Market Policies

HOURS/SET-UP AND TEARDOWN: Our market takes place from 8am-noon at 501 S. Florissant Rd. (Plaza at 501. Corner of S. Florissant Rd and Suburban Ave.) We provide a 10’x10’ tent that our volunteers put up before vendors arrive. They should be up by 6:30am. You can arrive anytime after that as long as you are set up by shortly before 8am. PLEASE BE SET UP ON TIME. All vendors are expected to stay until noon. Please don’t start breaking down before then. Also, please note: volunteers may take a few things down before noon but vendors need to wait until noon to break down.

CARTS: We have carts to help with your loading and unloading if you need them. They are usually under the pavilion. There are large carts and smaller carts/hand dollies.

VENDOR BOOTHS: There are no guaranteed spots. Placement may change from one market to the next. Priority is given to booths that are pre-paid for the season before the season starts, farmers (produce, meat, eggs, dairy, etc.), and certain food booths that require electricity to run their equipment.

TABLES AND CHAIRS: Tables are chairs are first come, first serve and are usually reserved for special events, activities, and community groups. We ask that vendors bring their own tables and chairs but if you are unable to provide your own, please let me know.

COVID SET-UP: We do not require masks at this time at our market since it is outdoors. We keep a regular watch on announcements from St. Louis County Health. Please use whatever safety precautions you feel necessary at your booth. We are only asking those who are NOT vaccinated to wear a mask but anyone is welcome to wear a mask if they wish to.

FOOD VENDORS: You must have proper permits from St. Louis County Health.

PARKING: Vendors can pull into the paved parking lot behind the pavilion to unload. Enter from Suburban Ave. After you are unloaded, please park your car in the gravel lot adjacent to the paved lot.

LAYOUT: A layout is sent out at the end of each week so you can see where you are located. Layouts sometimes change slightly by Saturday morning depending on last minute circumstances.

BOOTH FEES/DEPOSITS: For those who have not paid for the whole season, booth fees are collected at each market between 11am-11:30am. Reminder – deposits will be applied to your last three markets OR if you cancel after 5pm the Friday night before a market you are attending. ($25 for each last min. cancelation.)

CONFIRMATION: An email is send out each week through the entire season asking for ALL vendors to confirm. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DO THAT and/or inform us if anything has changed.

SNAP/EBT TOKENS: ONLY VENDORS SELLING PRODUCE, HONEY, CHEESE, BAKED GOODS, EGGS, SEEDS AND PLANTS FOR FOOD, COFFEE BEANS AND GROUND COFFEE, DRIED TEAS, SALSAS, CANNED GOODS, MEATS, NUTS can accept SNAP/EBT tokens. They are small wooden $1 tokens. No change can be given. No other vendor can take these tokens.

FERGUSON FARMERS MARKET $10 BUCKS TOKENS: ALL VENDORS at our market can take these tokens. The are large wooden tokens with blue print. If a vendor does not take credit cards, customers can buy market tokens with their credit/debit cards at the information booth to use in the market. These tokens work just like a $10 bill. Customers can use them at ANY booth like cash. Change CAN be given.

ALL TOKENS (SNAP/EBT AND MARKET TOKENS) should be brought to the Information Booth at the end of each market for reimbursement.

CHANGE: The market does not have change. Vendors should come prepared with enough change.