2022 Cedar Lake Farmers Market Non-Full Season Vendor Application
Thank you for applying!  You will receive a response if you're approved.

Thank you so much for your interest in our 2022 Cedar Lake Farmers Market beginning Wednesday, May 11, 2022 running the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month May thru October at 3pm!  Please fill out the application below if you’d like to participate in our market. Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be selected. We have a limited number of spaces and a competitive selection process.

NOTE: This is a farmers and artisan market!  All vendors welcome to apply, but note that we are FULL in the limited percentage of direct sales and MLM booths. We're always looking for local artisans, crafters, food trucks, food vendors, bakers, local farmers, etc.!  If accepted you will receive an invoice via the email address you provided. The invoice is due by the due date listed and there will be an assessed late fee if not received in time and/or booths will not be held until the invoice is paid.

DAY-OF INSTRUCTIONS: The week leading up to the event, all selected vendors will be notified of their info and detailed event information in our Vendor Facebook group.  (Map posted morning of event) Set up time runs 11am-1pm.  Your car must be reparked in specified vendor area by 1:30 and you need to be set up and manning your booth by 2pm.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS AND MANY SMALL CHILDREN, NO VEHICLES CAN EXIT UNTIL 10 MINUTES AFTER THE MARKET HAS ENDED.  POLICE OFFICERS WILL BE HANDLING ANY VIOLATIONS OF VEHICLES EXITING BEFORE 7:10 OR 8:10 (depending on market date). 5MPH IS THE SPEED FOR ALL VENDORS UNTIL YOU HAVE EXITED THE PARKING LOT.

Vendors are responsible for collecting their own sales tax. Vendors must also provide all supplies (floor length tablecloth, heavy duty tape, outdoor rug in case of mud, grass clippings, weights, hammer, stakes, tables, canopy, battery operated lighting in the fall months, etc.) needed for set up and must keep their area clean and in good order at all times. Due to this being an outdoor market, electricity is not available, so please have your generator ready to go.

