2018-2019 Winter Market Application Materials:
- IRS W-9 Form
- ST-19 MN Revenue Operation Certificate of Compliance
Return Application materials to: ATTN: Richfield Farmers Market, 7000 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN, 55423,
2018 Outdoor Farmers Market Vendor Application
Note: Daily Vendor applications are still being accepted depending on availability of space at each market day. Please contact Bonnie at: FarmersMarket@RichfieldMN.Gov to check the dates you are interested in before applying.
-2018 Application (complete and return pages 7-19)
-IRS W-9 Form
-ST-19 MN Revenue Operation Certificate of Compliance
-Booth Payment (see below for more information)
Additional materials for accepted vendors (due with application)
-General Liability Insurance Certificate or Rider Policy (required of all vendors). The Minnesota Farmers Market Association (MFMA) offers insurance to vendors at a reduced cost. See MFMA Vendor Insurance Website for more information or call 218-259-9675.
Additional materials, if applicable (due with application)
-National Organic Standard Certification (accredited by the USDA)
-Safe Food Sampling Worksheet (for vendors offering food samples to customers)
-MN Cottage Foods Producer Certification (MN Dept of Agriculture)
-Copies of MDA, USDA or other licenses required to sell your products
-Richfield Temporary Food Business License (for vendors preparing and serving food at the market)
2018 Fees (10'x10' booths, 23-week season) - New vendors that join mid-season will pay the weekly rate.
Full Season: $608 per booth, $800 per 1.5 booths or $1200 per double booth (space-permitting)
Weekly Rate: $32 per booth (paid in advance & space-permitting)
Submit application and forms to:
Richfield Farmers Market
c/o Richfield Community Center
7000 Nicollet Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
Payment should be made out to:
City of Richfield
7000 Nicollet Ave
Richfield, MN, 55423
Vendor Selection Process
Upon receiving a vendor’s application, the Market Manager and Coordinator will first consider vendors returning from the previous season who are in good standing. Winter Market vendors from early 2018 will be given second priority. New applicants will then be considered, if space allows and based on the market needs. By March 22, all vendors will be notified of acceptance status. NOTE: NEW this year, Craft/artisan vendors WILL be allowed to apply for the first 4 weeks and the last 4 weeks of the season. Home party or consultant businesses are not eligible for a booth. For more information, contact us at 612-861-9362 or FarmersMarket@cityofrichfield.org.
Application and Registration Timeline
||Vendor applications accepted|
||Application deadline for vendors returning from 2017|
|March 15||Application deadline for new vendors*|
|March 22||Acceptance notification to vendors|
|April 20||Annual Spring Vendor Meeting** (6:30-8:00 pm, Richfield Community Center)|
|April 20||Training for FM Nutrition Program (produce vendors only) 5:30-6:15 PM, Community Center|
|May 19||Farmers Market Opening Day|
|October 20||Farmers Market final day of season|
*Applications received after this deadline will be accepted only if there is space still available.
**Vendor copy of general liability insurance certificate (or rider policy) due & (if applicable) Farmers Market Food Stand Food License and/or Safe Food Sampling Worksheet due.
The Richfield Farmers Market features only local growers and producers, restricted to those whose principal production site is within a 200-mile radius of Richfield. No brokers, agents or others may represent a farmer. We currently allow and reserve only one space for a grower-dealer or dealer-vendor.
Items permitted to be sold at the market (for food products not listed here, contact us)
--Homegrown fresh fruits, herbs, & vegetables (including Certified Organic)
--Canned goods (ex. jams, jellies, salsas, pickles & picked vegetables, sauerkraut, horseradish, etc.)*
--Spices, rubs & sauces*
--Homegrown fresh-cut flowers & dried plants
--Bread & other baked goods*
--Vinegar & olive oil products*
--Rootstock, shrubs, & trees
--Honey & maple syrup products*
--Candy & confections*
--Bedding plants: perennials, annuals, hanging baskets & potted plants (greenhouse grown)
--Immediately-consumable foods (prepared in a commercial kitchen)
--Dried, dehydrated, & roasted products*
--Frozen farm-raised meats & poultry, jerky & eggs
--Cheese & butter (produced in a commercial kitchen)
--NEW! Handcrafted items (first 4 weeks & last 4 weeks only)
*including goods qualifying under the MN "Cottage Food Law" exemption (see application for more details).
NOTE: If you BUY any produce or products to resell at the market, you will require a license from the Dairy & Food Inspection Division of the MN Dept. of Agriculture.