General Information


2023 Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market

Asbury Park's beloved farmers & makers market is a weekly destination for thousands of locals and tourists.

Back for our 11th year, we're moving to our new (and bigger) location in Library Square Park.

Shop from more vendors, picnic for the day and enjoy even more specialty markets and activities all season long.

Stats

  • view_list 30 Market Dates
  • event Dates: May 7 - Nov 26
  • timer Time: 10AM - 3PM (unless otherwise noted)
  • view_list Types of Vendors: Farmers, Food Purveyors, Makers, Vintage & Collectibles
  • view_list Up to 80 Vendors

Location

Grand Ave. & Asbury Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Daily Drop-In Rates

$125/day

  • check_circles Our Most Flexible Booking Option
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$125 MAY/SEPT/OCT
$135 JUN/JUL/AUG
$100 NOV
Monthly Rates

$115/day

  • check_circles Lower Cost Per Day
  • remove_circles Limited Availability Based on Demand
approval SEASON OVER
$380 Per Month/$95 Per Market (4 Week - NOV)
$460 Per Month/$115 Per Market ( 4 Week -  MAY/JUN/AUG/SEPT)
$575 Per Month/$115 Per Market  ( 5 Week - JUL/OCT)
Seasonal Rates

$86/day

  • check_circles Lowest Cost Per Day
  • check_circles Priority Location Placement
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PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE FOR OUR 30 WEEK SEASON

PAY IN FULL (ACH): $2580

PAY IN FULL (CREDIT CARD): $2662

PAYMENT PLAN
5 TOTAL PAYMENTS
DEPOSIT: $516
$516 (APR) / $516 (MAY) / $516 (JUN) / $516 (JUL)

EXTENDED PAYMENT PLAN
7 TOTAL PAYMENTS
DEPOSIT: $399
MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEPT, OCT
$399/MONTH

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR REGULAR SEASON DOES NOT INCLUDE OUR HOLIDAY MARKETS
Daily Drop-In Rates

$125/day

  • check_circles Our Most Flexible Booking Option
  • remove_circles Limited Availability Based on Demand
approval SEASON OVER
$125 MAY/SEPT/OCT
$135 JUN/JUL/AUG
$100 NOV
Monthly Rates

$79/day

  • check_circles Lower Cost Per Day
  • remove_circles Limited Availability Based on Demand
approval SEASON OVER
$300 Per Month/$75 Per Market (4 Week - NOV)
$316 Per Month/$79 Per Market ( 4 Week - MAY/JUN/AUG/SEPT)
$395 Per Month/$79 Per Market ( 5 Week - JUL/OCT)
Seasonal Rates

$65/day

  • check_circles Lowest Cost Per Day
  • check_circles Priority Location Placement
  • remove_circles Least Flexible Booking Option
approval SEASON OVER
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE FOR OUR 30 WEEK SEASON

PAY IN FULL (ACH): $1950

PAY IN FULL (CREDIT CARD): $2012

PAYMENT PLAN
5 TOTAL PAYMENTS
DEPOSIT: $390
$390 (APR) / $390 (MAY) / $390 (JUN) / $390 (JUL)

EXTENDED PAYMENT PLAN
7 TOTAL PAYMENTS
DEPOSIT: $305
MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEPT, OCT
$305/MONTH

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR REGULAR SEASON DOES NOT INCLUDE OUR HOLIDAY MARKETS
Daily Drop-In Rates

$125/day

  • check_circles Our Most Flexible Booking Option
  • remove_circles Limited Availability Based on Demand
approval SEASON OVER
$125 MAY/SEPT/OCT
$135 JUN/JUL/AUG
$100 NOV
Seasonal Rates

$35/day

  • check_circles Lowest Cost Per Day
  • check_circles Priority Location Placement
  • remove_circles Least Flexible Booking Option
approval SEASON OVER
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE FOR OUR 30 WEEK SEASON

PAY IN FULL (ACH): $1050

PAY IN FULL (CREDIT CARD): $1084

PAYMENT PLAN
5 TOTAL PAYMENTS
DEPOSIT: $210
$210 (APR) / $210 (MAY) / $210 (JUN) / $210 (JUL)
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR REGULAR SEASON DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY HOLIDAY MARKETS

Market Dates

Date Time Specialties Apply
May 7, 2023 10AM - 3PM support family_restroom
May 14, 2023 10AM - 3PM local_dining
May 21, 2023 10AM - 3PM album
May 28, 2023 10AM - 3PM
Jun 4, 2023 10AM - 3PM family_restroom
Jun 11, 2023 10AM - 3PM local_dining
Jun 18, 2023 10AM - 3PM album
Jun 25, 2023 10AM - 3PM
Jul 2, 2023 10AM - 3PM family_restroom
Jul 9, 2023 10AM - 3PM local_dining
Jul 16, 2023 10AM - 3PM album
Jul 23, 2023 10AM - 3PM self_improvement
Jul 30, 2023 10AM - 3PM
Aug 6, 2023 10AM - 3PM family_restroom
Aug 13, 2023 10AM - 3PM volunteer_activism
Aug 20, 2023 10AM - 3PM album
Aug 27, 2023 10AM - 3PM
Sep 3, 2023 10AM - 3PM family_restroom
Sep 10, 2023 10AM - 3PM local_dining
Sep 17, 2023 10AM - 3PM album
Sep 24, 2023 10AM - 3PM
Oct 1, 2023 10AM - 3PM family_restroom
Oct 8, 2023 10AM - 3PM local_dining
Oct 15, 2023 10AM - 3PM album
Oct 22, 2023 10AM - 3PM
Oct 29, 2023 10AM - 3PM pets
Nov 5, 2023 10AM - 3PM family_restroom
Nov 12, 2023 10AM - 3PM local_dining
Nov 19, 2023 10AM - 3PM album
Nov 26, 2023 10AM - 3PM

What Are Specialty Markets?

