The mission of the Oak Hill Farmer’s Market is to provide a venue where local farmers, gourmet food producers, and artists can sell their high-quality products directly to the customer.
The mission of the Oak Hill Farmer’s Market is to provide an unique venue where local farmers, gourmet food producers, and artists can sell their high-quality products directly to the customer. The Market encourages direct communication between consumers and producers, fosters social gathering and community building and promotes nutritious food choices.
The Market seeks to educate the consumer about the many benefits to the individual, the community, and the environment of buying locally produced food, and to enhance and enrich the community of Richfield. Consumers can connect with a wide array of locally grown and produced foods and goods in a setting that allows them to interact directly with the grower or producer, thereby re-connecting them directly to the source.
The Market also provides and encourages local entrepreneurial opportunities and brings energy and excitement to Richfield Township. Oak Hill is dedicated to creating a space that allows for community interaction and enjoyment, informal public education, and civic engagement.
Vendors are responsible for all licensing and permits required by law to sell or promote their products. Vendors must submit copies of all inspection forms, licenses and other necessary documentation with their applications. Products must be labeled, when required, in accordance with the Ohio Department of Agriculture guidelines. Products labeled organic must be certified by an accredited organization according to the rules of the National Organic Program. Advertising products as organic must be accompanied by written evidence of organic certification.
Oak Hill Farm Market aims to balance the needs of the Market with the needs of vendors without overloading the Market with any type of product.
Oak Hill is limited in the number of vendor spaces that it can occupy for each event. The precise number will be determined by the Market Manager. Each vendor will be allotted a 12’x20’ space which includes their vehicle parked next to their tent/display. 30’ of space between rows of vendors will be aisleways for customers.
Vendors who need more than one space may apply for a second space. Each single space will be allowed one tent. All spaces are assigned by the Market Manager and decisions are final.
Communication about spacing will be sent to registered vendors 1 week prior to the market.
Set up time is 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM. Vendors must arrive no later than ½ hour before the designated Market start time and be completely set up and ready to sell by the designated market start time. Latecomers may be denied admission or moved to a different location at the Manager’s discretion. Notifying the Manager of lateness will help to secure your space.
Vendors are expected to leave their tents up until the end of the Market time even if they have sold out of product. There are no exceptions to this rule without prior permission of the Market Manager. Vendors may put a sold out sign on their table and leave their booth but may not remove tent/table until the end of the Market.
Each vendor will provide the necessary tent, tables and signage for their space. Items being sold must be posted. A sign identifying the vendor farm/business must be visible. Spaces should be kept clean with no produce on the ground. All tents MUST be properly weighted with 25 pounds per tent pole.
At the end of the Market, spaces must be clean and completely free of debris. There is a dumpster located on the property for vendor use.