Steps to Becoming a GreenFlea Vendor
your Sales Tax Certificate (NYS Certificate of Authority):
You must have one to reserve a space at the market.
You must do it online at: www.tax.ny.gov It will take
3 weeks to get the physical certificate sent to you
in the mail. You must possess this certificate before
you reserve a space and you MUST bring it to the market
on your first day!
(photo) this is what the certificate of Authority
2. Get your merchandise approved: New
vendors are not guaranteed admission. You must email
Juli - the market manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
and let her know you are a potential new vendor to
the market. In the email, state your first and last
name; business name if any; tax certificate number;
describe your merchandise and send photos. Juli will
email you back as to whether it is acceptable merchandise
for the market or not.
At the moment, there is a moratorium on new vendors
who sell jewelry. NO JEWELRY of any kind PLEASE! Also,
there are limits on scarves, hats, handbags, sunglasses,
hair accessories, t-shirts, and women's clothing.
If you make your own merchandise or are a crafter,
you have a better chance of being accepted. Any and
all artists and artisans are encouraged to apply.
Do not misrepresent your merchandise, if it is mass
produced or you are a wholesaler, please make this
information known. Counterfeit merchandise and 'knock-offs'
are strictly forbidden. New designer labeled merchandise
will not be accepted without a proper bill of sale.
Antique and vintage dealers are given priority as
space allows. Existing vendors must notify the market
if they want to make a change in their merchandise
offering. Vendors who do not get approval on merchandise
changes may not be allowed to sell the new merchandise
at the market.
3. Decide on Size/Type of Space:
x 5 ft.
x 10 ft. aisle
x 10 corner
x 10 aisle
or 140 (corner)
or 120 (corner)
* Peak periods: April 1 - June 30; Sept. 8 - Dec.
Indoor Spaces (Cafeteria & Hall)
- 5 ft.
- 10 ft.
x 9 - cafeteria
4. To make a Reservation: Reservations are made on
a weekly basis. EMAIL: email@example.com on the Monday,
Tuesday or Wednesday of the Sunday you want to work.
Please state your first and last name and business
name if any and the size of space you wish to book
in the body of the email. If you have been at the
market previously and would like the same space, please
make it clear. That exact space may not be available
but it'll be easier to place you in a preferred spot
if you make your wishes known. Please do not reserve
your space by telephone calls. If you are a new vendor,
DO NOT BOOK without a NYS Certificate of Authority.
Please note that assignments of spaces are made on
the basis of seniority and merchandise offered. All
emails will be answered in a reasonable time frame.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday market is open 10 AM to 5:30 for shoppers.
Vendor set-up time is approximately an hour earlier;
vendors should be out of the market by 7:30
pm on Sunday.
Registration Fee: New vendors pay a one-time
$40 fee on first day. Waived for those selling used/antique
Sunday market:$3 for a small (24 x 48), $5
for large (30x72). Chairs $1. Payment for tables
& chairs made in cash to staff member who brings
them to your space.
Tent Rentals : please call Freddie Kelly
If you are calling to cancel
for any reason other than bad weather, you must
call before 5 p.m. Friday to avoid paying a penalty.
If you want to cancel due to weather, call (212)
239-3025 to leave a message. or email us at GreenFlea@aol.com
Acceptable Payments Forms: Payment is made
at the market the day you work. Cash or money orders
only for new vendors. No refunds are given. You
will be given a receipt for your rent and registration
fee. Subsequent rents may be paid by check if approved
by market management. There is a $35 bounced check
fee so be careful. Credit cards are not accepted
for payment of rent.
does it take to make the day a bad weather day ?
is really the heart of the matter. Remember that
we are talking about weather in the neighborhood
of the market not the vendor's neighborhood. Bad
weather for outdoor vendors consists of:
in the form of rain or snow it must be at least¼
inch of rain or 2 inches of snow. And this must
be before 1 PM.
cold temperature below 35° F (during the entire
heat temperature above 90° F (during the entire
vendors should be prepared to work in most weather
conditions with the exception of heavy rain or snow.
If you are not, please notify us before Friday noon.
are the options for a vendor if the forecast calls
for bad weather?
seems to be some confusion about what your options
are on bad weather days. It is actually straightforward:
willing to take any chances? Please cancel
by Friday at noon. No questions asked. No penalty
for doing so. (You could then try to re-book on
Sunday morning if the weather turned out to be
Would you consider a space inside? You
may call 212-239-3025 to request a space indoors.
Just leave us a message.
to wait until the last minute?? You may
cancel for bad weather on the morning of the market
by leaving a message at 212-239-3025. If you guess
wrong and cancel when it is not a bad weather
day or if you just don't show up at all, you will
be charged one-half the rent.
you come to market and SET UP, you are
obligated to pay the rent even if you don't work
the whole day. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS. So stay
outside the gates if you want to wait and see.
you park in the yard, you will have to
pay the rent for your vending space as well. We
are not a parking garage.
we are talking about the actual weather experienced
on the day of the market not the forecast. The forecast
is right about 30% of the time.
are trying to make this as fair as possible for
all concerned. When the weather is truly bad, vendors
who have called to cancel are not charged. If this
was a street fair operation, you would be paying
the entire rent (sometimes months in advance) whether
it was storming or sunny. Here you pay as you go.