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New Vendor Application

New vendors

Market Contact:

Kathy Custer

125 E. 6th St.

Marysville, Ohio 43040

(937) 578-8542

New Vendor Application

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Do you carry liability insurance?
Do you participated in any of the following programs?

​- Rules and Regulations -

  1. Sellers must be residents of the state of Ohio.

  2. Sellers must produce in their county of residence the unprocessed vegetables and fruit, honey and baked goods, or other farm-grown items offered for sale. No reselling of items is permitted.

  3. Egg and meat producers must be approved by Market Manager and/or Board.  

  4. Only fruit pies will be sold. No cheesecakes, pumpkin, custard, or cream pies per ODA Cottage Food Production rules. All bakers must follow the Ohio Department of Agriculture Cottage Food Production Rules. All baked goods must be labeled according to the ODA Cottage Food Rules. All exceptions will be approved by Market Manager and/or Board. Businesses using locally grown ingredients will be given priority in the application process.

  5. All flower, plant, and tree materials should be grown or propagated by the seller. No direct reselling will be permitted. Follow ODA requirements for perennials, shrubs, trees.  

  6. Artisans are eligible for Farmers Market Association Membership. All items must be approved by the Market Manager.  

  7. All fruits and vegetables must be fresh and of the highest quality and picked at the peak of freshness for market day.  

  8. All vendors must sell their products inside their space designated by the manager. This will provide all sellers an opportunity to attract buyers.  All sellers must clean up their area and remove their own refuse. 

  9. All vendors must provide their own equipment and supplies. Scales used at point of sale must be approved and sealed by the Union County Auditor. It is suggested that items be sold by count or volume if not by weight.  

  10. Each seller must price their own product(s). Sellers should try to price their own product (s) at a fair market value. All product prices must be visible to customers.  

  11. While at the market, a vendor’s primary purpose is to promote the Union County Farmers Market.  

  12. Non-profit groups may sell at the market if approved by the Market Manager. For-profit businesses may rent booth space through application process. Contact Market Manager for availability of booth space.

  13. Pets are not permitted due to safety and liability concerns.  

  14. The Market Manager will assign spaces to vendors. If you are unable to attend a market the Market Manager by the Monday prior to market day. The Market Manager’s contact info is: Kathy Custer at 937-644-8530, 937-578-8542, or if you fail to notify the Market Manager after 2 times, you are at risk of losing your assigned spot.  

  15. The Board of Directors shall not be liable for any accidents at the Farmers Market location or for any claims from consumers in regard to items purchased at the markets. Vendors are strongly encouraged to obtain the necessary liability insurance to cover such incidents.  

  16. The Market Manager retains the right to ask a vendor not to return if they are in violation of the rules and/or Code of Conduct. The vendor may take this dispute to the Board for resolution. Other grievances or problems also may be directed to the Board for resolution.  

  17. All new vendors must be approved by the Market Manager. The Manager reserves the right to move vendor’s booth locations on an as-needed basis.  

  18. All vendors must be set up 15 minutes before the start of the market and may not tear down until after the market closes.

  19. Vendors may unload their products in surrounding parking lots until 8:15 am. At such time vendors should park in the parking lot at 6th and Plum St. or in parking lot by fire station on Main St.. **NO VENDOR PARKING IS ALLOWED IN PARTNERS PARK** PREMIUM SPOTS WILL BE ASSIGNED BY THE MANAGER**

  20. While the Market Manager does their best to avoid over duplication on items for sale at the Market, there will be no guaranteed exclusives to any seller for any product.  

  21. All vendors must sign acknowledgment on membership application that they have read and agree to follow the Code of Conduct attached to the rules.

  22. 2024 Market Season: every Saturday, 8:30am-11:30am; May 18, 2024 through October 5, 2024

- Code of Conduct -

Professional Conduct

All vendors are expected to dress appropriately and to act and present themselves in a professional manner. Vendors may not wear clothing with potentially offensive images.

The Union County Farmers Market prohibits the use of tobacco products on the Market site during market hours. Prohibited products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products.

Vendors may not bully, disrespect, or publicly disparage other vendors, products, volunteers, customers, market managers, city officials, businesses, or the Union County Farmers Market, either in person or by electronic media. This type of behavior may result in permanent expulsion from the Union County Farmers Market with no redress.

For the first offense, a verbal warning will be issued. The second offense will incur a written warning. Upon a third offense, the response may include, but is not limited to, suspension and/or termination of any business, current and future, with the Union County Farmers Market. A severe infraction may result in immediate removal by the Market Manager.

Discipline and Complaints

The Union County Farmers Market has created protocols and procedures that allow vendors to lodge complaints against other vendors whom they think are out of compliance with market rules and regulations. Farm or Kitchen Inspection would apply. Complaints should be made in a timely manner, and not disruptive to the marketplace.


  • Should be directed in writing to the Market Manager for resolution.

  • May be made in person, by email, or by mail.

  • The vendor being accused of wrongdoing must also respond in writing to the Market Manager.

  • The Board’s decision regarding any disciplinary action shall be final.

Grounds for Removal

  • Failure to obey city, state, or federal laws and regulations.

  • Failure to obey the Market rules and regulations or failure of an on sight inspection..

  • Causing an unsafe marketplace for vendors and/or customers

  • Excessive tardiness, noncompliance with market hours, or absence

  • Reinstatement is at the discretion of the Market Manager and/or Board       

Thank you for your submission. The market manager will review your application with in two day.

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