Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that we receive from Vendors:Q: What does GFM stand for?
A: Acronym for Gilbert Farmers Market.
Q: Is the GFM a Producer Only Market?
A: Yes, since the markets inception, the GFM has been a ‘Producer Only Market’.
Q: What type of products are allowed at the GFM?
A: The GFM is oriented towards local produce and local prepared foods with some exceptions towards things that ether cannot be produced here in Arizona or is not available through local companies. These exceptions are limited and usually apply to; tea, coffee and salt.
Q: What is the cost for a Booth at the GFM?
A: At the GFM we have several different types of booths which range from $30 to $45 a weekend. Growers get a 50% discount and are usually placed under a shaded cover. Charities and not for profit are free. The GFM does not charge a 10% fee at this time.
Q: What size Booths are Available at the GFM?
A: Most booths are a 10×10 for tent but we also have covered booths which range from 8′ to 15′. Specialty size booths for Growers/Farmers and specialty booths for food trucks can be requested.
Q: What type of licenses are required to participate at the GFM?
A: It all depends on what you sell but the main licenses are a Town of Gilbert Transient Business License, Maricopa Health Department Permits (if selling or sampling food), Liability Insurance (if selling food) and signed Indemnity and Rules and Regulations. *It is not recommended to get Town of Gilbert Permits unless you have been accepted to the Gilbert Farmers Market.
Q: Does the GFM give exclusivity to Vendors?
A: Vendor Exclusivity has been dropped at the Gilbert Farmers Market to expand the market to offer more choices for our customers.
Q: Is there power at the GFM?
A; No, at this time there is no power available at the GFM and special arrangements need to be made for vendors who require power. Power for entertainment, such as music is provided by the GFM Staff.
Q: Is there water at the GFM?
A: Yes, at the Restroom is a water fountain and sink.
Q: Are Bathroom Facilities available at the GFM?
A: Yes, the GFM has 5 Bathrooms including one handicap accessible room.
Q: Are Tents and Tables provided?
A: No, unless special arrangements have been made with the GFM Staff, tent(s) and table(s) are each vendors responsibility.
Q: Are there covered Booths Available?
A: Yes, upon request and depending on availability.
Q: Is there vehicle access to the booth?
A: Yes, before and after the market. Depending on which booth location in the market, full time vehicle access is available.
Q: Where do Vendors park?
A: Within 100 feet of the actual market, in the back row of the parking area.
Q: Can I choose my location in the market?
A: No, new vendors are placed in available locations. Requests can be made however no vendor can be moved unless special arrangements have been made or a booth location has opened up.
Q: Is the GFM year round?
A: Yes, The GFM is a year round market.
Q: What are the operating hours of the GFM?
A: Winter hours usually are; April through October from 7AM to 11PM.
Summer hours usually are; November through March from 8AM to 12PM.
Q: Is the GFM come rain or shine?
A: Yes, the GFM operates 52 weeks out of the year with the exception on Christmas and New Years Weekends in some cases.
Q: How many Vendors usually participate at the GFM?
A: Our average number of Vendors at the GFM is 40 during the Summer time and 60 during the Winter time.
Q: How many customers usually visit the GFM on a weekly basis?
A: Our average number of Customers at the GFM is 1,000+ a weekend during the Summer time and 2,000+ during the Winter time.
For other general questions, please email: Jessa@gilbertmarket.com