Rules & Guidelines

Where is it located?

For the 2023 season, the market will be behind the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center off 4th street.

When does it start?

Memorial weekend through the first or second weekend in October, Every Saturday from 8AM – 12PM.  Across 20 Saturdays (on 19 Saturdays). Exact dates can be found in the vendor packet.

What is the cost?

Fees may change yearly. Check the vendor packet for current fees.

Booth rental is for a 10’ X 10’ space.  It does not include tables, canopy, or chairs. Member vendors will receive an assigned space.  Vendors participating late in the season may buy the remaining Saturdays to reserve a spot if that is less than the Season cost. Checks should be made payable to GDJBA and mailed to: PO Box 307, Jasper, IN  47547-0307

Does this include Strassenfest?

This is still unknown for 2024.

Can children participate?

Children can participate on any weekend.  However, on the first Saturday of each month, the Jasper Farmers’ Market will host a Youth Market for children 12 years of age and younger that is free of charge.

Children must be the ones running the booth (with a parent’s help if needed). Items sold must conform to market rules. We ask that parents stay with their children if they are younger.

Fund raiser booths are available to local youth/student groups that do not meet vendor requirements but would like a one-time booth to host a fund raiser through the sale of non-retail items or group endorsed goods (e.g., Girl Scout Cookies). 

Where do I park?

For a visual of parking, reference the map in the vendor packet.

When do I setup?

Set up officially starts at 7AM.  Vendors are responsible for set up, clean up, and close up.  They must provide their own tables, chairs, tents, signage, etc.  In the event you do not know where to set up, locate one of the directors for help.  Members arriving after 7:15 am may find their space is not vacant.

Members that have missed three Saturdays or more without making arrangements with a director will have their spot assigned to another vendor. Weekly participation is not mandatory, but we want to fill assigned spots with members that are active.

Finally, ALL CANOPIES ARE REQUIRED TO BE WEIGHED DOWN. You can tie water jugs or buy weights designed for canopies, but with the market being in a parking lot it is imperative that canopies not fly away with a gust of wind.

Can I leave early?

We encourage all vendors to stay until closing time at noon. However, we understand that busy schedules may require your presence elsewhere. When that happens, we ask vendors to participate for as long as possible. Member vendors, those that have paid for the whole season, are expected to participate every Saturday or message us on Saturdays they are unable due to other obligations. We have a very full market and knowing of any open-spots ahead of time is very helpful.

What should my food labels look like?

If you are a home-based food vendor, your labels must include your name, address, and phone number. It must also include ingredients, date prepared, and the note, “This product is home produced and processed, and the production area has not been inspected by the state.”

If you are not a home-based food vendor, follow the labeling requirements as outlined by state and federal law

Market Bucks

Market bucks were created in 2017 with a grant from the Dubois County Community Foundation in an effort to fight food insecurity by introducing Fresh Bucks for certain food purchases for Dubois County residents that participate in WIC. Gift bucks are also available and can be used towards any purchase with vendors willing to accept them as payment.

Farmers Market Nutrition Programs

Select vendors accept vouchers from the FMNC, a WIC program that also helps reduce food insecurity as well as encourage better food choices.

Regarding the Cultural Center

The Cultural Center has asked that we communicate a few things to participants and friends.

  • Handicapped parking spots nearest the Cultural Center as well as the schoolhouse cannot be blocked.
  • Do not block the driving lane for library drop off.
  • Children 8 years old and under are required to have parental supervision in the Cultural Center.
  • The Cultural Center does not operate with a full staff on weekends. Please keep that in mind before allowing any children to visit without a parent.

Any other rules?

Be a good neighbor: no loud music or noise, no unruly behavior. 

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!  The market master will be there to answer questions.