- You must complete the vendor request form.
- Type of goods/products meets our Farmers Market requirements.
- Quantity/Quality of products.
- Market history; the number of years previously involved with the Fountain Inn Farmers market, attendance record, and history of compliance with market rules.
- Booth set up/ appearance.
The Fountain Inn Farmers Market has a ratio of different vendors in order to maintain diversity in the products and goods sold during the market season. The ratio is as follows:
50% Farmer/Rancher/Grower: Farmers sell regionally grown vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, herbs, flowers, or nursery crops from seeds or plants. Beekeepers, egg farmers, poultry, and livestock producers are considered farmers.
30% Value Added Product Vendors: Vendors that use regionally grown produce to make their products (such as baked goods, sauce, bread, etc.)
20% Art & Craft Products: Those who produce original, unique and high-quality items which bring added value to FIFM. All products must be the actual work of the artisan. No commercial items, no imported items, no manufactured items, and no second-hand items shall be resold by artisans.
The FIFM is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality, regionally produced products available. The Fountain Inn Farmers Market reserves unconditional discretion to accept or refuse anyone as a market vendor. The selection process takes into consideration many factors including product quality, sourcing, growing practices, presentation, seniority, safety, compliance, customer service, and the right product mix to ensure a successful market.