Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Hingham Farmers Market. 2020 vendor applications are now available. Please refer to the Vendor Forms tab for applications and click on the appropriate link(s) below for additional information.
Acceptance of Hingham Farmers Market, Inc. “Rules, Policies and Procedures – 2020” is a requirement for participation in the HFM
Food and Plant Vendors (FP):
The Hingham Farmers Market’s focus is primarily on agricultural and horticultural products. Vendors selling fresh uncut fruits and vegetables, unprocessed honey, maple syrup and fresh eggs, as well as those selling plants and/or cut flowers are not required to have a town-issued permit.
Non-Food and Plant Vendors (NFP):
The number of available spaces for products that are neither food nor plant related are limited, both by the HFM policy and agreement with the Town of Hingham. All new NFP applicants must submit representative examples of their products to the HFM for jury review and acceptance. Once approved, vendors will be scheduled for market days according to availability of space.
Community Service and/or Education Space (CS&E):
The HFM will provide one 10’x10’ space each week for local non-profit organizations wishing to participate in the HFM. Acceptance is at the discretion of the HFM administration and is available at no cost.
Processed Food Vendors Please Note:
Processed Food Vendors should ascertain acceptance by the Hingham Farmers Market prior to applying for a Hingham Department of Health permit. Vendors wishing to sell processed food items must comply with all local, state and federal regulations. All vendors wishing to sell processed foods must purchase a permit ($75) from the Hingham Department of Health; contact them directly at 781-741-1466. In addition, please review the documents below:
- Hingham Department of Health Farmers Market Food Service Application
- MA Food Protection Program: Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
- Hingham Department of Health Farmers Market Processed Food Procedures
- Massachusetts Minimum Requirements for Packaged Food
- Allergen Awareness Training
Vendor spaces are 10’x10’ areas within the Market’s footprint and are assigned by the Market Manager for each Market session. Full-season vendor spaces are assigned at the beginning of the season and generally do not change. Partial season and other vendor spaces may change from week to week although the Market Manager recognizes the need for consistency in placement and strives to maintain it.
The Hingham Farmers Market is a “rain or shine” market. In the event of hazardous weather the Market Manager may announce a cancellation via email and Facebook.
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