On specific dates we will host a special event that includes both our regular vendors and additional specialty vendors. This creates a unique, expanded marketplace for that day, offering an even wider range of products and experiences for our visitors.

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Pet Rescue, Pawrade, & Costume Contest

Let your pet's personality shine at our Pet Rescue, Pawrade, & Costume Contest.

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Pet Rescue & Adoption Day

Join us for a day dedicated to helping our furry friends find their forever homes!

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FRESH vibes

Feel good inside and out at this speciality event highlighting products and services that nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

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FRESH flavors (Vegan Edition)

A plant-based edition of FRESH flavors, our monthly pop-up within a pop-up featuring plant-based cuisine from local food purveyors.

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FRESH flavors

Our monthly pop-up within a pop-up featuring cuisine from local food purveyors.

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asbury REFRESH

Our Vintage, Oddities, & Collectibles Market

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Asbury Family Picnic & Kids Day

Bring the family and a blanket and come spend the day in the park. We'll have special activities for the kids.

Testimonials

Vendors Love Working With FRESH markets.
Here's What They Have to Say!


Marisa C

Stix and stones apparel
"FRESH Markets are always run smooth and efficient. I’ve made tons of friends here. It’s not work if you’re having fun!"

Frank G

Frank’s Market & Refillery
"I love working with Asbury Fresh. There are so many great markets to participate in and the descriptions and instructions are always very clear. And the staff is always friendly and a pleasure to work with!"

Audrey P

Spicegrove
"FRESH markets team provides a space which is truly community based! They curate some of the best makers for their events which are always organized and professionally managed. I must have referred over a dozen other vendors to them and I look forward to continue being a part of the community! "

Photos

See what goes down at our markets. From stacks of FRESH food & provisions to cool handmade stuff, it's all here.

2023 Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market Image
2023 Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market Image
2023 Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market Image
2023 Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market Image
2023 Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market Image

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Frequently Asked Questions


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How do I register as a vendor?

To become a vendor, the first step is to submit an application. Once we review it, we will follow up on whether your product or service is a good fit for our market.

We typically receive anywhere from a few dozen to 100+ applications per week that we personally review so please be patient if we do not respond immediately.
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Why do we charge an application fee?

We understand that the application process can be a bit overwhelming, especially since we receive so many submissions each year.

In fact, last year we received over 2500 applications.

We take the time to review each and every one individually, sometimes multiple times, to ensure that we're able to provide a high-quality experience for our attendees.

While we love being able to support so many amazing businesses and creators, it can be tough for our small team to keep up with the volume of applications we receive.

That's why we've introduced a nominal application fee - it helps us dedicate additional resources to the review process and also helps deter individuals who may not be serious about participating or who submit multiple applications.
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Which payment methods do you take?

We handle all of our payments online via credit card. We do not take checks or cash.

In addition to credit card payments, we also offer financing options for our seasonal plans through ACH payments.

This means that instead of paying for your seasonal plan upfront, you can make automatic payments over time using your bank account.

We hope this helps, and we look forward to working with you!
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I'm selling food, do I need to do anything special?

Yes, while it varies by municipality, you will need to obtain a permit ahead of time. We have prepared documents for Bell Works (Holmdel) and Asbury Park to help streamline the process. Should you have any any additional questions please feel free to contact us.
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What are your vendor guidelines?

Our vendor guidelines are a general set of expectations and rules for all vendors to follow. They are available here.

We strongly encourage (i.e. require) anyone looking to sell with us to review them in detail.
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I need to cancel my booking or change my date?

A considerable amount of work goes into curating and booking each market date and we turn away many vendor types to create a healthy balance of sellers at our events. For this reason, we maintain a very strict cancellation policy.

We encourage (i.e. require) all vendors to review it prior to selling with us and please be aware that we will enforce it.
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What does it mean if my application is pending or was rejected for lack of space?

There is limited amount of vendors we can take on each season, for each market, in each category of products.

For things like candles, soaps, and jewelry there are a lot of makers looking to sell and not a lot of space.

If your application is still pending we haven’t reviewed it yet. Once it is reviewed, we will notify you via email and text message whether is was approved or rejected.
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How do I know if I’m a good fit to vend?

Do you sell something of exceptional quality and would you consider yourself a 'producer' or 'maker'?

Do others consider you a 'nice person'?

If so, chances are that we'd love to work with you.
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What happens if it rains?

All of our markets (both indoor and outdoor) are held rain or shine. There will be no refunds or rescheduling permitted due to inclement weather and other unforeseen acts of nature.

You should be prepared for possible rain showers during market hours. We recommend having a backup plan to safeguard your products. 

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Are you dog/kid/reptile friendly?

Typically, yes, we are pet and kid friendly (maybe hold off on bringing your pet snake).

If you're unsure, it always helps to DM us on Facebook or Instagram and ask.
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The market I want to sell at is sold out - now what?

Our markets often sell out so we encourage you to apply early and book your space should you be approved.

Once a market is sold-out we maintain a waitlist in case of cancellations. We then carefully select from that list to fill in the missing categories. We usually have a few cancellations but not many so please keep this in mind.
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Do I need a tent? How big is my space? Should I bring a table?

Vendor space size and tent & table requirement will be sent to you prior to your market date.

If your setup requires additional space please contact [email protected] to discuss your options.

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Any other questions we can answer?

We are happy to help you. Our vendor guidelines and code of conduct are great places to start. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.