Worthington Farmers Market - Community Table Host Application
Thank you for your interest in hosting the Community Table at one of the upcoming Worthington Farmers Market dates!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8:00am-12:00pm during our outdoor season
(May-October) and 9:00am-12:00pm during our indoor season (November-April), inside the Shops at Worthington Place. Organizations that represent and further the community are invited to apply for space to promote their mission.
The following guidelines have been established by the Worthington Farmers Market to maintain a
professional marketplace for both our producers and community members. The Worthington Farmers Market may
change, modify or delete guidelines to preserve the safety and security of said marketplace.
Daily operations of the Worthington Farmers Market are managed by the Market Manager and include but are not limited to the resolution of any dispute regarding these guidelines.
The purpose of the Worthington Farmers Market is to support the food and farm artisans’ ability to
make fresh, local goods available to the community. Any ancillary activity that interferes with this
primary purpose will not be permitted.
1. Items deemed to be in competition with our vendors, including food and plants may NOT
2. Organizations may distribute materials that request donations. Individuals
representing the organization may not approach or shout at customers and must limit promotions to the confines of their assigned space. "Working the aisles" will not be permitted.
The Worthington Farmers Market invites community organizations to share information about their
work in the community with our market goers. Organizations with a primary focus in line with that of the
Worthington Farmers Market will be considered for participation. Decisions made by the
Worthington Farmers Market regarding acceptance and participation shall be final.
Examples of organizations that may apply for the Community Table include:
1. Charitable 501(c)(3) organizations.
2. Organizations that promote Ohio foods.
3. Organizations that enhance the community, or those who sponsor community
Political and religious activities are not permitted.
A $50 space fee, per day, is due upon approval of your application. Fees are non-refundable
and credits for days missed will not be given. A maximum of one date each quarter, per organization, will
Nonprofit organizations, with a copy of their designation letter, will be charged a $25 space fee per day.
The space fee must be paid, in full, prior to the organization setting up at the Worthington Farmers Market. Cash, check and credit card payments are all accepted.
MARKET PARTICIPATION RULES AND GUIDELINES:
Community Table hosts are scheduled as space allows.
All Community Table hosts are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Organizations may not bully,
disrespect, or publicly disparage other organizations, vendors, products, volunteers, customers,
market staff, city officials, the City of Worthington, the Old Worthington Partnership, The Shops at
Worthington Place, businesses, or the Worthington Farmers Market, either in person or by
electronic media. This type of behavior will result in permanent expulsion from the Worthington
Farmers Market with no redress.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES:
1. Organizations are to supply their own tables, tents, signs and like materials.
2. Organizations must display an identifying sign.
3. Electricity is not available, please plan accordingly.
4. Organizations shall supply carts or like equipment for transporting supplies.
The Worthington Farmers Market is open every Saturday , rain or shine, from 8:00am to 12:00pm, May through October (except on Market Day) and from 9:00am-12:00pm, November through April (except the Saturday after Thanksgiving).
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:
1. Set-up may begin one hour before the start of market.
2. Organizations should be set up and ready for market goers at least 15 minutes before
the market begins.
3. Organizations may not leave prior to the end of market.
SAFETY AND SANITATION:
When you leave, all areas considered to be the “market site,” including common areas around your assigned space should look as good or better than when you arrived.
1. All containers, signs, debris and/or trash must be taken with you.
2. Clean up should conclude within 1 hour of market closure.
3. No loud music, sounds, buzzers, amplification or shouting of information is permitted.
4. Tables, tents, signs, and like materials must not impede pedestrian traffic and must fit within your assigned space.
If organization does not clean market space, such shall constitute a breach under the guidelines and will be subject to forfeiture of future dates.
The organization agrees to protect, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Worthington, The Worthington
Partnership, The Shops at Worthington Place, the Worthington Farmers Market, and its employees, volunteers,
service vendors or independent contractors from and against any and all causes of action, claims,
demands, suits, liability or expense by reason of loss or damage to any property or bodily injury to any
person, including death, as a direct or indirect result of use of market space, the purchase of any item from
any vendor, or in connection with any action or claim.
By completing the Community Table application and participating in the Worthington Farmers Market, you
agree to give consent to all photographs, audio recordings, academic work and/or video recordings taken of
you or your staff. You understand that such photographs, audio recordings, academic work, and/or video
recordings become the property of the Worthington Farmers Market, and may be used by the market,
parent companies, or others with their consent, for educational, instructional or promotional purposes
determined by the Worthington Farmers Market and its parent companies in broadcast and media formats
now existing or created in the future.
Please explain how your organization qualifies as a host for the Community Table, and how it's mission aligns with the Worthington Farmers Market.
If selected as a host for the Community Table, please explain what your organization will promote and and how it will do so.
What are your three preferred dates for participation?
By submitting your name, below, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and agree to adhere to the above guidelines set forth by the Worthington Farmers Market. You are further acknowledging that additional guidelines may be implemented from time to time for the benefit of the marketplace and you agree to abide by those. You agree that your submission of this application does not guarantee participation in the Worthington Farmers Market and that decisions made by the Market Manager regarding participation shall be final.
Thank You for applying! We'll be in touch shortly! - The Worthington Farmers Market
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