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Coastal Pacific, LLC
Certified Farmers' Markets

209 South Santa Cruz Street
Ventura, CA 93001

Tel: (805) 643-6458
Fax: (805) 643-6458
E-mail: pacific209@hotmail.com
General Rules
Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market REGULATIONS

1. Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market REGULATIONS 1. NO vehicles under any circumstances shall drive or park in and over any of the landscaping.

2. No automobiles will be allowed in the Market area after 9:50 am sharp and before 2 pm! and at no time shall any vehicle or equipment stop at, park or block handicap: parking locations, thoroughfares, accesses or ramps. Also watch out for, do not hit or get close to the landscaping.

3. YOU MUST CLEAN UP YOUR AREA & ALL YOUR TRASH AFTER THE EVENT. Do not put your wastewater or product in the street, asphalt, dirt or landscaping.

4. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR TRASH, EMPTY BOXES, OR EMPTY CONTAINERS ON THE GROUND BY THE DUMPSTERS, BY THE TRASH CANS PROVIDED FOR THE CUSTOMERS, OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE MARKET (landscaping) AREA AFTER 2pm.

5. YOU MUST TAKE AND PLACE ALL YOUR TRASH INTO THE DUMPSTERS. DUMPSTERS SHALL NOT BE OVER FILLED AND AT ALL TIMES THE LID SHALL BE ABLE TO CLOSE AND LOCK. TWO DUMPSTERS ARE LOCATED AT THE SOUTH END OF MARKET NEXT TO CABEZONE WAY. THESE ARE THE ONLY DUMPSTERS TO BE USED!!!!!

6. All Market vendors’ vehicles that are not parked in the Market, shall park their vehicles in the designated common area that is the second parking lot south in front of Channel Islands/Vintage Marina. Parking in the designated area is a regulation and is in order to prevent congestion and allows customers to come and park to shop at the Market.

7. A lane that can allow a Large Box Truck shall be clear of vehicles and equipment at all times from Cabezone Way to the Yellow Fish Hoist. At no time shall any vendors’ equipment or booth touch or be on the white concrete around the Yellow Fish Hoist.

8. There shall be no use at anytime for any reason of expandable polystyrene food containers (EPS), known by the trade name "Styrofoam".

9. Crafters and Temporary Food Facility permites may not have their vehicles in the Market near their location. The Health Department states that only Mobile Food Facility permites and Farmers may have their cars near their location. Crafters have only a 10 X 10 foot space.

10. Certified Farmers may distribute FOOD SAMPLES only if the following sanitary conditions exist:
 

  • All food and utensil-related items shall be stored at least 6 inches off the floor or ground and in a manner that will protect these items from sources of contamination.

  • Samples shall be kept in approved, clean, covered containers.

  • All food samples shall be distributed by the producer in a sanitary manner (tong, toothpicks, etc.). After the Market producer shall pick up all toothpicks off the ground. If all toothpicks are not picked up an immediate $25 fine shall be issued and/or toothpick use shall be banned from the offending farmer.

  • Clean, disposable plastic gloves shall be used when cutting food samples.

  • Food intended for sampling shall be washed, or cleaned in another manner, of any soil or other material by potable water in order that it is wholesome and safe for consumption.

  • Potable water with a spigot and a water catch basin below, germicidal soap in a push down dispenser and single-use sanitary towels shall be available for hand washing sanitizing. Hand washing shall be performed before each sampling, and after every use of the toilet and handling of money.

  • All food samples shall be disposed of within two hours after cutting.

  • Utensil and hand washing water shall be disposed of in the three-compartment sink facility that is connected to the public sewer system.

  • Utensils and cutting surfaces shall be smooth, nonabsorbent, and easily cleaned at the three-compartment sink or disposed of; and during non-use left in a bleach/water sanitarizer solution.

11. No live animals shall be kept or allowed within 20 feet of any area where food is stored or held for sale.

12. Sales figure comparison to and the amount of similar products at the Market is one basis in determining space size and location.

13. FMOCIH shall audit any vendor sales at any time by counting their money and products.

14. FMOCIH can change the space size, availability, locations and products allowed to be sold with a seven-day notice.

15. Space prices are based on product and location, not on size.

16. All vendors are on a week-to-week tenancy with either FMOCIH or the vendor able to terminate participation in the Market with a seven-day notice.

17. With notification or without notification by vendor; if any vendor does not participate two consecutive weeks in a row then they may be terminated form the Market. A vendor non-participating in the Market two weeks in row constitutes the above seven-day termination notice.

18. If you are not at your location by 9:45 am sharp your spot will be given away.

19. No sales or soliciting sales shall be made before 10 am or after 2 pm sharp.

20. There are no rain checks, refunds, or exchange for another date.

21. If you do not notify on the load sheet, or call (805) 643-6458 and leave a message, and you do not show two times in a row, you will lose your spot and have quit the Market.

22. If you will not be at the Market for any reason it is essential for your neighbors’ sales that you call (805) 643-6458 and leave a message or mark it on your load sheet.

23. All vendors and farmers MUST have proper State, Ventura County and City of Oxnard permits, licenses and certificates prior to any sales.

24. The City of Oxnard Fire Department Requirements are to be completely adhered to before any flame or cooking is started. If any of them are not completely adhered to at any time the vendor shall not participate in the Farmers’ Market and can be terminated immediately without written notice.

25. All Farmers are required to bring their original embossed certificate every Sunday, and have it out posted and displayed so the customers can see it.

26. The Certified Farmers’ Market and it’s certified agricultural producers shall be given priority on all market space. The non-certified and non-food products will be allowed only as adequate space permits which shall be determined at the absolute direction of FMOCIH.

27. None of the following is allowed to be sold in the Market: firearms of any kind, components for ammunition, explosives, knives, swords, daggers, and/or any type of weapons, grab bags, coin operated game machines of any kind, alcoholic beverages, drug or tobacco products/paraphernalia, water filter systems, chiropractic services, body piercing, handwriting analysis, animals, birds, pets or living things.

28. Only 3 prong extension cords are allowed to be used.

29. If a non-3 prong extension cord is used, FMOCIH has the entitlement to take it down and relocate it or clip the cord.

30. All crafters fees are due and payable in cash by 2:30 pm.

31. No conduct at the Market shall be unsafe, offensive, abusive, harassing, impolite, rude, argumentive, negative, mean, or otherwise inappropriate to a customer, market staff member, market manager, other vendors, or any official form a city, county or state agency conducting business within the Market confines and may result in immediate termination.

32. Violations of any rules, regulations, restrictions, any of the above regulations, FMOCIH policies, federal/state/county/city laws may result in the following disciplinary actions:

  • First offense:

An oral warning.
 

  • Second offense

A written notice of violation

  • Third offense:

A written notice of violation with a $ 50.00 fine.

  • Fourth offense:

A written notice of violation with a $ 80.00 fine or Market suspension of any length up to five months.

  • Fifth offense:

Termination from the Market.

Correction of condition and/or payment of fines are mandatory before re-admittance to the Market. All disciplinary actions will be reviewed by the Committee. The Disciplinary Committee is made up from vendors, landlords, FMOCIH Inc/Coastal Pacific LLC, and customers. You may appeal any disciplinary actions to the Disciplinary Committee at:

FMOCIH Inc/Coastal Pacific LLC Attn: Disciplinary Committee
2674 East Main Street Suite D288 Ventura, CA 93003

Certified Farmers shall have 15 calendar days to submit a written appeal to the same address to appear before the board for an administrative hearing.

33. If inclement weather occurs on Sunday the Market is still open rain or shine; and vendors participation is mandatory.