There are many questions so here are some answers to the most common.
I am a direct sales vendor for a large company. Can I sell my products at the market?
No - direct sales vendors are not allowed at the market. This is for farmers and those selling locally made goods related to farming.
I make crochet dolls/hand sewn pillowcases/custom beaded jewelry. Can I have a table at the market?
No - craft products are best suited for a craft fair type event. The only craft vendors you will find at the market create a product that can be linked to farm uses. For example, potters create bowls and plates and honey pots that work well with products that farmers are selling. The number of these vendors allowed at the market is limited.
Wouldn't the market be better on a Saturday? Why don't you switch to the weekend?
Just as many people that want the market on the weekend, love having it on Friday. Our vendors are often at markets multiple days during the week and Fridays have proven to be excellent days in Franklin. If you are heading away for a summer weekend, stop at the market first so you have the freshest goods for your summer cookout.
Can you change the hours? I can't make it there by 6.
While we are sorry that you can't get there until later, our vendors are tired. The market starts at Noon to accommodate lunch times for many local businesses. There is then the after school crowd in the mid afternoon and finally all those that get out of work in the early evening. Unfortunately, business slows down by 6PM on Fridays in the summer and after a long summer day at the market, our vendors need the time to pack up, travel home and finish their day. Once fall starts, it gets pretty dark by the time our vendors are heading home. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
I have a charity/non-profit organization near Franklin. Can I have a table to promote my group?
This is up to each individual vendor. There are several vendors that accept credit cards. However, please be aware that cash and check are appreciated whenever possible. It costs the vendor money every time a credit card is processed. Cash payments go directly to the vendor to help support their continued business.