Interested in vending at the Downtown Farmers' Market? Great! Check out the information below for application instructions and to submit your application.
Vendor Application Process
Vendor applications for the 2019 Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, will be available HERE no later than Jan. 7. Vendors should apply by February 15 for first consideration for booth space.
Before applying to the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' market, please review the Vendor Handbook for vendor fees, policies and procedures.
To review your application at any time after applying, please visit www.managemymarket.com and enter the email and password you used during the initial application process.
How much is a space?
Fees vary depending on the size of stall (vehicle vs. non-vehicle) and number of days you are participating. Please refer to the Vendor Handbook for stall fees.
How does the selection process work?
The Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications in February.
Traditional market products (produce, flowers, meats, wines, etc.) are always given first priority. Additional vendors are selected based on quality, uniqueness and diversity of product, as well as booth/table presentation.
Questions about the application process should be directed to market staff at email@example.com or 319-398-5317.
How does the Selection Committee pick vendors?
While type of product and product quality are of the utmost importance to our Selection Committee, there are a few things you can do to make it easier for our committee to select your application. Make sure you consider the following when applying:
- Complete & Updated Information- Your profile should have the correct information- business name, mailing address & email address.
- Correct Category- Make sure the business category you select reflects your primary products. For example: while you may sell a few tomatoes, if the majority of your products are scarves, please make sure to select "Artisan- Jewelry & Accessories", rather than "Produce & Flowers" when applying.
- Accurate Product List- Make sure your list is up-to-date and accurate. For instance, "Baked Goods" as a product isn't as helpful as "pies" and a list of flavors, and "cookies" with several varieties listed.
- PHOTOS- This can make or break an application. Provide several photos of your products! Additionally, photos of your booth display are not mandatory, but suggested.
I'm not like your other vendors. How do I fit in to the Downtown Farmers' Market?
Please review the Vendor Handbook for information about franchise businesses, downtown businesses and sponsors.
If I'm placed on the wait list, when will I be notified of a space available?
We make every effort to notify vendors as soon as possible when space becomes available. We attempt to fill booths with similar types of vendors. For example, if a painter isn't available to fill their space, we look for a painter on the wait list.