vendor fees and farmers' markets in public parks

John Hendrickson jhendric at
Thu Aug 2 13:40:09 EDT 2001

Thanks to everyone who has or will respond to my query about vendor fees. I
will compile the results and post to the group.

Several of you commented on our choice of trying to site the market in a
public park.  This is not the place for all the details of our
decision....but this was not our first choice.  We actually have few really
good options now that our first choice -a nice, shaded church parking- was
nixed due to a city zoning ordinance that prohibits commercial activity on
church land.

I am wondering if there are any examples out there of farmers markets in
public (city) parks that we could use to bolster our case with the local
parks commission.  Thanks.


John Hendrickson
Outreach Specialist; Coordinator, Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison
US mail: 1450 Linden Drive
Street address: 1535 Observatory Drive
Madison, Wisconsin  53706
phone: (608) 265-3704
fax: (608) 265-3020
email: jhendric at

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