Southport Farmers Market
Bethel Community Church
2810 E Southport Road
Tuesday 10-2 & Thursday 3-6:30
Southport Farmers Market is currently working on the 2017 market season and searching for vendors to fill booth spaces at the market. The market has made an impact on the community the last couple of years and we are looking forward to a thrilling market for 2017. We will be using the same location because it offers better visibility and access to our patrons and vendors alike. We are requesting support from local businesses which will help to publicize the location and products available at the market.
All this new exposure can only make the market bigger and better but we need the help of local vendors like you to ensure our community is offered the fresh vegetables and hand made craft items they want and need. Once again is the market will be offering the WIC and SFMNP (Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program) to all our eligible customers. This gives our customers a better opportunity to get the much-needed fresh vegetables for their tables.
The market season will begin on May 16, 2017 and end September 28, 2017. That figures out to 20 weeks of sales two times a week. The days and times will remain the same as last year.
We are looking for vendors who will be making a commitment to show up throughout the market season. This does not mean that you cannot miss a market day but you will need to make sure you have enough product to meet supply and demand. Our customers get used to you being there and when you are not they can get a little upset. Also, please note that if you are a first-year vendor, it takes a bit of time for customers to become regular which means you may not have sales each and every market day. In other words, don’t be discouraged if you don’t sell out every single day.
Application and fees must be received by April 15th to assure you will be getting a quality space at the market. All spaces will be assigned and you will use the same spot every market day. One new change this year will be FREE Market Fees? Consider getting a sponsor for the market. A $300.00 sponsorship will give the company donating an advertising spot on our signs and newspaper ads and your spot will be FREE! This free booth is for a 10X10 2-day booth for the entire market season.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for application.