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Downtown Marquette Farmers Market & Artisan Application

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Downtown Marquette Farmers Market & Artisan Application
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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2022 FARMERS MARKET SEASON, APPLY TODAY!

MARQUETTE, MI- The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market (DMFM) is looking for farmers, growers, food producers, artisans, musicians, and local community organizations to be part of the 2022 market season. With flexible commitment options for full-time, part-time, and drop-in vendors, there is a wide array of opportunities for prospective vendors. While there is no official deadline for applications, it is first-come, first-served. The market application is available online at www.mqtfarmersmarket.com

The 2022 season offers several different markets:
Saturday Morning Market, May 21-November 19, 9-1 PM
Wednesday Evening Market, June 15-September 14, 4-7 PM
*Art Week Wednesday Artisan Market June 22 4-7pm
*Holiday Market, December 3-17, 10-2 PM
All markets are held at the Marquette Commons located at 112 South Third Street.

“Our market is a small business incubator. We look for applicants who are passionate about what they do and are looking to bring an idea to life,” says Market Manager, Sara Johnson. “We have options that work great whether you’re a legacy vendor, in the process of growing or starting a business, or first-time applicants excited to test the waters.”

Interested participants can pick and choose which dates they would like to be considered for, you do not need to commit to every Saturday. Daily rates range from $15-25.  Flexible commitment options include:
Full-Time Vendors: Typically reserved for legacy vendors, Full-Time Vendors commit to every market for a specific season. Benefits include reduced weekly fees and a dedicated booth for the season duration.
Part-Time Vendors: Vendors who have a seasonal product, or limited inventory supply are ideal Part-Time Vendors. Benefits included reduced weekly fees and pre-scheduled dates based on the vendor’s availability.
Drop-In Vendors: New businesses, first-timers, visiting artists, or someone testing out an idea make a great Drop-In Vendor. We will ask for your availability and notify you shall any openings arise.

All products available for sale at the market must be made by those selling them. No kits, imports, or re-sale items are permitted. Priority is placed on those who use local ingredients and products. Examples of products eligible to be sold at the market include:
Michigan agricultural products grown, raised or gathered by the applicant, including hemp and certain types of CBD products with appropriate licensing
Made from scratch food products, including products produced under the Michigan Cottage Food Law
Originally created non-food artisan products, created by the artist. No kits, imports, or re-sale items are permitted
For full details about who is eligible to participate and what products can be sold, please refer to the Market Policies on the market’s website.

The market also welcomes applications from non-religious or politically affiliated community organizations to be featured at The Community Table during the Saturday Market season. “We recognize that the farmers market is a central meeting place in our community,” says Johnson. “The Community Table is a great way for local organizations to connect with our community, educate them about their offerings or mission, conduct surveys or collect data, and more.”

More information about benefits, offerings, and rates for the Community Table is available on the market’s website.

To learn more about the DMFM visit. www.mqtfarmersmarket.com. To stay up to date with market happenings follow the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market on Instagram, @mqtfarmersmarket, or at www.facebook.com/mqtfarmersmarket.

For more information about the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, please contact Sara Johnson, Market Manager at (906) 228-9475 ext. 105 or farmersmarket@downtownmarquette.org

About The Marquette Downtown Development Authority and Farmers Market

Established in 1976, the purpose of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority is to “halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation…to eliminate the causes of that deterioration, and to promote economic growth” throughout Downtown Marquette. At times unexpected, Downtown Marquette is always alive with unique businesses, amazing flavors, welcoming events, vibrant arts, and boundless opportunities.

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is the largest market in the U.P. now in its 23rd season. It welcomes farmers, growers, producers, and artisans.

Media Contact:
Sara Johnson
Market Manager
Marquette Downtown Farmers Market
farmersmarket@downtownmarquette.org
906-228-9475 ext 105