Info For Vendors

Dear Independence Farmers Market Vendors,

Opening day of the Independence Farmers Market is the second Friday in May and the season will run through the second Friday in October. We are located at the corner of Hwy 21 and Hwy 58 in downtown Independence across from the Historic 1908 Courthouse.

The Independence Farmers Market will open at 9:00am and close at 1:00pm on Fridays. Vendor set up begins 30 minutes prior to the opening and vendors will not be allowed to move vehicles at the close of market until approximately 20 minutes after the close of market. This allows for our customers to exit in a safe environment and time for vendors to dismantle displays. In order to provide customers a diverse and interesting selection of well-rounded and wholesome products, space allocation will be based upon product quality, originality and availability.

Here are the Independence Farmers Market Rules. Please read them and retain a copy for yourself. Each vendor then needs to fill out the the Vendor Application Form and return it to the market manager before selling at the market.  Here is a helpful VDACS labelling and regulation chart .If you are a Producer/Processor type vendor, please read over the update to the Virginia Home-Canned Food Exemptions. You can also call or email to the contact information above for copies to be mailed to you. We will have copies available at the market as well.

Market fees for 2017: All vendors will pay $60 per season with 8 volunteer hours OR $120 flat fee with no volunteer time OR $10 per market day with no assigned space. Your first day is free. Students are always free.

Click here for 2017 Volunteer Opportunities.

Plan to attend the pre-season vendor meeting (date, time and location to be announced soon). Bring a dish for our annual potluck. To reserve your space at the Independence Farmers Market please return the application and market fee by April 15th. After April 15th, we will fill unassigned spaces with other vendors, no exceptions!

Please plan to provide your own canopies, temporary tables & chairs, covering for hot sun or rain, signage, menus, business cards, etc. for display of merchandise. Processor, Prepared Food, and Craft Vendor applicants are required to pre-screen their items.

If you have questions, please contact the Independence Farmers Market Manager at (276)768-0597 and your call will be answered as soon as possible. We are looking forward to this year’s Independence Farmers Market and we thank you for your interest!


Mailing Address:

Independence Farmers Market

Grayson Landcare

PO Box 373

Independence VA 24348

Phone Numbers:

(276)655-4045

(276)768-0597

Web:

independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com

independencefarmersmarket.org

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