VENDOR CRITERIA - 2021
Participation in the market is open to farmers, fishermen, food producers, and artisans whose products meet expectations as explained in the vendor classification section below. Potential vendors will fill out the appropriate application on the webpage, submit it, and wait to be contacted by the Market Manager. Applying to the market does not guarantee your space. Market vendor members are chosen based on quality of their products and needs of the market with preference given to Carteret County residents. The OBFM will continue to follow all COVID protocols and procedures for the 2021 season as established in our 2020 season and as directed by all government and health entities which at this time excludes on site cooking for samples or sit down dining.
All vendors, except farmers who are selling products they grew or raised, are required by NC state law to have a Sales & Use Tax ID # and certificate. There are no exceptions to this law.
1. FARMER / FISHERMAN: You are expected to sell produce which you grow on your own property or that you catch locally. We are also aware that some products desired by our shoppers, may not be grown or caught by you. If you choose to purchase and resell such products, along with your own, they must be clearly labeled, allowing our shoppers to make informed purchasing decisions. Certain businesses require government issued permits and certificates to legally carry on. You are expected to attain and send all such pertinent paperwork to the Market Manager at the time of application for her files. All products should be clearly priced. Those who are reselling must have a sales & use tax number and certificate. You are expected to know and use safe handling procedures in growing, catching, handling, packing, and transporting your products to ensure food safety and quality for our shoppers.
2. FOOD PRODUCER: You are expected to offer products such as value-added products, baked goods, pickles, jams, ready to eat food, etc. which you created in a state-approved kitchen and to have a current state-approved kitchen inspection certificate. You are expected to attain and send a copy of this certificate to the Market Manager at the time of application for her files. You are expected to know and use safe handling procedures in making, handling, packaging, and transporting your products to ensure food safety and quality for our shoppers.
3. ARTISAN: We promote, expect, and accept work that is handcrafted by the artist or craftsperson from quality materials and techniques made to high standards of design and craftsmanship. We value your creativity, skill and personal style as it applies to your work. With a goal of creating a diverse market, only a certain number of vendors who produce similar work will be admitted into the market, as stated on the application.
4. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: We invite and include non-profit organizations which offer a service to our community in our market. This venue offers you an opportunity to make the larger community aware of your organization and its mission. We ask that you refrain from selling any product in direct competition with our vendors. Discounted booth fees will apply to all non-profits that are selling items; those which are only distributing information will not pay booth fees.
Please support our local farmers and food producers by contacting them directly to purchase their farm raised or handmade products.
ALPACAS OF THE CRYSTAL COAST: @alpacasofthecrystalcoast: Alpaca fiber products including dryer balls, socks, gloves
AYRSHIRE CROFT: @ayrshirecroft: Vegetables, berries, herbs, flowers
BEAUFORT OLIVE OIL: @BeaufortOliveOilCompany: Fresh premium olive oils and vinegars
BENNETT VINEYARDS: @BennettVineyards: Dry and sweet wine from our NC vineyard
CAROLINA GRITS: @carolinagritsco: Stoneground North Carolina grits
COASTAL COMMUNITY MARKET: @CoastalCommunityMarket: Pre-bagged food, teas, spices, relishes, jams
CHADWICK’S SEAFOOD: @carolinagoldoystercompany: Fresh grown NC oysters, shrimp, scallops, crabs
CRYSTAL COAST DESSERTS: @crystalcoastdesserts: Fresh fruit pies, cupcakes, macarons, quiche, more
DARDEN’S SEAFOOD: @dardenseafood: Fresh shellfish, shrimp, clams, crabs, conch
EARLY GIRL FARM: @earlygirlbeaufort: Fresh flowers, produce
THE FARM AT BOGUE: @FarmFolkBogue: Fresh grown herbs, lettuces, carrots, and other veggies
GARNER FARMS: @garnerfarmsnc.com: A diverse assortment of in-season vegetables, baked goods, honey, hams.
GOAT LADY DAIRY: @3 VIP,LLC: Cow and goat milk cheeses
GRAYZE FARM: email@example.com: Organically grown leafy greens, root & vine type veggies and fruits, herbs
GREEN TRUCK COFFEE: @greentruckcoffee: Fresh roasted and brewed coffee, iced coffees, tea, lemonade
HAPPY CHICKS FAMILY FARM: @happychickshoneybeehynes: Honey, eggs, other produce items
HARLOWE CUSTOM MICROGREENS: @harlowecustommicrogreens: Various hydroponically grown greens
JW MERRELL FARM: www.jwmerrellfarm.com: Fresh, homegrown vegetables and fruits of all kinds
LONGLEAF FARM: firstname.lastname@example.org: Organically grown fruits and vegetables, honey, free-range eggs
PARADISE PRODUCE: @paradiseproduceseafood: Sustainably grown vegetables and fruit
REVOLUTION HOMESTEADS: @revolutionhomesteads: Gourmet food products
SANDRAJEAN’S GOAT MILK PRODUCTS: @SandraJeansGoatMilkSoap: Handmade goat’s milk bar and liquid soap, lotions, bath bombs
SHENK FAMILY FARM: @ShenkFamilyFarm: Pasture-raised poultry, duck, chicken and duck eggs
SHOE BRANCH FARM: @shoebranchfarm: Pasture-raised pork: sausages, pork chops, steaks, ground beef
SLICE BAKERY: @slicebakery: Bread, cakes, pies, jams & jellies, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, spreads and dips
SUNKORN Kettle Corn: @Sunkornconcessions: Kettle corn, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and Twinkies
TURNER ST. MARKET: @turnerstreetmarket: Baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, soups, other culinary items
WILDFLOUR BAKERY: @wildflourbakeryjams: Artisan breads and pastries baked in a wood-fired oven
Please support our local artisans by contacting them directly to purchase their handmade goods.
