2021-22 Carbondale Community Farmers Market Vendor Application Packet
Greetings from the Carbondale Community Farmers Market (CCFM)! We appreciate your interest in our winter marketplace. All vendors wishing to sell at the CCFM must apply and be approved to participate as a vendor. CCFM is a producer only market. In short, vendors must grow it, make it, or bake (cook) it to sell at the market.

While we know that we will be having a market, at this time we are uncertain of exactly what it will look like as we will have to follow Covid and Jackson County Health Department restrictions. Please understand that we won't know all of the details until we get closer to market time and will communicate what we can, when we can.

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee you a space at the market. All vendor applications are reviewed and carefully considered. After review of the 1st round of applications, applicants will be notified by phone or email as to the status of their application on or before October 1st. All accepted vendors are required to provide a short bio about their farm and pictures (digital submission preferred) or a short video showcasing unique elements of their farm. Please, note the required supplemental documents for each vendor type and review the provided checklist at the end of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Market hours are Saturdays from 10am-1pm, December through March (closed December 25, 2021 & Jan 1, 2022). Opening day of the season is Saturday, December 4, 2021. The market is located inside the University Mall in the concourse area by the VIP movie theater (1237 E Main St, Carbondale). Set up for market begins at 8:45am and take down must be completed by 2pm. No sales are allowed prior to the official start of the market. Vendors are not allowed to leave market early, unless previously approved by the market manager. Check out our market FAQs and policies for more information.

A few things to note: It is the law that vendors report and submit sales tax for products sold at the market. CCFM does not collect sales tax. Raw foods are taxed at 1%, and processed foods and non-food goods are currently taxed at 6.25% and taxes are payable to the Illinois Department of Revenue. Additionally, all vendors must provide proof of liability insurance prior to vending at the market. The market’s use of facilities contract with University Mall requires our market provide liability insurance. Please contact us with questions or concerns about sales tax or insurance requirements.

Thanks again for your interest in the Carbondale Community Farmers Market, and we look forward to receiving your application. Applications received by September 15, 2021 will be included in the first round of vendor selection and notified of acceptance by October 1, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date, and will be reviewed in the order in which they were received. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Karen Jensen-Britton
Carbondale Community Farmers Market Manager
Food Works

Email: Karen@fwsoil.org
Phone: (618) 370-3287
Websites: www.carbondalemarket.com
Address: P.O. Box 3855
Carbondale, Illinois 62902
Fax: (618) 370-3270
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