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