become a vendor

Vendor membership is annual for each market season. Our market season runs from the first market in May through the final winter market of our season in late February. We accept applications for new vendors from January 1st through our application deadline of April 15th. For example, John Smith is a sweet corn farmer interested in becoming a vendor. In order for John to be a vendor for the 2020 market season (May 2020 – February 2021), John would need to submit his application before April 15th, 2020 and be reviewed by the Board of Directors before he could vend. If John submitted his application on June 15th he would not be able to become a vendor for the 2020 season.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor please review the following PDF of the Mankato Farmers Market Rules and Regulations. All produce sold must be grown by the vendor and all baked goods, crafts,  artisan items must be substantially created by the vendor within a 40 mile radius  of the market and be a product of the homestead of farmstead.

Click here to view a PDF of our Rules and Regulations.

Please fill out the form below to apply.

Mankato Area Growers Association

To become a member: Prospective vendors must fill out an application and be accepted by the Board of Directors. If accepted, and upon payment of membership fee and stall fee, vendors are then entitled to the rights and privileges of membership.

    Produce Grower Application

    (In 6 words or less)
    Example- Bob’s Vegetables-pumpkins, tomatoes, berries

    Farm nameGrower nameStreet addressCityPhonePersonal PhotosPhotos of stand and products

    In filling out and submitting this form, you are seeking membership in the Mankato Area Growers’ Association (MAGA) and the privilege of selling at the Mankato Farmers’ Market. You are agreeing to abide by all rules and regulations of MAGA, as specified in the by-laws.

    This includes:

    • You grow all your products yourself.
    • You are not selling on behalf of another party.
    • You live within a 40 mile radius of the Mankato Market.
    • Unless exempted from the rules as a specialty product you accept all responsibility for proper licensing and conformance to the law of your products and business.
    • You will only sell good quality fresh products.
    • You accept full responsibility for the quality of your products.
    • You consent to an on-the-farm inspection as needed to assure that the product is locally grown by you.
    • You also agree to pay any additional fees for leasing costs voted an and approved by MAGA.

    Please provide any additional documents that need to be submitted in order for you to vend.

    Upon receipt of this form, you will be asked to provide proof of liability insurance.

    By clicking submit below, I agree to the conditions stated above and that all information I have stated on this form is correct. In addition, if my application is approved, I agree to abide by the rules, regulations and bylaws as set forth by the Mankato Area Growers Association.

    For questions, contact or call 507-382-9337
    Leave a message and we will get back to you.


    Email is preferred or mail to the address listed at the bottom of the application.

    The board of directors will review the information and you should receive a response in approximately two weeks.  If approved,  you should a packet in the spring with everything that will need to know.

    Click here to download the application 

    Emergency Contact Information

    If you are already a vendor and you would like to submit emergency contact info, please click here.