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.
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.
Set-up & Parking at In-person Markets
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.
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,
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:
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!