Market Information

Victor Uncategorized

Dear Market Vendors,

The FVCC has informed us that construction is beginning on Grandview Drive (the road south of the parking lot where we vend) this week.  They have asked us to enter and exit the college from the newest stop light on Hwy 93 on the north end of campus. This is the light near the dorms that were recently built.  Beginning with our next market on Saturday May 25th and continuing until construction is complete, avoid using Grandview drive and please use this alternate route to access the vendor area.  We have attached a map for reference. 

Kalispell Farmers Market
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Thank you,

Carla, Kalispell Farmers Market Manager

2019 Spring Newsletter

Victor Uncategorized

Kalispell Farmers’ Market

Spring 2019 Newsletter

 PO Box 665 Kalispell MT 59903 ~ Voicemail 881-~4078

Hello Vendors,       

I am sure you all are hoping to welcome Spring soon!

Look out for the new Kalispell Farmers Market posters and cards going out across the valley for this season. Victor Brozovich has done a fabulous job putting together yet another beautiful market poster. Board members will be distributing these out onto bulletin boards, RV parks and in hotels across the valley.  The board has been working very hard on increasing advertising and making wonderful changes to the market.

Returning vendors please register for the 2019 season and remember you may register for both Spring and Fall at the same time, but you only have to pay for Spring at this time. You may also pay for Fall at this time if you would like. If you do not pay for Fall at this time, payment will need to be due postmarked by July 1, 2019, or paid at the market by June29th.  Please complete the application on line at: kalispellfarmersmarket.org and request your space/spaces.  Be sure to read the 2019 Rules and Regulations. Reserved parking is never prorated. If you sign up later the price will still be $90.00 per space.

By submitting your application on line you agree that you have read and understand these rules and regulations and will abide by them.  

You agree you have mailed in your food license, cottage food license, mobile license, insurance, or state paperwork if you sell food items that pertain to your booth.

If you sell plants, trees or scrubs, and you purchase plugs or plants , please mail in your packing sheets or paperwork showing ship dates , These are needed before you sell them at the market and must show you have the plugs, plants or trees, roses or scrubs in your possession for the required amount of time. (60 days on plants/plugs and 90 days on trees, scrubs, roses etc.)

To keep your space for the Spring 2019 season, your payment must be postmarked by April 3rd.

Mail payment to: KFM PO BOX 665 Kalispell MT 59903.

 Checks will not be cashed until after the parking meeting.

If you are new to getting reserved parking or if you want to change spaces from the prior Spring 2018 season, you may attend the spring parking meeting. A vendor may also send a representative to represent them if they are not able to attend. The parking spaces are assigned by a drawing and the vendor then selects the space/spaces they would like in the turn that their number is drawn. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND unless you are getting a new space or changing spaces for reserved parking. Spaces will be available thru the Market Master if you cannot attend.  

SPRING PARKING MEETING will be held:  For those wishing to switch spaces or those getting a new space. This meeting is very short meeting for only assigning parking spaces.

When: Monday April 8th

Where: Willow Glen Montessori campus  @ 349 Willow Glen Drive Kalispell

Time: 6:30 PM

Fee: $90.00 per space for the 12 week Spring -season from May 4th-July 20th

Maximum of three spaces per vendor.

This parking meeting is very short and if you are not able to attend or send a representative, then you can come to the market and select a space. There are no deadlines for reserved parking. Applications are accepted all season. Reserved parking is open until all spaces are filled.

Please read all the rules and regulations before submitting your application. There are a few changes. It is good to refresh yourself on the rules and regulations. By submitting your application you are agreeing to abide by all the Kalispell Farmers Markets rules and regulations. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to talk to the market master.

