Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor with the North Union Farmers Market. North Union Farmers Market (NUFM) manages producer-only markets throughout Cuyahoga County. By submitting this inquiry, you are providing NUFM with information about your business which we will keep on file and contact you if we have an opening for your products at our market. Submitting this application does not ensure a space at the market. All vendors must undergo a certification process in order to participate. Please note that space at all of our markets is limited. We cannot accept everyone that applies. We will contact you if your product is approved.
Farms: A staff member must visit your farm to certify that you are growing/producing what you will be selling. The visit is set up through our office and takes approximately 20-30 minutes. The cost for certification is a one-time fee of $25. Certification does not ensure a space at the market. If approved, you will be given a contract at the time of the visit or sent one via mail .
Bakers/Food Purveyors: A sampling of your products must be submitted to our staff for approval. A list of ingredients is also required. We do not allow trans fats at the market. We encourage the use of local ingredients whenever possible. If it is determined that your product fits into our market, you will receive a contract via mail. *Please note that farmers are given first priority to spaces.
Artists: We must view a sampling of your work. This may be done in person or through photographs. You must be creating hand-made or artisan items with significant artistic value added. Simple craft items and items made from kits are typically not allowed at the market. Exceptions will be determined by the market staff. If a space is open for your product, you will receive a contract via mail. *Please note that farmers are given first priority to spaces.
General information: Each vendor receives a 10×10 foot space for $30-$40 per week. Additional space is $10 per 10×10 foot space. Vendors must provide their own tent and table. All spaces are assigned by the market manager prior to the market. Spaces are not determined by “first come, first served.” Only products approved by the market staff may be sold at market! The market manager has final discretion to add or remove products from the market. Vendors do not need to attend the entire season, but every effort should be made to inform the market staff about your planned dates before the opening of the market season.
Please read the attached rules and regulations, fill in the following information and return to: North Union Farmers Market, 13111 Shaker Square Suite 301, Cleveland, OH 44120