Please complete all required answers. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
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Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Business Name *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Phone *
Birth Month *
Tell us what sets you apart in your category to distinguish yourself from other applicants and why you'd like to participate in our market. *
List the items you plan to sell. Please list ALL items you plan to see, as we will limit the amount of vendors bringing the same items (to maintain a variety). PLEASE NOTE: This does NOT mean you will be the only vendor in your trade, only that we are limiting similar vendors. (If you are a Farmer, please indicate your farming practices here.) *
Do you make the product you will be selling? *
If you answered no, please explain.  Write N/A or skip if this does not apply to you.
Food Vendors: Are you cottage law (in home bakery) or providing us with a health department certificate? *
If you're new to this market, please send email with images of the items you sell (WITH YOUR BIZ NAME IN SUBJECT FIELD) to cedarlakefarmersmarket@yahoo.com or via messenger at the Cedar Lake Farmers Market Facebook page.  (Application not considered until we receive images.) *
Website Link (if applicable)
Instagram Page Link (if applicable)
Facebook Page Link (if applicable)
Booth size desired.  (We are currently filling Full Season participants first). Full season vendors' spot will stay consistent within a few feet, unless there's a reason discussed with the event coordinator and the booth vendor about a change for the future dates.  If a vendor misses and cannot attend, their spot will be filled with another booth but they will have their space back the following market.  We do not like any gaps and we will fill them in as best we can so there are no empty spaces.  We understand that sickness happens.  Please contact Kelly if you should fall ill the day of the market. *
Would you like to pay for all your market dates in advance (market prices are still either $45 or $65 per market)?  If yes, you will receive an invoice for the balance of all the dates you've chosen due April 30, 2022.  If no, you will just be billed for each market approximately 2 weeks in advance.   *
I agree to pay my PayPal invoice by the due date listed on the invoice.  I am aware that if payment isn't received by said due date, I will be assessed a $15 late fee and my booth will not be held for that market date. *
Choose market dates applying for.  Please screenshot the dates you selected for your records and/or refer back to the copy of your submitted application you'll receive upon completion. *
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In some booths, there is an opportunity to use an additional 10 feet behind your booth, so it would be a deeper booth by about 20 ft instead of 10x10.  The cost is an additional $20 per market to utilize that space.  Would you like to add the additional backspace per market?  
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Personal requests (i.e. car needs to be parked near you, placement near a restroom for health reasons, placement by a friend's booth, specific location information, etc.  We cannot guarantee your request, but we do our best to accommodate.)
Did someone specifically refer you to our market? If so, who?
Splitting booths is permitted if you're interested, there is a fee of an additional $25 per 10x10 per market. Please comment below the other business name and note they would need to submit an application as well.
A canopy is REQUIRED to participate.  I agree to provide my own tent with weights.  (Note, an umbrella in place of a tent is NOT allowed.  All tents must be weighted as we sometimes get wind off of the lake.) *
I AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:  All supplies (chairs, tables, product, etc.) must be contained within the booth space purchased. If my set up exceeds the assigned space, I will be asked to adjust my booth space. Due to safety concerns, no exceptions will be made. All vendor property must remain fully intact until the event has officially ended at 7 or 8p (depending on date). All vendor equipment must be dismantled and removed from the grounds at the conclusion of the event.  If I use boxes, they need to be broken down and taken to the dumpster in the paved parking lot.  All trash MUST be removed from the grounds and my space must be removed of all debris before I exit.   *
I understand this is an outdoor market that runs through 3 different weather seasons which could include cold temperatures or extreme heat.  I acknowledge this fact and I will be prepared for such conditions by portable fans, cooling devices, proper attire, etc.  In the event I am unable to handle these temperatures for health reasons, I will personally reach out to Kelly in advance so she can be prepared. *
I agree to keep my pet leashed at ALL times (if bringing) and to clean up after he/she/them.  DOGS THAT YAP, BARK, NIP OR BITE WILL NOT BE WELCOMED BACK. *
I agree that if I cause any damage to the event space or its property, I will pay for any repairs and/or charges that incur. *
Do you have insurance? **If you are selling anything that will be consumed or applied to the body (food, lotions, bath products, etc.), you are required to carry insurance and provide a Certificate of Coverage and a form from your insurance company listing The Cedar Lake Farmers Market, as additionally insured. *
I understand that I'm required to collect my own sales tax. *
We ask that you follow the requirements for being a participant by sharing the main Facebook events each market on your personal and business pages.  We have a strong emphasis on social media and ask that you post fresh info on each market day on either Facebook and/or Instagram on your business or personal pages to help promote your personal business at the market. In doing this it helps you and the other entrepreneurs gain more traffic flow. We will have step by step information provided for you in our private Facebook group to help you, if this is something new to you. Kelly, the event coordinator, is also happy to walk you through this over the phone or in person if needed.  Also, reach out to Kelly if you would like information on upcoming classes on using social media to grow your own business?  Do you agree to follow these requirements? *
In the event of rain, we will usually remain open, but will close for severe weather.  I understand that booth fees are non-refundable for severe weather or any other reason.  Due to the market being primarily in grass, in the event of heavy or all day rain, we may need to cancel so cars don't get stuck, please look to the Facebook group for additional information on day of.  In the past 3 seasons, this has only occurred once.   *
In the event the market is cancelled due to circumstances beyond Cedar Lake Farmers Market's control, I understand my booth fee will not be refunded. In the event of government shutdowns, payments will be forwarded to a future date.  If no future date is available, refunds will be given minus the PayPal and administrative fees. *
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY AGREE TO ABIDE BY AND FULLY COMPLY WITH THE RULES AND POLICIES OF THE CEDAR LAKE FARMERS MARKET. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT KELLY DYKSTRA AND/OR THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR DAMAGES, INJURY, THEFT OR LOSS OF ME, MY ORGANIZATION, OR ANY PERSONS OR GOODS FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER. I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS KELLY DYKSTRA AND/OR THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS AGAINST ANY SUCH LOSS, DAMAGE, OR THEFT. I AGREE THAT KELLY DYKSTRA AND/OR THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE, INJURY OR LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF SPACE. IN THE EVENT THAT THIS MARKET IS UNABLE TO BE HELD AS SCHEDULED DUE TO REASONS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF KELLY DYKSTRA AND/OR THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS, OR, IF THE EVENT IS INTERRUPTED IN ANY WAY, I AGREE THAT NO REFUND WILL BE MADE AND THAT KELLY DYKSTRA AND/OR THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. *
I understand that my photo may be taken during the event and used on social media, in the newspaper and in promo materials. *
I give permission for my photo to be used in the materials listed above. *
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