Farmers Markets

Become a Vendor

Growing Hope vendors include small backyard farmers, full-time farming families, and urban farmers along with cheese, jam, eggs, baked goods, artisan soaps and crafts.

Our vendors come from up to 90 miles away and have anywhere from none-at-all to 35 years of experience running their small businesses. We are proud of the diversity of businesses that our vendors own and share with us each market season.

2017 YFM Vendor Application | 2017 YFM Vendor App NOSALE | 2017 YFM Policies


Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur: Free Workshops for Market Vendors and Others!

BuildingBlocksBanner-NowordsBuilding Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur is a series of free workshops put on by Growing Hope, with partnership from the MI Small Business Development Center, SCORE – Washtenaw County, the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC, and SPARK East Incubator.  Support comes from Growing Our Local Economy: Washtenaw County Act 88 funds.

Becoming a Vendor 101 

New and prospective food entrepreneurs ready to up their game as a farmers market vendor or through a home-based business. Join one or all of the following Mondays, 6:30pm8:30pm at SPARK East, 215 West Michigan Ave in downtown Ypsilanti (April 11 session at 9 S Adams).  FREE!  Register at

April 4  Understanding the Cottage Food Law: Can you sell your product at market?

April 11  Marketing, Displays, and Branding: How to make your products fly off the stand (this class only at 9 S Adams)

April 18  How to Become a Vendor: Learn from veteran vendors and market managers

April 25  Mock Farmers Market Set Up CompetitionWin a free season at the market!


From Cottage to Commercial

Food entrepreneurs wanting to sell to restaurants, specialty stores and grocery stores. Join us Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm at SPARK East, 215 West Michigan Ave.  FREE!  Register at

April 5  How to Become a Licensed Food Producer: Learn the ins and outs

April 13  How to Write a Business Plan: Gain tools to develop a north star for your biz

April 19  Developing your PItch: Hone your plan into a concise speech for the public

April 26  Building Blocks Pitch Competition

Register for any and all workshops at!
Download and share the flyer here: BuildingBlocks2016Flyer-WebBuildingBlocks2016Flyer-Web


September 21, 2017
September 22, 2017
  • Mobile Farm Stand at Ypsilanti Senior Center
    September 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Ypsilanti Senior Citizens Center, 1015 N Congress St, Ypsilanti
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  • Mobile Farm Stand at Towner Human Services Courtyard
    September 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Courtyard of the Towner Human Service Center, 555 Towner Street
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  • Mobile Farm Stand at Clark East Towers
    September 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Clark East Towers, 1550 E Clark Rd, Ypsilanti Charter Township
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