2021 Riverwalk Farmers Market Vendor Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at The Milford Riverwalk Farmers Market. Our market is run by a volunteer committee who dedicate their time and talents to make the market one of the best in Delaware. Our market is part of Downtown Milford Inc. and their revitalization efforts in making Milford a destination city where people come to visit, shop and live. The market brings an average of 300 shoppers a week to the downtown area.

Our market opens on May 1st 2021 and will run for 28 weeks (includes Fall Market), ending the regular season on October 30th & our Fall Market on November 20th.

We provide a 10’ x 10’ space. We will have a volunteer available during set-up to make sure that everyone gets into their proper spot. Tents and tables are available for rent. The vendor will be responsible for taking them from the shed and setting them up in your assigned area and for returning them to the shed at the end of the market day. Tents are only mandatory for food vendors preparing food on site and must be 10’ x10’ or smaller. It is important that we have a consistent number of vendors each week and we encourage our vendors to attend on a regular basis. Please see the attached “Rules of the Market” for complete details on payment discounts & tent and table rentals.

The committee is looking forward to a great year at the Market and to continued growth in revenue above the growth from last year. We have a great Facebook page and advertise in local newspapers.

You can contact us via email at farmersmarket@downtownmilford.org. For a hard copy of this application please scroll down to the bottom.

Best Regards,

Riverwalk Farmers Market Committee
Downtown Milford, Inc


1. We are a Farmers’ Market; therefore farm and other food products are primary sales. Some craft and other homemade type items will be allowed. 70% will be farm & food items.

2. All vendors are required to be in compliance with any and all requirements of the State of Delaware and we strongly recommend obtaining liability insurance. All vendors are responsible for the liability in and around their booth.

3. Food vendors may contact Kent County EHFS 302-744-1220 for questions and permits. Permits MUST be displayed at your booth.

4. All products will be displayed in a clean and safe manner. Mask are to be worn at all times during market hours. Hand Sanitizer & gloves are recommended. One buffer table will be provided per space. Vendor is responsible for getting one from the shed.

5. All vendors need to have their display in place before 9 am. No vendor should dismantle their display before the end of Market (1pm) unless asked to for safety reasons. (Wind, lightning, etc.). If winds reach 15 MPH NO tents will be allowed.

6. All vendors are responsible for bringing their own help for set-up of tents, tables, unloading, loading and displaying their product. Our market volunteer is there for directing vendors to their spots only.

7. All vendors must be courteous to other vendors. Unload quickly and move your vehicle to one of the designated public parking areas. Set-up your display once you have moved your vehicle.

8. Spaces will be assigned by the Farmers Market Committee and Sub-letting is PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from letting someone else use your spot in your absence unless they are selling your approved product. All vendors must be approved and pay the required fee.

9. The Library parking lot may be used for loading and unloading only. NO PARKING PERMITTED. Please park in lots across from the library, behind La Hacienda, across from Park Place or the State building lot on Walnut.

10. Smoking is NOT permitted in the market area or inside any city parks.

11. Cancellations- Any market cancellations due to weather will be sent out via Facebook and Email by noon on Friday. Any vendor cancellations (emergency, sick, other obligations, etc.) can to be sent through email to farmersmarket@downtownmilford.org. We are a rain or shine farmers market and it is up to vendor discretion to attend during inclement weather.

12. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES- Any vendors that are a NO show/NO call will lose their spot in the market after the second No Show/NO Call. They will forfeit their spot to someone on the waiting list and be put at the bottom of the waiting list or be given a fill in spot. No refund of fees will be given. All absences must be called or emailed by the Wednesday before the market. Emergency situations will be taken in account if we are notified within an appropriate amount of time. An appeal may be submitted in writing to the committee for review.

13. Tables and Tents can be rented for $10.00 per tent and $5.00 per table (6’ or 4’) and are provided on a first come basis. Rent for these items will be due at the beginning of the market each week before being removed from the shed. You are permitted to bring your own 10 x 10 tent, tables and chairs. (We do not have chairs for rent or vendor use) NO TENTS OVER 10’ x 10’.

14. It is the intention of Downtown Milford Inc. to continue to provide our community with a quality farmers market. We believe that continuity of vendor participation is an important aspect of this, and we are encouraging vendors to commit to either a monthly, half-season, or full season payment scale as described below.

Full year- $12.00 per week for 28 weeks (includes Fall Market) = $336.00
Half year- $13.00 per week for 14 weeks (includes Fall Market in second 1/2 of year), $182.00. First half due by March 31, 2021 and Second half $182.00 due by July 1, 2021.(second half starts August 7, 2021) ($364.00 a year)
Monthly- $15.00 per week- May & July = $75.00 per month, June, August & September = $60.00 per month and October & Fall
Market = $90.00 (Pay by end of September for both.) ($420.00 per year) Due at the beginning of each month.
Individual Market- $25.00 *only available for select vendor spots

Please note- The above prices are for one 10’ x 10’ spot. If you need more room or need to set-up outside of your assigned space then you may need to pay for two spots. To ensure that you get the same spot each week, it’s recommended that you select the half-season or full-season payment options. We are unable to refund payment(s) for any week that a vendor does not show or for any week that the market is forced to close due to predictions of unsafe, severe weather or other acts of God.

SPECIAL NOTE: All collected fees go toward advertising, equipment, repairs, maintenance, entertainment, DMI expenses, and other items as determined by the Farmers’ Market Committee and Downtown Milford Inc.

I hereby apply as a vendor for the year 2020. Market operations will be Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The season will run from Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 - Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 with a Fall Market on Saturday, November 21st, 2020.

HARD COPY APPLICATIONS (if you do not want to submit online)

You can return the completed hard copies of this APPLICATION WITH PAYMENT to:
Downtown Milford Inc.
ATTN: Farmers Market
10 S. Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963

Make checks payable to DMI (Downtown Milford Inc.). You can print a hard copy here...

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Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Business Name *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Phone (cell preferred) *
Website URL
Facebook Page
Are you a returning vendor? *
Are you the best contact? *
If no, please list the best point of contact with their phone number
Are you interested in joining the Riverwalk Farmers Market volunteer committee? *
Are you interested in renting a tent? *
If yes, how many tents?
Are you interested in renting tables? *
If yes, how many tables?
What payment method are you choosing? *
What are you selling? Are you products locally grown, handmade, locally prepared or a specialty item, etc? Give as much detail as possible as the committee reviewing this application may not be familiar with your products. *
Do you grow or make your own products? If no, please explain. *
Please describe your setup. Let us know if you are a mobile vendor or a pop up tent setup.
By typing your name below, you agree to abide by all market rules as explained above. *
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