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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. 

Please note, we don't anticipate offering in-person markets for the remainder of 2020.

2020 MEMBERSHIP, INCLUDES:

  • Participation in our 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.

  • 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 offering you a chance to discover new ones.

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

 
 

F&E MEMBERSHIP*

In order to sell online, we require businesses to 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 IS EASY!

As you get to know us - we want to get to know you! With our from below, please provide details about your business 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 what you do.

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.

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

  • Health and body product makers

  • Pet food makers

  • Licensed caterers

  • Cottage food makers (drop days and doorstep delivery only) permitted by the MN Department of Agriculture. 

  • Packaged food or beverages permitted by the State of MN, MN Department of Agriculture and or by the City of Minneapolis

  • Cookbook Authors

  • FYI, currently booking Food Trucks for Linden Hills Village

BEFORE SELLING WITH US

All members before selling with us, 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. 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 sellers are required to carry liability insurance. 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 sellers are required to upload a Minnesota ST-19 Tax Form. That form can be found here. Please 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 online workshops; along with tips and techniques to spark sales and more.

2. Become an F&E Group Member on Facebook. This is a great way to stay connected to your fellow F&E Vendors.

3. You are ready to start selling online at frankandernestmarkets.com >>

 
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CONTACT US

(612) 867 0854

 libby@frankandernie.com

Libby Wyrum, Owner