Events can be very nerve-wracking, and the last thing we want is to forget something crucial. Here’s a pop-up and farmer’s market checklist of items to bring and what to be prepared for..

Your Setup Checklist

  • Chair
  • Tables
  • Tablecloths
  • Tent
  • Signage to attach to tent
  • Sandbags to hold down tent
  • Price list
  • Product stands
  • Decor

A Checklist For customers

  • Payment reader
  • Shopping bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Business cards
  • Additional flyers/etc.

A Miscellaneous Checklist

  • Portable phone charger
  • Cash

And most importantly… your products!

Tips for vendors

If you have lightweight products, consider the possibility of wind affecting your setup. You’ll want to make sure you have something to weigh down items that could blow away.

Majority of farmer’s markets and pop-ups happen outside during summer. Are your products resistant to heat? If not, ensure that your tent provides shade over your products during the whole event. Setting up your tables in the middle of your space, rather than the edges can help with this.

You’ll need to be prepared with multiple payments options. Have Venmo available, cash, and a card reader is recommended.

If you are using Venmo, display a printout of your QR code for people to scan and easily find you. This ensures that they are transferring money to the correct person. We recommend putting this in a plastic holder. This ensures the display will be easily found and durable against wind and heat.

Bring snacks, and preferably have an extra person who can watch your table for 15 minutes. That way you can shop the market, use the restroom, meet your neighbors, and refuel with a decent meal.

Have anything else to add to our pop-up and farmer’s market checklist? Leave a comment below!

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