Become a vendor

For the Farmers Market

Our Market is open to any gardener or farmer selling fresh herbs, greens, fruits or vegetables, seedlings, flowers, plants or perennials. We are actively seeking vendors with prepared foods to sell – coffee cart, pastry cart, specialty canned goods and bread vendors. We also accept individuals selling arts or crafts. We will consider individuals offering services such as massage, information, charities and other conveniences.

EZ Up Style Canopies measuring 10’ × 10’ are required. The Miller Market has tents available for a rental fee of $10. Vendors are responsible for unloading their vehicle, putting up their own tent and/or table and taking it down at/or after 3:00 pm on Sunday when the market closes. Vendors may set up as early as 9 am Sunday morning and set up must be complete by 10 am. We currently have  NO electricity or water. Porta-potties and a hand washing station are available at the site. Vendors may unload on site and will have parking available.

Vendors must submit the following:

Food concession and produce vendors must have a current Food Handler’s Card from the Gary Health Department. To obtain this card, visit 1145 W. 5th Ave, Gary, IN 46402, or call (219) 882-5565.

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Market Guidelines

  1. Application Process: All vendors must complete the vendor application. Vendors are responsible for procuring and showing upon request any licenses or permits that are required for production or sale of one’s goods. We reserve the right to limit the number of vendors approved to sell certain items.
  2. Booth Space: Booths are 10 ft x 10 ft and will be assigned at our Pre-Season Vendor meeting in April. There is no running water or electric hook-up at the site. Vendors are required to have a tent.
  3. Set-Up/Tear-Down: Vendors are expected to be set up by 10 am. A Site Manager will be present at least one hour prior to start time to oversee set up and after closing to oversee take down. No one is allowed to set up late or tear down early without special permission from the Site Manager. Vehicles may be parked directly behind one’s booth.
  4. Inclement Weather: The Miller Beach Farmers Market operates rain or shine. Site Manager will advise vendors via group text of any delay in set-up of the Market due to dangerous weather conditions. Vendors who do not text are responsible for contacting the Site Manager for these updates.
  5. Vendor Cancellation: Vendors who need to cancel a planned appearance at the Market due to illness or family emergency are required to contact the Site Manager prior to the start of the market. Any one who does not call and does not show up will be charged their weekly booth fee.
  6. Fees: Booth rental is $20 per week. Vendors who opt to pre-pay for the season will receive a 10% discount on their booth fees. Tents and tables are available for rental on a first come, first served basis. Each is $10 per week. Cash or check will be accepted on market days. Checks can be made payable to the Miller Beach Farmers Market.
  7. Referral Incentive: Any vendor who refers a new vendor to the market will receive 50% off their booth fee the first day the referee attends.
  8. Substitute Vendors: Since we limit certain types of vendors, we reserve the right to offer spots to substitute vendors on dates that contacted vendors have indicated they are not available to attend the market. If you are interested in being a substitute (on-call) vendor, please indicate that on your application.
  9. Conduct: We see the Market as an open and accepting community space. Diversity is welcomed, and discriminatory behavior will not be tolerated.

Primary Contacts

Contact / email Title Phone
Jennie Rudderham Programming and Vendor Relations 773-879-5584
Mandi Renslow Site Manager 818-813-3672

To apply, please fill out the online form below. If you prefer, you can mail a hard copy form to the following address:

Miller Beach Farmers Market c/o MBACD
P.O. Box 2405,
Gary, IN 46403

Farmers Market Application
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Vendors participating in SNAP:
Please include a copy of your W-9.


I hereby verify that the above information is true and accurate. I have read, understand, and agree to the Market guidelines, and acknowledge the authority of the Market's Site Manager to enforce and interpret the guidelines.

Once you’ve submitted your application, you can make your first payment to the Arts district.

Upcoming events

June

7th
Farmers Market 2020 New hours! New plan!

July

17th
Industrial Sights Photographs by Matthew Kaplan and Robin Michals

August

1st
Joe Rauen Live Music With Handmade Instruments
7th
Monotype Paintings Angela Saxon, Anne Corlett, Royce Deans
15th
Plein Air Event and Exhibit

September

4th
Alumni Art Exhibit William A. Wirt High School

November

6th
Suzy Vance Fibre Art Exhibit
21st
Artisan Fair

December

4th
Community Art Show
View past events

Updates

New Covid Requirements
Open Again! Friday June 19, 6-8 pm

Miller Beach Arts
& Creative District

P.O. Box 2405, Gary, IN 46403
(773) 822-8086

Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts

540 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
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