2012 Juneau Sunday Market
Every Sunday, June 3 through August 26, from 12 noon - 4:00 PM at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (former Armory downtown)
- All registrations take place through JAHC.org
Sunday Market Registration Information
Q: What can I sell at the Juneau Sunday Market?
A: Please join us if you sell the following products:
¸ Alaskan artists offering original artwork, handcrafted, written or composed.
¸ Vegetables, sprouts or herbs grown by the vendor.
¸ Fruits, nuts or berries grown by the vendor.
¸ Vegetable or berry plants grown by the vendor.
¸ Cut flowers or flowering plants.
¸ Fresh eggs produced by the vendor’s poultry.
¸ Fresh baked goods made by the vendor. Pre-packaged goods must be labeled with ingredients. (No potentially hazardous food such as any custard, whipped cream, meringue, or other cream filled baked goods is permitted.)
¸ Homemade jams, jellies, honey, fruit syrup, herb vinegar, dried herbs or dried tea leaves.
¸ Plant products crafted by the vendor, such as soap, garlic braids, salves, wreaths.
¸ Indigenous wild crafts made or gathered by the vendor.
¸ Composting supplies.
¸ Other products that may be approved by the market manager. Products that you are repackaging and distributing under your own label or another, but not producing locally, will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Q: What are the registration fees?
A: You will need to join the Juneau Sunday Market for an annual fee of $25 ($15 after July 1st). This fee helps with shared promotion costs, JAHC staff set up and takedown time and use of the JACC main hall during inclement weather. There is also a fee of $10/day + 5% of your gross sales over $20, to be paid at the end of the day on the Sundays you participate. You can choose to participate some or all days the market is operational.
Q: How do I register for the market?
A: Complete and submit your signed Annual Registration Letter found at http://juneauartistmarket.wikispaces.com/Sunday+Market to the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Obtain a business license if you do not already have one, register with the CBJ sales tax office, and obtain any DEC food service or food processing permits, if needed. See sections below for more information on these requirements.
Q: Do I need a business license to sell at the Sunday Market?
A: The market does not require proof of a business license; however, any individual engaged in business activity in Alaska must have a business license. Business activity includes both nonprofit and for profit operations. Registering as a business is also a way to show that small arts/agriculture businesses are significant contributors to the economy of Southeast.
Q: How much does a business license cost?
A: Business License fees are $50 per year and may be purchased for 1 or 2 years. (You may be qualified for a discounted Business License fee of $25.00 per year, if you are applying for or are currently registered as a Sole Proprietor and you are 65 years or older or will turn 65 during the licensing period to which you are applying, and you are willing to provide your date of birth.) All business licenses expire on December 31st regardless of the date of purchase. The expiring year depends on your choice of an annual (1 year) or biennial (2 year) license.
Q: How do I obtain a business license?
A: To purchase a business license you can fill out the form and pay online at the following link: https://www.commerce.state.ak.us/CBP/BusinessLicensing/New.aspx
Q: Am I required to collect CBJ sales tax?
A: Yes, because you are renting a space at the Juneau Sunday Market to make sales to the public, you are required to collect sales tax at the rate of 5% on the sales of all goods at the time of purchase. Please speak to the market manager if you wish the JAHC to remit sales tax for you.
Q: How do I remit CBJ sales tax?
A: To remit sales tax to the CBJ finance department, you must follow these three steps:
1. Before making sales, register with the CBJ Finance Department, Sales Tax Office. To do this, print, fill out and send in the form found at http://www.juneau.org/financeftp/documents/businessregistration.pdf
2. For any sales tax collected in April, May or June, fill out a second quarter sales tax return form and send it in by July 31. For any sales tax collected in July, August or September fill out a third quarter sales tax return and send it in by October 31. To do this, print, fill out and send in the form found at http://www.juneau.org/finance/forms/Sales_Tax_Forms_2008/return_5_percent.pdf
3. When filing your last sales tax return form, close out your account with CBJ by filling in line 13.B. of the return.
Q: If I am a vendor from out of town do I have to collect and remit sales tax in Juneau?
A: Yes, please follow the steps listed above under “Q: How do I remit CBJ sales tax?”
Q: Where can I find more information on the Juneau city sales tax?
A: Call the CBJ sales tax office at 586-5265 or go on-line to http://www.juneau.org/financeftp/salestx.php#responsiblities
Q: Do I need a food processing permit for my food items at the Sunday Market?
