How to become a Member of the Grand Rapids Farmers Market
The deadline for joining the Market in 2021 is the April member meeting, Monday, April 5, 2021. The market opening date is usually the Wednesday before fishing season opener, but that decision will be made by membership during pre-season meetings.
All aspiring new member applicants shall personally present their application for membership before the members at the traditional pre-season meetings in February, March or April (usually the first or second Monday of the month) and the established members will then vote them up or down if need be at the April meeting. Watch our website news or Facebook page for meeting dates, time, and location.
Folks can get an application form and other information by visiting the market, or from the market website:
Mainly… Product must be grown, gathered, raised, produced or created within 50 miles of Grand Rapids, MN. Art & Crafts must be created by the member. You can check the map if you are not sure about being within 50 miles.
No buying and reselling is allowed.
Members must comply with all state & federal laws and regulations applicable to their food products and farming operations and to applicable retail sales laws and regulations and tax collection requirements.
All aspiring new member applicants shall personally present their application for membership before the members at the traditional pre-season meetings in February, March or April (usually the first or second Monday of the month. Check the Market Facebook page or website for details.) and the established members will then vote them up or down if need be at the April meeting.
The deadline for all membership applications and payments for each market season shall be the date of the final pre-season member meeting of the year, traditionally held on the first or second Monday of April but in 2021, it is currently planned for April 5.
For the purpose of meeting the deadline the membership fees shall be the same as the previous year. ($100 in 2020) After the budget is determined for the new year if the membership fee has been changed (A) In the event of an increase the remainder shall be due from all members in 30 days. (B) In the event of a decrease the Treasurer will reimburse all within (30) days.
The annual membership fee will be set annually by the membership when the budget is voted on. Membership continues until first market day of the following year. No new members will be admitted after the April market meeting of any market year.
A daily fee will be charged for each space a vendor uses. ($10 in 2020) This fee will be determined by the membership when the budget is voted on
If you are accepted for membership… Fill out a Sales and Use Tax certificate of compliance (MN tax form ST19.) Read and Sign the Code of Conduct. Provide copies of any licenses you are required to have. (Please provide two copies of all paperwork.)
A canopy is recommended, and having it tied down, or weighted with 15 to 20 lb. weights on each leg is encouraged. Please read this Canopy Safety 101 Guide from the Washington State Farmers Market Association.
Use our contact form if you need more information -> http://www.grfarmersmarket.org/contact-us/