Product Jury Submittal Instructions

Time and location

The Priority Application Period runs from January 3rd – January 17th, 2018. Applicants applying during this time will be juried in late January, 2018.

Applicants applying after the Priority Application Period will be juried only as vendor space and category become available at the market. After you apply, the market manager will be in contact to schedule your jury.

For all jury days, product drop-off is at 5:00-5:30 PM. Please bring your samples to the market, located in the gravel parking lot on the 7700 block of SE Stark Street. Drive directly on-site, the market manager will be waiting at the market’s storage barn to pick up your items. The jury committee will meet at 6:00 pm; you will not stay to be present for the tasting. The market manager will send you a summary of the reviews, and the results of your application, within a week from your jury.

RSVP

A jury is required as part of your application, please email the market manager at manager[at]montavillamarket.org to confirm you’re able to attend.

Ingredient sourcing form

You MUST submit an ingredient sourcing form at the same time you submit your vendor application. If your ingredients form isn’t received at least 48 hours before before product drop off, you will not be able to participate in the jury. The form is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ingredientsource.

What to bring

Each category of processed product that is new-to-market must be juried. Products should be submitted packaged and labeled as they will be sold at market. It is not necessary to include every possible flavor of a similar product, as one version which is typical of the product type will suffice. Depending on the type and size of your product, note that we will have six to eight jury members present, and enough product for two tastes for each jury member will be needed.

Please have your products packaged for ease of transport as they will be taken to the jurors at a nearby meeting location. Provide a cooler or other packaging for anything that needs to be kept cold or hot until the jury can do the tasting. (Arrangements will be made to return it to you later.)

Drop-off is a great time to discuss details and see the market site. Please come with any questions you may have. On behalf of all of the MFM jurors, we look forward to reviewing your products.