DATES TO REMEMBER AND MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR for 2019

Spring parking fees postmarked by April 3rd for returning reserved vendors

Spring parking meeting April 8th

Spring Market Season:  May 4th – July 20th

Fall payments paid at market or postmarked by July 1st to keep reserved space

Fall parking meeting July 8th

Fall Market Season : July 27th – October 12

Harvest and Holiday Market October 19th @ Flathead County Fairgrounds 9-3:30 application will be out September 1st

Board  Members for the 2019 season are:

Duane Braaten                 Victor Brozovich             Carol Bunting

Cassady Daley                 Dan Erickson                   Mandy Gerth

Cheryl Lowe                    Dan Sanders                     Jean Williams

Please bring all safety concerns during the market to the Market Manager. The Market manager can be reached on Saturdays during the Market @ 260-5102. (This is only turned on for the Saturday market hours and no voice mail will be answered)

 Some Friendly Reminders:

All vendors must park their personal vehicles and trailers that do not fit in their space or are not being used to sell out of, in the North lot across from the motorcycle class parking lot. Do not park behind the building next to the market lot.

All vendors are encouraged  to advertise on their Facebook pages, local craft sites, Craig’s List, or any other places that will increase the visibility of the Market.  Share the market page on Fridays and Saturday or check in with the market Facebook  page on Saturday mornings to help promote the market.  Let all your Facebook people know you are at the market. This social media advertising reaches many and is free! Let’s make 2019 the higherst customer volume year to date! Another great way it to like the Market Page we should have all 240 vendors like the page and that also promotes more exposure. IF all vendors  shared the page or checked in we would be reaching thousands of potential vendors each week! Imagine how many more customers would attend the market.  So let set a goal for everyone to like the page , share the page, and check in when you arrive to the market. Let see the market grow!

Remember you may register for Fall and Spring at the same time. Fall payments and/or registration will be due by July 1, 2019. This will be done on the Market web page at kalispellfarmersmarket.org. The fall parking meeting will be Monday July 8th for those wishing to change spaces or those wanting to get reserved space/spaces for the fall season. An email regarding fall parking will be sent at a later date. Another reminder the market accepts applications all season long.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the market for another wonderful year!

Best Regards,

Carla Rose

Market Master

2018 Annual Meeting

Victor Uncategorized

Kalispell Farmers Market
PO Box 665
Kalispell MT  59904
406-881-4078 Voicemail

 

Happy fall market vendors,

It is time for the Kalispell Farmers Market annual meeting. This year’s meeting will be held Monday November 12th 2018, at the Flathead Electric Cooperative building located at 2510 US Hwy 2 E Kalispell.

The meeting room is located on the North side of the building. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.

The purpose of this meeting is to elect three Board Members for a three year term, review the financials from the 2018 year, recap the yearly events, and address any ideas or concerns from vendors.

The board of directors for the Kalispell Farmers Market is made up of nine board members. Every year three board members complete their term.

The current board members listed in alphabetical order are as follows:

Duanne Braaten
Victor Brozovich
Carol Bunting
Cassidy Dailey
Dan Erickson
Mandy Gerth
Cheryl Lowe
Dan Sanderson
Jean Williams 

The board members who will have completed their three year terms at the end of December 2018 are: Carol Bunting, Victor Brozovich and Jean Williams.

There are five candidates running for the three open board positions starting in January 2019: (listed below alphabetically)

Carol Bunting
Victor Brozovich
Brycen Ek
Jean Willams
Ted Wycall

Nominations will also be taken from the floor as well. All market vendors are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting. Please sign in when you arrive and get a voting ballot. (one ballot  per selling unit)  Save the date and plan on attending.

Best regards,

Carla Rose

2018 Holiday and Harvest Market

Victor Uncategorized

As most of you know, our final Farmers Market of the year takes place indoor at the Expo building at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.  This year the indoor market is scheduled for Saturday October 20th from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

If you were a vendor with us in 2018  at the FVCC you are eligible to apply, but spaces are limited and not guaranteed.

Click below to download the Indoor Market Application:

Click Here to Download the 2018 Holiday Market Application

Please return this application and fee to the Market Manager or send to:

Kalispell Farmers’ Market
Attn: Market Manager
P.O. Box 665
Kalispell MT 59903-0665

2018 Spring Newsletter

Victor Uncategorized

Kalispell Farmers’ Market

Spring 2018 Newsletter

 PO Box 665 Kalispell MT 59903 ~ Voicemail 881-4078

Download the SPRING Newsletter HERE (PDF)

Hello Vendors,

Spring is fast approaching or we think it is. WOW what a winter. I hope you all enjoyed the beauty of all the snow and got out to frolic in it or stayed warm inside reading seed catalogs, making some of your exceptional art work or crafts for the new season. Maybe you baked up some new goodies to keep warm and got new ideas for some new treats for this year.

