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Stall Fees:

Stall Fees are calculated as a percentage of the seller's gross sales for that Market Day. A stall fee will be collected for each space used, even in case of no sales.

  • Members: 7 percent of gross sales ($30 minimum on Saturdays, $20 minimum at Picnic in the Park, and $10 minimum at the Sutter Hospital and UC Davis Farmers Markets)
  • Nonmembers: 8 percent of gross sales, $26 minimum. (You must be a member to sell on Saturday. Approved vendors can sell as nonmembers at the UC Davis and Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Markets.)


Market Hours :

  • Central Park:

Saturdays : 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round

Wednesdays : 4:30 p.m. to sunset, March 14 through Oct. 24, 2018, Picnic in the Park

Wednesdays :  2-6 p.m., Nov. 1 2017 through March 7, 2018, Winter Market

Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Fall & Spring Quarters)

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May through October)


Market Policy For Socio-Political/Community Groups:

The Davis Farmers Market allows nonprofit organizations and community information groups to have space at the Market in a designated area which is determined and assigned by the Market Manager. All interested parties requesting such a space should check with the Manager for proper placement before setting up.  It is recommended that you arrive by 7a.m. on Saturdays and by 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Groups are responsible for bringing their own chairs, table and signage. Your space will not exceed 10-by-10 feet.  Each group must sign and return the "Market Policy for Socio-Political/Community Groups Form" before or upon arrival.

Each group or individual is allowed to come as needed during the year. Only one form needs to be completed for unlimited visits. Please remember to update your group contact information as needed. All nonprofit groups must provide the Manager with satisfactory proof of the organization's nonprofit status, and of his or her position as a representative of the organization. Resale of items, approved in advance by the Market Manager, related to or in support of participating organizations for fund raising purposes is permitted.

Rules that groups or individuals must follow while present at the Davis Farmers Market are as follows:

  • Individuals or groups may not interfere with Market operations by aggressively soliciting signatures, donations or attention. Such activities may not block sidewalks or access to assigned seller stall spaces.
  • All individuals or groups must stay behind their tables or displays. At no time may representatives walk through the Market handing out information.
  • Individuals or groups must accept the spaces assigned to them by the Market Manager.
  • Each organization or individual must prominently display its name, bring its own tables and chairs and must comply with all applicable Market rules.
  • 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 may be prohibited by the Market Manager.
  • If you represent an Animal Rescue Group, we no longer allow animal rescue groups at our market.

The Board of Directors has authorized the Market Manager to enforce the above rules. Violation could mean expulsion from the Market. The Market cannot endorse the opinions or positions of any group or individual.

After Jan. 1, 2015, any group interested in tabling at the market must re-submit a form, even if the contact information has not changed.

If you have further questions, please email us at dfma@dcn.org

 

Community Groups Fundraising Policy:

1.  All Community Groups are required to renew their Community Groups Registration Forms each calendar year and pay the $20 registration fees before being able to request a space at the Market this year.

2.  There are some Market policy clarifications in the items that will be approved for sale by all Groups. This clarification in policy requires all community groups to resubmit the items they wish to sell for fundraising purposes for approval.

The Market will approve the sale of items for fundraising purposes by Community Groups meetING the criteria of the original intent of the Davis Farmers Market Rules and Regulations. These Market Rules and Regulations were created to allow Community Groups to sell items to fundraise for their organizations. This return to the original intent will be congruent with the authorizing Ordinance; Chapter 14 of the Davis Municipal Code; Farmers Markets, that governs the Davis Farmers Market which states:

"Nonprofit organizations, including the Market Association, may engage in the resale of items related to or in support of their organizational purposes".

In plain English, this means that from now on, only those items that are organizationally sanctioned and/or represent the organization will be approved for sale.  Examples of items that will be allowed to be sold include Sierra Club Calendars, Girl Scout Cookies, SPCA logo water bottles and T-shirts, packaged farmers cooperative coffee with the cooperative logo on it, Raptor Center branded products, to name a few. Service clubs will still be able to sell raffle tickets and tickets to their events, and activities, such as Rotary Turkey barbecue, Pence Gallery Garden Tour and Tour de Cluck tickets, etc.

Things that used to be sold, but will no longer be approved include jewelry, toys, books and unrelated items. These are just a few items that do not represent the nonprofit organization in branding or name. If these items are made by the nonprofit organization and are branded, they may be considered.

The Market will make the determination whether an item will be approved to be sold for organizational fundraising purposes.

3. In addition, individuals representing organizations may be required to provide proof that the fundraising proceeds are being given directly to the that organization.

4.  This information is available at the Market for your reference.