All Food Vendors must have the proper permits as deemed necessary and in accordance with Sussex County Department of Health and the Hopatcong Fire Department. All permits must be presented prior to vendor set-up. Once permission is granted by Sussex County Department of Health, vendor will email a copy of permission over to Farm to Art FUN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire extinguisher is required when a generator is in use.
All food vendors who prepare food on premise need to have a hand washing station.
Please download and read the following two PDFs: Farmers’ Market/Temporary Food Vendor Approval Process and Guidelines Minimum Food Safety Requirements for Product Sales Farm Markets and Community Farmers’ Markets
Where is the Hopatcong Marketplace located? The Hopatcong Marketplace is held in the lot next to 47 Hopatchung Rd., Hopatcong, NJ 07843. Vendors enter the lot from the DPW entrance on River Styx Rd.
What type of vendors are allow to signup for the Hopatcong Marketplace? All vendors are welcome - Farms, Food Vendors, Crafters, Artisans, Artists, Direct Sales Vendors, Local Businesses, Vintage Dealers, Secondhand Goods and Community Groups! Only 1 vendor from each direct sales company will be allowed each week. Vendors are required to first email us before filling out the registration form to check availability and to obtain a reservation number. This will ensure no overlap of direct sales vendors.
How much does it cost to be a vendor at the Hopatcong Marketplace? The pay as you go rate for one 10' x 10' space is $25 per date. The more dates booked at one time, the larger the discount! Get 40% OFF when you book 5 to 14 dates at one time: Discounted rate: $15.00/date for one 10'X10' space.* Get 50% OFF when you book 15 to 24 dates at one time: Discounted rate: $12.50/date for one 10'X10' space.* Get 62% OFF when you book 25 to 30 dates at one time: Discounted rate is $9.50/date for one 10'X10' space.* *Please inquire for special rates on 2 or more spaces per date. The final discounted cost for all 30 dates is $285. The full price is $750 (one 10'X10' space). The final discounted cost for just the 25 Saturday dates is $237.50. The full price is $625 (one 10'X10' space). The final discounted cost for just the 5 Sunday dates is $75.00. The full price is $125 (one 10'X10' space).
Once your pre-registration is approved, you will receive payment instructions - Check, Credit/Debit or Paypal are accepted. There is no charge for community groups.
Are there any requirements due to COVID-19? Please visit the following links for the CDC's current COVID-19 safety tips and suggestions. CLICK HERE for more information on CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines. CLICK HERE for NJ COVID-19 info. As of 6/2/21 Regarding Outdoor Gatherings: There is no capacity limit for outdoor gatherings. There is no capacity limit for outdoor performances at outdoor entertainment centers, including movie theaters, performing arts centers, and other concert venues. Large venues, including sports and entertainment venues, with a fixed seating capacity of 1,000 may hold events at full capacity. Social distancing between individuals or groups is not required. https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/how-can-people-safely-get-together-what-are-the-limits-for-indoor-and-outdoor-gatherings If vendors would like customers to sanitize before touching any merchandise, it is up to the vendor to provide the sanitizer and to ask the customer to sanitize.
What types of items are allowed and not allowed to be sold? New gift items, handmade items, vintage and secondhand goods are all welcome. Food is also allowed as long as the vendor has the required permits. However, it is discouraged for vendors to resale dollar store/grocery store items. For Example: paper goods (toilet paper, paper plates, ect.), laundry detergent, bleach, cleansers, hand soap, sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, baby formula, diapers, wipes, ect. If we hear any complaints about expired items being sold, a warning will be issued. If it continues the vendor will not be able to come back and no refund will be issued.
What are the set up times for both Saturday and Sunday Markets? Set-up time for Saturday Markets is 7:30am to 10:00am. Saturday Markets are open from 10am to 3pm. Set-up time for Sunday Markets is 9:30am to Noon. Sunday Markets are open from Noon to 4pm.
Where do vendors park? Vendors cars stay with them! Vendor will park their vehicle where instructed and set up there sales space next to their car.
Are vendor spaces assigned? Full season vendors, Saturday Only Vendors and Sunday only vendors will have assigned spaces for the full season. Vendors will also be assigned a setup time. Other vendors will be given a setup/arrival time window and will be placed in first come first served order.
Are tents, tables and chairs provided? No. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own tents, tables, chairs and all staging items. If vendor bring a tent, tent weights are required. We recommend a minimum of 10 lbs. per tent leg.
Can vendors pack up and leave whenever they like? No, there is no driving through the vendor space while the Marketplace is open. Vendors are asked to have their space open for the duration of the sale day. Any premature signs of vendor packing can make the remaining customers uneasy and tends to deter any last minute shopping. Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their area at the end of each day, and ensuring that all garbage/debris has been removed.
Are pets welcome at the Hopatcong Marketplace? YES! Pets are welcome at the market! However, they must be leashed and supervised at all times. Pet owners take complete and full responsibility for their pet's actions. Farm to Art FUN!, the Borough of Hopatcong and its principles, agents, officers and employees take no responsibility.