Johnson County Farmers' Market is a Producer-Only Farmers Market
Located in an open air Community at Ralph Stout Park, Mountain City Tn.
Johnson County Farmers Market Season: Starts the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October. We operate from 9:00am until 12:00pm
Johnson County Farmers Market works to strengthen a sustainable local agriculture and food economy. We do this by promoting food education, engaging in community and economic development and promoting the availability of fresh, healthy local food and agriculture.re.
JCFM provides area producers with an opportunity to sell, and customers with an opportunity to buy (1) fresh, home-grown produce, (2) a variety of plants including (but not limited to) shrubs, ornamental grasses, annuals, perennials, vegetable transplants, etc., and (3) certain processed foods which meet Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) and, in some cases, Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines and regulations
JCFM is strictly a PRODUCER ONLY MARKET (No re-selling allowed) and will be open to Producer-Vendors from Johnson, Sullivan, Carter and Washington counties of Tennessee, Washington county Virginia, Ashe, Watauga, and Avery counties of North Carolina. Products must be raised in those areas.
Producer-Vendors are only allowed to sell produce and select other agricultural products that the Producer-Vendor personally and physically grew/ produced. The sale of any products not grown or produced by the vendor, the reselling of goods, or the sale of goods that have been obtained by trading or bartering is strictly prohibited and is grounds for dismissal from the market.
Craft and Non-agricultural Vendors products must be handcrafted by the vendor. Some examples of non-edible handmade items are: carvings, artwork, jewelry, soaps, lotions, wreaths, etc., and are allowed and defined in detail below.
*All items must be handmade or homegrown, with the exception of non-profits booths. We do not allow any type of resale or catalog items at the market.
Farmers, growers & producers
Artists & Crafters
Pet Food Products (These products are required by the state of TN to be processed in a Certified Kitchen and Certification displayed)
Food Vendors (prepared on-site) (Need to meet local and state requirements to sell)
Non-Profit Organizations (board approval needed to participate with JCFM)
Eblast & Rsvp’s
Vendors will be asked to RSVP via email to the market manager each week for the primary purpose of advertising what will be at the market that week. The sooner you can report your wares, the more publications we can advertise you in. The second purpose is organizing the market tents on Saturday. If a vendor says they will be at the market and does not show up without informing the manager by 7am Saturday morning, the vendor will be charged for that space. If this happens a second time the vendor will have to go before the board to return to the market.
Environment & Safety
2021 Health & Safety Protocols
For the health and safety of all, here are a couple of changes to the market for 2021. These rules are subject to change.
We appreciate your patience with the changes to protect all who participate with Johnson County Farmers Market.
In the event of inclement weather conditions, the Board may decide to change market times or cancel the market. Vendors will be informed via email.
JCFM aims to provide a fair and healthy market environment.
Neither JCFM nor anyone associated with supervision and/or management of the market operation will assume any liability resulting from accident, injury, or theft. Items which are lost, stolen, or damaged will not be the responsibility of the market or those associated with operation of the market. JCFM and its members are subject to all laws, rules, and regulations governing public property and use of Ralph Stout Park.
The following, among other things, must be adhered to:
•Under no circumstances will alcoholic beverages be permitted on the premises.
•Smoking or use of tobacco products is not allowed on the premises.
•Unattended children are prohibited from the market.
The market manager is responsible for enforcement of the rules and regulations. A vendor not in compliance will receive a written warning the first time. This will be reported to the board. A second offense will result in the vendor being asked to leave. The vendor may request to have the situation reviewed by the market Board of Directors. This will be done at the next appointed board meeting.
Disputes or complaints between vendors, should they arise, are expected to be resolved promptly and in a responsible and considerate manner. Hostile confrontations between vendors will not be tolerated and may result in one or all parties being banned from the JCFM.
Complaints or concerns about the market operations must be submitted in writing with optional suggestions to resolve the issue or concern. Submissions can be presented in person to a board member, or by email to the JCFM Board of Directors. All complaints will be given serious consideration as well as prompt attention and resolution will be discussed at the next appointed board meeting.
If persons,vendors or its members are interested in donating money for specific purposes to JCFM, they are required to submit in writing a detailed proposal to the JCFM Board of Directors by email or hand it directly to a board member. Proposals will be discussed at the next appointed board meeting.