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.

YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKETS
2018-19 Indoor Vendor Application | 2018-19 Indoor Vendor Application PDF | 2018 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.

From Start to Selling 101 (with Spanish translation!)
Thursday, August 23, 2018
6:30-8:30pm at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, 16 S. Washington St. Ypsilanti
Free! Please Register HERE 
In this training, you’ll hear from Gretchen Kopmanis who started the Czechbox Bakery in 2012 and now sells at the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets. Based on lessons she’s learned, she’ll guide you through the planning stages for starting a successful business. Topics include product development, establishing your brand, pricing strategies, record keeping, marketing, packaging, taxes, and setting up as a Farmers Market vendor.
This class is intended for Spanish speakers and will be translated into Spanish!

Calendar

February 18, 2019
  • Garden Mentor Network Applications Out
    February 18, 2019 - March 9, 2019 @ 

February 26, 2019
  • Indoor Farmers Market
    February 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall, 16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

March 4, 2019
  • Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: From the Start to Selling: Small Food Business Entrepreneurship
    March 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall, 16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

March 12, 2019
  • Indoor Farmers Market
    March 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall, 16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

March 18, 2019
  • Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: Cottage Food Law
    March 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall, 16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

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