80% WALRUS: @80%walrus Tie-dyed t-shirts and other items
ACT: @ACT:Accented Citronella Torches Accented citronella torches
BEACH CHICKEN DESIGNS: @Beach Chicken Designs Upcycled journals, paper goods, ornaments, and jewelry
BEAUFORT APOTHECARY: @piper1120 Artisan soap and skin care products
BEAUFORT HOME & FURNITURE: @bftfurnitureco Recycled wine barrel items, small furniture, home decor
BELLA THE WONDER DOG: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Bellathewonderdog: Children’s book about a disabled rescued service dog
BIRD IN THE HAND: @birdinhandgifts: Vintage dishware bird feeders, wind chimes, sun catchers, abalone crafts
BLACK BARN CRAFTS: email@example.com: Felt creatures, animals, playsets, and ornaments
CAT HAUS DESIGNS: www.cathausdesigns.com Jewelry: enamel, PMC, fold-formed copper/silver, leather bracelets
CINDERELLA'S PIRATE TREASURE: @cinderellaspiratetreasure: Recycled metal art and yard ornaments
EMBELL: @embell Handmade pants, skirts, beachwear, pebble stone art, bracelets
THE ENCHANTED OILER: @TheEnchantedOilers: Handmade natural health remedies and oils
FOLLOW ME TRAILER: firstname.lastname@example.org: Hand-pulled fiberglass/aluminum trailers for kayaks, small boats
FORWARD WOOD TURNING: : Hand turned wooden bowls, boxes, yoyos, ornaments
FRANCES MARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY: @FrancesMarianPhotography: Prints and photos of coastal scenes, wildlife, and local landscapes
GURLIES JEWELRY: @gurliesjewelry: Stainless steel jewelry, some with semi-precious stones
GYPSYBEE STUDIOS: @michellejohnsonfairchild: Original paintings featuring dogs, sea life, celebrities, and prints
HARRIMAN JEWELRY: @harrimanjewelry.com: Fine precious metal jewelry created in a variety of methods, including gemstones
HEIDI'S CREATIONS: @heidiscreations2015: Machine embroidered bath towels, napkins, baby items, bears, other
IN THE GARDEN POTTERY: @In The Garden Pottery: Unique, whimsical handmade ceramic art objects for garden and home
ISLAND ACCENTS: @IslandAccentsArt: Handpainted artwork on pallet wood featuring sea creatures
J & J'S ARTS & CRAFTS: email@example.com: Handmade wood toys, household items, paintings, photography
JEN CROWELL ART: @JenCrowellArtist: Acrylics, watercolor, gouache, ink paintings and cards with nature and people.
JESSY'S JEWELRY: firstname.lastname@example.org: Handmade jewelry featuring crystals, leather, semi-precious stones, brass, silver
JOEY JONES NOVELS: @joeyjoneswriter: novels and related merchandise
KAYLINA'S NC VINE DESIGNS: email@example.com Blessing catchers made with local grapevine and antique doilies.
KELERI ART STUDIO: @keleriartstudio: Acrylic paintings featuring dogs and sea life among other subjects
KNOTICAL DESIGNS: @knoticaldesigncrafts: Handmade macrame plant hangers, bottles, mason jar candles
LINDA'S LEAVES: @lindasleaves: Concrete cast leaves for bird baths, fountains, masks, and decorations
LOV DESIGNS: @lovdesigns1 Sterling silver jewelry with sea glass, sand art with sea glass
LUCKYWOOD RECLAIMED WOOD FURNITURE: @reclaimedtofame1 Repurposed furniture pieces, "Furniture with a story"
MAKING WAVES STUDIO: firstname.lastname@example.org: Patterned fabric designs printed and made into dishtowels, table runners, etc.
MJ'S RESIN ART: @Meredithmccabe28516: Acrylic and resin birch wood art and furniture including nautical and sea life shapes
MOONCREEK: @mooncreek.mooncreek.knicknacpaddywack: Antique chair caning, handmade oak split baskets, jewelry
NC COASTAL LIFE: @nccoastalife Gallery quality underwater digital photographic prints on aluminum, yoga classes
ONCE UPON A TIDE: @crazybeachnc: Whimsical shell fragment assemblages, formed copper critters
PAINTED GOURD PATCH: : Painted & sculpted gourds, cypress knees, buoys
PRECISION WOODCRAFTERS: @precisionwoodcrafters: Handmade wood dog urns, dog crate end tables, signs
R & J ENTERPRISES: email@example.com: Bromeliad arrangements, hand sewn apron sets, crocheted pot scrubbers
SALT OF THE EARTH NC: www.saltoftheearthnc.com: Handmade small batch pottery with organic shapes, textures, and forms
SAND & SEA DESIGNS: @sandandseaart: Hand painted and lettered decorative wall plaques & porch signs
SEA OATS CANDLE CO: @seaoatscandlecompany Hand-crafted soy candles in jars and whelk shells, beer soap
SEALZITI: www.sealziti.com: Handmade soaps, lotions, household cleaners, miniature needle-felted alpaca items
VICKIE LYNN ART: @vickielynnart: Mixed media paintings
WATERWAY TRADING CO: @waterwaytradingcompany Handmade cotton rope bowls with nature embellishments
WILD ROSE GLASS: @wildroseglass: Large and small handmade stained glass pieces
WISDOMWOOD: firstname.lastname@example.org: Handmade, creative wood arts and crafts
ZU ZU'S JEWELRY: @ZuzuArtisanJewelry Jewelry in silver, copper, torch-enamel, titanium, tatting, resin, polyclay, greeting cards
We look forward to serving the needs of our community with fresh locally grown food and quality handmade products. Thanks for your support!