Become a Vendor

Thank you for your interest in the Logan Square Farmers Market.

Applications for the 2018-19 are now live. Please thoroughly review this page before submitting your application.

 

Important Notes & Eligibility

  • Interested applicants must be the Primary Producer of a food or agricultural product produced no further than 250 miles outside of Logan Square, Chicago. The Logan Square Farmers Market is a Producer Only Market.
  • Other businesses interested in exhibiting may be eligible for a one-time stall through the Commercial Table Program. Please submit your request for information to Office Manager, Linnea, at linnea@loganchamber.org.
  • Application submission does not guarantee acceptance to the Market. Space is limited. The Logan Square Farmers Market reviews all applications carefully and accepts vendors that best meet Market needs.
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, we are not able to respond to general inquiries. Please see the current season’s Rules & Guidelines, our Vendor Page (for current vendors), and the Mission Statement, for more information.

Eligible Vendor Categories

  1. Farmer/Producer – for farmers or producers of raw or minimally processed agricultural products, that you have raised yourself. This includes produce farmers, dairy farmers, livestock farmers, apiaries, flower farms, fisherman, and so on.
  2. Baker/Processor – for bakers or processors of products made from raw or minimally processed ingredients. This includes all added value products using ingredients that you have not raised yourself. Some examples include: soup makers, soap makers, baked goods, coffee roasters, teas, juices, baby food, take-home ice cream, take-home hummus etc. All Bakers/Processors must produce their products in a certified commercial kitchen with health inspection documentation as well as a Food Safety Manager Certification.
  3. Prepared Food – for sellers of prepared foods primarily intended for immediate consumption, produced in whole or in part at the Market. Prepared Food Vendors should review the City of Chicago’s “Guidelines for Food Handling at Temporary Food Service Events.” All Prepared Food Vendors must have gone through the most recent training of the Summer Festival Sanitation. Certification which must be renewed annually. For trainings see: Illinois Restaurant Association or Logan Square Kitchen.

Important Vendor Guidelines

  1. All vendors must use only compostable disposables at the market. Disposables include sampling wares, utensils, cups, lids, straws, plates, bowls, ready to eat to-go containers, and to-go bags. The Logan Square Farmers Market strongly prefers compostable packaging and bags wherever possible. Please note: Products should read compostable or certified compostable. Terms like biodegradable, bio-based, and plant-based products do not indicate compostable.
  2. Bakers/Processors and Prepared Food Vendors must source and highlight at least one prominent ingredient directly from an LSFM Farmer at every Market, with proof of purchasing relationships. Limited exceptions may be made at the sole discretion of Market Management.
  3. All processed and prepared food products must be processed and prepared in a certified, inspected kitchen by certified staff.
  4. To be considered, coffee roasters must be roasting within 250mi of Chicago, and coffee may only be carried by coffee roasters at the Indoor 2018-19 Market. Strong preference will be given to businesses based and/or roasted in Logan Square.

Logan Square Farmers Market Seasons

The Logan Square Farmers Market is the only Farmers Market in Chicago that runs weekly from late spring through winter. There are two distinct Logan Square Farmers Market Seasons. Vendors must re-apply each season for consideration.

  1. The application period for the Outdoor Market Season will run mid-winter through late-winter. The Outdoor Season begins in May and runs weekly through October.
  2. The application period for the Indoor Market Season will run late-summer through early fall. The Indoor Season begins the first Sunday in November and runs weekly through March, excluding the Sunday after Thanksgiving and other major holidays.

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Indoor 2018-19 Market Application Information

The Indoor Market will run Sundays beginning November 4, 2018, through March 31, 2019 at Emporium Arcade Bar of Logan Square at 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. The LSFM will be CLOSED on November 25, December 23, and December 30. The Market will be open for business from 10am until 3pm (Emporium will be opening early on Sunday to accommodate us), and will run rain, snow, sleet, blizzard, or shine.

  • Complete Indoor 2018-19 applications, submitted under the appropriate category, and accompanied by all supporting documents and the nonrefundable $50 application fee, are due by 11:59pm on October 13, 2018. Incomplete and/or incorrect applications will not be read or considered. Those who submit complete applications by the October 13 deadline will be notified of the decision by October 19, 2018.
  • Applicants applying after the October 13, 2018 deadline are subject to an additional nonrefundable $50 late fee, for a total nonrefundable application fee of $100. Incomplete applications submitted will also be subject to the nonrefundable late fee. Please note that applications submitted after the deadline will not likely be read or considered. Vendors with outstanding balances will not be considered until balance is paid in full.
  • Email Rosie at rosie@loganchamber.org with specific questions regarding the application. General inquiries will not be answered.

Step 1 of 3.  All applicants for the Indoor 2018-19 must thoroughly read and accept the.2018-2019 Indoor Market Rules and Guidelines.

Step 2 of 3. Choose your preferred method of submitting the application below….

Option A: Online Form (Preferred): We recommend Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. It’s recommended you set aside enough time to complete the application in one sitting. Once submitted, you will see a finished version of your application, and a copy of your application should be sent to the email address you associated with the application.

  • New or Former* Vendor Application – This application is for New Vendors or Former* Vendors wishing to participate in the 2018-19 Indoor Season. *Former Vendor applies to any vendor who has sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market prior to the Outdoor 2018 Season.
  • Continuing Vendor Application – This application is for vendors from the Outdoor 2018 Season wishing to continue on through the Indoor 2018-19 Season. Vendors who have previously sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market in seasons prior to the Outdoor 2018 Season must fill out the “New or Former* Vendor” Application for consideration.

Be sure to submit required additional documents (proof of insurance, sales tax id, certifications, inspections) before the deadline. Documents may be emailed, mailed, or faxed.

Option B: Download & Print Hardcopy Form:  Please download and print the appropriate application below. These applications cannot be completed using the computer.

  • New or Former Vendor Application – This application is for New Vendors or Former* Vendors wishing to participate in the 2018-19 Indoor Season. *Former Vendor applies to any vendor who has sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market prior to the Outdoor 2018 Season.
  • Continuing Vendor Application – This application is for vendors from the Outdoor 2018 Season wishing to continue on through the Indoor 2018-19 Season. Vendors who have previously sold at the Logan Square Farmers Market in seasons prior to the Outdoor 2018 Season must fill out the “New or Former* Vendor” Application for consideration.

Email: To submit electronically, please scan a PDF document to a printable 8×11 format. Email  rosie@loganchamber.org,. Supporting documents may be sent electronically using the email addresses above.

Snail Mail: Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, 3147 W. Logan Bl., Suite 12, Chicago IL 60647

Fax773-489-3760

Step 3 of 3: Submit nonrefundable application fee payment: If submitted along with a complete and correct application by midnight October 13, 2018, nonrefundable application fees will total $50. If submitted after October 13, 2018, nonrefundable applications fees will total $100. Fees can be submitted electronically to info@loganchamber.org via Paypal or by check, made payable to “Logan Square Chamber of Commerce” and submitted to the address above.