Shopper Frequently Asked Questions:
When is your next market? Our next market is October 7, 2017 from 9am to 3pm at Dutch Hollow Farms in Modesto.
How much is parking? Parking is free at Dutch Hollow Farms. There is a parking lot right in front of the entrance to the market.
What is the entrance fee? It is free to come shop.
What sort of items should I expect to see? Since we are passionate about supporting and highlighting local small businesses, there are all sorts of items for sale at our market. This market is specifically geared toward the holidays. Expect to see various types of holiday decor for all the upcoming holidays, along with gift items.
Vendor Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I apply to be a vendor? You can apply right here on our website. Vendor applications will be open from July 21st to August 11th. We will be taking a very limited number of people from each of our categories, as we are trying to avoid direct competetion among vendors.
How much does a booth cost? $75
Can I share a booth with another business? Yes, you can. You are responsible for finding another vendor to share with. You would only fill out one vendor application for the two of you.
Do you require a business license? We ask that you obey the law and check with the county for sure, but a 10 day peddlers permit is only $5. We do require proof of a food license and insurance for food vendors.
What size is my spot? All booths are the same size, 12′ by 12′. There is not space between vendor spots. Many vendor spots will be surrounded on three sides, either by other vendors, or by fencing along the property.
Do you supply a table? We do not supply anything except the location and everything that goes with that – permit for the location, port-a-pots, security, marketing, etc. You are responsible to provide your own tables and easy up.
Will there be shade at the market? No, but there is plenty of space for you to have an easy up at your spot. The average size easy up is 10′ by 10′ and the spots are 12′ by 12′.
Will there be restrooms at the market? There will be port-a-pots at the market for both vendors and shoppers to use.
What time is set up? Set up will begin at 6am the day of the market. We ask that everyone be set up and ready to go by 8:30am. This includes your vehicle being moved to the provided vendor parking, which will NOT be in the main parking lot this time and will be a bit of a walk.
Will there be internet? No, we will not be providing internet at the location. However, you should have access to the internet via the data roaming on your phone or ipad.
How do I accept payment from customers? It is up to you what forms of payment you accept. Many vendors accept credit cards via square, paypal, etc from their phones or ipads.
What is the best way to advertise my business for the market? If you fill out our social media form provided for you in the email accepting you as a vendor, we will advertise you on our blog and social media websites. We also suggest you post often on your social media platforms that you will be a vendor at Four Friends Market. Also, hashtag #fourfriendsholidayspecial and #fourfriendsmarket on any posts that contain product you will have at the market.
Will there be food at the market? We are working on getting a food truck to come out the day of the market. There should also be a few snack food type vendors (cookies, granola, coffee, etc). Also, there is a shopping center across the street from the market this year with plenty of food options.