Guest Vendors


LEAF Community Farmers' Market - Lakewood's weekly Summer Farmers Market

LEAF Community facilitates the LEAF Community Farmers' Markets, Thursday nights from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on the front porch of the Lakewood Public Library (from June 5th through October 23th).  In addition to the CSA programs (see the CSA Programs page), LEAF invites local farmers and vendors to offer their locally produced agricultural products, crafts, and artwork each week. 

LEAF Community hopes to provide a wide variety of vendors attending each Market night.  Each week hundreds of families visit LEAF Community Farmers' Market. If you have questions about vending with LEAF, please email leafcommunity@gmail.com.

If you are interested in guest vending please read and understand the info below. After you understand and agree to the information fill out the application.

Dear Guest Vendor,

We are happy that you are interested in participating in the 2014 LEAF Community Farmers' Market season. Click here to fill out our guest vendor application to apply today.

LEAF Community Farmers' Markets are on Thursday nights on the front porch of the Lakewood Main Library on Detroit Avenue.

LEAF Community Farmers' Market Guest Vendor Policies

1.    Set up for LEAF Community Farmers' Market night occurs between 4:30 and 5:30 pm.  All tables are to be set up before 5:30.  The market ends at 8:00 pm.

2.    You are responsible for bringing your own tables, chairs, and tents if needed.

3.    You will be provided with a space that is approximately 12' by 12' and your table and set up must be contained in that space.

4.    Because of vendor no-shows last year this year there is a $50 (returnable) deposit to vend at LEAF
Community Farmers' Market You can miss only one scheduled week. If you attend at least 21 out of 22 markets then your $50 will be returned to you at the end of the year. LEAF still relies on vendor donations to help pay for marketing and operational  costs.  We still suggest giving LEAF a 5% donation each week you vend.

5.    LEAF night occurs outside rain or shine. We may not have space under cover to accommodate your table.  Please plan accordingly.

6.   We are encouraging vendors to attend weekly. If you would like to come less often the Guest Vendor coordinator will work with you to assign particular night (s) that you will be a guest vendor.  You will guest vend only on those nights assigned to you.

7.    You must follow federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing the item in which you are vending.

8. LEAF Community encourages eligible vendors to sign up for WIC and Senior Farmers' Market coupon programs.

9. LEAF Community Farmers' Market accepts SNAP (food stamps) at the customer service desk and distributes tokens to customers wishing to purchase SNAP eligible foods at the market. If you sell SNAP eligible foods, you will have the benefit of participating in this program. 1 token = $1. Vendors can use the tokens toward the market booth donation, or be reimbursed. Reimbursement will occur either by mail or in person, at a subsequent market day.

10. Please contact the guest vendor coordinator as soon as possible if you are unable to attend an assigned night.

Any questions can be sent to: leafcommunity@gmail.com