In addition to creating a dynamic market place focused on sustainability and eco-awareness and that supports our local economies and producers, the Moss Street Market is proud to be a place for community education and inspiration! In our governance model we state:
We are striving to create an opportunity for community groups to convey information to their neighbours concerning important local, social, political and environmental issues.
We do this by proving a reduced-rate space on Market Days to approved, local, Not-For-Profit (NFP), education and community groups, and by hosting a variety Special Event Days throughout our Market season.
How to book your NFP/Community Education Group at the Market:
1. Download and read the Market Policy Manual.
The Policy Manual outlines the specific policies Not For Profit & Community Education groups, and provides an overview of what the Market is all about. It is important that you are familiar with the Moss Street Market Policy Manual, July 2016 and meet the requirements for vending before you contact the NFP & Education Review Committee.
2. Contact the NFP & Education Review Committee to receive review information.
NFP and community education groups are approved in accordance with the policies and guidelines outlined in our Policy Manual, including any products that a group would like to sell at their booth. Forward a completed NFP Inquiry Form to be reviewed. Note that the review process can take some time, especially if applying during weeks when the market is operating as our selection committee is made up of busy vendors. Interested parties should apply with as much advance notice as possible.
3. Be accepted to be a NFP/Education group, sign the Participant Agreement, and, if you choose, pay the Membership fee.
If you have successfully completed your review and the necessary paperwork, you are ready to join the market as a NFP/Education organization. Approved NFP & Education organizations are not required to purchase a Market Membership, but are warmly welcomed to do so – remembering that one must be a member in order to participate in Market decision making processes.
4. Book a Market with the Market Manager.
Once approved, contact the Market Manager to book the date(s) that your organization would like to be at the Market. The Market sets aside a certain number of spaces on every Market Day for NFP organizations and community groups. These limited spaces are offered at $30 plus GST per Saturday, payable on the booked day. Each NFP/community organization is responsible for bringing and setting up their own tables, chairs and/or a tent.
For more information on our vision of community and policies at the Market, visit our Market Governance page. For more information on our Special Event Days, click here to be taken to our Special Event Day page.