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Community Organizations at the Market

 

We are able to provide a small amount of space at our market for non-profit  501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations and other community organizations to do outreach, education , and fundraising . 

We  believe non-profit and community outreach  participation is critical to all of our events. We will try to accommodate non-profit applicants' needs and requests to the best of our ability.

We ask that partnering organizations have non-profit status, and have their major focus in at least one of the  areas listed below.  We give priority to groups that value and provide services focused on inclusion of all community members, health and nutrition, local produce, and agriculture.

We are dedicated to groups and organizations that would like to reach out the community and share information about who they are and what they do. The Bedford Farmers Market is a family friendly event that is welcoming to all people. We are looking to include Community Organizations that span a wide variety of interests and services. We have particular interest in groups that may have especially close ties to Bedford  Twp. and the surrounding area; have a focus on food, farming, and well being; focus on environmental issues and stewardship; educate about or promote best practices in care of animals; as well as those who focus on education, creativity, and the arts.

We do not accept outreach for political or religious purposes.

  • Community Services and Outreach
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Education, Arts and Creativity
  • Gardening & Food Preservation
  • Agriculture

If your organization focuses on one of the areas above, please read the guidelines below the line.

If you have questions call (419) 346-0930

 

Then complete the application. 

Community Group at the Market Application

 


 

Community booth organizations that wish to promote their mission and to raise awareness about the services and programs they offer are welcome to apply.

There is no fee for use of the Community Organization space, but the application must be completed in full, and scheduling will be confirmed by the Market Master.
  

Market Guidelines for Community Organizations       (included in the application form also)

  • Spaces are approximately 10’ x 10’.
  • We do not provide equipment. Bring all necessary materials, including a table and canopy. A canopy is not required. If a canopy is used, we require a minimum 25 lb. weight on each corner.
  •  Arrive on your designated Saturday  by 7:30am. The Market hours are 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Non-profit booths are for community outreach. However, we are allowing fundraising sales of tickets, merchandise, and memberships from the booths. Items that compete with Market vendors are NOT permitted (food, produce, jewelry, crafts)
  • Organizations out of compliance with general Market guidelines will be asked to leave.
  • Please include a copy of your non-profit designation to the application form.
  • You are welcome to distribute information about your organization or group, and are encouraged to set up an engaging and attractive display.
  •  Our priorities include supporting the environment, sustainability, local agriculture, community, health and educational development.
  • Community organizations that erect canopies or umbrellas at the market must anchor the canopy or umbrella to the ground from the time it is put up to the time it is taken down. Each canopy leg or umbrella stand MUST be anchored by no less than 24lbs. Any canopy or umbrella that is not
    properly anchored must be taken down immediately. Should an insurance claim be made because of a canopy or umbrella, the community organization will be liable for the insurance deductible in addition to any claims.
  • The Market retains the right to regulate the time, place and manner of activities relating to displays, signs, posters, placards and other expressions of the interests represented. The use of “fighting words,” obscenities, grisly or gruesome displays or highly inflammatory slogans likely to provoke a disturbance will be prohibited by the Market Manager.