area that has a wood-mulch surface. Most vendors make use of an old carpet or piece of indoor/outdoor material for the floor of their stall. The market surface may be moist in the mornings or after rain, and you may not want to put product or containers directly on the mulch.
You generally should have the ability to drive up and unload at your stall location, but vehicles will need to be moved to a parking area by 15-minutes before the market opens. CERTIFIED FARMERS will be permitted to keep their vehicles adjacent to their stall location, or nearby.
At 15-minutes until the market opens, all vendor vehicles must already be removed from the market area, and the gate to the path leading into the area will be closed. If you arrive after that point, you will have to carry your setup from the outside parking lot. No vehicles will be permitted to enter the market area after 15-minutes before the market opens.
ALL VENDORS *MUST* HAVE SECURE GROUND SPIKES FOR THEIR CANOPIES. We do NOT recommend the use of umbrellas.
The market does not provide canopies, tables, chairs or access to power; we provide only the designated space for you to set up in. Vendors are responsible for providing everything used in the set-up and operation of their market display.
Always plan on all the "unknown" elements that come along with setting up at a new market location for the first time. Blocks to level tables, shading to block the sun, etc. Sun is a factor in all market spaces throughout the market, and we are unable to assign "sunny" or "shady" spaces. If you or your products are sun-sensitive, you must be prepared to make your own shade.
One hour before the market closes, you may pick up your market settlement envelope from the manager. Settlement envelopes will not be available before this time.
Turn your settlement envelope into the market manager AFTER the market has officially closed. Settlements will not be accepted before the market has ended. Please plan to wait while your envelope is checked for completeness.
DO NOT BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN BEFORE THE MARKET HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. The gate to the market area will be reopened once the market has ended if shoppers are no longer in the area. The gate will not be opened until we are comfortable that risk to the safety of any remaining shoppers has passed.
please note: our market and events are held at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead and displays will be set up on the Farmstead Grounds. Vendors must consider the following:
This is a Historic Landmark. All geological and archeological resources are protected. It is important that the geological features of the area remain undisturbed to ensure a healthy ecosystem. Archeological resources are protected. Removal of any artifacts erases cultural history information of the San Dieguito River Park. Artifacts must be studied in their original location or the information is lost. Relics that remain may have religious value, and the removal of these artifacts can be considered the equivalent of stealing from a church. .
This is a Rural/Rustic Farmstead Setting.
No collecting or removing of any plant or animal; they are protected. It is important not to disturb the ecosystem. Because of the large amount of people who visit the grounds, picking flowers or breaking off a branch can have long-term negative impacts on the ecosystem. For every snake, lizard or insect that is killed or removed, many rodents or other insects will not be eaten and instead allowed to thrive and multiply unchecked.
Directions to 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA 92025:
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