We are excited to announce year two of our Chelsea Winter Farmers Market. This year we will be offering a YEAR ROUND farmers market due to multiple requests from customers and vendors. The Chelsea Winter Farmers Market will be held on Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Setup begins at 8 am and take down should be completed by 2 pm. All vendors pay a daily fee of $15 on the day of attendance. There are no seasonal fees associated with this market.
Due to a limited number of spaces, preference will be given to returning vendors that have participated in the Chelsea and Bushel Basket markets in 2016. For returning vendors to ensure a spot, please submit your application by October 15. After that, the market will admit vendors based on quality, location and uniqueness of product. The market seeks to maintain a balance of all products: produce, meat, baked goods, processed products, dairy, plants, and arts and crafts. The market manager reserves the right to select vendors based on these criteria, with guidance provided by the market advisory committee.
Vendors please submit the following to apply to the Chelsea Winter Market:
- Download DOC file: Winter Farmers Market Application
- Download PDF file: Winter Farmers Market Application
Become a Summer Vendor – now accepting 2017 applications
To become a vendor please fill out the application form and read the market operating guidelines. Return completed application with licenses to either the email or P.O. Box address shown on the application.
Nonprofits are invited to attend for free. Please contact the market manager if you are a community nonprofit and wish to attend market for a day.
Vendors at our markets must grow or produce their own products, no distributors.
Important documents for vendors are below:
- Download DOC file: Chelsea and Bushel Basket Market application 2017
- Download PDF file: Chelsea and Bushel Basket Market application 2017
We hope to see you soon!
Want more information about requirements for selling your product at the market? See the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) website for food related items: www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1568_2387_46671—,00.html
Stall locations can be reserved with a full-season commitment. Spots are 10′ x 10′. Daily vendors will be offered an open stall on a first come, first served basis. A call/email in advance assists us to arrange the best placement of daily vendors. Please contact the market manager at least a week in advance for both reservations and cancellations. The cost to reserve a spot on Saturdays is $12, and $7 on Wednesdays.
Market Advisory Committee
The Market Advisory Committee is a group of vendors and community partners that meets monthly throughout the winter to make major decisions for the market. This year meetings will be on the second Thursday of each month at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church. See committee-resonsibilities for more details on the role the committee plays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining.
Frequently Used Forms
All vendors must submit their DBA or business license (LLC, or Sole Proprietorship)