How to become a vendor

Are you interested in vending at the Mankato Farmers Market? Here’s how:

  1. Step One: Review our Mankato Area Growers Association Rules & Regulations and Our ByLaws
    1. If you feel your business is a good fit for the market and you agree to abide by all Rules and Regulations you may submit an application.
  2. Step Two: Apply using our online form below.
  3. Step Three: Applications will be reviewed by the Mankato Area Growers Association Board of Directors.
  4. Step Four: Once approved submit any and all required documents to the Association secretary. Direction on how to do so will be provided via email.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does it cost to be a vendor?
    1. All vendors must be a member of the Mankato Area Growers Association. The membership fee is $150 annually.
    2. You’ll also need to pay for a stall space. We have a variety of options that accommodate many business types. Stall sizes and costs as follows:
      1. Annual stall spaces are 20 feet by 20 feet and cost $350 per season. Annual spaces are the same physical location each Saturday during the regular season.
      2. Daily stall spaces are 20 feet by 20 feet and cost $25 per day. Daily stall spaces rotate around the market based on availability.
      3. Half Annual Stalls are 20 feet deep by 10 feet wide and cost $200 per season. Half annual stalls are in the same physical location each Saturday during the regular season.
      4. Mini stalls are 10 feet by 10 feet and cost $10 per day. Mini stall spaces rotate around the market based on availability.
  2. What is the Mankato Area Growers Association?
    1. The Mankato Area Growers Association is the self-governing body of the Mankato Farmers Market consisting of a vendor elected board of directors who perform most of the administrative duties of operating the Mankato Farmers Market. All vendors must be a member of the Mankato Area Growers Association to be eligible to vend at the market. Membership is $100 annual and is due at our annual March meeting.
  3. What is the application period to become a vendor?
    1. We accept applications for new vendors from January 1st through April 15th.
  4. What if I miss the application period?
    1. If you offer a unique product that is not currently offered please reach out to us if you’ve missed the application period.


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

Click here to view a PDF of our ByLaws.

Please fill out the form below to apply.

Mankato Area Growers Association Application

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.
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    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.