Why are producers not allowed to sell before the market opens at 9:00 am?
Fairness to customers. Our posted, advertised hours of business are 9 am to noon. If customers come at 11:00 and consistently find producers sold out because they’ve sold early, it's not fair to customers.
Fairness to producers. Not all of our producers arrive and unload at the same time. If some are selling while some are still arriving and setting up, or trying to abide by rules, it's not an even playing field.
Safety. All unloading producer vehicles are not moved away until nearly 9:00 a.m. To allow customers to come earlier and earlier is a safety issue. Pedestrians and moving, large vehicles aren't a good mix.