The purpose of High Desert Farmers Market/Big Bear Farmers Market is to bring a harmonious and festive atmosphere to accommodate the communities, residents, and its visitors. It is the goal of the Market to promote a wholesome, family atmosphere. The event is organized and administered by Kerri Santoro & Hillside Flower Growers in order to:
- Provide a forum for community activities
- To add a positive image of the High Desert/Big Bear and its community
- Maintain the center of social, civic, and retail activities
- Expose community members and visitors to fresh foods, quality & unique gifts, education and ideas offered by its participants including non-profit organizations. And, to make connections from Farms to Families
The High Desert Farmers Market/Big Bear Farmers Market must be consistent with these goals, including all its special activities.
The High Desert Farmers Market will take place at the Victor Valley College, 18422 Bear Valley Rd Victorville; lower campus; Fish Hatchery Rd entrance; Thursdays 8AM till Noon; Year round.
The Big Bear Farmers Market will conduct business at 42900 Big Bear Blvd, City of Big Bear Lake CA
Participants are defined as any vendor, retailer, grower, farmer, seller, crafter, or artist and upon acceptance or approval to participate. Agrees to do so in its entirety including, but not limited to promotions, events and activities to the best of their ability with quality and integrity.
Vendors must participate once space is allocated. The HDFM/BBFM will proceed as scheduled, rain or shine. There are no refunds given to a vendor if they decide not to participate on any day, for whatever reason.
It is the vendors’ responsibility to notify the manager/coordinator 24 hours in advance if they cannot participate for a legitimate reason.
Sales privileges and spaces may not be sold, sublet, transferred or shared in any manner.
Participants in the event, their employees, children and family members must be appropriately dressed neatly and clean. Anyone found to be disruptive, discourteous, showing prejudice, yelling, fighting, making derogatory remarks, inebriated or exhibiting any other acts of violent, or illegal behavior will be immediately dismissed. Animosity and other negative behavior will not be tolerated. Issues that need attention, shall be brought to management in a professional manner and with respect. Questions and concerns need to be addressed outside market hours, by contacting management either by phone or email.
The management reserves the right to dismiss, accept or decline vendors (are as described above) and/or commodities, for any reason, into the marketplace. Spaces and type of commodity may or may not be limited. Only quality products may be displayed and sold. The management reserves the right to remove unacceptable items for display. REPEATED problems regarding this matter and any other market rule violations, will only result in revocation from participating in the market. (Poor quality hurts everyone). Participants must first obtain permission from management BEFORE introducing any new product or commodity to the market.
Vendors must maintain the space provided in a clean and sanitary condition, including upon vacating the premises. Any spaces left in an unsatisfactory condition will be charged a $25.00 cleaning fee, due and payable before returning to the market. Vendors are to take their market trash to the dumpsters available on each market location. DO NOT USE THE TRASH CANS FOR CUSTOMERS PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE MARKET. This makes them impossibly heavy to manage. All vendors are to provide a trash container at every booth for customers too.
No person shall deface or otherwise abuse the property, buildings, plants, or landscape. The coordinator is in no obligation to provide water or any equipment to participants. The event is only obligated to provide a space. Power cords are not permitted to be strewn across any part of the event area.
No person or business participating in the HDFM/BBFM shall state, imply, or otherwise suggest that San Bernardino County, City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Convention Center, Victor Valley Community College, Kerri Santoro or Hillside Flower Growers and its members endorses, sponsor, or supports the views of their organization, candidate, product, or service.
Management has the authority to assign and reassign spaces when the situation calls for it. Dimensions of the space are 10' X 10'. Vendors shall not move spaces without prior approval from management.
Participants must stay within their assigned spaces and out of fire lanes at all times.
There is absolutely NO outside solicitation, especially those businesses that are in direct competition, allowed at any of our events. Vendors are here to support this event and this establishment!
All tables used must be covered and draped over and should be no more than three inches from the ground. Displays must be inviting and attractive. Be certain that all fixtures are securely fastened as too not cause injury to anyone. Spaces shall be kept orderly at all times.
Copies of all necessary documents pertaining to individual status to participate in the HDFM/BBFM must be kept current and on file with the management by updating in this online application.