Lewiston Farmers' Market Application
Thank you for your interest in being part of the Lewiston Farmers’ Market!

We are looking forward to the upcoming season being another year of continued growth and success with greater vendor input and direction.

The Lewiston Farmers’ Market is sponsored by St. Mary’s Health System and is supported by staff and volunteers from the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, a local and statewide resource dedicated to promoting overall community wellness through nutrition, youth development, and sustainable urban agriculture programs.

Vendors interested in our summer market are asked to fill out the following application. If accepted to a market, vendors will pay a fee to participate. State licensing and insurance appropriate to vendor products will be required for participation.

Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance to the market. Each new prospective vendor will be asked to present at a regular all member meeting either mid winter or beginning of April. At that time, prospective vendors will be voted into the market for that season by existing members. Vendors who are selling a product that is under-represented at the market have a greater chance of being accepted. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about current market vendor makeup.

Following acceptance, vendors will be asked to submit payment and all applicable licensing. Vendors who do not submit appropriate paperwork will not be able to participate.

For more information please contact Sherie at (207) 513 3848 or lewistonfarmersmarket@gmail.com

We will be in touch with you shortly thereafter! Thank you!

If you haven't already make sure to check out our website at www.lewistonfarmersmarket.com and facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lewistonfarmersmarket/
Name *
Farm/Business Name *
Please list a name you would like used on behalf of your business. The market will need this for sharing information with customers.
Telephone *
If you do not have a working telephone number please indicate or put N/A
Email *
If you do not have an email address please simply write N/A
Website *
Mailing Address *
Address (please also include mailing address if different) *
Please write a 3-5 sentence description of your farm or business that can be used on our website and in our e-newsletter. *
Product & Production Information
Please indicate the products that YOU PRODUCE YOURSELF that you plan to bring to the farmers’ market(s): 1 for your primary products and 2 for your secondary products. Your application will be accepted based on your primary products. Your secondary products should be minor. Any changes must be approved by the Market. If you are a returning member, indicate new products with an asterisk.
1
2
*
Mixed vegetables
Sweet Corn
Potatoes
Apples
Other Tree Fruits
Cider
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Honey
Vegetable Seedilngs
Flower Seedlings
Hanging Baskets
Cut Flowres
Annuals
Perennials
Dried Flowers
Baked Goods
Jams, Jellies
Relishes, etc.
Milk
Yogurt
Cheese
Herbs
Maple Products
Eggs
Lamb
Chicken
Turkey
Beef
Pork
Goat 
Mushrooms
Body Products; soaps etc.
Art and Craft
Other : (PLEASE ADD DETAIL IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION)
Clear selection
Please use this section to describe any product(s) listed or explained above. *
Are you certified organic *
If so, please include a copy of your most recent certification
Purchasing in Products
The LFM permits buy-in of products according to Maine State law. This means 25% of a vendor’s product can be purchased in. Products bought can only be Maine grown or made. Vendors are expected to list below what they would like to buy in over the course of a season. Products purchased in must be approved by market management and labeled clearly at market. Please list below any products you plan to purchase in for part or all of the season.
Part of the Season
All of the Season
Mixed vegetables
Sweet Corn
Potatoes
Apples
Other Tree Fruits
Cider
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Honey
Vegetable Seedilngs
Flower Seedlings
Hanging Baskets
Cut Flowers
Annuals
Perennials
Dried Flowers
Baked Goods
Jams, Jellies
Relishes, etc.
Milk
Yogurt
Cheese
Herbs
Maple Products
Eggs
Lamb
Chicken
Turkey
Beef
Pork
Goat 
Mushrooms
Clear selection
Market Participation *
Vendors can participate on a full time or part time basis as a regular guest vendor. Full time participation includes the expectation of attending the market weekly throughout the season. Full participants are allowed 5 absences over the course of the market season according to Market Guidelines. Vendors can sign up to be regular guest vendors and with with Market Leadership to determine a regular schedule. Regular guest vendors must commit to attend market at least once a month.
Days Away *
Full time vendors are permitted 5 days off from market over the course of the summer season without issue as stated by our market guidelines. If you know the days you will plan to be away please take a moment to list them below. This helps the market team communicate with customers and also plan for guest vendors to fill in product gaps. If you do not know your days away but have an approximate month that is helpful to list. If you will have no days away simply state. If you are not a full time vendor, or this question does not apply to you simply put N/A. Thank you.
Market Support and Growth
Running a robust market takes a lot of work! And the market ultimately belongs to vendors. Are there skills or talents you'd like to share to help the market grow and thrive? If so, please indicate below the tasks you'd be willing to help with. You can leave certain tasks blank if you do not want to do them. Market management will coordinate with each vendor to perform tasks over the course of the season. Check all that apply.
1 - most interested
2 - somewhat interested
3 - not so interested but will do it!
Writing blogs
Posts on the market facebook page
E-newsletter, organizing simple content for and sending out the e-newsletter periodically
along with other members
Putting up and taking down roadside signs for the market 
Loading and unloading the truck full of materials for the Information Booth
Taste of the market, preparing a simple recipe for customers to taste at the market,
minimum of 3 times throughout the season
Set up of shade and eating tent 
Putting up and taking down gigantic market sign at the beginning and end of season
Please list any other task you think you'd like to help with not listed above
Please share anything else you think we should know.
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