2022 Vendor Application

2022 Market Information

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Saturday Tower Grove Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8am-12:30pm, April 2 – November 5

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

Season-long fee: $1,100 ($1,000 early-bird price through December); Weekly vending fee: $55
Season-long fee with vehicle: $1,500 ($1,400 early-bird price through December); Weekly vending fee with vehicle: $65

 

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Tuesday Tower Grove Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, 4pm – dusk, May 3 – September 27

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

Season-long fee: $700 ($600 early-bird price through December); Weekly vending fee: $40

 

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The Boulevard Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 9am-1pm, May 1 – October 30

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 ($800 early-bird price through December); Weekly vending fee: $40

 

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Ferguson Farmers’ Market
Please see fergusonfarmersmarket.com for more information. 

 

Important information regarding signing up:
  1. If you are signing up for the full-season and paying in-full, upon submitting the application you will be taken to a page to complete your payment.
  2. If you are signing up for the full-season and are not paying in full, or if you are signing up for select dates only, upon submitting the application you will be taken to a page to pay a $25 processing fee. This fee is non-refundable. Once your application is approved, you will be sent an invoice to pay a deposit. This deposit is equal to three market date fees (example: TGFM Saturday deposit is $55 x 3 = $165). The deposit will be applied to your final three market dates.
  3. Please read the rules at the end of the application carefully.
FAQs
What do you get for your vendor fee?
  • 10×10 space (vendor must supply tent and table[s])
  • Avg of 4,000 customers per week pass through the market 
Who is invited to participate?
  • Farmers (products must be grown in MO / IL)
  • Meat Vendors (locally produced and processed)
  • Bakery Vendors (locally produced)
  • Vendors of locally produced foods
  • Vendors of locally made non-food products
  • No items that need FDA approval or claim to be medicinal
  • MLMs are not allowed  
  • Non-Profit Organizations: We welcome an array of non-profit organizations. Please use our contact form if you are interested in bringing your organization to the market. 
  • We highly encourage DIVERSITY at TGFM, minority owned/operated businesses will be sought out
Other Information
  • Vendors are encouraged to use their social media platforms to promote themselves and the market, we will repost as able.
2022 Vendor Application
Cancellation Policy

Please read carefully, some policies have changed for 2022.

-A full-season vendor is defined as a vendor who has committed to the 32 week regular season. Only full-season vendors will be assigned permanent spaces.
-Before the start of the season, full-season vendors paid-in-full will receive a 90% refund. After the start of the season, no refunds will be given.
-Before the start of the season, full-season vendors paying weekly will receive a refund of 50% of their deposit. After the start of the season, no refunds will be given.
-Before the start of the season, non-full-season vendors will receive a refund of 50% of their deposit. After the start of the season, no refunds will be given.

Deposit, Payment, and Attendance Policy

-Deposits will be applied to dates missed during the season that are not due to illness or family emergency, or the last three market dates of the regular season.
-Any absence that is not communicated to market management at least 48 hours in advance is considered an unexcused absence unless it is the result of illness or family emergency.
-If a full-season vendor has 3 unexcused absences, the vendor forfeits their booth location.
-Full-season vendors are renting their booth space for the regular, 32 week season. If a vendor has an unexcused absence, they are still expected to pay their booth fee for the date(s) they miss.
-When a vendor signs up for a date, they are expected to be there. If a vendor has an unexcused absence, they are still expected to pay their booth fee for the date(s) they miss.
-Dates that are prepaid and not attended by the vendor will not be refunded unless the absence is excused.
-The farmers' markets are open rain or shine and absences due to weather are not excused absences.

Late Arrival and Vendor Exit Policy

-Vendors are required to be in their designated market spot no later than one hour before market start time.
-Market tear down will begin immediately after posted market closing. The market is not responsible for you or your product after the posted market closing. The only reason a vendor should leave the Market before closing time is if they are COMPLETELY sold out of their product or if there is an emergency. Alert Management at the information table if you completely sell out and are leaving early. Any other case must be pre-approved by the Manager.

Local Foods Policy

Vendors who wish to sell produce or products not grown or made by their farm or business must submit a written request to the market manager either by email or by letter at the market information booth. Included in the request must be the farm or business that is growing or making the product, a contact name and phone number, and their farming practices and complete list of ingredients if applicable. The sale of any products prior to approval by market management is prohibited.

Prepared Foods Policy

All prepared food vendors must be appropriately and fully permitted by either the City of St. Louis (Tower Grove Farmers’ Market) or St. Louis County (The Boulevard Farmers’ Market), and follow all applicable guidelines.

Trash Removal, Booth Setup, Cleanup

Vendors are required to haul away their trash at the end of the market. Onsite trash cans are not for vendor use.
All Vendors are required to bring their own tent weights. Weights must be attached to the tent throughout all operating hours.
Vendor spaces should be clean when the vendor departs for the day.

For all vendors

I agree to follow all market rules and I understand that this application relates only to the products and equipment listed herein and that any further products or equipment will require market manager approval. I certify that the above are produced in accordance with all county, state and federal laws. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless STL-FM, LLC from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, or my use of their equipment or facilities, arising from negligence. This release does not apply to claims arising from intentional conduct. Should Releases or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.