HYBRID FARMER'S MARKETS

In the Spring of 2020, we partnered with RED Market to introduce an online multi-vendor marketplace; specific to F&E Member food makers and farmers, providing these businesses the tools to provide customers contact-less curbside/market pick up, shipping and doorstep delivery. 

 

To best accommodate vendors that prefer to bring product to a central location for customer pick up, we have created hybrid pick up markets. Our pick up markets, work in coordination with our online market, and are exclusive to vendor drive up, drop off, and customer pick up. To be clear, vendors will not be on site and selling. Our pick up markets truly protect customers and vendors, as they are 100% contact free. Vendors drop off product, and the F&E team distributes it to customer walk ups or automobiles. We believe this is the best way to protect the elderly and immune compromised, while letting vendors stay social distant and continuing to sell. Not to mention the benefits of diversified sales opportunities!

SEE THE ONLINE MARKETPLACE HERE >>

 

Another benefit to our online market is that promotions can then be consistently and uniformly provided, with messaging to customers such as “order by Friday for Sunday pick up.” Our hybrid presale for pick up market model is the only one locally of its kind. Unlike other markets with a long list of links to vendor sites, we believe customers are more likely to commit and return more often to our intuitive and safe platform, where they can experience a one-stop, grocery-shop experience. 

These hybrid markets are specific to farmers, food makers and those ready-to-eat food makers that are able to sell for take-n-bake. No foods will be made on site or consumed on site.

MEMBERSHIP & REGISTRATION ARE REQUIRED to provide pre-sold product for customer pick-up. Vendor fees go toward; paying our on-site distribution teams a fair wage, providing for personal protective gear, along with sanitizers and cleaners, and moving supplies and equipment from site-to-site and to purchase signage. 

Businesses must be permitted, insured and submit a current MN Tax Form ST19. F&E reviews this documentation at the time of membership. Membership must be renewed annually. Become a 2020 member here >> 

 

GETTING ONLINE We have lots of online tools, video tutorials and webinars to get you up and selling quickly. To learn about selling online, and to most easily participate in these pick up markets, see our site here >>

TRANSITIONING TO IN-PERSON MARKETS Should there come a time when a more traditional market could be hosted, whereby social distancing could still be respected - we would re-evaluate and make safe changes where indicated.

 

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PICK UP LOCATIONS, TIMES, DATES & ORDER CYCLES \ REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED STARTING IN JULY.

 

LINDEN HILLS FARMERS' MARKET

LOCATION: Settergren’s Parking Lot, at 43rd & Upton Ave S, 2813 W 43rd St, South Mnpls, 55410

TIME: Vendor Drop-Off, 10AM to 10:45AM. Customer Pick-Up, 11AM to Noon.

DATE: Every Sunday, May 17 thru October 25

ORDER CYCLE: Customers can order Monday thru Thursday. 

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE FARMERS' MARKET 

LOCATION: Highland Village, Lumen Christi Catholic Community Parking Lot, 2055 Bohland Ave, St. Paul, MN 55116

TIME: Vendor Drop-Off, 4:00PM to 4:45PM. Customer Pick-Up, 5PM to 6PM. 

DATE: Every Monday, June 8 thru September 28. 

ORDER CYCLE: Customers can order Tuesday thru Friday.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON >>

EXCELSIOR FARMER'S MARKET

F&E has recently been contracted to manage this long standing marketplace. 

LOCATION: Excelsior West Parking Lot, 230 West Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331

TIME: Vendor Drop Off, 4:00PM to 4:45PM, Customer Pick-Up, 5PM to 6PM. 

IN PERSON MARKET STARTS JULY 14.

DATE: Every Tuesday, June 9 thru September 1. 

ORDER CYCLE: Customers can order Wednesday thru Saturday. 

REGISTER HERE >>

ELLIOT PARK FARMERS' MARKET

LOCATION: Finnegans' Tap Room, 817 5th Ave South, Mpls, MN 55404.

TIME: Vendor Drop Off, 4:00PM to 4:45PM, Customer Pick-Up, 5PM to 6PM. 

DATE: Every Thursday, July 16 thru September 24. 

ORDER CYCLE: Customers can order Friday thru Wednesday.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON >>

 

MORE PICK UP LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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PREPARING PRODUCT FOR DROP-OFF

  • Please review your orders, by logging into your SELLER ACCOUNT, and viewing via the ORDERS LISTING. We know that some emails alerting sellers of orders received have been captured by junk/spam filters. Please do not rely on confirmation emails to account for all your orders. 

  • All products must be carefully packaged to withstand the elements, heat, cold and rain.

  • All products must be clearly identified with the seller's full name, business name and phone number on the exterior of the packaging. 

  • All products must be clearly identified with the customer's full name and phone number. A customer invoice can be printed from your SELLER DASHBOARD > ORDERS > ORDERS LISTING, and then on the right hand side of the screen, see ADDITIONAL ORDER DETAILS, and pull down ACTIONS > GENERATE CUSTOMER INVOICE. 

  • Management will not be responsible for any product that is misplaced, misdirected or isn't properly packaged for the environment. 

  • Management is also not responsible for product that does not arrive on site or on time. Customer refunds are the responsibility of the seller.  

  • Sellers are asked to be strategic about packaging to accommodate for spills, any product moisture, other products that may emit moisture, rain or wind, and keeping product properly chilled for four hours. 

  • If products require temperature control, they must be provided in cooler bags and with ice packs. The bags will returned to sellers whenever possible. Please label these cooler items with your full name, business name, and phone number. 

  • We ask sellers to situate product in their vehicles to best accommodate the alphabetical drop off arrangement, and to minimize their time on site and unloading. 

  • Once product has been delivered to the drop site, it can be noted on your SELLER ACCOUNT online as "fulfilled." Payment will occur via PayPal, one day after distribution, after any customers refunds have concluded. 

 

LOGISTICS: SELLER DROP-OFF 

  • Sellers must wear masks and gloves when on site. 

  • All automobile traffic will be one way. 

  • During seller drop-off, please arrive to the drop site in an automobile at the time indicated for drop off

  • We will be limiting the number of sellers dropping packages at any one time. 

  • Sellers will proceed as directed by staff, sellers will unload pre-sold product alphabetically into waiting bins and unto tables. Tables are arranged alphabetically. 

  • Sellers arriving after the cut-off time will not be allowed on site or to drop off product. 

 

LOGISTICS: CUSTOMER PICK-UP

  • During the second and third hour, customers would arrive at the drop/pick up point via automobile, with their full names printed and visible in their front window.

  • Customers are advised, one vehicle per family. 

  • Customers will not leave their cars, whenever possible. 

  • Any product remaining after the allotted pick up time would be donated, or may be tossed dependent on likely contagion load.

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CONTACT US

(612) 867 0854

 libby@frankandernie.com

Libby Wyrum, Owner