Join us for the 2017 Meridian Youth Farmers Market!
In November 2015 Epique Events together with the City of Meridian announced plans for hosting a Youth based Farmers Market to be held in Meridian City Hall Plaza weekly beginning the Summer of 2016. This Farmers Market is based on a foundation of youth vendors but not exclusive to youth vendors. Along with produce, vendors will also be able to sell crafts and artwork (anything hand made). We are looking forward to expanding the market and hosting another season in 2017.
“Our community members have said they wanted a farmers market, but we wanted ours to be unique,” Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd said in an email. “The Youth Farmers Market gives kids an opportunity to profit from their hobbies, projects and their passions.”
The Meridian Youth Farmers Market is held in the Meridian City Hall Plaza on Saturdays throughout the Summer (June 24 - September 2) from 9am - Noon. We are currently looking for youth vendors who are interested in selling produce, crafts and artwork. The goal is to have 75% youth vendors (under the age of 21 and in school) at each market. The balance of vendors will be adult vendors. Below is a link to the vendor application. If you were a vendor in 2016, you can log on and you will see the new application.
The cost for 2017 remains $10/week for youth vendors, $20/week for adult vendors, $15/week for Nonprofit vendors and an additional $5/week if power is needed. There is a one time registration fee of $50 for the 2017 season.
What does the vendor fee pay for? For Youth Vendors Only it includes a 10 x 10 tent and a 8 ft table. Adult Vendors are required to provide their own tent and table.
Do I have to sign up for every weekend, or can I pick and choose? You do not have to attend the Market every weekend. You are able to pick and choose so that you can attend whenever possible.
What types of items am I allowed to sell? Produce, food products, home-baked goods or hand made crafts/arts. Resale of pre-packaged commercial items is prohibited.
What age range is considered a Youth Vendor? School-aged kids are welcome to participate as a Youth Vendor (up to the age of 21).
What do I do if I'm a returning vendor from a prior year? Click the vendor application link (Shown above) and login to your account. The 2017 market will be displayed on the screen. Select it and update any items needed.
Preparing to Register as a New Vendor for the Meridian Youth Farmer’s Market? 1. Watch the new vendor video (shown above) 2. Click the vendor application link (shown above) 3. Register and fill out the vendor application