|The market welcomes
new vendors that meet its guidelines, and especially seeks producers of
mushrooms, nuts, cider, firewood, melons, grapes, berries and cherries,
confections, eggs, cow’s milk cheeses and milk, plus artisans who make
quilts, scarves and leather goods.
Generally, items for sale should be grown or made by the
vendor. Vendors who sell food items should have produced at least 70
percent of those items; the rest should be from relatively local
sources (no Washington state apples, for example, but
a nearby New York, Connecticut or Massachusetts source is usually
acceptable). Items sold by artisans must
Space is available by advance reservation. The market
manager reviews applications from prospective vendors and presents them
to the steering committee, which makes the final decisions. The
committee reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to its
guidelines to get a product it considers of unusually high quality or
of special value to the market and its customers.
Two vendors are welcome to share one space, and one
vendor may represent several others, provided those others each meet
the steering committee guidelines. Individuals who have only one or two
items to sell, such as some garden surplus or a few dozen eggs, are
welcome to use the Backyard Farmers table
at no cost; the space for this table has been funded by an anonymous
The Norfolk Farmers Market is nonprofit. The Town of Norfolk keeps
farmers market receipts in a separate account and vendor fees, grants
and donations are earmarked to pay for the services of the manager,
advertising and promotion, signs and any other necessary expenses. Any
extra funds are used to keep vendor fees as low as possible.
|Fees for 2013:
||Single market (regular
||Single space, Holiday Market
||Full season price (22 markets plus
the holiday market)
||11 markets during the summer season
for specified dates
|$25 or 10% (whichever is less)
||Special one-time trial rate for new
vendors (may be applied to a full or half season fee)
To become a vendor, contact email@example.com or telephone 860-542-5044.
Accepted vendors will receive a sheet with the facts
above, and other information about the market. Each vendor is
responsible for having any license(s) that may be required, and for its
own canopy, table and any other furnishings needed.
For more information, contact manager Lisa Auclair at
860-542-5044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 Maple Avenue in front of Town Hall, one block north of Route 44
Next Market: May 18, 2013
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rain or Shine
The Norfolk Farmers Market 2013 summer season will run for 22 Saturdays from May 18 through October 12. There will be an extra, indoor holiday market on Saturday, December 7.