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2017 APPLICATION GUIDE

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Please read the following carefully regarding all information for licenses, permits and taxes.

ATTENTION ALL VENDORS: It is the responsibility of the vendor to obtain information for and submit taxes to the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County and the State of Alabama.

The Market at Pepper Place is located within the city limits of Birmingham in Jefferson County.


LICENSES / PERMITS / TAX INFORMATION

Licenses, permits and tax information vary depending on vendor type. Read this page carefully!

The Market at Pepper Place (TMPP)  vendors are divided into four categories:

  1. Farmer/Rancher: vendor grows produce/flowers and/or raises meat in the state of Alabama
  2. Artisan/Maker: vendor creates the items sold in the state of Alabama
  3. Value Added: vendor makes prepared foods and/or ready-to-eat foods in the state of Alabama
  4. Food Trucks/Carts: vendor owns a licensed food truck and/or cart to sell ready-to-eat food in the state of Alabama

Absolutely NO RESELLING of any kind is allowed at TMPP. TMPP is an Alabama-only privately-owned farmers market. Franchise businesses do not meet the requirements established in The Market at Pepper Place Rules and Guidelines. 

 

(1). FARMER/RANCHER

  • All farmers/ranchers need a 2017 Growers Permit to sell at The Market at Pepper Place.
    To view an example of the Growers Permit, click here
 

(2). Artisan/Maker

  • To be considered an artisan/maker vendor, all products must be made by the applicant. This means no reselling or franchise products may be sold at TMPP. Examples of artisan/makers are: jewelry, soap, candles, apparel, knitted goods, canvas art, wood crafts, etc.
    This category does not include food products of any kind.
     
  • All artisan/maker vendors need a license from the City of Birmingham because TMPP is located within the city limits of Birmingham. For more information on what you will need, please contact us by clicking here.
 

(3). Value Added

  • To be considered a value added vendor, all products must be made by the applicant. This means no reselling or franchise products may be sold at TMPP. Examples of value added goods are: jams/jellies, salsa, baked goods like pies and cakes, pork skins, BBQ sauce, vinaigrette, breads, any kind of ready-to-eat food like sausage biscuits, doughnuts, burritos, etc.
     
  • All value added vendors will need a license from the City of Birmingham because TMPP is located within the city limits of Birmingham. For more information on what you will need, please contact us by clicking here.
     
  • Value Added vendors may also require a health department permit. Vendors are instructed to contact the Health Department in the county where their business is located for information.
 

(4). FOOD TRUCKS/CARTS

  • To be considered a food truck/cart vendor, all products sold must be made by the applicant. Applicant must have appropriate permits and licenses specific to their method of operation (truck or cart). Permits and licenses must be displayed appropriately in truck or cart. No reselling or franchise products may be sold at TMPP.

All food truck/cart vendors will need a license from the City of Birmingham because TMPP is located within the city limits of Birmingham. For more information on what you will need, please contact us by clicking here.