The Venice Farmers’ Market FAQs

 

Where is the market located?

The Venice Farmers Market (VFM) is located in front of Venice City Hall on West Venice Ave., North and South at 401 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285.

Are dogs allowed at the market?

Well-mannered dogs on leashes that are less than six feet are welcome at the market. The market team will provide water bowls located throughout the market. As a safety measure, the market team’s policy is that dogs must remain leashed at all times.

Are restrooms available?

There are public restrooms located at the tennis courts.within a 1-3 minute walk from the market footprint. The walkway between the courts lead to the restrooms.

Is there WiFi available?

Public WiFi is not available at the market.

What are the hours of the market?

Summer hours | Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm/noon April through September
Winter hours | Saturdays 8:00 am – 1:00 pm October through March

Where do I park?

Public street parking is available surrounding the market and general parking is located at the Venice City Hall. Please adhere to parking hours/meters per city guidelines.

Do all vendors take credit/debit cards/apple pay?

Not all vendors accept cards and there are no ATMs available within the market footprint. Some vendors at the market such as produce and ‘Pickles & Olives’ only accept cash.

How do I apply to be a vendor at the market?

Apply with our online application located on our website home page, under the VENDOR tab called BECOME A VENDOR. https://thevenicefarmersmarket.org/site/vendors/online-application/

How long until I hear back on my application?

Applications will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. Please expect that the total onboarding time will be a minimum of one to two weeks before you will start at the market. For general questions, please email info@thevenicefarmersmarket.org.

What is the required Business Tax Receipt?

This is a receipt from the City of Venice stating you have paid for the annual $50 fee to be a vendor at the market. This must be completed before you can attend your first market. This is handled directly with the City of Venice at City Hall and is updated annually with the City of Venice. For application, visit:
https://www.venicegov.com/government/planning-and-zoning/business-tax-copy

All necessary forms and applications can be obtained by contacting 941-882-7444 or via email lolson@venicefl.gov or lnemetz@venicefl.gov.

I am a nonprofit, am I able to have a booth?

Yes, nonprofits apply using the vendor application and select nonprofit. Non-profit booths are complimentary. All participants must provide their own set up (tent, table, chairs, tent weights, etc.). The Venice Farmers Market will allow up to two nonprofits per market on, but cannot be on a repeating basis.

I am a commercial business/for profit, am I able to have a booth?

Yes, this is a commercial booth and you can apply using the vendor application and select the commercial booth option. Commercial booths are $200 per Saturday. All participants must provide their own set up (tent, table, chairs, tent weights, etc.). The Venice Farmers Market will allow up to three commercial booths per market.