Community Service, Educational & Non-Profit Booth
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do spaces cost for a community service booth?
Community Service booth spaces are free of charge up to 3 times a year after the Market Managers approval. There is a one time application fee that must be paid prior to your organizations first set-up. Your organization MUST be focused on providing a community service. A community service booth is a way to show the community that your organization is committed to serve/volunteer within our community. If we feel you are more focused on promoting your business, you will be asked to break down and will not be allowed back.
How much do spaces cost for an educational booth?
Educational Booth Spaces are free of charge up to 3 times per year after the Market Managers approval. There is a one time application fee that must be paid prior to your organizations first set-up. Your organization MUST be focused on education. If your Educational Booth will be directed towards children under 18 your organization is responsible for doing background checks on those who will be working your booth and submitting that information to Tomball Farmers Market before your scheduled weekend. If we feel you are more focused on promoting your business, you will be asked to break down and will not be allowed back.
How much do spaces cost for a non-profit booth?
Spaces are free of charge up to 3 times per year after the Market Managers approval. There is also a one time application fee that must be paid prior to your organizations first set-up. You must submit proof of your non-profit status. Non-profit booths highlight and share information about your non-profit. With pre-approval from the TFM Market Manager your non-profit booth may accept donations. If you would like to selling items for your non profit, the booth space is $30 and items sold cannot compete with permanent vendors and must be approved by the TFM Market Manager ahead of time.
What are the market hours and what time do I setup and take down?
Tomball Farmers Market hours are from 9am-1pm every Saturday. We do expect all vendors to be present during those times. You may arrive as early as 7am to setup and you may take down at 1pm. If you need to rent a tent, table or weights please find the Market Manager Amanda. You are responsible for bringing rented items back to Amanda after 1 pm. TFM barricades go up at 8:30 sharp and you may not drive through the market AFTER 8:30am or before 1:00 pm.
What do we need to bring?
All vendors are expected to have a 10x10 tent of any color. They MUST have 25lbs of weights ATTACHED to each leg of the tent at a minimum equaling 100lbs total. The market does rent out the following items for $5 each: tent, table and weights. The rented items must be scheduled in advance to make sure we have them the day you come. You will be invoiced for the items before the market and will need to pay before Saturday set up. You are responsible for bringing back the rented items after 1 pm the day you attend and check out with the Market Manager or on-site officer. Failure to do so could mean being charged the full cost of the items rented.
What if I am unable to attend?
If you are unable to attend for any reason, you must email email@example.com and let us know before the market begins. Multiple missed markets will remove you from future spot placement.
How do I know my location the day of the market?
An email is sent out on the Thursday evenings before the Saturday Market with a copy of the map. When you arrive to the market, please find our Market Manager, Amanda. She will help you find your space if you have any questions.
Are there bathrooms on site?
There are public city restrooms across the street in the park. It is a mustard yellow building near the splash pad in the park behind the market.
Is water provided?
No, but please bring lots of water to stay hydrated. There are several vendors who sell coffee and fresh pressed juices on-site.
What happens if it rains?
We are a rain or shine market. If the weather is severe the day of the market, we will send out a cancelation email or make a decision on site. If the market is canceled, you will be refunded for any items you have paid for.
Is there electricity?
You will not have access to electricity but you are welcome to bring a QUIET generator.
What is the average traffic on any given Saturday?
We typically have 2,400 - 5,000 patrons on a normal market day.
**Vendors must remain in their 10x10 space, may not hand out fliers or pamphlets outside of their tents and may not yell out to patrons. You may be asked to leave if you do so.**
WE LOVE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY SERVICE, EDUCATIONAL & NON PROFIT GROUPS! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED AT TFM, PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION ON OUR VENDOR APPLICATION PAGE.
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