2017 Farmers Markets at the Capitol Non-profit Participation Application

Farmers Markets at the Capitol Non-profit Participant Application

The Farmers Markets at the Capitol will be held on Thursdays, July 27, August 24 and September 21, 2017. The markets will be located on the east side of the Capitol lawn, along Capitol Avenue between Allegan and Ottawa Streets. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. These markets are coordinated by the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA). After all approved vendors and Bushel level sponsors are assigned spaces, remaining spaces will be open to non-profit organizations whose mission aligns with the mission of these markets and are current MIFMA members. Non-profit applications will be reviewed starting May 1st. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with registration and payment instructions. You must submit payment for all markets you plan to participate in by May 31st.
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  • The mission of the Farmers Market at the Capitol is to provide a thriving marketplace that showcases food and agricultural products in an effort to educate our state decision makers on the importance of supporting farmers, ag-based businesses and farmers markets
    You can join or renew your membership online at Become a MIFMA Member
  • Please note that non-profits are not allowed to sell or distribute food items at the market(s). Non-profit organizations can sell items that support their mission and/or the mission of these events as long as those items are listed on this application.
  • Please list any notes that you would like us to read regarding your application.
  • Submit Copy of General Liability Insurance

    MIFMA requests that all participating organizations provide proof of general liability insurance listing the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) as an additional insured. Documents can be uploaded below, faxed to 517-940-4522, emailed to office@mifma.org, or mailed to Emily Syrja, MIFMA, 480 Wilson Rd, Room 172, East Lansing, MI 48824.
  • Payment Information

    For non-profits, the cost to participate in the event depends upon your parking needs. If you require parking validation, the cost to participate is $15 per market. If you do not require parking validation, there is no cost to participate.
  • Submitting Payment

    MIFMA processes applications for vendors selling food and farm products from April 1st - April 30th. Any spaces that remain after vendor applications are processed are available for Bushel level sponsors and non-profit organizations. Applications from non-profits will be reviewed starting May 1st. You will receive an email notification once your application has been reviewed. If approved, you will receive a link to register and submit payment online. You can pay the booth fee either online or by submitting a check in the mail. Your payment must be received by May 31st in order for a space to be reserved for you at the event(s) you have applied to participate in.
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  • Refund Policy

    A full refund of a paid registration fee will be given when MIFMA receives notice at least 14 days in advance of the event. A refund will be issued within 30 days of the cancellation. A refund will be forfeited in situations where MIFMA is not notified of the intent to cancel at least 14 days in advance of the event.