2023 Vendor Application

2023 Market Information

The 2023 Vendor Application will be live on January 1, 2023!
Please note that due to heavy application volume we are currently taking 7-10 days to process applications. 

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Saturday Tower Grove Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8am-12:30pm, April 1 – November 4

Reach thousands of shoppers every Saturday at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market.

Season-long fee: $1,100; Weekly vending fee: $55
Season-long fee with vehicle: $1,500; Weekly vending fee with vehicle: $65

 

9

Tuesday Tower Grove Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, 4pm – dusk, May 2 – September 26

Our Tuesday Market has become a Tower Grove neighborhood tradition! It’s well-attended with a fun and festive atmosphere.

Season-long fee: $700; Weekly vending fee: $40

 

9

The Boulevard Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 9am-1pm, May 7 – October 29

The Sunday Market at The Boulevard has seen a lot of growth over the past 2 years, and is a great opportunity to become a part of our farmers’ markets.

Season-long fee: $900; Weekly vending fee: $40

9

Rockwell Beer Garden Farmers’ Market at Francis Park
Thursdays, 4pm-7pm, May 4 – October 26

This year, STL-FM will join Rockwell Beer Garden again  to share an eclectic selection of  vendors weekly in a beautiful park situated in a vibrant neighborhood.

Season-long fee: $800; Weekly vending fee: $35

 

FAQs

What do I need to bring with me to each market, as a vendor?

  • Vendors are responsible for their own setup:

  • 1 tent with weights – each vendor is renting a 10’ x 10’ space at the market (while tents are not required, they are useful and highly recommended for all vendors)

  • If bringing a tent, vendors must provide weights or stakes. 

  • Tables & chairs

  • E-commerce tool (Square, Venmo, etc.) & battery operated charge. -Electricity is not available for heating/cooling devices

  • Cash / Change

Who is invited to participate?

  • Farmers (all products sold must be grown in MO / IL within 150 miles of the market)
  • Meat Vendors (locally produced and processed)
  • Bakery Vendors (locally produced)
  • Vendors of locally produced foods
  • Vendors of locally made non-food products
  • We highly encourage DIVERSITY at our markets, minority owned/operated businesses will be sought out
  • Non-Profit Organizations: We welcome an array of non-profit organizations to our Tower Grove Farmers Market. Each NFP is considered independently, and will be approved on a case by case basis. We are unable to host NFPs that are religious or politically partisan in nature. We have 2-3 spots available weekly, and these spots fill up quickly. We offer 1 (one) free market to our NFPs. NFPs must follow the same rules as all vendors.

Can I sell…?:

  • Items that need FDA approval or claim to be medicinal – NO
  • Items that I sell as a Mid Level Marketing salesperson (MLM) – NO
  • Items I have purchased and wish to resell – NO
  • Items I have purchased and have upcycled to something different – YES (upon approval by Market Manager)
  • Prepared food items I have made in my home (baked goods, salsas, pickles, etc.) – YES in St. Louis City, with appropriate Cottage Food Production permitting, NO in St. Louis County

PERMITTING

Please note that the STL-FM  markets take place  in both St, Louis City and St. Louis County. They have different requirements, rules, and processes. Please note that while these lists are a guide, you should not move ahead on any permitting work for these markets until you have received an email of acceptance & instructions from STL-FM.

St Louis City

All food vendors in the City (Tower Grove and Francis Park) must be fully permitted. Upon acceptance we will email you an application with instructions, and STL-FM will obtain your permit from the St. Louis City Department of Health.  If you make your food in an unlicensed facility (home), you will be required to apply for a cottage permit

ALL VENDORS REQUIRING PERMITS WILL BE BILLED A ONE TIME, NON-REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE OF $25 FOR THIS SERVICE. 

The items you will be required to share with us include:

  1. City Business License 
  2. Photo ID
  3. Proof of Temporary Food Training (passed with a minimum of 75%) A physical copy of this must be present at your booth. There must be someone at your booth at all times that has passed if you are sampling or selling food
  4. Fire Safety Approval for all open flame / propane cooking
  5. STL-FM Health Dept. Permit Application (to be provided by us)
  6. Business check or money order for the permit (2022 fee was $100).

Please note you should not move ahead on any permitting work for these markets until you have received an email of acceptance from a Market Manager.

 

St Louis County 

All food vendors in the County (The Boulevard Farmers Market) must be fully permitted by the County in order to participate in the Farmers Market. Please note: you must prepare all food in a commercial / inspected kitchen – there is no “cottage permit” in St. Louis County, and they have different requirements for safe food storage than St. Louis City. Vendors at The BLVD must procure their own permits prior to the first market – an email will be sent with thorough instructions upon acceptance as a vendor. See link for general information about what you may be asked to provide.
https://stlouiscountymo.gov/st-louis-county-departments/public-health/food-and-restaurants/farmers-markets/