WHO: Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T. is hosting its third annual Baby Animals & Blooms MAKERS’ MARKET @ MARIS FARMS in Buckley, WA.
WHAT: The Makers’ Market is a fundraising event for Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T., with all vendor fees going to the local nonprofit and helping support its cause of preserving farms by inspiring and financially supporting youth to pursue the agritainment industry as well as encouraging present-day farmers to supplement their commodity farm-driven revenues with non-traditional farming events and activities.
WHEN: Weekends (Sat/Sun) April 27th/28th, May 4th/5th & May 11th/12th (See section below for specific times)
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Market vendor times are currently planned for 10 am to 5 pm. There is a limited number of vendor spots available (only 16). Vendors can set up from 5-8 pm on Fridays and 6:30–9:30 am on Saturdays/Sundays and break down after 5 pm using vehicles. If/when setting up and/or breaking down, you must use your own cart or a Maris Farms wheelbarrow to load items and can use the area between the kids’ courtyard and corn room barn for access. A “vendors area load/unload” sign will be set up. Please click the image to view the vendor load/unload area and where vendor booths will be set up.
WHERE: Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy, Buckley WA 98321.
WHY: The intention of Makers’ Market is to help raise funds for Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T. as well as promote experiential farming, aka agritainment/agritourism and the preservation of family farms. The Sunflower Days event is intended to offer another unique opportunity for friends and families to create memories while choosing their favorite Sunflower blooms, one of 12 varieties this year. Maris Farms will include many of the 3+ dozen activities throughout the farm, including the kids’ courtyard, the low ropes challenge course, human foos ball, trike racing course, tetherball, ziplines, jumping pillow, barnyard ball zone, conk the crow and an exciting new mega-huge slide! You’ll also enjoy a beautiful gift shop and plenty of food options as well as our expanded BARn to enjoy a cool refreshing beverage.
- $75.00 for 1 weekend (Sat/Sun) for a 10X10 space at the fish/cow feeder (16 spaces available).
- $70 per weekend for 2= weekends (Sat/Sun) for a 10X10 space under at the fish/cow feeder (16 spaces available).
- Room for 16 vendors, HOWEVER, we might find space for 6 more (stay tuned).
- $25 application fee for first time vendors; No application fee for returning vendors.
- Location of Makers’ Market is smack dab in the middle of farm by the old cow feeder/fish pond.
- Applications for interested vendors can be found at Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T. website (www.CelebrateHarvest.com) by January 8th or via a link from the Maris Farms website (www.MarisFarms.com) by Feb.1st, 2024.
- Vendor applications for those sampling/selling food items that are submitted less than 14 days before the market begins, will be subject to a late fee. The Health Department will not accept Farmers Market Vendor Applications from uninvited vendors.
- Food/Beverage vendors will be allowed to sample their products, but must do so per Pierce County Health Dept. rules/regulations/standards as it pertains to Covid-19 restrictions (you can call 253.649.1703 or e-mail email@example.com for details).
- Food/Beverage vendors will not be allowed to sell prepared-food products, but only in take-home format (pre-packaged and not consumable while on-site).
- Maris Farms gift shop, kettle corn stand, concession stands (Farmers GirLL, Smokehouse and Moody Cow) and beer/wine tent (called The BARn) will all be open.
- A field full of Tulips planted at the farm, which should bloom mid to late April. The The Tulips will be for picture-taking only (no cutting of flowers allowed by visitors), but there will be some pre-cut/harvested Tulips available for sale at the field site itself as well as the Maris Farms exit.
More Important Details
- Covid Rules: None at this time
- Vendor check-in/info packet pick-up: All vendors are encouraged to arrive 30-60 minutes prior to designated set-up time (no later than 10 am), to check in and pick up their vendor welcome packet, which will have information pertaining to this and future farmers markets being hosted by Celebrate HARVEST, your assigned/designated booth space, a farm/makers’ market map with vendor space layout, one vendor raffle ticket for the gift basket drawing that weekend and some other pertinent market details.
- Set Up times: 6:30 am – 9:30 am Sat/Sun, 5-8 pm Fridays; you can bring your car to a designated unloading/loading area, but must remove vehicle by 9:30 am and park in main parking lot
- Market Time: 10 am – 5 PM (you can stay until close if you’d like)
- Maris Farms Sunflower Days/Times:
April 27: 10 am-5 pm
April 28: 10 am-5 pm
May 4: 10 am-5 pm
May 5: 10 am-5 pm
May 11: 10 am-5 pm
May 12: 10 am-5 pm
- Tear Down: 5 PM – 7/7:30 PM (you can leave your tent and table, but must bring tent down; we are not responsible for any items/products you leave overnight. Cannot bring your car onto the premises until after 5 pm, so will have to bring your items out using your own cart.
- Booth Clean Up: Vendors are required to maintain their individual selling space in a clean, safe and sanitary manner, including protecting the pavement from drips from any part of the vendor’s vehicle during set up and/or break down. Each vendor is responsible for keeping his/her booth space clean during the market and for complete cleanup of the space at the close of the market. This includes removing any trash or garbage that is generated in or around your booth and sweeping up any product debris left on the ground. Vendors are not permitted to dispose of produce waste, overripe or leftover product or boxes in any on-site garbage cans or dumpsters. Vendors must take your garbage off-site/with you. Market trash cans and dumpsters are not available for vendor use. Vendors should bring their own brooms and dustpans. Those who do not clean up at the end of the market will be issued a written warning for the first offense and a $25.00 fine for a second offense. A third offense is grounds for termination of a vendor’s permit to sell.
- For information, contact Steve Templeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.377.3574
DETAILS PERTAINING TO BABY ANIMALS & BLOOMS EVENT:
BABY ANIMALS & BLOOMS AT MARIS FARMS: featuring many of the fantastic activities experienced by visitors during the fall as well as some NEW ones that are sure to delight all Included w/admission (ONLINE: $TBD ages 3-12, $TBD 13 & older; ON-SITE: $TBD ages 3 and older): GIANT MEGA SLIDE, hay rides, tube slides, trike race track, limited kids’ courtyard, jump pillow (if covid-restrictions allow), wall mazes, color change maze, human foosball, gaga ball, zip lines, etc., roller bowler, a tiny-tot zip line, the Feeds Mill Ropes (challenge) Course, picture-taking opportunities galore with a first-time tulip field and, of course, tons of cuteness with furry and feathered babies (and adults) – goats, piglets, ducklings, chicks, lambs and calves at the very least and a few more furry surprises. There will also be a MAKERS’ market (hosted by nonprofit Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T.), food available at kettle corn stand and food concession (The Farmers GirLL), our fabulous sweete shop and the newly expanded gift shop. Goat walk feeding stations will be open. A parakeet feeding station may be open as well. We will offer photographers 1 day a week to book opportunities to take pictures with their clients. Tickets will go on sale by March 15th, 2024.