Our Market is held in the parking lot at the corner of Landmarks Blvd. & Henry St. every Saturday morning (8am to Noon) from May 11th - Oct 19th, and every Wednesday evening (4-7pm) from July 3rd through Sept 25th.
SATURDAY registration fee is $12 for a single week, orIf you’d like to commit to a whole season, the discounted price is $150 for all 24 weeks (save $138)If you’d like to commit to a half season, the price is $80 for any 12 consecutive weeks (save $64)
WEDNESDAY registration fee is $5 for a single week, orIf you’d like to commit to a whole season the cost is $50 for 13 weeks (save $15)
WEEKLY VENDORS: please pay your fee on-site each week with cash or check. Please do not mail or send fees via Paypal for a single market.
*Please note: SET-UP TIME is 1-hour prior to start time for weekly vendors, and seasonal vendors can arrive as early as they like.
RETURNING SEASONAL VENDORS: please send your fee by April 30th to ensure your same space.
Added benefits of signing up for a full or half season are that you are entitled to a permanent spot at the market (assigned by seniority, then on a first-paid/first-placed basis), and you will receive a vote on major ballot decisions regarding the market. A limited number of double-spaces will be available for food producers; if you are interested in a 2nd booth please call our Head Farmer Bob Sancamper at 372-3018.
Alton Main Street provides staff, city permit, liability insurance, signage, advertising, and on-site amenities & activities. Each vendor is allowed an 11x11 booth space as well as an adjacent parking stall. Vendors are responsible for bringing any of the following items (if desired): tables, chairs, E-Z Up tent or umbrella, product signage, bags or other suitable packaging, scales, and displays. Please take care to leave your area free of litter or any debris from your product.
A list of items permitted at the Market can be found in our bylaws. Please help us keep this a TRUE Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market - everything you sell must be homegrown or handmade BY YOU!
BAKERS & CANNERS: The Cottage Food Operation Act requires anyone wishing to sell foods made in their home kitchen to register with the Madison County Health Department before selling products to the public at a Farmers’ Market. Full details and a registration form can be found at www.madisonchd.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental Health Division at (618) 296-6079.
GROWERS: If you would like to sign up to accept the Senior Nutrition or WIC Vouchers, please contact Emily Sisk at 254-3591 or ESisk@cyhs.com to fill out an application. If you are interested in accepting SNAP benefits / LINK cards (formerly known as Food Stamps), you will need to be trained on which food items can be purchased and how the reimbursement procedure works. Please contact Sara McGibany at 463-1016 or email@example.com for details.
EGG PRODUCERS: The State egg inspector has advised that we keep a copy of everyone’s egg license on file, so please include a copy with your registration form. Thank you very much for your participation & support; please spread the word to other farmers & artists! If you have any comments, questions, or input please feel free to call us at the numbers below.
Sara McGibany – Alton Main Street, Executive Director - 618-463-1016 / firstname.lastname@example.orgBob Sancamper – Head Farmer - home: 618-372-3018 / Becky Sancamper cell: 618-420-5899
I understand that if I have not arrived to set up by TWENTY MINUTES PRIOR to the start of the market, there is a possibility that my seasonal space may be utilized by another vendor.