The Farmers Market is an important asset in our community; allowing farmers, food producers and artisans to connect with customers directly.
The Farmers Market provides a place for consumers to learn more about where their food comes from. Here, the community has the ability to connect with the farmers, and get back in touch with the productivity of our small local farms. By purchasing from the farmer, you skip the middle man and directly support the farmers, and you eat fresher!
The Farmers Market also allows local small businesses, including artisans, bakers, crafters, etc., the opportunity to showcase their specialty items to the community.
The Farmers Market helps bring the Solon Community, as well as visitors, to our local businesses and provides a gathering place for the community.
VENDOR APPLICATION - Now accepting applications for 2023!
Applications are currently being accepted for all Farmers Market dates. Farmers Market Vendors include those selling ... produce, fruit, eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, fruit butters, cider & fruit juices, maple syrup, coffees and teas, spices and rubs, sauces, baked goods, dried fruit, nuts, meat products, cheese, grain, fresh flowers, plants, herbs, dried flowers, homemade candles and soaps. Each market will feature 2-4 artisans and crafters, and 1-2 food trucks as well. Food vendors such as kettle corn, ice cream, etc are also welcome to apply. Please note, there is no electricity available on site.
Please park at SOLON CENTER FOR THE ARTS and/or SOLON CITY HALL.
The market will be located across the street in the Bicentennial Park parking lot.
Our mission is to provide an opportunity for local farmers, food producers, and artists to sell their products directly to the consumer in a clean, friendly and community oriented environment.
Our vision is to build relationships amongst our agricultural community by bringing together farms, local businesses, families and organizations to encourage a sense of community.
RULES & REGULATIONS
WHAT CAN BE SOLD
PRODUCE | Vendors will sell produce in which they themselves have grown or produced. Product must be grown locally, no more than 100 miles from the City of Solon.
EDIBLE ITEMS | Eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, fruit butters, cider & fruit juices, maple syrup, coffees and teas, spices and rubs, sauces, baked goods, dried fruit, nuts, meat products, cheese, and grains are permitted.
NON-EDIBLE ITEMS | Fresh flowers, plants, herbs, dried flowers, homemade candles and homemade soaps are permitted.
CRAFTERS | A limited number of artisans and crafters will be permitted to each Farmers Market. All items must be homemade or homegrown.
SIZE | Sales tables, trucks/vehicles and tents must be confined within your permitted space. Each spaces is 10x10. No “open trunks” sales will be allowed.
PRICING | Vendors will set their own prices and must display them clearly in writing. “Price wars” and underselling will not be tolerated.
VENDOR SIGNS | Vendors must display their farm/company/business name.
DISPLAY | Please display all edible products off the ground for sanitation purpose.
PRODUCE QUALITY | Vendors are expected to sell only quality goods. Lower quality or overripe produce must be labeled as such and may be sold for a discounted price.
INCLEMENT WEATHER | The Farmers Market is open rain or shine. The City of Solon has the authority to close a market early, open a market late, or cancel a market due to severe or inclement weather. No refunds will be given if the market is cancelled or disrupted due to inclement weather.
BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH! Support your local farmers and small businesses!
The City of Solon Farmers Market provides the Solon community the opportunity to purchase locally grown produce, along with baked goods, fresh flowers, prepared food and so much more. And in return, the community supports the local farmers, small businesses and crafters.