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Download this vendor guide for better sales at our market! 


PLEASE NOTE! These regulations maybe adjusted through the year.

If you are accepted, you will be added to a mailing list specific date you are vending as well as the main mailing list for the Ridgewood Market. Please do not unsubscribe from the mailing list directly for the month you are vending ! If you do unsubscribe we may consider removing you as a vendor from the Ridgewood Market.


Location:

Gottscheer Hall

657 Fairview Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (347)460-7549

Email: contact@ridgewoodmarket.com

VENDORS! We LOVE email! Please do not call us unless it is an emergency. We may not see your message until it is too late!


A majority of the Ridgewood Market events are monthly.

View our about page for photos of the space.


Ridgewood Market Vending Prices

Chairs are included with either purchase.

• $69 for “Interior space” (Not against a wall) (9 foot space x 30 Inches)
– Interior spaces must only be tables. Either vendors bring a table or we supply a table.
– If vendor has more than a 17 Inches high on a table, vendor must purchase a wall space.

• $79 for “Wall Space” (9 foot space x 30Inches)
– If vendor has a clothes rack or furniture that blocks view of people coming into the vicinity, vendor must purchase a wall space.
– If vendor has more than a 17 Inches high on a table, vendor must purchase a wall space.
– If a vendor would like our provided 9 foot table and still want to bring a clothes rack or any other large display pieces…
-If you have a 9 foot table you reserved as well as bringing a clothes rack, we would recommend instead with providing you with a 4ft table, so you can use your clothes rack in the reserved 9 feet of space. PLEASE contact us since we only can provide you with 9 feet of space.

• $10 table rental
– added to price to supply and set up a 9 foot table.
– Please note some spaces are going to have 8 ft tables. Too many 9 footers might be purchased. There is not much difference.
– Please make sure to purchase a table beforehand.
– If you need a table on day of the market, it is $15 for table rental in cash instead of $10
– We only have a certain number of tables and may not be able to provide you with a table on day of market.

• All spaces must be reserved online beforehand.
– No is space reserved, unless they have paid.
– Payments must be made beforehand online

-We only accept payments through our online forms. If you would like to pay, you must email us beforehand & request links if they are available.

• Cash or money order must be discussed thru email, but usually not allowed

• We no longer allow vendors to switch spaces during an event. AKA if you want to switch from a wall space to an interior space or to another interior space.

• NO REFUNDS ALLOWED

• As of Sept. 2014: We do not allow vendors to a use canceled date they paid for, for upcoming dates

• Late Penalties
– As of January 2016, There will no longer be late fees.
— Instead, there is a 3 strike system.
— If you are late or “no show” three times in a row, you will not be allowed back at the market for 6 months.
– If a vendor arrives after setup time, they are late
– If vendor does not contact us on cancellation on day of market they are a “No Show”
— It is unfair to fellow vendors and customers to have an empty table or be late upon arrival.

• There is no longer a cancellation policy, you must show up

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Ridgewood Market Set-Up and Tear-Down Times:

• Sunday Afternoon Market:
– Setup is 8 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
– Starting time for the Sunday market is at 11 A.M.
– Sunday afternoon tear-down will be around 4-5 P.M.

• Saturday Night Market:
– Set up time is at 2:00 PM. – 4:30 P.M.
– Starting time for the Saturday market is at 5 P.M.
– Saturday night tear-down time will be around 11 P.M.

• Set-Up Time Details:
– You ARE NOT permitted to setup once the show starts.
-Setting up late is distracting to shoppers and vendors.
– As of January 2016, There will no longer be late fees.
— Instead, there is a 3 strike system.
— If you are late or “no show” three times in a row, you will not be allowed back at the market for 6 months.
– If a vendor arrives after setup time, they are late
– If vendor does not contact us on cancellation on day of market they are a “No Show”
— It is unfair to fellow vendors and customers to have an empty table or be late upon arrival.

• Tear-Down Time Details:
– Tear down time depends on traffic!
– Sarah will announce closing time.
– Clean up your area and throw any garbage out.
– Please clean up your area until all garbage is thrown out.
– You ARE NOT permitted to tear down early without permission.
— Leaving early is distracting and bad for any business….especially yours.
— If you absolutely must leave early speak with us before you set-up.


Other Ridgewood Market Regulations:

• Complaining
As of January 2016, complaining to us or passively on the day of is no longer allowed during the market. We do our best to serve you with very minimal staff so please be appreciative. It is inconsiderate of all the work we do. It will affect your chances of joining us at the next market. Please email us the day after if you have some something to say.
— Complaining about pace of market (our market is always busy)
— Complaining about price of market (our vending prices are fair)
— Complaining to staff of market passivley or in ear shot is not allowed (it hurts our feelings)
— Complaining that you did not make much money (it probably means you need some help vending)
— Complaining about market to other vendors is not allowed (that brings people down, like a bad banana in a fruit basket) Add them to facebook and contact them THE DAY AFTER.

