Vendor Application

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the 61st Street Farmers Market, please review the Policies and Guidelines. Our Market is a producer-only, food-only market, so we do not accept crafts, body care products, etc. 

  • Farmers must guarantee that all products sold at the Market are 100% regionally grown and/or produced (IL, WI, IN, MI, MN, IA, MO).

  • Prepared food vendors must be able to verify that 75% of their ingredients are purchased from local growers/producers.

  • Priority will be given to vendors with products that are sustainably grown.

2019/20 MARKET OPERATION TIMES AND LOCATION

Outdoors - Saturdays 9AM-2PM: May 11th thru October 26th (25 markets)

Indoors - The following Saturdays 9AM-2PM: November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, December 7th, 14th, 21st of 2019, and January 11th, Feb. 8th, March 8th, April 12th of 2020

Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave, on 61st Street between Dorchester and Blackstone Avenues, Chicago, IL

FEES: 2019 OUTDOOR SEASON

Application and vendor fees are used to support marketing and operational expenses. Fees for the 2018/19 indoor season are as follows:

  • Application fee: $75

  • Single stall (10’x10’): $325

  • Double stall (20’x10’): $450

  • Electricity (1 outlet, no cord provided): $15/season (Access determined by Market Manager based on need and context.)

The application, all supporting documents, and $75 application fee are due by March 30th, 2019. A $50 late fee will be assessed for applications submitted after March 30th.

Stall fees must be paid in full by the end of the first market day - May 11th, 2019. Any vendor that does not pay the stall fee in full by May 11th may lose their place in the market.

APPLICATION

To apply for the 2019 outdoor season, download our application and our policies.  Print, fill out and mail hard copy to the address above or scan and email to wendy@experimentalstation.org with supporting documents. All checks must be written out to Experimental Station.