Dear Potential Farmers’ Market Vendor:
Franklin Township is sponsoring a Community Farmers’ Market (FTCFM) for the second season, to be held weekly on Saturdays, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, on the field at the corner of DeMott Lane and Amwell Road (in front of the municipal complex). The market will begin on June 2nd and continue to September 22nd with the final market day being held at the Franklin Day Festival in Colonial Park, which recently hosted 20,000 attendees!
We are reaching out to farmers and producers of locally-grown foods to begin the registration process. If interested in participating in the FTCFM, please complete and submit the 2018 Farm/Vendor Registration Packet by April 2, 2018 for consideration. The Farmers Market Committee will review all applications and notify those selected in late April. Selected farmers and/or vendors will be required to submit payment and insurance documentation after notification, but no later than May 15, 2018.
The Township is committed to ensuring another successful market for vendors and patrons. The FTCFM will use a unique logo in its marketing materials, including street banners, lawn signs and publications. The Farmers Market will be advertised in the Township’s newsletter, Franklin Times, which is sent to approximately 30,000 households. The market will also be advertised on the Township’s website and many social media platforms. A part-time Market Manager will provide supervision and assistance on Market days to both farmers/vendors and customers. This year, we are hoping to add entertainment and other activities and opportunities to increase pedestrian traffic and the customer base.
For questions, please contact Tara Kenyon, Land Preservation and Management Consultant for the Township of Franklin at 732.873.2500 ext. 6279 or at tara.kenyon@franklinNJ.gov. We look forward to your participation and wish you a successful season!