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