Farmers Market FAQs

Find answers to our most frequently-asked questions.
If you are a vendor, please proceed to our vendor page

FAQs

Where and when is the Ventnor City Farmers’ Market?
The Market address is 6415 Atlantic Avenue. It’s at the corner of Newport and Atlantic Avenues in Ventnor City, NJ on the grounds of Holy Trinity Parish, across the street from the Ventnor Library & Cultural Arts Center. The Market will be open every Friday beginning May 26, 2017  through September 1, 2017.  Market hours will be 8:30 a.m. to noon.


How can I get to the Market?
The Market is conveniently located right on Atlantic Avenue, one block from the Boardwalk, and one block from Ventnor Avenue, which are all main thorofares in Ventnor. You can easily access the Market by driving, biking, or walking.

Public transportation is also available.
NJ Transit’s 505 bus operates in Ventnor and connects to the Atlantic City Bus Terminal. The bus stop is at Newport and Ventnor Avenue, just one block from the Market. Please check NJ Transits website for updated bus schedule. http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0505.pdf

The bus stop is conveniently located near the market. If you are traveling south on Ventnor avenue (coming from Atlantic City), the bus stop is on the corner of Newport and Ventnor Avenue (in front of Agnes Cafe). If you are heading north on Ventnor Avenue (towards Atlantic City) the bus stop is located on the corner of Newport and Ventnor Avenue (in front of Bloom Liquors). Proceed east, toward the beach, from either bus stop. The market is at the end of the block on the left.


Where can I park?
There is free parking at the Market next to Holy Trinity Parish (parking entrance is on Newport.) There is also street parking.

 

What products can I find at the Market?
The list of products is changing and growing everyday, but our goal is to provide locally and regionally grown fruits & vegetables, plants, flowers & herbs, dairy products, meat products, bakery goods, honey, coffee, and a variety of prepared specialty foods.

 

Are all of the vendors and farmers organic?
No. Although the Market will definitely have organic farmers and vendors, be sure to ask them how they grow or produce their products.


Will the Market be open if it rains?
The Market Managers will make every effort to keep the Market open on rainy days. In the event of weather situations that make it unsafe for vendors and shoppers, the Market Managers will make the decision to close.


Can I bring my pet to the Market?
Four-legged friends are welcome to stroll the market with you. We ask that you adhere to the following pet policy:

  • Dogs must be kept on a short, non-expandable leash. No exceptions.
  • Keep your dog under control and by your side at all times.
  • Keep dogs away from produce, plants and other food products. This means head and tail ends!
  • Your dog must be sociable to people and other dogs to earn the right to shop at the market.
  • Not everyone is a dog lover: Be considerate.
  • Come prepared to clean up after your dog!


Are Volunteers needed?
YES!!
Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks.

  • Setup: Help set up canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, and signs from 7:00 to 8:30 AM. This position can include heavy lifting.
  • Greeters move throughout the market answering questions and directing customers to their favorite vendors. Greeters give market-vendors bathroom breaks, take pictures, and perform the hourly customer count. This volunteer role involves more interaction with customers and vendors than any other.
  • Information Booth: Info Booth volunteers staff the Ventnor City Farmers’ Market booth. Duties include answering customer questions, selling market merchandise, and filling in for the customer count when needed.
  • Breakdown: Help take down canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, and signs from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. This position can include heavy lifting.

INTERESTED?
Go to the “Contact” page and select “Volunteer” from the drop-down menu.
Or email Market Managers, Penni, Andy, and Maria:  ventnorcityfarmersmarket@gmail.com


Who is organizing and sponsoring the Ventnor City Farmers’ Market?
The Market Managers are Maria Gatta, Penni Starer and Andy Starer. The Farmers’ Market falls under the auspices of “Amazing Ventnor,”  a volunteer committee founded to provide and support amazing happenings for the community in Ventnor.

 

How is the Market supported?
Currently, the Market is supported by vendor fees only. It runs on a very small budget, which covers expenses such as promotions, signage, and marketing. Operating under the  financial umbrella  of “Amazing Ventnor,” the Market is part of a registered  501(c)(3) organization; and therefore any donations are tax-deductible.

 

Who should I contact with questions about the Farmers’ Market?
Our Market Managers are happy to field your questions. Please contact Penni, Andy, and Maria at ventnorcityfarmersmarket@gmail.com


Is there a list of vendors?
Check our Web site closer to opening day for a list of vendors.


How can I become a vendor at the Ventnor City Farmers’ Market?
Vendor applications can be downloaded from this web site on the Vendors page.
Applications can also be requested via email:ventnorcityfarmersmarket@gmail.com


Can I begin shopping  before the Market opens at 8:30 am?

Please refrain from shopping prior to the official 8:30 opening. Our vendors need time to unload and set up their booths. Their vehicles maybe in the shopping area at that time and we need to consider safety first and foremost.


Do the vendors accept credit cards?
Some merchants do accept credit cards. If technology issues arise, vendors might be unable to process credit cards, therefore, we encourage patrons to pay with cash.
Please note: the closest ATM is located at the corner of Portland and Ventnor Avenues at Ocean City Home Bank.


Are there restrooms at the Market?
Restrooms are located at the Ventnor Library & Cultural Center, just across from the market (outside on the beach side and off the indoor corridor.) Additional bathrooms are located on the first floor of Ventnor City Hall, two blocks north of the market on Atlantic Avenue.


Do I need to provide my own shopping bags?
In an effort to support a “green” environment, we encourage patrons to bring their reusable bags. Plastic bags are being discouraged at the market.