A: The following do not require a food processing permit from DEC’s Food Safety and Sanitation program (FSS):
1. Packaging and sale of raw, whole, vegetables and fruit that are offered in their natural state. The produce can be rinsed and the greens and roots cut off. Should the produce be cut, peeled or made into some other food or be a part of another food for sale, you must get a processing permit.
2. Packaging and sale of plant products that are in their raw or natural state.
3. Packaging and sale of homemade jams, jellies, syrup, herb vinegar, dried herbs or dried tea leaves – if sold by the individual who prepared the food.
4. Fresh, whole eggs – only one carton at a time should be left out for display. Other cartons should be kept cold.
5. Wild, edible mushrooms - as long as there is a sign present giving their common name, and including the statement “Wild mushrooms; not an inspected product.” Any processing such as cutting, drying, or packaging needs to be done in a permitted, approved facility.
Q: What is a food processing permit?
A: Processing permits are needed for food producers that make raw foods into another food product for sale to the public. They may use a variety of methods to produce the finished product including butchering, cooking, baking, as well as curing, smoking and canning low acid foods (thermally processing) or vacuum packaging.
Q: What requires a food processing permit at the Sunday Market?
A: Activities that DO require a permit from the FSS Program include:
1. Processing and altering fruits or vegetables, with or without washing or other treatment, prior to being packaged for use by the consumer. Examples of processing/altering include peeling, slicing, chopping, shredding, coring, or trimming. These products are generally referred to as “fresh-cut” and include shucked peas, peeled carrots, shredded lettuce and cabbage, and broccoli and cauliflower florets.
2. Glazing or Roasting of shelled nuts at an event for sale directly to the consumer is an exempt activity. Nuts processed in bulk and brought to the event would need a processing permit.
3. For more items that require a permit see: http://juneauartistmarket.wikispaces.com/file/view/Do+I+need+a+food+service+permit
Q: As a home baker, do I need a food processing permit?
A: Home Bakers are people who wish to bake products at an unapproved or unpermitted kitchen and sell those products directly to the public. You do not need a food processing permit to prepare non-hazardous (any food that does not have to be temperature controlled to be safe) baked goods such as cookies, fruit pies, breads, muffins, etc. However, you may only fix enough for one day’s market, and you may not prepare any custard or cream-filled baked goods. If you want to fix other foods or make potentially hazardous foods, such as custard pies, you will need to get a food processing permit and work out of an approved kitchen.
In addition, each Home Baker must:
• File a home bakers application and complete an inventory of the food items you prepared weekly, to be kept on file at the JACC. Forms are available at: http://juneauartistmarket.wikispaces.com/Sunday+Market
• Have a State of Alaska Food Worker Card. Vendors must set up a time with DEC to take this test. Cost for the test is $10.00, and it is available online: http://alaska.state.gegov.com/foodworker/
• Individually wrap all products to protect them from possible contamination during transportation, storage or display.
• Use tongs or gloves to service items to the public-no bare hand contact is allowed
• In order for people with food allergies to know what is in your baked goods and to be able to trace the products to the individual home baker in case of problems, each individually wrapped product must contain a label with the following information:
• The common name of the product
• List of ingredients (in order of predominance-most to least)
• Name of home baker and their community with zip code
Q: Can I put out samples of the food I am selling?
A: Low hazard foods such as dips made from mixes with sour cream or mayonnaise, salsas, jerky, mustards, breads, crackers, pretzels, nuts, can be served but under certain conditions. If you have a processing permit, you do not have to also have a temporary food service permit if the samples are provided at a fair, bazaar or Farmer’s Market. The samples must be precooked, ready to eat and require only dispensing. You must also have handwashing facilities and if the samples are not packaged, you must dispense the samples using gloves or other protective means to keep out any contamination. Potentially hazardous foods must be kept at 41°F or colder.
Q: Do I need a Temporary Food Service permit for the Juneau Sunday Market?
A: A temporary food service is food provided for consumption at an event that is advertised to the general public with flyers, banners, newspaper articles or by other means. If you are operating a temporary food service, then you must get a temporary food service permit from DEC. Food cooked in individual homes may not be served at these kinds of events. All food must be prepared in a kitchen that is permitted by the department or purchased from a source that is permitted by the department.
Q: If I need a Temporary Food Service Permit, where can I get more information on fees and payments?
Q: Where can I get more information about DEC regulations, permits and waivers?
A: Contact: Jason Wiard
Alaska Dept. Environmental Conservation
410 Willoughby Ave, Suite 303
Juneau, AK 99801-1795
Phone: (907) 465-5163
Q: What is the Alaska Grown program and logo?
