Farmers Market

 

Mission Statement:
The mission of the St. Louis Farmers Market is to create a diverse and thriving market place for local farmers and crafters to sell their goods. We strive to help local businesses & entrepreneurs through promotion and partnerships; to increase community access to healthy foods; to promote healthy activities; and to be a positive and fun place in the community that customers enjoy visiting again and again.

 

Who are we?

The St. Louis Farmers Market was formed in partnership with the St. Louis Middle of the Mitten Association and the Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce. Linda Bader, a MIFMA Certified Market Manager, will run the market along with help from an Advisory Committee made up of St. Louis community and business leaders.  All involved are committed to creating a successful and sustainable market.    

The second season of the market will start on May 4, 2017 and be held every Thursday from 2-6pm through October 26.  We will be an outdoor , seasonal market that features fresh produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, unique handmade craft items, and more.  The market will be located in downtown St. Louis Michigan outside the beautiful new City Hall Building at 300 North Mill Street.  This location offers plenty of parking and easy access to downtown shops and restaurants.

We strive to partner with other community groups who share our mission.  This includes local non-profit groups, service clubs, the schools, human services, healthcare, and transportation services.

To keep the atmosphere fun and positive we will also offer space for local musicians to perform at the market, along with events or activities that promote healthy living.

 

Time/Dates/Location:

The market will be held on Thursdays from 2-6pm starting May 4, 2017 through October 26, 2017. The market will be located in the south parking lot of the St. Louis City Hall Building at 300 N. Mill Street, St. Louis, MI.

 

How do I become a vendor?
Please download the 2017 Vendor Packet.  This packet includes a vendor application, a product declaration, the rules and policies of the market, and a signature page.

 

How do I donate to or become a sponsor of the market?
Please download the 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities. Because of the partnerships we have formed and the support we have in the community the St. Louis Farmers Market has access to many resources to promote the market.  Sponsors can benefit from this marketing at various levels as explained in the Sponsorship Document.
 
 
Vendor Resources:
 

Guidelines for providing safe food samples

Vendor Liability Insurance (strongly suggested, but not required)

 
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Contact Market Manager Linda Bader with questions at (989) 620-0448 or baderL@ispmgt.com
 

2016 GOLD AND SILVER SPONSORS

 
          www.gratiot.org                            www.chemicalbank.com                  www.garrtool.com
 
                  www.gldmanagement.com                                               www.grangernet.com
 
 
We would like to thank the 2016 Gold and Silver level sponsors above, for their generous support of the St Louis Farmers Market!

   
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