SELL ONLINE

& IN-PERSON IN 3 STEPS

BECOME A 2020 MEMBER

This is where we learn about you,

and offer you all sorts of fun benefits!

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REGISTER FOR MARKETS & AS AN ONLINE SELLER

After you've submitted our membership form, you are welcome to immediately register for our in-person markets and sell online.

UPLOAD PRODUCT, PLAN & PROMOTE

Manage your online store, mark your calendar for in-person markets, promote 

and see our logistics pages.

HOW F&E IS RESPONDING

Social distancing is the new normal, and market postponements and cancellations are happening. Although we remain hopeful that through dormancy of in-person gatherings, the health situation will come under control, and any hiatus will be short-lived. None the less, consumerism will evolve. It is foodpreneurs and farmers that are ideal when imagining this change work

Partnering up with RED Market's Katie Myhre, F&E is working on what comes next. Thankfully, we've been advocates for online retail and alternative marketplaces for years. From consulting with meal kit founders to coding platforms for wholesale purchasing; we've not only watched how these spaces have grown, but we've evolved our businesses with them. Together we know there are solutions, and we are right now developing an online multi-vendor marketplace akin to Etsy, but exclusive to local food and beverage businesses providing delivery, pick up and shipping, along with; custom orders. 

HELP US BUILD OUR ONLINE MARKETPLACE

As F&E ramps up our promotions and develops our multi-vendor online marketplace in the coming days to support alternative purchasing of local foods, we'd like to hear from members about their plans via the below survey. Not there, yet? Tell us that, too. Your answers will help us grow our online presence and support this new direction. Questions, include; what do you sell, and how do you currently sell it? What does your online presence look like? Can you deliver? Is pickup better for you? What geographic regions are you delivering to? and a few other questions to help us create this new space. Complete our online sales survey here >>

 

CONNECT WITH YOUR FELLOW F&E COHORT TODAY

This is a rapidly changing landscape, and if any group of people are able to re-allocate resources and challenge existing business models - entrepreneurs can do it. F&E wants to help you do it better. Our marketplaces have always been community centered, and now more than ever we need to support each other. Buy, applaud, promote and share your expertise during this new normal. The F&E Facebook Group is ideal for getting and staying connected. Not an F&E Member, but want to get in on our enhanced promotions and all-local online marketplace? Now is a great time to make that happen. 

MANAGEMENT PARTNERS

  • Frank & Ernest Markets

  • RED Market

 

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ONLINE SALES & NEW RETAIL

this list will be further developed as resources come available

WANT MORE INFO?

GET OUR NEWSLETTER

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS

2020 F&E MEMBER BENEFITS  \ By becoming an F&E Vendor you are special. We don't accept every farmer, maker or food truck that comes to us. This is real folks. Our in-person and online markets were created especially for F&E Vendors by F&E Vendors. 

2020 $45 MEMBERSHIP, INCLUDES:

  • NEW! Use of an online multi-vendor marketplace, the likes of Etsy or Poshmark, at frankandernestmarkets.com.

  • Review of your insurance, permits and MN ST-19 Tax Form helping you cover all your legal and tax liabilities to sell in Minnesota.

  • Easy online registrations, payment portals, and online apps for our in-person and online markets and events.

  • A low cost, low commissions online marketplace of local food makers and farmers. 

  • Paid market promotions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • Professional and extensive marketing and public relations communications. 

  • Access to tens-of-thousands of your kind of customers; while challenging you to discover new ones.

  • You'll "learn of it first" and "last-minute" stall opportunities.

  • Being part of community of farmers and food entrepreneurs that understand each other. 

  • Year-round access to selling online and at dozens of Twin Cities most sought after indoor and outdoor marketplaces, with more being planned right now!

 
 

F&E MEMBERSHIP*

In order to register for 2020 F&E managed markets and events, businesses must re-new or become an F&E member annually. Businesses are required to re-apply every year, as permits, insurance and tax forms must be re-filed annually.  *Membership replaces the "application" process from previous years. 

MEMBERSHIP IS EASY!

As you get to know us - we want to get to know you! Please provide a few details about your talents and what you plan to promote or to sell with us, along with your website info, social media profiles and any imagery that best describes your business. To help you spend less time filling out forms, and more time at market - we've changed our application to an annual membership. By becoming a member, you'll receive access to our online marketplace at frankandernestmarkets.com, advance notice of upcoming in-person market registrations and low stall fees. Then when you are ready to sell, you simply upload those below required documents. Easy & fast!

F&E MEMBERS ARE

  • Any Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin farmer or rancher that grows produce, plants or proteins. Farmer co-operatives or food hubs welcome.

  • Any food or beverage maker that produces packaged food, ready-to-eat foods and/or operates a food truck

  • Permitted through the City of Minneapolis or the State of Minnesota

  • Health and body product makers

  • Pet food makers

  • Cottage food makers 

  • Packaged food or cottage food makers permitted by the State of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and or by the City of Minneapolis

  • Authors

  • Musicians

  • Service Businesses

  • Nonprofits

  • Community groups

  • For some markets, F&E does register makers, vintage sellers and artisans* 

BEFORE SELLING WITH US

All members before selling, with either our in-person or online markets, are required to submit documents to conform to city ordinances and state laws. These three forms are: MN ST 19 tax form, a city/state approved food permit to sell, and an insurance form listing F&E as a certificate holder. Any member that does not provide these documents before their first date of sales will forfeit their membership fee and any registration fees. These documents help protect your business and must be submitted annually. 

REQUIRED \ PERMITS

Any business selling food and/or beverages in Minnesota are required to carry a permit to legally do so at our markets. Farmers are not required to hold a permit to sell in the State of Minnesota. More information about permits can be found here: City of Minneapolis, State of Minnesota and/or Minnesota Department of Agriculture Cottage Food Registration

 

REQUIRED \ INSURANCE

All vendors are required to carry liability insurance to sell at our markets. This helps protects you and your business. More information about insurance can be found here. Frank & Ernest Foods, 2036 Highland Parkway, St. Paul, 55116 must be listed as a certificate holder. For a sample form, go here. Please go to your insurance carrier to secure this certificate. 

 

REQUIRED \ MINNESOTA SALES TAX FORM

All vendors are required to upload a Minnesota ST-19 Tax Form. That form can be found herePlease list Frank & Ernest Foods as the operator of the event. A business ID is not required to submit this form. 

MEMBERSHIP FEE

This fee is not reimbursable in most cases. If you have questions, please read through our FAQs pages or contact us. 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU BECOME A MEMBER

1. You'll be added to our F&E Member Newsletter, and you'll see this a few times a month. This includes up-to-date details on markets and events, along with information on workshops, hang-out happy hours and more.

2. We encourage you to become an F&E Group Member on Facebook. This is a great way to stay connected to your fellow F&E Vendors, too!

3. You are now welcome to register for any and all of those events and markets that work best with your schedule!

4. You can now sell online at frankandernestmarkets.com. 

POP UP & ONLINE MARKET REGISTRATION

There is no requirement to register for every market or to sell online. Select one or more opportunities. You do you. Register for as many or as few dates as you like!​​ Sell online as much or as little as you like. Check out our "Registration" tab to see what markets we currently have openings for. We ask that you become acquainted with our Market FAQS pages, as well. This includes info on logistics, policies and procedures. 

 
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CONTACT US

(612) 867 0854

 libby@frankandernie.com

Libby Wyrum, Owner