2021 Franklin Farmers Market 
Community Table

Community Table Policy and Registration Form

The Franklin Farmers’ Market is pleased to make available one 10’x10’ space for non-profit, community organizations and groups that work to enhance the town, state, country or world. The FFM Community Table provides an opportunity for those groups to talk with market-goers about the area’s organizations and programs.

The Community Table is available to not-for-profit community organizations for promotional and educational purposes, at no cost. Groups may accept donations on site and offer information on support of the organization that can be done offsite or online. With prior approval from the FFM management, groups may sell fundraising items at market (like t-shirts, mugs etc.) If your organization wishes to sell fundraising items, please provide the relevant information on the FFM Community Table Application. You will be contacted prior to your day at the market with an approval or denial. 

Any organization that wishes to participate in the FFM Community Table must submit an application at least two weeks prior to the desired market date. The person applying is responsible for ensuring that the table is staffed. Please contact the FFM Manager with any questions at franklinfarmersmarketma@gmail.com

Scheduling:

Groups must complete and submit an application no less than 2 weeks prior to the date they wish to attend. One community group will be allowed one space per market day and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Participation by any one group is limited to no more than 2 days per season. Scheduling preference is given to groups who have not previously participated in the current season.  If requesting 2 dates, the first date of the season will be granted, if available, and the second date will be confirmed closer to that time.

The Franklin Farmers’ Market 2021 season opens June 4th and runs to October 29th  

The Market is every Friday from 2 PM until 6 PM and is located on the Franklin Town Common.  There is no market July 2, 2021.

Fees:

There is no cost to participate. Groups are responsible for their own table, chairs, and tent with weights as well as ensuring staffing is at the market for the entire duration. There is no electricity provided.

 

At the Market:

Community Table participants must follow these rules or will be asked to leave the market.

  • Groups should set up and be present for the entirety of their scheduled market day (2 PM – 6 pm) unless other arrangements have been made with market management. Groups should arrive with ample time to set up their table. Groups may arrive as early as 1 PM to set up but no sooner.    
  • No vehicles will be allowed in the market area. A community group may unload materials directly from a vehicle (curbside) before 2PM but must then park their vehicle on either High Street or Union Street, so that market customers have ample parking close to the market. Main Street is reserved for market customers.
  • Tents, weights, tables, chairs and any other materials needed for displaying community table goods are the responsibility of the community group. Market management will not provide any equipment.
  • Community Table groups must remain until market closing. 
  • Items for sale must have prior approval of market management and may not compete with products sold by market vendors.

Fundraising items permitted for sale: Items with group’s logo; crafts made by the community group that represent the cause they are supporting; commercially prepared products such as Girl Scout cookies and Boy Scout Popcorn.

Not permitted: home-baked goods; items purchased for resale; produce.

  • Donation jars are permissible
  • Community groups may not pass out any foods for consumption. This is in violation of Board of Health regulations.  
  • All materials must be displayed within the confines of the 10’ x 10’ space.  Information may only be distributed at your designated table. Participants may not approach or shout at shoppers passing by their tables. Participants may not stand at the entrance or walk around the market to distribute information.  
  • Animals are not permitted at community tables.  
  • Participants must clean up their area at the end of market.

Please find the application for the community table HERE