[Market-farming] Farmers market fees

Sharon and Steve shopkins at tdstelme.net
Sat Nov 24 13:21:16 EST 2007

My first question is "what do they do with the money?".

If it is going for good advertizing, if they are doing events which add more 
costomers , if they are saving to build a facility for all weather 
sales.......stuff like that makes a big difference.

2 10 = 10 x 20, how does that work? How does one get their truck into that 
and still have  product and sales area?

Our local market is real small but I was still not happy in a group so I 
moved up the street to a vacant lot and doubled my sales in a huge space, 
had no rules to fret over, set my own days and hours, and gave the property 
owner and her family some produce any time they came around.


----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 3:49 AM
Subject: [Market-farming] Farmers market fees

>I was just curious how much your market charges to set up.  Our market 
> doubled our entry fees and it seems a bit high to me.  We have a  market 
> with
> approximately 70 vendors selling at various times throughout the  market
> season.  It's a great market but so are many others that don't  charge as 
> much.  We
> now have to pay $400 for two 10 x 10 tent spaces and it  must be paid 
> before
> January 1 or you cannot sell next season.   The daily set up fee, for the 
> two
> spaces, is $40.
> I just think this sounds like a high price for the smaller farmer.  Do 
> any
> of you pay an amount like this to sell at your farmers market?
> Karin
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