Spring is on the way the birds are arriving and looking for nesting materials and this makes me smile. I am looking forward to another great year at the market and seeing all of you wonderful vendors that make this such an amazing Farmers Market.

Look out for the new Kalispell Farmers Market posters and cards going out across the valley this season. Victor Brozovich a board member has done a fabulous job putting together a beautiful market poster and brochures with all the market information on it. These will be on bulletin boards and in hotels across the valley. Thank you Victor, for your dedication to the web page, your ideas, the posters and for going above and beyond your duties as a board member! You ROCK!

All vendors are encouraged to advertise on their Facebook pages, local craft sites, Craig’s List, or any other places that will increase the visibility of the Market. Cheryl Lowe does a great job of updating the market Facebook with great colorful photos. Share the market page or check in with the market Facebook page and let all your Facebook people know you are at the market. This social media advertising reaches many and is free! Let’s make this the goal for 2018, to get every vendor who has Facebook to share the page and see the increase in customer base.

Returning vendors please register for the 2018 season and remember you may register for both Spring and Fall at the same time, but you only have to pay for Spring at this time. Please complete the application on line at kalispellfarmersmarket.org and request your space/spaces.  Be sure to read the 2018 Rules and Regulations. By submitting your application on line you agree that you have read and understand these rules and regulations and will abide by them.  To keep your space from the Spring 2017 season, the payment must be   postmarked by April 6th.

Mail payment to: KFM PO BOX 665 Kalispell MT 59903.

If you are wishing to get a reserved parking space or wanting to change your space for the 2018 Spring Season, please complete the online application and select the appropriate box of what you need for parking.

If you are new to getting reserved parking or if you want to change spaces from the Spring 2017 season, you may attend the spring parking meeting. You may also send a representative to represent you if you are not able to attend. The parking spaces are assigned by a drawing and the vendor then selects the space they would like in the turn that their number is drawn.

MEETING will be held:

When: Monday April 9th

Where: Willow Glen Montessori @ 349 Willow Glen Drive Kalispell

Time: 6:30 PM

Fee: $90.00 per space for the 12 week Spring season from May 5th-July 21

Maximum of 3 spaces per vendor.

Fall season is July 28th-Oct 13th and the Holiday Market will be held October 20th at the Flathead County Fairgrounds from 9-3:30 pm.

This parking meeting is very short and if you are not able to attend or send a representative, then you can come to the market and select a space. There are no deadlines for reserved parking. Applications are accepted all season. Reserved parking is open until all spaces are filled.

Please read all the rules and regulations before submitting your application. There are a few changes. It is good to refresh yourself to the rules and regulations. By submitting your application you are agreeing to abide by all the Kalispell Farmers Markets rules and regulations. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to talk to the market master.

Board  Members for the 2018 season are:

Duane Braaten               Victor Brozovich           Carol Bunting

Cassady Daley               Dan Erickson                 Mandy Gerth

Ruth Gibbs                    Cheryl Lowe                  Jean Williams

Please bring all safety concerns during the market to the Market Manager. The Market manager can be reached on Saturdays during the Market @ 260-5102. (This is only turned on for the Saturday market hours and no voice mail will be answered)

 Some Friendly Reminders

All vendors must park their personal vehicles and trailers that do not fit in their space or are not being used to sell out of, in the South lot across from the motorcycle class parking lot. Do not park behind the building next to the market lot.

No vehicles may park on any grass at FVCC at any time!

Please be courteous to your neighboring vendors.  Ask first if your canopy can cross over into their space. If your canopy is larger than eight feet it must be approved by the vendor next to you.  Home Depot and K Mart have eight foot canopies.

Mark your calendars

Fall registration will be due by July 1, 2018. This will be done on the Market web page at kalispellfarmersmarket.org. The fall parking meeting will be Monday July 9th for those wishing to change spaces or those wanting to get reserved space/spaces.

Annual Meeting 2017

Victor Uncategorized

Hello market vendors,

It is time for the annual meeting. This years meeting will be held November 13th 2017, at the Flathead Electric Cooperative  at 2510 US Hwy 2 E Kalispell. The meeting room is located on the North side of the building. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.

