TABLING AT THE ASHMONT FARMER MARKET

Opening day vendor applications due by June 1!

2018 Season Overview

The Ashmont Farmers Market is back for it’s 10th season. Our 2018 market will run 17 weeks; Opening day will be June 29 and we’ll wrap up the season October 19. In 2017 some 480 people interacted with our market vendors each week with many more passers-by. We’re expecting even greater things in 2018. The AFM holds a special place in the heart of our neighborhood by providing families access to fresh, local produce and creating a space for friends to come together around table games, community resources, live music, and activities in Peabody Square. More than just a market, the Ashmont Farmers Market is a place locals love to linger. Apply now to be a part of this wonderful community event! 

Sell at the Market

You may apply to sell at the market either online or by downloading and submitting a paper application.

Ashmont Farmers Market Rules & Policies

We ask that all prospective vendors take the time to review the full Rules & Policies document. Vendors will be asked to sign an agreement as part of the application.

Rules & Policies

Community Resource Table Application

Community Resource Application

Conveniently located at the MBTA Ashmont Station on Dorchester Avenue; just off I-93

Time & Location

The 2018 market season will be held Friday afternoons from 3 -7 PM on the Ashmont MBTA plaza at 1900 Dorchester Ave in lower Dorchester. We’re conveniently located just off I-93

Market Profile

Our intimate market has up to 13 vendor spots, including a market table, weekly entertainment, and an occasional food truck. We typically have 4-7 vendors selling goods. Our preferred vendor categories are as follows.

  • 2 Core farms – One large (multi-booth); One smaller (one or two booths)
  • Bread vendor
  • Fresh fish vendor
  • Dairy, cheese, meat vendor
  • Sweets vendor
  • Craft vendor
  • Community Resource Table
  • Food Truck

We do not host national corporations; resellers of purchased products; selling clubs such as Avon, Tupperware, HerbaLife, Amway, etc; professional services businesses such as solar installers, salons, gyms, etc; colleges or universities; or political campaigns

Vendor Types & Fees (per 10ft2 space):

  1. Season Pass (17 weeks, 6/29 – 10/19)                               $250
  2. Bi-Weekly (8 weeks at consistent intervals)                $125
  3. Guest Vendor (week-to-week)                                         $30
  4. Community Resource (not for profit)                            Free

Why table at the Ashmont Farmers Market?

  • A vibrant customer base Weekly attendance at the market ranges from 350-600 people, averaging 480 in 2017.
  • Business Promotion We provide exceptional support to help get the word out about your business. Season pass and bi-weekly vendors will have their logos added to our website. We’ll give you weekly mentions on our social media channels and let the local neighborhood groups know about specialty vendors.
  • Transactions Processing Support We can accept SNAP, HIP and MC/Visa credit and debit cards for you. Our volunteers process these transactions and issue customers market money. We’ll write you a reimbursement check for market money spent at your business.
  • Live Music We bring great entertainment programming to the market. Each week our Entertainment Series hosts live music or arts making the market a destination for the community.

2017 Season Gallery

  • Wonderful Atmosphere We work hard at place-making; our market is a warm, welcoming space complete with Adirondack chairs, lawn games, and coloring books for the kids
  • Promoting Social Good Our section of Dorchester is underserved and needs more food access. Your participation brings fresh food to a broad array of people, including many SNAP and WIC customers!

Pay your Market Fees

Once you’ve been accepted, paying your market fees locks in your spot for your approved dates. Payment is required within two weeks of application approval!

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