The Franklin's Market on Main opens for 2019 season on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 from 4pm - 7pm and Saturday, June 1st, 2019 from 9am - 12pm.
There will be Honey, Jams, Vinegars, Dry Rubs, Fresh Seasonal Produce & Gourmet Popcorn, Homemade Soaps, Seafood, Beef, Pork, Chicken & Eggs and more! *Limited Supply of Reusable Farmers Market Bags Available*
Southampton County Virginia Cooperative Extension
Concessions - Including Grilled Hot Dogs & Smoked Sausages, Barbeque, French Fries, Pizza, Cold Drinks, Variety Popcorn and more!
Stop by and shop at our lovely Downtown Businesses while you shop at the Market!
Farmers Bank, Highground Services, INC., Hunter March Insurance, Blake Ford, International Paper, Manry-Rawls, LLC, Southampton Memorial Hospital, The Tidewater News
Franklin’s Market on Main (“The Market”) summer season will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 4-7 pm and continues every Wednesday through September 4, 2019 and Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9 am - 12:00 pm and continues every Saturday through November 30, 2019.
The Market will also be open for vendor sales year round (at vendor's discretion) Monday through Saturday, 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. as a non-promoted/publicized market day during same season.
The Market location includes assigned booths 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. Vendors will be assigned booths at the beginning of the season.
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 2019 Farmers' Market, please review and submit the following information to the Market Manager (Karen Cobb - Downtown Franklin Association - 120 South Main Street):
Market Opening, Closing, & Attendance:
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.
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.
Business License Fees: All vendors must obtain a 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 & SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) Coupons are encouraged to do so. (Market Manager cannot redeem any coupons)
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 Market**
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.
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, and Advisory Board harmless concerning product liability or other factors that relate specifically to the vendor’s business practice.
Sales Tax: It is each vendor’s responsibility to comply with their own tax liability where applicable. The market manager, where possible, will assist you with locating the appropriate contact to resolve question in reference to vendor tax liability.
Liability Insurance: Check with your insurance company to be certain that your liability insurance covers “off-farm sales”.