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Franklin's Market on Main

Franklin's Market on Main

Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am – 1:00pm

 

 Sponsored By

Farm Credit

The Bank of Southside Virginia (BSV) Farmers BankFranklin Southampton Economic Development, INC.

 Richwood Graphics            Olde Virginia Moulding and Millwork Inc

 

 


The Franklin's Market on Main opens for 2017 season on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 4pm - 7pm and Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 9am - 1pm.  
 

There will be Fresh Seafood (Crab, Fish, Shrimp & More), Honey, Jams, Eggs, Salad Mixes, Vinegars, Dry Rubs, Fresh Tomatoes & Vegetables in Season, Homemade Soaps, Baskets and more!  *Limited Supply of Reusable Farmers Market Bags Available*

Childrens Activities - June - September - Pony rides & petting zoo: June 3rd & July 1st - Blackwater Regional Library Bookmobile

Southampton County Virginia Cooperative Extension

Concessions - Including Grilled Hot Dogs & Smoked Sausages, French Fries, Cold Drinks, Funnel Cake, Variety Popcorn and more!

Live Music - May 3rd -- Joe Vick, Family & Friends: May 10th, July 5th, & September 6th -- Justin Luke McCurry

Stop by and visit the Franklin Cruise-In while you shop at the Market!

 


Franklin’s Market on Main (“The Market”) prime season will begin on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4:00pm7:00pm and continues every Wednesday through September 6th and Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9am–1:00pm and continues every Saturday through October.

Off-season will begin on Saturdays, from the second Saturday in October through the last Saturday in February from 9:00am–1:00pm.

The Market will also be open for vendor sales (at vendors’ discretion) Monday through Friday from 9:00am–1:00pm as a non-promoted/publicized market day during the same season.

The Market location includes paved sites under a pavilion, as well as unpaved sites surrounding the pavilion. The Market is located at 210 South Main Street in Downtown Franklin next to the Franklin Depot/Visitors Center. Full Season vendors will be assigned preferred site locations first. All spaces are first come first served, at the discretion of the Market Manager.

All vendors must furnish their own umbrellas or shade tents (10’x10’), tables, chairs, etc. for sites located outside of the pavilion.Vendors with assigned sites under the pavilion must provide their own seating. Other items, such as ice and scales, and anything else required to sell their product must also be provided by each vendor (Scales are subject to inspection for accuracy). Appropriate language and dress is required to promote the family atmosphere of the Market.

If you are interested in participating in the 2017 Farmers' Market, please review and submit the following information to the Market Manager (Karen Cobb - 100 West Jackson Street or Downtown Franklin Association - 120 South Main Street):

 

Market Opening, Closing, & Attendance:

Wednesday Market

The site will be available for set-up starting at 2:00 pm every Wednesday. Vendors or substitute vendors must be in attendance every Wednesday ready to sell by 4:00 pm. and available for business until Market closes. Leaving early is prohibited without approval by the Market Manager. In case of an emergency, please see the Market Manager. If the vendor does not fulfill his/her contractual obligation to exhibit at every market, the Market Manager reserves the right to re-assign the vendor’s space or replace the vendor. At the end of the selling day vendors must leave their spaces clean.

Saturday Market

The site will be available for set-up starting at 8:30 am every Saturday. Vendors or substitute vendors must be in attendance every Saturday ready to sell by 9:00 am. and available for business until Market closes. Leaving early is prohibited without approval by the Market Manager. In case of an emergency, please see the Market Manager. If the vendor does not fulfill his/her contractual obligation to exhibit at every market, the Market Manager reserves the right to re-assign the vendor’s space or replace the vendor. At the end of the selling day vendors must leave their spaces clean.

*Appropriate language and dress is required to promote the family atmosphere of the Market. Vendors or substitute vendors must be in attendance every Saturday ready to sell by 9:00 am and available for business until Market closes. Leaving early is prohibited without approval by the Market Manager. In case of an emergency, please see the Market Manager. If the vendor does not fulfill his/her contractual obligation to exhibit at every market, the Market Manager reserves the right to re-assign the vendor’s space or replace the vendor. Sales to the public before 9:00 a.m. are prohibited.

 

Fees:

Vendor fees for the 2017 season are waved.

Business License Fees: All vendors must obtain a Farmers’ Market Business License ($10) and complete an application at the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office, located in Franklin City Hall and sign a Market and Hold Harmless Agreement before being allowed to sell any product.

 

EBT and WIC Program Farmers’ Market Coupons:

Vendors who are authorized to accept and redeem EBT Coupons are encouraged to do so. (Market Manager cannot redeem any coupons)

 

Liability Insurance:

Vendors who have their own liability insurance must include a copy with their application.

**The Market Manager, Downtown Franklin Association, and City of Franklin, or their agents, are not liable for any loss or theft at the Farmer’s Market**

 

Accident/Injury:

Any accident or injury must be immediately reported to the Market Manager. 911 and/or Franklin Police must be notified if applicable. Anyone participating in the Market, whether vendor, customer or otherwise, attends at his or her own risk. Vendors will operate at their own risk and assume liability from the customers.

 

Sales Tax:

It is the sole responsibility of the individual vendor to collect and file all appropriate sales taxes.

 

Market and "Hold Harmless" Agreement:

This agreement means that the vendor verifies that all information is accurate and will hold the Market Manager, Volunteers, Downtown Franklin Association and the City of Franklin harmless concerning product liability or other factors that relate specifically to the vendor’s business practice. 

 

Resources:

Sales Tax: Vendors will find useful information at www.policylibrary.tax.virginia.gov.

Liability Insurance: Check with your insurance company to be certain that your liability insurance covers “off-farm sales”.


Downtown Franklin Discount Card