Vendor Rules

SLP Mission Statement 2020-21

To offer residents and tourists a wide variety of local produce, unique foods, arts and crafts differentiated from other markets by friendly vendors with excellent customer service, products, presentation and attendance, from October – April.   

DATES: Open through May 28, 2021


Santini Farmers Market, Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-1pm, 7205 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach. (Arrive no later than 5:45am if you are to park behind your space and 7 am if you park in designated parking.)

Beach Baptist Farmers Market, Wednesdays & Fridays 8am-1pm.130 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach. (Arrive no later than 5:45am if your space is South of stairs, 7 am for others unless directed by manager.)

Read the Rules!

Welcome to our team of flexible, courteous vendors. Please understand rules are put in place to ensure market flow, happy customers and profitable sales. It is important to read and follow the rules which will help you make money and get along with others.  By filling out the application you are indicating that you and your employees have read and will follow the rules! These rules are based on many years of experience. Therefore, we do not debate rules at the market. If you have questions, ask or check out our new FAQ's page. The best way to contact the market manager is via text at 239-289-3786.


1. A non-refundable(NR) Application Fee per Market (T,W,Th,F)  is due online on Vendor Fees tab at time of application. If you leave the market and return, a new application fee is required.

2. NR booth fees must be paid online 8 days before the month starts / in person 7 days before the month starts by 9 am, otherwise your space may be filled or a $25 late fee will be imposed. See Vendor Fee page for rates. There is no proration for absences or cancellations. Bring fees to our booth by 9 am before we all get busy with customers.

3. Return Check Fee is $45 + Late Fee. You will not be admitted to the market until this is repaid.

4. If you use the Landlord's dumpster or public trash cans, the fee is $75 per occurrence.

5. Drop In rates, should space be available, are $10 higher per week, limited to 3 times per year and space and location is not guaranteed. Drop In Rates are not for regular vendors looking for prorated absences.

6. Fees are payable by cash, credit card (online) or check. We cannot hold checks until you fund your account.Fees paid after 9 am will incur a late fee (plan accordingly).

7. Professional Business Rate (Realtors, Home Improvement, Tourism, etc.) is $300 per month after acceptance and 2 weeks before the month starts.

8. Hot food Vendors- Fort Myers Beach Fire Department has the right to charge and individual inspection fee of $50 per day per season.


Housekeeping, Display, Behavior (Read and Re-Read Carefully!)

  1. Priority will be given to food and handcrafted products. Clothing sales not allowed at Santini per Plaza Management. Re-sell products are highly vetted. We do NOT compete with Plaza tenants, who come first.

  2. Vendors need to submit application with deposit and be accepted prior to market attendance. Vendors are thoroughly vetted. Applications take  up to10-12 days for approval.

  3. Items must be pre-approved and must match application. 

  4. Vendor placement will be at discretion of Management based on market attendance, tenure, product sensitivity, product likeness, and vendor adjacencies. Vendor placement can change at any time based on the influx of new vendors. Space location is not guaranteed. Be flexible and polite when moved!

  5. Generators need to be SILENT type and not distract the market with fumes, noise, cords, etc

  6. Keep your category simple and coherent to the rest of your booth. Merchandise not on application is not permitted.

  7. Vendors need:

  • To supply their own tent (white is preferred). is recommended due to quality and 3 year guarantee.

  • To have and utilize 25 pound weights on each tent leg. Concrete blocks and water bottles are not allowed.

  • To supply tables and table coverings that reach the ground, hiding supplies and product.

  • To remove trash and debris from vendor area. Vendors using public trash or landlord dumpster will be fined $75. **Food vendors dispensing food containers/cups must display visible trash receptacle for customers at your booth.

  • To keep tables and signage IN the tent to keep walkways open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

  • To post prices on all items by market opening. Prices need to be in keeping with the market. No price gouging allowed. Not having prices on your product creates distrust with your customers and reduces sales.

  • A 3'x5' Banner at back of tent (recommended).

  • To keep all business transactions within the tent. Hawking(talking to customers who are near another's tent) is not allowed.

  • To keep a professional appearance. Revealing clothing, gym clothes, spandex, tight clothing and men’s tank tops are not allowed. We are in upscale locations and must represent the Church and Plaza accordingly.

  • To park religiously in your assigned space at the appropriate time so as not to delay others.

  • To ensure all employees know and abide by these policies.

  • To be flexible and cooperate with management to correct issues quickly and professionally. Be courteous, helpful and thoughtful of how your actions and words affect others.

