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Information for stallholders

Our stallholders are local sustainable eco-business and organisations that encourage sustainable living. The sustainability criteria include that all food products are vegan (honey being the exception) and that no single use items are permitted, that are not biodegradable; refills are encouraged. Traders and community stallholders need £5m of public liability insurance cover, a completed risk assessment. Stallholders also need to provide their own gazebo with weights; there are also a limited number of shared gazebos that can be hired.

Location – Harpenden Common on the tree lined section close to the Town Centre, in front of Park Hall

2023 Market dates the third Sundays of alternate months (exc Jan) – 19 March, 21 May, 16 July, 17 September and 19 November

2023 application deadlines

Applicants can apply for any combination of the five 2023 dates, the closing dates for individual markets are 2-3 weeks ahead of the market. For the 17th September market the closing date is 31st August.

To apply

1) Read the 2023 information pack below

2) Complete the online application form

3) Email us

a) your £5m public liability insurance policy,

b) your signed and dated risk assessment (a template can be downloaded below), and

c) and required food safety documentation. Your application cannot be processed without these documents. You can also view a video here that might help you complete your risk assessment.

2023 Free Local Community pitches – two free pitches will be available at each market for local environmental community organisations and charities.  The community stallholders will generally bring their own gazebo.  A maximum of one of these pitches at each market can be a free shared hired gazebo for a community stallholder. Application will be considered from a) local environmental organisations, b) local environmental charities and c) other local community groups or charities with re-use or sustainability stalls. Initial applications have closed; however there is still some availability for some dates, please email for further details.

Charity Stallholders please note – charity stallholders need a Charity Collection Licence to request donations from the public (or have a tin on a stall) and a Charity Stall Licence is required to sell items on a stall. Licenses are required if a charity wishes to sell goods or collect donations (as opposed to eg providing information, giving away items). The licences are issued by St Albans City and District Council: details are here; for any queries please contact SACDC, the contact email is here.