farmers market tent

Farmers’markets are always a great place to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade bread and jams, and a huge variety of cheeses. Just thinking about it is blissful, but this article is not for anyone who wants to shop at a farmers' market. Rather, it's for vendors or you want to join the farmers' market as a vendor.

As a vendor, the first thing you need to think about besides your product is what kind of outdoor canopy to pick.Every detail of your tent will have an impact on you, and your farmers market booth is not complete without the coverage of a quality farmers market canopy tent, but it can be difficult to choose the right tent for your needs.

But don't worry, I'll advise on everything to do with canopies. When looking for a farmers market tent, the following key things to keep in mind can help you find the perfect tent to fit your setup and attract customers. 

market canopy

 (Farmers market canopy tent)

What is Your Budget?

The price of a pop up canopy will vary depending on the brand, accessories and materials. For example, a pop up canopy without sidewalls will cost between $80 and $200.

Before you purchase, ask yourself a few questions. How many farmers' markets will you attend? Will you need a tent with a sidewall? The answers to these questions can help you get the best fit for your vendor tent.

Does it Need to be Customised?

If you have the budget, you can opt for a custom pop-up canopy, where you can have your logo and slogan printed on the top and side walls of the tent. The advantage of a customized tent is that you can stand out from the crowd of vendors and reinforce your customers' impressions of your booth. The only thing to note is that as customization takes time, you will have to buy it in advance.

It doesn't matter if you don't have enough budget for customization. You can also print out a few posters to hang between the frames as sidewalls. Or buy a white pop-up canopy and paint your logo and slogan on the canopy fabric. This is a fun and affordable way to DIY a vendor tent.

Size is Always the Key Point

Before buying a tent be sure to measure the size of the site and the size of the table on which the goods will be placed. Because if the size of the tent is too small, the table will be beyond the tent, which is not only unattractive, but also may damage the merchandise if it rains.Of course,a large tent isn't always right for you, unless you're willing to pay extra to rent more lots - after all, most farmers' markets offer the same size space.

quictent 10 x 10 pop up canopy

(Quictent 10 x 10 pop up canopy)

Generally speaking the best size tent for farmers markets is the 10 x 10 pop-up canopy, especially when it comes to making the most of a small space. This is an ideal size because you can comfortably fit about 5 people.

Able to fit all your merchandise, covering tables featuring fresh produce and cash registers. Customers will also be able to walk into the tent to check out the merchandise you have on display, and no matter what your purpose is, this size tent will be able to accomplish it.

In addition to the size 10 x 10, Quictent also offers pop-up canopies in a variety of sizes. If you have more budget and want to buy a bigger tent, you can also find it here.

No-Side 10' x 10' EZ Pop Up Canopy
  • Size: 10' x 10'
  • Height:8.5’/8.2’/7.9‘
  • Benefits: Good ventilation, Easy to carry

Consider the Weight of the Canopy for Easy Transportation 

If you often have to go to the farmer's market, then the weight of the shelter and the portability are very important. Because you need to carry it around almost every day, so before you buy it you need to make sure it's weight and whether the supplier has a backpack that is easy to carry.

If not, you can also buy one yourself, after all, carrying a bunch of steel pipes around is not an easy task.Of course, our recommended 10 x 10 pop-up canopy not only weighs only 33 lb but also comes with a roller bag that allows you to easily take it to farmers' markets everywhere.

Is it Easy to Set Up

You don't want to be struggling to set up your tent when your guests are already here, an easy to set up tent will save you most of the preparation time, especially if you are alone.

I recommend the tent has a quick- release button on the top and bottom of each leg, very easy to fold and disassemble as well as adjust the height. No harm to fingers. Simple assembly can be set up in a few minutes, even without tools, even the elderly can easily complete the setup.

Quictent vendor canopy tent

(Quictent vendor canopy tent)

Pay Attention to its Material and Quality 

A good tent can accompany you through several seasons of farmers' markets, not one where the top textile tears or the support levers bend after a few uses. Especially when you encounter specific weather, such as wind and rain, the waterproof material of the roof and better quality poles highlight the importance.

The top and sidewalls of our canopy are made of 420D oxford fabric with silver coating, waterproof and UPF 50+ UV protection. It functions perfectly even on rainy days. The steel frame is made of durable corrosion-resistant powder coating, the frame is thick but can be used for a long time, upgraded inner and outer poles: 30 x 30 cm outer pole plus 25 x 25 cm inner pole.

A Straight-Legged Tent Might be a Better Choice 

Compared to other inclined legs that take up more surface area, straight legs are more solid and can add walls more easily. It's not a big deal, but for a better display of your goods, a straight-leg canopy is a better choice. 

Adding Side Walls is Also an Option 

If you have enough budget, you can also consider buying a pop-up tent with sidewalls, which provide more protection and can also add different styles. Sidewalls can be the perfect addition to your farmers market pop-up canopy.

It is important to note that sidewalls and nets are not the same and their functions are very different.Here are the differences and similarities between sidewalls and nets.

Privacy 10' x 10' Pop Up Canopy with Sides

(Quictent 10' x 10' Pop Up Canopy with Sides)

Similarities:Anti-mosquito, the net's greatest effectiveness is to prevent mosquitoes, and the sidewalls are also able to perfectly isolate the entry of mosquitoes and insects.

Differences:Weatherproof, the material of the side wall is thicker and more waterproof than the mesh, which can protect your goods from getting wet by rain. Especially when you have some very light goods, the side walls can also prevent them from being blown away by the wind.

Of course, you do not have to worry about ventilation, there will be windows on both sides of the side walls to allow airflow.When it rains you can also invite customers to come to your tent for shelter, which not only makes you stand out among the crowd of vendors but also can increase the chances of customers buying.

More privacy,Sidewalls can be isolated from the eyes of your surrounding vendors, others can not see your empty boxes or cash registers, a greater benefit is to prevent the opportunity to be stolen, only one entrance and exit will make your eyes more focused also let thieves lose the opportunity.

Quictent - Best Choice
Privacy 10' x 10' Pop Up Canopy with Sides (7 Colors Available)
  • Size: 10' x 10'
  • Adjustable Height:8.5' / 8.2' / 7.9'

If you don't want side walls, you can also choose this canopy for shade, which has two sides of the canopy that can be expanded and adjusted to a variety of angles. Water and sun protection, but also a larger display space for you to display goods, but also for your goods to provide greater protection space.

qiuctent shade canopy

(Qiuctent 10x15 shade canopy)

Color Matters

The color that can't go wrong at a farmers' market must be white. Red will make the items below appear pink, and black is the worst choice. If you want to be different from others, beige is also a good choice, it will not be as monotonous as white but also can not go wrong.

If you want a lively color, striped blue must be able to meet your needs, it is very refreshing to remind people of summer and the sea, which can make people's mood better.

The above points are all questions you need to think about before buying any tent, please remember to always buy a tent according to your needs, after all, we all want it to last for a long time and not be a disposable item.

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