• Conduct
– We have the right to:
– To ask vendors or customers to leave the premises if they are causing any sort of problems that are unacceptable or unreasonable.
– To not allow vendors to attend the next market dates, if vendors are a “no show” or are tardy
– To deny vendors acceptance into the market, at any time, even after the application is accepted.

• Driving:
– Please note, parking around here is rather limited.
– Try to have someone drop you off or take a cab ,train, or bus to avoid -parking.
– See RidgewoodMarket.com/Location for driving details.
– No parking allowed in the driveway

• Gottscheer Regulations:
– If you are using electricity via wall space, YOU MUST bring an extension cord, and an outlet adapter.
— Be advised! SOME outlets do not work!
– Please do not use anything that is a FIRE HAZARD
– Do not play with the air conditioning units.
– BLUE PAINTERS TAPE should be the only tape used on walls!!
– DO NOT take down picture frames on Gottscheer’s walls.
– Please ASK before you want to put anything on walls!!
– No GLITTER ALLOWED! (Hard to sweep)
– Music being played from your table is not allowed.
– We are not serving alcohol before noon.
– NO canopies allowed

• Lighting:
– DO NOT mess with lights.
— Please note! Please bring lamps that are battery powered.
— It will help your table. Do not use any lamps or anything that could start a fire! If you need lamp recommendations… let us know!
-If you have ice…don’t dump in sinks!

• Food Vendors:
– You must sell ALL of  your food in plastic containers, wrapped in plastic etc.
– It cannot be served out in the open.
– Everything must be contained .
– Gottscheer Hall does not allow heated food cooked on premises
– FOOD VENDORS must have the correct permits, licenses, and insurances etc. for serving food.
– Please do not use electronic cooking or any other sort of equipment that are fire hazards.
– FOOD VENDORS MUST be knowledgeable of NYC DOH regulations and standards for food prep and service.
– A plus BUT not required to enter: food Handler certificate and access to a licensed kitchen for prep. Optional: ServSafe Food Handler’s Certificate
– PLEASE wear gloves when serving food! Use tongs and other tools. Check the temperature for food!
– Please look over department of health hygiene handbook DOH on nyc.gov! https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/rii/fpc-manual.pdf

• Other
– Haggling is allowed. Just be fair.
– We might rent an ATM in the future, otherwise we have bodegas nearby.
– Vendors are recommended to have the correct licenses, Tax IDs, etc. necessary to sell their goods.
– Please use common sense
– There is NO WIFI.

• Place Cards
-Majority of the time we have place cards with your name on the table when you arrive.
— Because of time constraints sometimes we don’t and we’ll just guide you to your space.
— We place you in the best spot we think would serve you best. Please be appreciative.

Items Allowed
– Antique goods
– Vintage clothing, collectibles, and goods (Vintage = 20 years or more)
– Vintage designer goods
– Artwork
– Artisan crafted goods
– Handmade goods
– Handmade jewelry
– Handmade clothing and accessories
– Homemade edible delicacies
– Screen-printed articles or items
– Vintage records, books, vintage electronics
– Candles are allowed, but must not be lit
– Knit items and crocheted items
– Email us for further suggestions: contact@ridgewoodmarket.com
-You can fill your table with products unadvertised in your application, if they are allowed.

  Items Not Allowed
– Wholesale items for resale
– Anything Overtly Sexual And Uncomfortable For Kids
– New designer goods or knockoffs
– Mass produced goods
– Collectibles that are not vintage
– Garage sale junk (you know…that broken hair dryer is totally worthless.)
– Large furniture or anything that takes over lots of space.
– Food that is quickly perishable
– Nothing with bed bugs or dirty
– No weapons, illegal drugs, etc.
– No lit candles or open flames
– Anything else you consider deemed unfit or unsafe
– Products like Avon, Tupperware, Mary Kay from multi-level marketing companies


Other Stuff:

Download this vendor guide for better sales at our market! 

• Market Checklist:
– Your Merchandise
– Something durable and easy to carry your products in
– Lovely display materials like cigar boxes, wood pieces, or frames to prop items (risers)
– Pens, pencils, and permanent markers
– A notebook
– Pricing accessories
– A calculator
– Something to keep money safe, like a pouch or fanny-pack
– Personal necessities
– Business cards
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Tape
– Bags or boxes for your merchandise
– Bring an extension cord if you really need to
– If you need a table cloth, we recommend buying some fabric.

• Market Tips:
– Have an attractive display.
– If they don’t see it, you don’t sell it! Put things on “risers”.
– Price reasonably.
– Have a range of cheap to expensive items…remember, this is Queens, not Soho.
– Watch the other vendors and network.
– Try to always be standing, keep your hands from your hips, and smile.
– Be nice. Compliments and small talk always brings in customers
-If you think your space is not lit well enough BRING LAMPS!