Farmers Markets at the Capitol Nonprofit Participant Application

Farmers Markets at the Capitol Nonprofit Participant Application

The Farmers Markets at the Capitol will be held on Thursdays, July 26, August 23 and September 20, 2018. The markets will be located on the east side of the Capitol lawn, along Capitol Avenue between Allegan and Ottawa Streets. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 2 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 may be open to nonprofit organizations and units of government whose mission aligns with the mission of these markets. Nonprofit applications will be reviewed starting May 1st and preference will be given to MIFMA members and partners. 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.
  • Nonprofit Application

    This application is for nonprofit organizations and/or units of government whose mission aligns with the Farmers Markets at the Capitol and are requesting a 10-foot booth space to participate in one or more of the 3 events in 2018. The mission of the markets is to provide a thriving marketplace that showcases Michigan 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. Nonprofit organizations that participate are not allowed to sell or distribute food items at the market(s). Non-profit organizations may sell non-food items that support their mission and/or the mission of these events. If you are a nonprofit that wishes to sell food items, you must complete the Vendor Application instead.
  • Or a number where we can contact you on the day of the market if necessary.
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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
  • Please note that nonprofits are not allowed to sell or distribute food items at the market(s). Nonprofit 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.
    You can join or renew your membership online here: Become a MIFMA Member
  • 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 marketmanager@mifma.org, or mailed to MIFMA at 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 nonprofit organizations. Applications from nonprofits 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.
  • 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.
  • Consent

    1) I have read the Event Details and agree to follow them in their entirety. 2) I assure that the information I have provided on this application is accurate for the organization applying to participate in the markets. 3) I authorize MIFMA and partnering organizations to photograph my organization during these events and use the photographs in related promotions. I understand and agree that the images may be edited, duplicated, distributed, reproduced, broadcast and/or reformatted in any form and manner without payment of fees, in perpetuity. If you agree with this statement, type your name below for an electronic signature.