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Rules and Applications
 
Click here for the 2017 rules

Due to the overwhelming  response from new vendors this season, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 season. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions
 
1. Is everything at the market from local sources?
The Staunton Farmers' Market has been a "producer only" market since it was founded in 1993. The emphasis is on homegrown and homemade.
 
2. What does "Producer Only" mean?
Simply put, it means that the vendor selling the product has been involved in the growing or production of the item.  In addition, the Staunton Farmers’ Market requires that this be done within a 75 mile radius to Staunton.  Items cannot be bought elsewhere and then re-sold at our Market.
The Market Committee that oversees the rules and regulations of the market is fairly strict when it comes to this rule.  This is to assure that our customers are getting the very best and freshest products available.  The Committee would hope to assure that any questions asked by customers regarding growing practices could be answered by someone involved with the operation and informed of any and all practices.
So, the next time you visit our Market or ANY Market….ask questions.  All our vendors will be more than happy to answer them
 
3. Can I sell my craftwork at the market?
Arts and crafts are handled on a case-by-case basis as presented to the Market Committee. 
 
 4. Who runs the market?
The market was founded as a joint project between three entities: local farmers, the City of Staunton and Augusta County. The market operates on a "not-for-profit" basis, which means that all funds received by the market are redirected into the promotion and administration of the market. The organization has a Market Committee, which is composed of citizen volunteers, vendors, and a market manager(s).
 
5. How do I get a space at the market to be a vendor?
By attending our annual meeting in January. Or by clicking on the link above.
 
6. How often is there a music group at the market for entertainment?
At least twice a month.
 
7. When does the market season end?
The last Saturday before Thanksgiving for the Saturday Market. The last Wednesday in September for the Wednesday Market.
 
8. Can I volunteer to work with the market?
Yes! We welcome your participation and would like to establish an informal "Friends of the Market" to help out with various activities. If you would like to volunteer to help in any way, contact our Market Manager. Potential tasks might include: manning the t-shirt booth at the market, distributing brochures and flyers about the market, etc.
 
9. What is the history of the market?
The modern Staunton Farmers’ Market opened May 22, 1993 with six vendors at the Wharf parking lot in downtown Staunton.
 In 2012, the market moved its Wednesday operation to the Wharf Parking lot. 
 
10. What is the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program?
The Market participates in the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. Click on this link to find out more:  SMFNP
Please contact the Valley Program for Aging Services at 540.949.7141
 
11. What is SNAP/WIC?
The Market participates in the SNAP and WIC  programs. Click on these links to find out more:  SNAP   /   WIC