2023 RFM Community Org. Guidelines & Policies

Rockport Farmers Market: 
2023 Guidelines for Community Organizations and Non-Profits

Each week, Rockport Exchange offers booth space for up to 2 non-profits weekly at no charge –  contingent on space availability. Non-profits may select up to three market dates per market season.  

The 2023 Rockport Farmers Market will be held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (note additional hour)  in Harvey Park at the intersection of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant Street. The market season will run from June 17 through October 14, 2023.  

The Rockport Farmers Market takes place rain or shine.

We are happy to welcome our community-minded partners, but ask that participants read, understand, and follow the guidelines as outlined, below.  We encourage non-profits that educate and encourage community based engagement.  

Partisan and candidate focused politics are not allowed.

Organizations must meet the following criteria to participate:

  1. Be a member of the Cape Ann community
  2. Be active in building community within whatever capacity the organization operates

Community Organizations must abide by the following:

  1. Offer an interactive and/or educational activity
  2. Be  set up before the start of the market (set up is between 8 and 9) 
  3. Staffing during market hours: from 9 am to 1 pm
  4. Fundraising:  Although we do not prohibit fundraising, we do ask that no food items be sold.

Community Organizations must provide:

  1. 10 x 10’ tent or canopy with weights
  2. Chairs and tablecloth, if needed/desired
  3. At least one representative to staff the table for the duration of the market: 9 am to 1 pm
  4. Information about the community organization


Community Organizers may arrive any time after 8 a.m. and must be fully set up by 9 a.m.  You will be assigned a 10 x 10’ space (unless other arrangements are made) by the Market Coordinator.


  1. There will be 2 spots at the end of Broadway and 2 spots on High St. for loading and unloading from 8-9 and 1-2.
  2. There are 4 spots on Mt. Pleasant Street abutting the park (that are for market shoppers) but can be used for off-loading before the market opens and maybe after market close..

For more information:
Email: rockportexchange01966@gmail.com 
Mailing address:  Rockport Exchange, PO Box 2294, Rockport, MA 01966

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