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This is where we learn about you. You'll upload your insurance and permits, and pay your $35 application fee here, too.
Immediately choose the markets that work best with your schedule. We'll let you know of new opportunities first.
PLAN & PROMOTE
Mark your calendar, visit our F&E Facebook Vendor Page, promote tons and look for your logistics email. Set up & sell!
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APPROVAL HAS ITS BENEFITS
2019 F&E VENDOR BENEFITS \ By becoming an approved F&E Vendor you are special. We don't accept every farmer, maker or food truck that comes to us. We curate carefully and create markets that make introverts, like us, leave home. This is real folks. These markets were created especially for F&E Vendors by F&E Vendors.
Your 2019 $35 Membership Benefits, Include:
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 and payment portals for our markets and events.
Paid promotions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Professional and extensive marketing and public relations communications for each and every market.
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.
Vetted professional services (marketing, design, printing, architectural and business consultants).
Supported ingredient sourcing and listing via partner business, RED Market.
Low-cost and free workshops and networking opportunities.
Being part of community of farmers and food entrepreneurs that understand each other.
Year-round access to selling at dozens of Twin Cities most sought after indoor and outdoor marketplaces, with more being planned right now!
In order to register for any F&E managed market and event (Linden Hills Farmers' Market, included), businesses must become an F&E "approved" vendor. Once accepted you'll be invited to register for our many events and markets. Please note, businesses are required to re-apply every year, as permits, insurance and tax forms must be re-filed annually.
If you would like to attend our markets, and fit the category of author, musician, business sponsor, nonprofit or community program, we ask that you become an approved F&E Vendor using this same application process.
Any Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin farmer or rancher that grows produce or proteins. Farmer co-operatives or food hubs welcome.
Any food or beverage maker that produces packaged food, ready-to-eat foods or operates a food truck.
Pet food makers welcome.
Cottage food makers welcome.
For some markets, F&E does accept makers and artisans.
Food makers permitted by the State of Minnesota or by the City of Minneapolis.
Authors, musicians, business sponsors, nonprofit and/or community groups that foresee it beneficial to spend time with our markets.
Note, F&E exclusively approves the aforementioned types of businesses for participation in our markets. If you are an artisan or crafter, and interested in the Linden Hills Farmers' Market, you are asked to reach out to Minneapolis Craft Market. F&E collaborates with Mnpls Craft Market for the Linden Hills Farmers' Market and its Holiday Market.
For more information, check out our FAQs page.
You asked for it and we are now making it happen. Businesses can now apply in advance of receiving their 2019 permits and insurance forms. This allows you to become approved and get registered more rapidly. All approved vendors are required to submit this information prior to selling at our markets.
Businesses are now allowed to submit their insurance after they've been approved. We've heard concern from prospective vendors about the costs associated with securing insurance prior to approval. Although businesses are still required to have insurance to participate in our markets, they can now receive approval prior to purchasing a policy.
F&E is now vetting and registering musicians, service-oriented businesses and nonprofit and/or community groups via its application process. Once approved, you'll be able to register for our markets and events just like our other vendors. Before applying, be sure the market you are interested in is accepting vendors of your type.
Please note, we've increased the 2019 application fee to $35 to accommodate the aforementioned changes. Businesses are required to pay the application fee to submit their application for review.
Any business selling food and/or beverages are required to carry a permit to legally do so. Farmers are not required to carry 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.
All food (food trucks, ready-to-eat, farmers, makers and artisans, value-added, cottage food and packaged food) vendors with F&E Markets are required to carry liability insurance. More information about insurance can be found here. Frank & Ernest Foods, 2036 Highland Parkway, St. Paul, 55116 must be listed as an additional indemnified (certificate holder). For a sample form, go here.
All vendors 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.
Submission of this application only confirms your interest in becoming a vendor with our markets. Your final acceptance is only with the approval of F&E. Your application fee is nonrefundable in most cases.
Once we've received your completed application, along with your 2019 $35 application fee - you will hear from us about any questions or concerns we may have. Once you've been accepted, you will begin to receive our F&E Vendor Newsletter. This includes up-to-date details on markets and events, along with information on workshops, hang-out happy hours and more. Further, 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.