  • To keep professional and courteous behavior at all times. ***Profanity, anger, discourtesy, tardiness, absenteeism, constant phone and/or computer use will result in dismissal without refund. 

Produce Vendors

We only take produce applications for Beach Baptist Farmers Market. A minimum of 6 tents, 3x3 is required Oct.- Dec. at a weekly rate of $150. From Jan.-April, a minimum of 8 tents is required at a weekly rate of $200. Minimum requirements also include Table skirts to ground, signage for each item, set up by 730 am, all boxes and trash need to be hidden under tables. All other vendor rules also apply. No exceptions.



 1. Vehicles must be removed to vendor parking within 15 minutes of arrival. If you need more time, arrive at      5:30 am.

 2. Vendors need to bring enough products to last until close. Early break down/ early departures are not allowed.

 3. At close, no cars allowed in footprint unless you are completely broken down and until 30 minutes after market close.  Vendors need to drive carefully to avoid injury or property damage. Manager may alter this time frame according to business needs.

 4. All vendors must be off premises within one hour of close.


Cancellation Policy

  1. Market will operate rain or shine. Fee credits or discounts based on weather or market attendance will not be given.

  2. Management reserves the right to cancel markets based on severe weather threats or conditions.

  3. Vendors must notify market management via phone call, voice mail or text prior to the market (with as much notice as possible) if unable to attend.

  4. Two absences will result in termination from the market.

  5. No reimbursement is made for fees paid if vendor decides not to attend the market or whose participation in the market has resulted in termination.


Vendor Conduct

  1. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of market footprint. Smokers need to leave no trace.

  2. No solicitation, including political, religious or any other non-approved solicitation.

  3. No vendor pets or infants.  Small children must be kept near parents’ sides and not be a distraction to others.

  4. Vendors must act professionally and courteously at all times with patrons, vendors and management.

  5. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are allowed at the market.

  6. Competing with our market in any fashion (being an event manager, recruiting vendors to make money) is grounds for immediate dismissal.


Policy Enforcement and Miscellaneous Policies

  1. Rules are subject to change without advance notice.

  2. Management will enforce the above stated polices at its discretion. Continued violation will result in termination of vendor participation with no fee reimbursement.

  3. Grievances must be submitted in writing to management for resolution. Resolution or response will be made within 2 weeks. **Negative talk about vendors and the markets is strictly prohibited and grounds for permanent dismissal.


Vendor Licensing and Permitting

  1. Vendors are required to obtain all applicable registrations, certificates, licenses and permits prior to market attendance. You can find these websites on our Vendor Helpful Links page at .

  2. Vendors are required to collect all applicable sales tax and pay sales taxes to the State of FL.

  3. Vendors need to obtain County Business Certificate from county where Vendor resides in FL.

  4. Failure to have these business affairs in order could lead to market suspension or dismissal without refund.

Vendor General Liability Insurance (Highly recommended!) Due on acceptance.

General Liability Insurance ($1M per occurrence/$3M aggregate) covers personal injury or property damage that you or your display may cause and it covers all of your markets. Before you commit to GL insurance, compare rates to the websites below. You need to add

Shop Local Productions (first paper)

PO BOX 225

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

and the applicable land owner(second paper)

Beach Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut St. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 and1or

WCSJRII (Santini), 7205 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 noted above as “additional insureds”. 


You need two papers per market!!!!

Here are two popular choices for your convenience:

Food Liability Insurance Program: Click here>

Artists, Crafters and Tradesman Insurance: Click here>

Insurance Waiver- Due on acceptance.

If you don't have insurance you may sign a waiver that you are financially and legally responsible for any damages or personal injury that you or your display may cause. This is due prior to the start of your first market. See tab under vendor info.

Agreement to Hold Harmless

I have read, understood, and agreed to abide by the above rules and regulations. I have met all local, state, and federal health inspections and licensing requirements prior to selling products at Shop Local Productions Events. I do not hold the landlord, WCSJRII. Shop Local Productions, or the Market Manager liable for any property damage or personal injury that either I or my representatives may incur while selling at the above events. I accept full financial liability for my actions and all products that either I or my representatives sell at Shop Local Productions Events. I further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the landlord, WCSJRII, Shop Local Productions, and the Market Manager from and against any and all claims and actions for injury, damage, or loss to persons or property, or other liabilities or expenses whatsoever, including court costs and attorney’s fees, related to or arising out of my or my representatives’ actions and operations with Shop Local Productions Events. I have been informed where to obtain Liability Insurance to mitigate my losses on any damage or injury I or my representatives may cause. I understand breaking these rules could cause dismissal from the market(s) without notice and/or refund.