UPTOWN WESTERVILLE FARMERS' MARKET
Taking Part - Vendor Rules and Standards
Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~ Vince Lombardi
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. - Maya Angelou
Really, really look in the mirror long and hard before you commit to this market (or any market for that matter). This is a six month commitment. If your business is at a level that participating in this market is a stand-by option.... First of all, congratulations. Second, don't waste our time or the time of our customers. If you commit to attend this market, we expect you to tag-in, participate, and maintain regular attendance.
By participating in this market, Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market vendors agree that they understand and will abide by market rules, regulations, and standards.
Home-grown. Home-made. All Ohio.
For the vendor, and for market management, market rules and standards provide structure and a safe environment, where no one is guessing - the playing field is level. Market management can focus on creating a great experience for customers and vendors, and vendors can focus on building customer relationships and making money.
There is great benefit and contagious influence to mutual respect and cooperation.
If you've ever read the Market Wednesday rules, you know Rule No. 1: Life is short, whiners will be dealt with swiftly and severely. So, yes, if you open for business at this market, we expect a specific level of citizenship and professionalism; to do otherwise, wastes everyone's time and effort.
At this market, we like to lighten up, have fun, and get down to what really matters. Vendors check their egos and put their baggage in storage - there is no benefit in suffering fools and there is no patience, time, or energy, here, for the distraction of anyone's trifling ways.
Market Wednesday presents a hard-earned collection of flavors, products, and vendors that complement, blend, and balance. Each year our market becomes a community – our vendors and our customers have a sense of belonging and ownership in our market, and that fuels its success.
With gratitude, we recognize the authentic enthusiasm and investment in this market from our vendors. From the beginning of set up to clean-up at the end of the day, we all work together - vendors help each other set up and load-out. And, our vendors' dedication to quality, willingness to reach out to others, and conscientious customer care helps make the Market Wednesday experience exceptional.