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On completion you will receive an email containing the details of your application. This will be sent to the email address provided below.

Application Type

Approval Process

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION CRITERIA

1. Members must be  local farmers of fresh fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, propagated food plants and seedlings, and other agricultural products from which food can be produced. Value added items such as baked goods, pasta and jams, may be sold as long as the farmer has grown/produced at least one of the prime ingredients of the processed product.

2. A local farmer owns or leases a property in Byron or surrounding shires, and plays a direct role in the management and output of the farming enterprise. (For more detail see BFMInc. Constitution - clause 9)

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

a. The application is assessed by the Management Committee at their monthly meeting, once the Application Fee of $110 has been paid, which is non-refundable.  (Please ensure that you have met Constitutional requirements and that you are applying for products that are not already well supplied at the markets).

b. If the Committee agrees that the application meets the criteria for membership, a new member farm inspection will be carried out at $247.50 which is to be prepaid by the applicant (includes GST and non-refundable).

c. If the application for membership is not approved by the Committee,  (either before or after a farm inspection), the applicant will be informed, and the Committee’s decision will be considered final.

d. Approved applicants must have paid the BFMInc. Annual Membership Fee of $66, (non-refundable), provide a copy of their current Byron Shire Food Stall Approval Certificate, required insurance documents, and any other documents required, before being allocated a stall and beginning to trade.

e. A New Member applicant is expected to have read the BFMInc Constitution, making themselves aware of the full criteria for membership.

a. The request is assessed by the Management Committee at their monthly meeting.

b. Member is notified in writing (which includes via email) of the decision of the Management Committee.

c. The Committee’s decision will be considered final

Contact Details

Official Application For Membership

(Full name of applicant or applicants in the case of a family unit)
(An existing BFM member who has nominated you for membership)
(A second existing BFM member who has nominated you for membership)
(How many months per year do you expect to be present at the market)
(You must attach either a rates notice, lease agreement or share farm agreement below)

Stall Information

Growing Methods

Certifications

Other: Details

Atachments

Please upload attachments for the following items:

- Rates Notice, Lease Agreement or Share Farm Agreement

- Current certifications including certification number and expiry date

If you are not able to upload the required attachments please email them to membership@byronfarmersmarket.com.au or post copies to PO Box 60, Bangalow, NSW, 2479

Files should be one of the following formats; Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word Document, JPEG/BMP/TIFF image

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Aditional Information

Please include any additional information you think may be relevant to your application

Product Approval Request

Please provide details of items which you wish to seek approval to sell at BFM – and the seasons (months) you will have each available.

Please note: approval will ONLY be given for items which you have ready for harvest. Approval will NOT be given for produce or value added products that are not already available for sale. All items must be demonstrated at the farm inspection

Monthly Quantities

Acceptance of Constitution

I/We hereby apply to become a member/family unit member of the above named incorporated association. In the event of my admission as a member/family unit member, I agree to be bound by the constitution of the association for the time being in force.

On completion you will receive an email containing the details of your application. This will be sent to the email address provided above.