Thank you for your interest in the Oviedo Historical Society Farmers Market. The market is held the 1st Saturday of each month from 8 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the Historic Lawton House (200 W. Broadway, Oviedo) and is a “traditional style” market with produce, food, baked goods, honey, dairy, plants & orchids and related products. We are considered a medium-sized market and look for vendors who be a standing vendor each month.
The current Farmers Market demographics do include some what you may find at a typical farmers market and includes some artisans and professional artists and select creatives, but does the market does not allow for health care, insurance, general merchandise sales except for a one-time, once a year commercial vendors, when available.
As an all-volunteer run market, we are excited to celebrate our 9th year anniversary this year. We offer this once a month market to the community and discovered this is becoming an event where our residents love to come and visit their friends and neighbors.
The Historical Society conducted careful research to determine what style market would best suit the Oviedo region and a “traditional style” market was the obvious selection. The Lawton House site was the perfect setting for a Farmer’s Market primarily since it included a historic setting, children park and playground, ample parking and a major roadway connection. In fact, many of our vendors have commented their sales have never been as healthy as they encounter at the Historical Society Farmer’s Market.
For potential vendors, it is your responsibility to carefully and thoughtfully explore all license and code requirements that are applicable from local, state, or federal law. Typically, a minimum of a city business license is required and food/concession, and/or produce vendors normally have license requirements with the State of Florida. In addition, you are solely responsible for your own personal and/or business insurance and are not covered by the Historical Society or the employees, family or friends you utilize for the management of your booth.
Although, we receive a large volume of applications weekly for potential market vendors, there are a few needed types of vendors we are looking for. Each application is reviewed by the Farmer’s Market Committee. Due to the volume of applications, this can take some time. The overall market offering requires a diverse assortment of vendors and we strive not to over saturate any one style as well. We appreciate your patience.
Not for Profit (501 C3) organizations are permitted to participate one time per year and must not offer any product for sale that is in competition with our established vendors. You may set up a donation jar and pass our materials at your designated space. You must also complete the application and submit for review.
We encourage potential vendors to download the Oviedo Historical Farmer’s Market application from the Oviedo Historical Society web site at www.oviedohistoricalsociety.com and mail the application to our Post Office mail address at PO Box 620841, Oviedo, FL 32762-0841.
Please do not send any money with the application. Your application will be considered by the Farmer’s Market Event Committee. At the present time, we have established a “waiting list” since all of our vendor spaces have been filled and we have reached site capacity. If you are selected to join the Farmer’s Market, you will be placed on a trial attendance basis. We look forward to reviewing your application as a “potential” vendor at the Oviedo Historical Society Farmer’s Market.
Dawn Jensen, President Oviedo Historical Society
Manager, Oviedo Farmers Market