The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, which operates the Downtown Hazleton Farmers’ Market, is seeking vendor applications for the 2021 season.
The first market of the season will take place July 9. The market, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network-Hazleton, will run each Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. through Aug. 27.
Burger’s Farm will return as the primary produce vendor. The market will be held at the corner of Broad and Laurel Streets at the new CAN DO Community Park.
“Due to COVID-19 we didn’t host the market last year,” said Krista Schneider, executive director of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress. “Unfortunately some of our longtime vendors had to change their plans and their business operations. So we are really looking for all types of vendors. Artists and crafters are also welcome.”
The chamber operates the market with the support of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress.
Anyone interested in being a vendor will need to file a vendor application with the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. There is no cost to apply, but all vendors must obtain a farmer’s market business license from the City of Hazleton. The fee for this is $50.
All vendors must also carry insurance for general liability and property damage in an amount not less than $500,000. The policy shall name the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hazleton as added insureds. Vendor application and business license forms are available on the web at downtownhazleton.org/farmers-market.html.
Food vendors must also comply with local, state and federal health and food safety regulations that apply to their products. Vendors must also supply their own tents and tables.
For questions regarding the market, contact Schneider at 570-455-1509, ext. 109.