LINDEN HILLS FARMERS' MARKET \ SOUTH MNPLS
OUTDOORS AT SETTERGREN'S HARDWARE THRU SEPTEMBER
INDOORS STARTING IN OCTOBER
9AM - 1PM, OUTDOOR LOCATION: 2813 W 43RD ST, MNPLS, 55116
INDOOR LOCATION: Wagner's Garden Center, 50th & Penn in Armatage Neighborhood. To register for this market go to our Holiday Market Page: "Plate & Parcel."
Partnering up with Minneapolis Craft Market and Frank & Ernest Foods once again, the Linden Hills Farmers' Market opens its seventh year on Sunday, May 19. Every Sunday thru Christmas, 50+ farmers, food producers, ready-to-eat makers, food trucks and artisans gather together with the neighbors of South Minneapolis in the lovely Village of Linden Hills. Every market day we see between 3,000 and 4,000 customers.
Unlike most Twin Cities farmers' markets, the Linden Hills Farmers' Market brings on new vendors throughout the season. There is no deadline to apply ever!
However, given the intense interest in selling at our marketplaces, vendors are encouraged to stay abreast of opportunities and register early and often. We do routinely sell out of dates, and we wouldn't you to miss out by delaying your registration.
Minneapolis Craft Market (MCM), with a rotating selection of makers, is the best place to discover emerging artists and new design talent of the North. MCM supports the day-to-day operation of the market, and curates the arts and crafts vendors.
Frank & Ernest manages the day-to-day operation of the market, and curates the food vendors.
This market is open to packaged food producers (human and pet), farmers (produce, proteins, nursery, farmstead and value-added), ready-to-eat foods, food trucks, musicians, authors, business sponsors and nonprofit groups. All aforementioned vendor types must become an approved F&E Vendor.
This market is also open to artisans and arts and crafts vendors. These vendor types are managed by Minneapolis Craft Market (MCM). This vendor type must be an approved MCM vendor and register with MCM. If this applies to you, do not contact F&E or the Linden Hills Farmers Market to apply and/or register to sell at the LHFM. Instead please see the MCM website.
Each of the partners (Linden Hills Farmers' Market, RED Market, F&E and Mnpls Craft Market) will take an active role in promoting markets to their audiences, with dedicated marketing dollars.
NEW IN 2019
You asked and we answered. In 2019 we've incorporated efficiencies to reduce your application and
registration time, allowing you to spend time on the activities that matter - perfecting products and planning your sales season.
Once you've submitted your application, you can now immediately register for any and all available F&E markets.
Based on previous year's management experience, vendors are reminded to note their registered dates on their calendar immediately upon submission. Market management will no longer provide a detail of your dates upon request. Registration is the responsibility of the vendor.
With every registration submission, an email is automatically generated and sent. Please keep this email receipt as it will allow you to cancel dates. To add dates, please use the below registration form.
Vendors that require electricity are now being asked to pay an additional fee of $5 per day. This fee will be
accessed and required at the time of registration.
Musicians, authors, nonprofits and sponsors are now required to apply first and pay the application fee, before registering for the LHFM. This allows F&E to review each vendor for audience suitability and placement, along with recommend the necessary permits, tax forms and insurance.
Seeking Vendors Who Grow, Sell & Promote:
Now accepting applications from growers (produce, proteins, fruits, nuts, foraged foods, mushrooms, farmstead cheeses, fisheries, value-add). LHFM's unique market model limits our grower numbers to optimize our farmers profits, thus making your time at our market more profitable. In recent years, we've focused on admitting fewer growers and its worked! Our growers are making more money, allowing them to make greater capital investments and even reduce the number of markets they have to attend week to week. Due to a few relocations, we have several openings for growers this season. This is unique for this market, and a terrific opportunity for our sustainable ag community.
In recent years we've heard from customers seeking packaged and ready-to-eat foods that fall into the following categories: vegan, gluten-free, paleo, Keto and organic. In particular, we'd love to host a food truck that features more healthful selections, such as salads, smoothies, and low carb bowls.
In order to streamline our registration, we have created opportunities specific to businesses, musicians and authors seeking to spend time at our market. The aforementioned can now apply using our online form, and then register just like any other vendor.
Vendors are required to provide their own:
Sign clearly listing your business name
Compostable beverage and food wares are required by the City of Mpls for sampling and serving
Packaging materials and bags for sales
Checkout items (change float, card reader, receipt paper, etc)
Should electricity be required, at least 100ft of commercial quality extension cords (electricity is limited)
If you sample foods, a MN state approved hand washing set up is required. No exceptions.
Hot water must be brought from home, and has limited availability on site.
+ All vendor trash must be carried out, along with gray water - no trash or water will be deposited on site.
+ All stalls are 10' x 10'. All tents are required to be 10' x 10'.
+ Upon submission of this registration form, your registration dates will be reviewed and should we have any questions or conflicts we will reach out to you. If you do not hear from us - all your dates have been accepted. Please note these dates on your calendar.
+ The 2019 Linden Hills Holiday Market registration will open in August 2019.
+ Vendor stall fees are not reimbursable unless in extenuating circumstances. Please consider this before registering.
+ Payment of stall fees is required at the time of registration. Registrations submitted without the payment of fees will be cancelled immediately.
Logistical details are emailed to vendors in advance of their time at the market. An example of this can be seen here. More information on policies, procedures and supplies required can be found here.
QUESTIONS & MORE INFO
If you have any questions about the application process for craft market vendors, please email email@example.com. If you have questions about food and/or farm vendors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.