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Summer 2022 Season

Our in-person summer market will be held on Tuesdays, May 17 through October 11 on the Town Common from 3 to 6 p.m.  We will also continue our online store with weekly order pickup at the market on the Common.  Interested in vending with us?  Just follow these three easy steps:

STEP 1:  READ THE RULES AND GUIDELINES BELOW 

STEP 2:  PURCHASE THE VENDING OPTION THAT BEST SUITS YOU

STEP 3:  COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION FORM

You MUST complete all three steps to successfully apply.

Vendor Rules & Guidelines

Membership/Fees 

  • Seasonal Fee: The vendor fee for the entire summer season is $100 for all 22 in-person markets plus online market, or save 10% with the Early Bird discount at $90 if paid by May 1.  Full-season memberships are not accepted after May 31. 
  • NEW! Introductory Fee:  New this year, we’re offering new vendors the opportunity to try out our market for only $50 for the full season. For new vendors only, with not more than 3 products for sale.
  • Single Day Fee:  $15 per in-person market only. 

A voting membership is open to all vendors participating in the market that are paid in full and have attended at least 16 markets during the previous 12-month period. Membership confers one vote at the annual meeting, which is held in the spring, following the last winter market. 

Allowable Sale Items

All items must be grown, made, or crafted by the vendor.  Vermont products including produce, nursery stock, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts are all eligible for sale at the market.  NO MARIJUANA, CBD OR HEMP PRODUCTS can be sold through our online store. Management reserves the right to remove ineligible or inappropriate products for sale.

Attendance 

  • Seasonal vendors are expected to vend at all 22 market dates and maintain current online inventory.  If unable to attend a market or will be arriving after 3 p.m., the Market Manager must be notified by 10 a.m. on market day.  Online orders must be delivered to the Market Manager by 3 p.m. on market day.
  • Day vendors must contact the Market Manager by 10 a.m. the day before the market.  Booth assignments for day vendors may vary from week to week.
  • All vendors must staff their own stands at in-person markets throughout all hours of operation.

Set-up & Parking at In-person Markets

  • Set-up begins at 1:30 p.m., and all vendors must be set up and ready to sell at 3 p.m. on market day.
  • Vendors may load in from the curb, but ALL VENDORS must park on the south side of Wall Street, behind the American Legion, or in the Northfield Police Department lot. 
  • All tents must be secured with stakes and/or weights to ensure the safety of customers and other vendors.

Market Data
All vendors report gross sales to the Market Manager at the end of each in-person market for market growth analysis. This information remains confidential and is not shared with other vendors or the state except in aggregate.  Sales data is automatically generated from the online market.

Insurance/Liability
The Northfield Farmers Market has a limited liability insurance plan. This insurance does not cover product liability for individual vendors or liability for personal damages caused by your market display. All vendors are responsible for obtaining liability insurance, licensing and/or certification required for products sold. Please refer to the following links in facilitating that applicable regulations are met: http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/food_lodge/food_lodge_guide.aspx, 

http://agriculture.vermont.gov/food_safety_consumer_protection  

Promotion and Advertising

The Northfield Farmers Market advertises in a variety of media and maintains a large media distribution list for press releases.  However, word of mouth is the best advertisement, so vendor engagement in market awareness and promotion is important.  Here are five easy things vendors can do to help increase our visibility:

  1. Send us photos and details about special promotions or other news about your products. 
  2. Like and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NorthfieldFarmersMarketVT
  3. Share and comment on our Facebook posts and events.
  4. Tag us — @northfieldfarmersmarketvt — in your Facebook posts. 
  5. Submit posts on Front Porch Forum.

Not on FaceBook?  That’s OK.  Email your customers, friends and family with information about the next market or event.  Put up one of our posters where you work, at your church, or in your neighborhood.  Got more ideas?  Let us know! 

Now that you've read the rules and guidelines, you're ready to purchase the vending option of your choice, and complete the online application form.

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