2020 Crossroads Farmers Market Vendor Application

CROSSROADS FARMERS MARKET - Wednesdays 11am-3pm, April 15th-November 25th, 2020
Takoma/Langley Crossroads @ Anne Street & 1021 University Blvd. Takoma Park, Maryland
Mailing Address: 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 426, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Applicants should be enthusiastic about participating in our programs and serving our diverse customer base. We are looking for vendors who are willing to navigate possible cultural and language barriers in order to ensure good sales from week to week. For example, some shoppers like to bargain, as it is a cultural norm for them. Handling such situations requires both patience and proper signage, especially consistent listings of prices.

We suggest that medium-large sized vendors have at least two workers at their booth, at least 1 of whom can communicate with our majority Spanish-speaking customer base. We can identify a bilingual community member or volunteer to work with you if that would be helpful. Please let Morgan know if you would like to be matched with a community member to work as a sales associate!

Last year, our larger-scale produce vendors averaged $925 per week, small-scale produce vendors averaged $500 a week, and hot prepared food vendors who came every week averaged $1,100.

Because word of mouth is the main promotion tool for our (majority) off-line shopper base, you should expect to have lower than average receipts in the start of the season, and higher than average receipts in July, August and September. Sales traditionally slow down in October and November, but WIC checks are valid until the last day of market, which keeps the market flowing.

We will also offer special events at market such as an Opening Day celebration, Mother's Day in May, a Halloween market, and a festive holiday market the day before Thanksgiving!

If Crossroads sounds like a good fit for your business, please fill out the following application!
Email address *
Primary Vendor Name(s): *
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Business Name: *
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Mailing Address: *
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Business Phone Number:
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Cell Phone Number: *
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Email Address:
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Preferred method of communication: *
Please provide up to two physical addresses for your business' primary point(s) of production. No P.O. Boxes, please. Primary Location #1: *
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Primary Location #2:
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Requested Stall Space: *
We expect that vendors will off-load their products and then move their vehicles to a nearby location. Does this work for you? *
Vehicle type and length: *
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Which other markets or marketing channels do you sell at (or plan to)? *
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Where else would you like to sell in the future? *
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How can Crossroads help you increase number of vendor outlets? *
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If you don't want to increase the number of vendor outlets, why is that? *
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Crossroads runs an 85-person multi-farm CSA throughout the 33 weeks of the season. Are you interested in participating in 2020?
Do you plan to attend the entire season of the Crossroads Farmers Market? (April 15-November 25) *
If no, why not? What time frame do you plan to attend market?
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What products will you have available at Crossroads Farmers Market in 2020: (If you have a crop list, you may either email it to sservin@crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork.org or mail it with your application fee) *
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Did you participate in the majority of the 2019 season with Crossroads (>20 weeks) *
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