The Franklin Farmers’ Market operates with permission of the Town of Franklin, Massachusetts. The following regulations have been formulated with the cooperation and approval of the Town of Franklin.
The market is located on the Franklin Town Common, and operates every Friday beginning June 2nd, and ending October 27th (no market June 30th). Operating hours are from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Vendors are requested not to arrive earlier than 1:00pm or later than 1:45pm on the day of the market. Vendors must remain at the market until 6pm unless otherwise approved by the market manager.
Any vendor wishing to sell processed foods, baked goods, meat, fish, etc. must obtain a Board of Health certificate from the Town of Franklin and provide proof of their licenses to the market manager with this registration. These items shall be wrapped, covered, and/or refrigerated as deemed necessary by the Town of Franklin Board of Health Agent and the market manager. Please use 200 MAIN ST as the address when filling out this application.
Prices shall be predominately displayed by pound, bunch or piece.
All scales are to have a Massachusetts Weights and Measures Inspection seal dated for the current market year.
Product dumping, price gouging, and loud hawking are prohibited.
The market is considered a class “B” market; defined as vendors growing or creating their own products, or selling the products of other New England producers that are previously approved by the market manager. In the event, there is reasonable doubt that a vendor is not adhering to this definition, the market manager will have the right to conduct an on-site inspection of the vendor’s farm, kitchen or workshop at a mutually agreeable time. At this inspection, the market manager will verify that the vendor is capable of creating the products that they offer for sale.
No vendor shall have the right to sub-lease, sell, transfer, or permit any other person the use of their market space without prior approval of the market manager.
If vendors wish to collect donations for a charity, this needs to be pre-approved by the market manager.
Vendors should park their cars in designated areas after unloading.
A minimum of 30lb tent weights/leg are required on all tents for every market.
Vendors are not permitted to smoke during market hours.
Vendors are required to clean their spaces and remove all debris prior to leaving.
Weather policy: The Franklin Market is a rain or shine market. Some weather (thunder, high winds, etc.) May require the market to be adjusted. If possible we will move the market up if storms are predicted for later, however a full cancel may be necessary. You will be notified by email and social media as soon as possible if this occurs.
Any market disputes should be brought to the attention of the market manager. All questions or concerns shall be directed to the market manager.
Vendors will be required to comply with health and safety regulations set by the State of Massachusetts, Town of Franklin and Market Manager. These will be provided once available.
The market manager reserves the right to cancel the privileges of any vendor who willfully violates any of these rules, without reimbursement of market fees paid.
The seasonal fee for attendance is $300.00/year or daily fee of $25/day. Due by May 15th. Payments received after May 15th will be $325.00. Check made payable to “Franklin Farmers Market”. Payment details will be sent once you are approved, spots will not be reserved until payment is received.
All applications will be reviewed after April 15th. You will receive an email reserving you spot in the market if you have been approved. Your spot will not be confirmed until payment is received, instructions on where to mail payment will be included in your email.
Please Email us with any questions. If you have read all the rules and regulations you can find the application here