A: The Alaska Division of Agriculture launched the statewide Alaska Grown agriculture products certification program in 1986. The Alaska Grown program is designed to increase consumer awareness and consumption of Alaska agricultural products. The agriculture industry in Alaska created the Alaska Grown logo to highlight products grown in Alaska.
Q: Can I use the Alaska Grown logo on my food products at the Sunday Market?
A: The Division of Agriculture policy is to allow use of the logo on quality local products that are 100% locally grown except in the case of processed food items which require some condiments, spices, etc. Processed products will have at least 75% content of items grown in Alaska. The products must meet the established grade standards for the top two grades for the particular item. Those products not having USDA or state grades established will be evaluated on the basis of commodity or industry association guidelines.
Q: How do I apply for permission to use an Alaska Grown logo on my products?
A: A person seeking to use or display the Alaska Grown logo for the promotion, marketing, advertising or sale of an agricultural product must obtain permission by submitting a completed Alaska Grown product application to the Division. Fill out an application form available at the following link: http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/Marketing/AKGrownApplicationandCriteria.pdf
Q: Where do I get more information about the Alaska Grown program?
A: Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_AKGrown.htm
1800 Glenn Highway, Suite 12
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Phone (907) 745-7200
Q: What is the Silver Hand program and logo?
A: The Silver Hand Program mission is to promote authentic Alaska Native art made in the state exclusively by an individual Alaska Native artist. The seal indicates that an article on which it appears is created by hand in Alaska by an individual Alaska Native artist. A permit is awarded for two years from the date issued and must be renewed every two years to remain active.
Q: Am I eligible to use the Silver Hand logo on my artwork at the Sunday Market?
A: An applicant must be a full-time resident of Alaska, be an Alaska Native who can verify Alaska Native tribal enrollment, be eighteen years or older, be producing art exclusively in the state. Only original artwork, not reproductions, may be identified with the Silver Hand seal.
Q: How do I apply for permission to use the Silver Hand logo on my artwork?
A: To apply for a new permit or to renew an existing permit, download and complete a Silver Hand Permit application. A checklist of required support materials that must be submitted along with the application is included on the permit application. Hard copies of images of work may be submitted with the application. Otherwise, digital images of sample work may be submitted via email. Include the applicant name in the subject line.
Q: Where do I get more information about the Silver Hand program?
A: Department of Education and Early Development, Alaska State Council on the Arts http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/native.htm
Saunders McNeill, Community and Native Arts Program Director
Toll free: 1-888-278-7424
Q: What is the Made in Alaska program and logo?
A: The Made in Alaska program is designed to identify and promote products made or manufactured in the state and handicrafts produced by Alaskan craftspeople.
Q: Am I eligible to use the Made in Alaska logo on my artwork at the Sunday Market?
A: A permit to the MADE IN ALASKA emblem will be issued to an applicant who:
(1) locates and maintains the handicraft or product making or manufacturing operation with the state;
(2) produces a handicraft in the state or a product in which the value-added processes were accomplished in the state;
(3) uses Alaska resources and materials in the manufacturing or production of the product or handicraft, or provides documentation that the raw resources and materials do not exist with the state either in the form, quality, or quantity required for the production of the product or the handicraft;
(4) has a current Alaska business license if required by AS 43.70;
(5) submits a completed application and the required annual fees;
(6) permits the inspection of the production or manufacturing site by the commissioner or a MADE IN ALASKA agent; and
(7) complies with the requirements of AS 45.65.010—45.65.070 and 3 AAC 58.005—.900 to determine the eligibility of the product.
Q: How do I apply for permission to use the Made in Alaska logo on my artwork?
A: A person who makes or manufactures an eligible product or produces an eligible handcrafted item in the state may apply to the Made in Alaska Program, currently managed by Webb's Consulting & Management Services, Inc., for an annual permit to use the Made in Alaska emblem on a qualifying product. It should be noted that the permit applies to the qualifying product, not to the manufacturer or producer. A separate permit is required for each handicraft or product line. To be awarded a permit, an applicant must:
• Have a manufacturing or production site and accomplish the majority of value-added processes within the state
• Use Alaska origin materials wherever possible
• Allow an inspection of the manufacturing or production site
• Have a current Alaska business license
Q: Where do I get more information and an application for the Made In Alaska program?
Program Contact: (Primary Contact listed first.)
William Webb, Program Manager
Made In Alaska
741 East 13th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501-4621
Phone: (907) 272-5634
Fax: (907) 272-5635
Web site: http://www.madeinalaska.org
Dana Reese, Administrator
Made In Alaska
741 East 13th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501-4621
Phone: (907) 272-5634
Fax: (907) 272-5635