Salem Farmers’ Market accepting applicants until March 8 for the 2024 season!
SALEM, MA (February 2024) — Salem Main Streets is looking for local farmers and food vendors to participate in the 2024 Salem Farmers’ Market located in downtown Salem in Derby Square on Thursdays, 3:00–7:00 p.m. from June 13 through October 10, 2024.
Anyone wishing to sell their products at the market must submit an application for consideration by March 8, 2024. Applications can be downloaded from www.salemfarmersmarket.org. Booth space is $40 a week for a 10’ x 10’ spot, $80 for a 10’ x 20’ spot, and $120 for a 10’ by 30’ spot. Vendors may sell weekly or every other week, but are expected to commit for the entire season. There is a discount for prepayment of the entire season.
“We are so proud of our market vendors, and we hope to see many returning to us on Derby Square this season, but we’re also always on the look-out for the next up and coming business,” said Salem Main Streets Executive Director Kylie Sullivan. “This is the perfect opportunity for newer businesses looking to get to the next level, as well as established businesses looking to reach a new audience.”
All products must be grown or produced in New England. If a farmer is selling any items he/she did not grow, the farm of origin must be listed. Vendors may label items organic only if they are certified. Sullivan notes that the market is especially looking for bread, cheese, and meat vendors.
Non-farm products must be high quality, locally made, take skill and creativity, and the vendor must add at least 75% of the total value to the product. The product(s) should be complementary to a farmers’ market.
Entering its 16th season, the market welcomes an average of 2,000+ customers weekly. The market is made possible through the leadership of community-focused nonprofit Salem Main Streets and the Farmers’ Market Committee, as well as the generous contributions of numerous volunteers.
For more information please contact Salem Main Streets Executive Director Kylie Sullivan via email at email@example.com or phone at 978-744-0004 x115. To get the latest updates about the market, visit our website at www.salemfarmersmarket.org, or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SalemMAFarmersMarket) or on Twitter (@salemfarmersmarket).
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About Salem Main Streets
Salem Main Streets’ mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and the promotion of the downtown district. SMS provides direct support to small businesses within the downtown district, and produces numerous community events and initiatives throughout the year, including the Salem Farmers’ Market, Salem Arts Festival, Salem’s So Sweet, and the October Information Booth. SMS operates thanks to the generosity and partnership of the City of Salem, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and many other local business sponsors and community volunteers.