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2022 Vendor Application

VENDOR Information

A single vendor space for the DOFM is 10’x10′. Vendors are required to supply their own table, table covering, and marketing materials. A tent with 25lb weights is strongly encouraged, but not required. All farmers market events are rain or shine. In the chance there is inclement weather, we will provide vendors with indoor set up inside main floor of The Armory.

All vendors must apply each season to participate in the market for the year. Returning seasonal vendors will have preference to their previous spot.

Vendors wanting to re-sell unique items or provide a specialty services are welcomed to apply! Please note: previous direct sales only vendors will be considered, but we do not allow new direct sale only vendors. No more than 50% of any vendor products can be wholesale or brokered items. We strive to provide locally grown and crafted products from small businesses for the Farmers Market.

The DOFM prohibits vendors from: any sales of raffle tickets, all forms of organized or intended soliciting and/or political activity or displays. Distribution of content-based literature or marketing is not permitted within the market. DOFM has a zero tolerance policy for any form of discrimination and harassment towards any staff member, volunteer, vendor or customer. All vendors, staff, volunteers are expected to act in a professional manner and to treat one another with respect. Smoking at a vendor space or inside the Farmers Market is prohibited.

Regular attendance is expected. Any vendor committing to a full season is allotted up to 5 missed farmers market Saturdays. Half season vendors are allotted up to 3 missed Saturdays. If a vendor misses more than the allotted amount, they will be subject to loss of their designated space. Attendance is an important requirement for our vendors, this provides consistency to the markets customers and overall success as a whole. 

Please be thorough and accurate when completing the vendor application! The information your provide and product items you list is what we base your acceptance off of.

There are no refunds under any circumstances. 

Vendor Fee Structure

FULL SEASON VENDOR

$350 per space
This is a designated spot every Saturday. Fee covers one space for 26 farmers market Saturdays. Returning seasonal vendors are entitled to their same spot the following year. Multiple full season vendor spaces (over 3) per vendor will be granted a 10% discount on their total. 

HALF SEASON VENDOR

$250 per space
This is a designated spot every Saturday. Fee covers one space for 13 pre-selected farmers market Saturdays. Multiple half season vendor spaces (over 3) per vendor will be granted a discount. 

DAILY VENDOR

$30 per market
This fee is per date covering one vendor booth space. 

FOOD TRUCK VENDORS

Full Season $650 / Half Season $550 / Daily $50 
This vendor pass is for all food trucks and concession trailers requiring more than 10′ of booth space. New for 2022 – join our food truck fleet lineup! We’ll soon be featuring picnic table seating for customers. Power hookups for full & 1/2 season is included, or $10 for daily food truck vendors. Food truck vendors are required to bring and dispose of their own trash at each market.

Vendor applications open in January each year for the new season, vendors are reviewed and accepted in the order they’re received.

We are currently at capacity for the following vendor categories: baked goods, soaps, crocheting, florals, freeze dried, Mexican food, woodworking, clothing, and custom signs/tumblers, etc. We encourage you to still apply to be on our waitlist, we will contact waitlist applications in the order received for the next available season pass or daily vendor space opening! 

Farmers Market Application:

***List all items you wish to sell. Once approved, items outside of your product category and this list cannot be added throughout the Farmers Market season***
Please select dates if not signing up for full season. Full season covers every Saturday for the entire farmers market season and includes a designated spot. Half season is 13 pre-selected dates with a designated spot for only those dates. Anything less is a daily fee with a shifting vendor spot each Saturday.

Submission of this application does not guarantee a vendor space. You will be notified via email or phone of vendor acceptance. The DOFM is juried to ensure that all items for sale are produced, grown and original or handcrafted by the maker selling their work. All vendor participants must be 16 and over (or accompanied by a parent/guardian to sell) and live in the state of Michigan. By submitting this application agree to all of the information above.

Each application is reviewed and approved by our vendor jury team, in the order they are received, to ensure that your products meet the criteria above and to limit vendor redundancy. We have the right to deny any vendor application. If we are at a vendor max for any category, we will keep your application for our next open space/future farmers market dates. If selected, we will contact you and require the following: any necessary permits/insurance information, a signed market agreement with your vendor fee. Vendors shall comply with all rules and regulations set by the State of Michigan and Shiawassee County relating to the products they sell. It is the sole responsibility of each vendor to be familiar with and abide by all state and federal regulations pertaining to the production, harvest, preparation, preservation, labeling, and safety of products sold at the market. More information can be found  here.

Our small team works around the clock to run the DOFM every week. Once the season starts, please allow for 5-7 business days for your application to be reviewed. Our entire team appreciates your patience while you wait to hear back from us!
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