We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU! to the vendors who have already submitted applications to our office. The first round of vendor acceptance notifications were sent out on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14. It you are a grower or prepared foods vendor still interested in selling at the market, please submit your application at your earliest convenience–applications will now be processed on a rolling basis.
The application deadline for arts and crafts vendors is April 4th. Acceptance for arts and crafts vendors selling during the first half of the market will be sent on April 11th.Vendor applications can be accessed here
The full application schedule is as follows:
March 7: Applications due for all vendors except arts and crafts vendors
March 14: Acceptance notification
March 29: Annual spring vendor meeting
April 4: Application deadline for arts and craft vendors
April 11: Acceptance and first half schedule notification for art and craft vendors
May 3: Opening day, Saturday market
June 3: Opening Day, Tuesday market
August 9: Final payments due, annual vendors
October 28: Closing Day, Tuesday market
October 25: Closing Day, Saturday market
Spring Vendor Meeting Details
Our annual vendor meeting will be held from 9:00-11:00am on Saturday, March 29 at the Corcoran Park Building (3334 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407). The meeting will include announcements and a season overview, token and Market Bucks agreement signing, a compost program training that is strongly recommended for all immediately consumable foods vendors and optional for any other vendors who are interested in learning more about the program (details below). The meeting will also include updates on the future of the farmers market site, which will continue to be held at 2225 East Lake Street for the 2014 season, but may be redeveloped in the future. Vendors will have the opportunity to give input on ideal redevelopment of the site and ask questions.
Attendance at the meeting is a requirement for new vendors and optional for returning vendors. Hmong interpretation will be provided. Please contact Miguel by March 17 to let him know 1) If you plan to attend the meeting and 2) If you will be participating in the compost program training so that we can plan accordingly. You can reach Miguel by phone (612-724-7457) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).