The below links provide our application and information on our policies.
resources to vend at a farmers'market
+ WHERE TO PURCHASE COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING
current opportunities \ farmers & food producers
Everything you need to know about becoming and staying a vendor with our market is right here.
For answers to our commonly asked questions go to our Vendor FAQ's page.
Before reaching out to our market staff - we ask that you review the below information.
set up/take down
Set up/load in begins at 8AM. We like to make our neighbors happy, and that means minimizing our load in/load out time.
Load out time begins at 3PM.
Vehicles are allowed in the parking lot during load in/load out. Please, please be aware of your surroundings and limit your unload time - as our space is supremely limited. We have upwards of 50 vendors every Sunday. This is always a time of chaos and we encouarage you to unload your car into your space, then park your car in the designated vendor parking lot.
Vendors are not allowed to set up after 9:30AM. Vendors must be set up and selling by 10AM.
Vendor parking is limited to street parking only. Vendors will be towed from the Linden Hills Coop lot or the Sunnyside Garden Parking lot.
Every vendor stall is 6'x6' feet. Your stall location may change from week. We believe that changing things up allows for customer exploration.
Our manager sends a Vendor Logistics email on the Friday or Saturday before your scheduled market date. It includes a map.
We ask that vendors review this email closely.
It includes your stall location, the upcoming week's promo and tips for your time at our market.
The below links are provided to help vendors source items necessary to have a presence at farmers' markets.
what you need
To sell at our market you will need provide a few documents. This includes;
+ a MN tax form, ST19. This is a sales tax declaration.
+ an insurance policy listing the Linden Hills Farmers' Market and Sunnyside Gardens as a location where your insurance is in effect.
+ payment of your $15 nonrefundable applicatin fee.
after you apply
Vendors are responsible for submitting all their required documentation prior to acceptance.
After we've received your required documents our market manager will communicate with you about your dates and if you've been accepted.
We are always reviewing applications and bring in new vendors every Sunday throughout our season. Because of the fluid nature of our marketplace - we have almost always have stalls available for new vendors.
Please note, we are only accepting food producers and grower vendors at this time. Makers, vintage and arts & crafts are to apply through Minneapolis Craft Market. Food trucks and ready-to-eat food vendors are welcome to apply as well.
Things to keep in mind all season long:
+ Stall cancellation must be made at least 48 hours in advance of our market day and in writing. Keeping the market full, without any holes in the spaces is key to supporting our energy. Plus, by notifying me of your absence I can then find a replacement. Other vendors notice if you don’t show, and this changes the friendliness overall.
+ If your cancellation occurs within 48 hours or you are a no-show, you will be charged the full stall fee.
+ According to our formal policy, a single no-show may mean forfeit of your stall for the remainder of the season.
+ We sometimes have walk-in stalls available. A call will go out early in the work week, and these opportunities are first-come first-serve.
+ My job as a manager is to create a dynamic market place and to dispel the monopoly seen at other farmers’ markets. That means there may be multiple vendors selling a similar product on the same day. This allows for customer choice and provides a sales environment more akin to what an up-and-coming producer may experience in a grocery setting. This is may be unsettling at first. I encourage you to keep an open mind.
+ Our market meets every Sunday, rain or shine or snow. Again, I refer you to the above listed no-show policy.
+ In the case of inclement weather (thunderstorm with lightening and high winds, a blizzard with freezing rain) you will be notified of a market delay or early closing. Do not hesitate to contact me market day with questions (6128670854).
+ Customer parking is at a premium. There is no street or lot parking available for vendors. Instead there is a dedicated parking lot within a block of our market. After you’ve unloaded, please park in the dentist office lot just off Upton, and adjacent to the Famous Dave’s.
+ Your location at the market may vary from week to week. We capitalize on an environment where customer energy and curiosity are heightened through exploration. I try to pair or group vendors based on products ripe for cross promotion. Additionally, our unique layout - as designed by Shea Architects - makes use of corner stalls and supports customers walking past a stall no less than two times per visit. This type of layout was popular with customers and worked well for vendors last year. READ THE MAP VIA THE LOGISTICS NEWSLETTER EVERY WEEK.
+ NEED ELECTRICITY? EXTENSION CORDS! MAKE 'EM LONG, LIKE REAL LONG, AND OF THE COMMERCIAL/HEAVY DUTY KIND. You will need to provide duct tape to tape down your cords.
vendor tips, reminders & details
holiday market vendors confirmed
Kornder Farms Beef
Tollefson Family Pork
Rainbow Chinese Restaurant
Soul Mate Salmon
Craftmade Toffee LLC
Cathay Chili Oil
Brynhild Creamery LLC
Taking Stock Foods, LLC
You Betcha Kimchi
Superior Switchel Company
Tbsp. Liège Waffles
3 Bear Oats
Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm
Kerry's Donut Bites
Little Turkish Bakery
Creature Comfort Hot Sauce LLC
Winter Goddess Foods, LLC
French Nugget Company
Cathay Chili Oil
Olive Oil from the Farm LLC
GYST Fermentation Bar
Bootstrap Coffee Roasters
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Updated on 11/9/2016
We are excited to announce our vendor lineup for our holiday market. If your business name is listed here - all your application dates have been confirmed. Please note those dates on your calendar. FYI: despite inclusion on this list - you may still be asked to submit your application payment, along with additional documents.
In the next week, you will be required to pay your holiday market fees in full. Additionally, if you need to make changes to your schedule - you will be required to use our new scheduling application. More info will be forthcoming.
PLEASE NOTE: If you submitted a completed application, and were not included here - unfortunately we are unable to include you in our season.
As we have changed our curation to include Minneapolis Craft Market - we are only able to include a limited number of packaged food producers, farmers and ready-to-eat producers at this year's market. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
holiday market vendor portal
pay your stall fees
Holiday market vendors are required to pay their stall fees in full before November 20 using the below PayPal link.
Please note, the following pay structure:
Farmers = $15/a day
Food Producers, Packaged Food = $40/a day
Ready-to-Eat Foods = $50/a day