The purpose of this meeting is to elect three Board Members, review the financials from the year, recap the yearly events,  and address any ideas or concerns.  Every year three board positions are open out of the nine board positions that make up the Kalispell Farmers’ Market Board of Directors.

All market vendors are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.  Please sign in when you arrive and get a voting ballot.

Looking forward to seeing all of you,

Carla

2017 Indoor Market Application

Victor Uncategorized

The Kalispell market manager is now accepting applications for the indoor harvest & holiday market that will be held at the fairgrounds expo building on October 21st from 9:00am-3:00pm.  Applications must be returned to the Market Manager with the $15.00 fee by October 10, 2017.

Click here to download the Application (PDF)

Either hand in the application to Carla at the Kalispell Farmers Market on Saturday Morning at the FVCC or mail to:

Kalispell Farmers’ Market
Attn: Market Manager
P.O. Box 665
Kalispell MT 59903-0665
Voicemail 881-4078

 

2017 Fall Parking Meeting

Victor Uncategorized

Hello Vendors,

It is that time of year again to register for the  Fall season. It does not seem possible that we have already had  seven markets. The online registration works just like the mail in registrations did in the past. One application for Spring and Fall. This year they were combined so you could register for both at the same time. Another great feature added by our wonderful Web master. So if you have not registered for Fall and plan on attending please do so now.

If you registered and paid your fall fees you are good for fall.  If you registered but have not paid for fall send in your fees of $90.00 per space to the P.O. Box 665 Kalispell MT  59903. If you have not registered or paid please do so. The registration fees need to be postmarked by July 7th.

If you do not have reserved parking and would like to get reserved parking then plan to attend the parking meeting on July 10th at 6:30 PM at the Kalispell Montessori Willow Glen Campus at 349 Willow Glen Drive (not the one by Woodland Park). Only vendors who are changing spaces or those getting a new space/spaces need to attend.

There has been a change to the rules and regulations to include:

All vendors are responsible for their displays and items they are selling. If your canopy, belongings or vended items were to blow over, fall or damage any vendors cars, items displayed,  booth or the person, the vendor that caused such damage is liable financially for any damage that is caused by said vendor.

Also a few reminders;

All vendors must adhere to all rules and regulations.

1) Vendors may not sell to non vendors before the bell rings!

2) You may not drive out of the market until the last bell rings.

3) Vendors may not sell items that you did not make or grow yourself.

4) Vendors must be in line for non-reserved before 8 AM late entries will not be excepted.

5) Nothing can be on the grass at FVCC including vehicles.

6) Non one is allowed on the FVCC property before 6 AM and Reserved vendors may not enter into their space before 6:30 AM.

7) No vendors may advertise verbally or with signage stating that your products are ORGANIC  unless your property is certified and your paperwork is on file with the market manager.

PLEASE review the rules and regulations if you have any questions.

Please talk to all customers and ask them to park on the  East side of the Nursing building. There are signs going down Grandview Drive from the light on Hwy 93 N to the Farmers Market Parking lot. At the entrance there is a sign stating the market hours. For the upcoming four weeks, the Board is hiring some parking attendants to encourage customers to use this parking lot assigned to the Market by the College. If you know of anyone interested in working from 8 to 12 or 12:30 directing people where to park please have them apply with LC Staffing. The other parking lot to the North is just too small for all of the customers. The attendant stationed at the East lot will hand out tickets for customers to enter to win $50.00 in market  bucks that they can spend at the market. These tickets will be placed in a bucket on the market trailer and one winner will be draw per week.  If you receive any of the market buck for purchases you will be reimbursed by the market manager the day of the sales. Call the market manager on the Saturday phone @ 260-5102 and she will pay you for the value of the market buck that are redeemed at your booth. This should help get the customers parking in the larger East lot and it is close to the market also.

Fall Season is from July 29th to October 14th. The Holiday Market is October 21st 2017.

Thank you everyone for an amazing start to the 2017 season. There are lots of new faces at the market. Please welcome all new vendors and show them what an awesome group of vendors we have at the Kalispell Farmers Market.

Sincerely,

Carla Rose
Market Manager