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How do I become a vendor at the Janesville Farmers Market?The Janesville Farmers Market is an all local market. This means that vendors must be from Wisconsin, preferably Southern Wisconsin and Rock County. All farm products sold at the market must be grown here in Wisconsin. All crafts must be produced by the vendors here in Wisconsin, preferably from local materials whenever possible. Prepared food sold at the market must be from a local, small business that makes the food here in Wisconsin, preferably utilizing local ingredients whenever possible. Please submit your completed application, vendor agreement and copies of insurance, sellers permits, etc. (see the Vendor Regulatory Checklist) to Janesville Farmers Market Inc, PO Box 8252, Janesville, WI 53547-8252 or email Stephanie at email@example.com.
May I reserve a market stall to promote my club or organization?Janesville Farmers Market, Inc. believes non-profit organizations and clubs make a positive contribution to the market, and therefore reserves up to two stalls each market day on a first come, first served, basis. Non-profits may reserve a stall up to twice per season. Please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a non-profit application.
How do I become a performer at the market?
May I bring my dog to the market?Janesville Farmers Market does not allow dogs. Service dogs are exempt from this rule.
The original policy prohibiting pet dogs was enacted in response to multiple instances of dog versus dog aggression which threatened the safety of vendors and patrons. And then, in response to requests from some members of the public, the Board of Directors enacted a dog policy in 2011 that allowed dogs as long as they were either carried or muzzled. This policy was difficult to enforce and angered many customers. In addition, the market had numerous dog related incidents in the 2013 season. Beginning in 2014, dogs are no longer allowed at the market. The no dog policy is intended to protect both people and dogs as our market continues to grow and become more crowded. Please feel free to contact the Board of Directors at email@example.com or the manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I use my EBT/ Quest Card at the Janesville Farmers Market?Bring your card to the JFM/Echo Booth (near Firemans Park) between 8 am and noon on Saturdays. There you may swipe your card and receive dollar tokens that may be used to purchase grocery items from participating market vendors.
Tokens may only be used for grocery items that you purchase and take home. They may not be used for ready-to-eat or hot food, including single cookies and pastries designed for onsite consumption. No monetary change will be given for tokens. Tokens stamped with the Janesville Farmers Market logo are only good at the Janesville Farmers Market. These tokens do not expire.
How do I become a Sponsor of the Janesville Farmers Market?
As a not-for-profit entity, the Janesville Farmers Market does not operate on a large budget, and as a result, many opportunities to enhance and even expand the market are a challenge. We need the support of the greater community to continue to offer the experience and products the market provides. Please consider a donation to the Janesville Farmers Market.