How do I apply to be a vendor in the 2016 Farmer’s Market?
We are using Manage My Market this year for Market applications. Please follow the link here, create a profile and apply for the market. Please direct any questions to Farmer’s Market Manager, Erin Beckman.
What time does the market take place?
We hold two markets during peak season: one on Thursdays and one on Saturdays. The Thursday market is held in the Harris Pavilion and is producer only. The Saturday market is held in Lot B behind the Harris Pavilion and is producer/non-producer. Both markets are held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peak season in 2016 begins in early April and ends the first weekend in November. The winter market (only on Saturdays) starts in early December and ends in March and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What types of items are sold at the market?
The Thursday markets are producer-only. The Saturday market is open to non-producers as well, but each application is evaluated at the discretion of Historic Manassas, Inc. Those re-selling items are required to purchase a peddler’s license from the city.
Who provides the tables and tents for the market?
Vendors provide their own tables, tents, and any other required equipment including surge protectors.
Are pets allowed in the market?
No. We love them too, but it is a Health Department violation to have pets at the market.
Do I need liability insurance?
Yes, insurance is required. The City of Manassas and Historic Manassas, Inc. must be listed as an additional insured on the policy and an endorsement to your policy must accompany your certificate. Details can be found on the vendor application.
What is the cost of the market?
We charge an annual fee for the market. The 2016 cost for the peak season market is $235 (per space, per market). A maximum of two spaces per market may be purchased. Please inquire for Winter Market fees.
If I apply for a space at the market, am I guaranteed a spot?
No. In order to keep the market well-rounded with a diversity of vendors, we review applications as a whole and inform applicants of their acceptance status at the end of March. “Drop-in” applications are reviewed as they are received.
Ok, I’m interested. What do I do next?
If you’re interested in applying to the market and believe that you meet the requirements, please contact Erin Beckman at email@example.com.