Summit Farmers Market
Sundays, May 10-December 20
Celebrating our 25th year!
Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is excited to announce the opening of the Summit Farmers Market on Sunday, May 10. The Market will be open on Sundays from 8am to 1pm through November 22. Due to new distancing requirements during the COVID-19 epidemic, the Market’s location has been changed this season to Park & Shop Lot #1, at the corner of DeForest Avenue and Woodland Avenue in order to provide more space between the vendors and for the customers to remain safe. We look forward to welcoming our vendors and customers back to the market with new guidelines for safety. For the new layout of the vendors, click here for a map you can print out and take with you to the market.
Since safety is our first priority, new COVID-19 Market guidelines can be found below Guidelines have been developed for our vendors and for the public to ensure and safeguard our farmers, customers and the community from the further spread of COVID-19. Masks or face coverings will be required for both customers and vendors. Painted lines on the sidewalk outside of Park & Shop Lot #1 will provide a social distancing guide while waiting to enter the market; customers are also required to remain 6 feet from others inside the Market. Customers will enter at the vehicle entrance on DeForest Avenue and exit at the alleyway at the back of the parking lot near Woodland Ave. At this time, dogs will not be permitted in the market and we ask to limit family members attending the market. Only vendors will be allowed to handle their own merchandise so customers will need to shop individually with the vendor at each stand. The vendors will also offer a touchless pay system in addition to cash.
2020 SUMMIT FARMERS MARKET SPECIAL COVID-19 CUSTOMER GUIDELINES
In order for the Summit Farmers Market to open and maintain the essential designation as an exempt operation, the following guidelines have been developed to ensure a healthy outlet for local food and safeguard our farmers, customers and community from the further spread of COVID-19. Safety is our first priority for everyone.
*CUSTOMERS WILL ENTER THROUGH THE VEHICLE ENTRANCE OF PARK & SHOP LOT #1 ON DEFOREST AVENUE AND EXIT AT THE PAY STATION ON ALLEY NEAR WOODLAND AVENUE.
*CUSTOMERS ONLINE OUTSIDE OF THE MARKET NEED TO MAINTAIN 6’ FOOT DISTANCE FROM OTHER SHOPPERS. ALSO NEED TO MAINTAIN THAT 6’ DISTANCE INSIDE THE MARKET.
*ENTRY INTO THE MARKET WILL START AT 8AM AND END AT 1PM.
*SAMPLING OF ANY FOOD PRODUCT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.
*NO GROUPS/LARGE FAMILIES
*NO LINGERING/GATHERING INSIDE THE MARKET
*FACE MASKS OR OTHER COVERINGS OVER THEIR NOSE AND MOUTH ARE REQUIRED.
*NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED IN THE MARKET AT THIS TIME.
*NO BICYCLES PLEASE.
*ALL VENDORS WILL OFFER TOUCHLESS PAY SYSTEM IN ADDITION TO CASH.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
VOLUNTEER ADD TO CALENDAR VENDOR INFO
JOINING US THIS SEASON:
The G.I.F.T. (Give It Fresh Today) Program celebrates its 8th season this year. Last season over 9,200 pounds of fresh produce was donated through the generosity of our community and our Summit Farmers Market vendors.
Through our partner G.R.A.C.E. (Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community’s Essentials), this produce is distributed to over 100 families each week in Summit.
To learn more about this community initiative and/or sign up to assist on Sundays at the market, click the button below.
SUMMIT BUSINESSES & NONPROFITS SIGN UP
SDI reserves two spaces at the Market for downtown businesses or Summit nonprofits to promote themselves. Any downtown business located in the Special Improvement District (CRBD and SID districts) and any Summit-based Nonprofit Organization may sign up to participate for free in the Summit Farmers Market twice during the season. Summit Downtown, Inc. has the right to refuse any request that does not meet the criteria.
- Each business or nonprofit may sign up for a maximum of two Sundays during a season.
- If Sundays are not filled, a business/nonprofit may sign up for an additional Sunday.
- Businesses will be allowed to sell their product(s), demonstrate their product(s) or distribute information about their product line.
- Nonprofits will not be permitted to collect money or sell wares.
- The allocated space is 10’w x 10’d. Please do not approach people outside your booth area.
- Each business/nonprofit must bring their own table(s), chair(s) and tent (not required) and only use the space assigned. If you bring a tent, weights are required.
- The selling hours are 8am –1 pm; you must arrive by 7am and be set up by 7:45am.
- To set up, bring your vehicle into the lot and unload. Before setting up, take your vehicle out of the lot (by 7:30) and park (we recommend the K Lot behind CVS or Park & Shop Lot #2). At the end of the Market, pack up your booth before retrieving your vehicle.
- Sign up is online and requires your name and business name. In the comment section, please put your business name and what you intend to do during your participation at the Market.
- Please list the name of the person who will represent your business at the Market along with their contact information.
- Each business MUST sign up themselves and complete the comment section with the required information listed above.
In case of an emergencies within 48 hours of the Market, please contact On-Site Manager, Mario Bochna 973.809.1303 or Farmers Market Administrator, Marin Mixon 908.256.0677.
Nonprofit Sign Up: At this time, nonprofits are not able to sign up; SDI is using the space for downtown businesses until further notice in order to help promote downtown businesses since they have not had the ability to do so due to the forced closings of COVID-19. Please check back periodically; a link will be provided once this policy changes. Thank you for understanding.
We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Summit Farmers Market!
The 2020 Summer Farmers Market will be held from 8AM to 1PM every Sunday, April 26 through November 22, 2020 (dates subject to change).
Applications are due on or before Friday, February 14. Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to 18 Bank Street, Suite 108, Summit, NJ 07901.
The Farmers Market Committee will review all applications to determine which vendors will be accepted for the season.
To apply: A checklist is included for your use; applications must include a written list of products you propose to sell (not menu or pamphlet from your business). Applicants must provide 2 Certificates of Liability Insurance (COIs), one naming Summit Downtown, Inc. as additional insured and one naming City of Summit as additional insured. Please see sample COI to show your insurance company what needs to be completed; please note the highlighted areas including the Description of Operations/Locations/Vehicles as indicated on the sample.
Please do not send your payment in with your application. It will be due after vendors are notified of acceptance.
Vendors for 2020
Anita's Baked Wonders
Brownie Points Baker
Cherry Grove Organic Farm
Garden Goat Soap
Hoboken Farm Stand, Inc.
Live Love Granola, LLC *
Nicola's Pasta Fresca
Our Woods Maple Syrup*
PK 4 Brothers
Race Farm LLC
Stefans & Sons Meat
The Farmers & the Chickpea
Valley Shepherd Creamery
WoodsEdge Wools Farm
*every other week vendor starting May 10
** every other week vendor starting May 17
Click here for Every-Other-Week Vendor Schedule.