2020 Elk River Parks and Recreation
Farmers Market Application
Business/Farm Name:
Name of Sellers:
Mailing Street Address:
City: St: Zip:
Growing Area Address if different from above:
Home Phone: Cell Phone:
Email: Website:
Please answer the following questions: YES NO
Do you grow and produce all your items? If not please explain:
Do you give permission to the market manager to release your name, phone number and/or email to
customers interested in contacting you for product information?
List the products you plan to sell at the market:
Note that stall locations will be determined to make the best flow of the
market with the products that are being sold. If you wish to have a stall
with your vehicle parked behind that will require the purchase of two
stalls. There is a limited number of vehicle stalls available. The stalls that
allow for a vehicle to park behind are 1-7, and 13-19.
Stall Preference: ________________
Please mark the dates you will be in attendance:
June 11 __________
June 18 _________
June 25 __________
July 2 ___________
July 9 ___________
July 16 __________
July 23 __________
July 30 __________
Aug 6 ___________
Aug 13 __________
Aug 20 __________
Aug 27 __________
Sept 3 __________
Sept 10 _________
Sept 17 __________
Sept 24 _________
Oct 1 ___________
Please note the following must be completed and turned in with the application to be valid:
o Vendor Application with Signature and Stall Payment Fee
o Completed MN Revenue ST 19 Form
Fee Calculation:
Activity # 2020 Elk River Farmers Market Rates Quantity Amount Due
315007-1B 10x10 full season stall fee $210
315008-1B 10x10 daily rate stall fee $40
Electricity full season $20
Electricity daily $5
Total Due
2020 Elk River Farmers Market Cash Check: #
Thursdays, June 11October 1, 2020 Credit Card : Visa or MasterCard
Time 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Name on Card:
Downtown Elk River: 716 & 720 Main St. Card #:
3-digit code on back: Exp. Date:
I have read and agree to abide by all City of Elk River 2020 Farmer Market policies and understand that the Market stall
fee is non-refundable.
Signature of Responsible Party ____________________________________ Date ______________
To submit application:
-person registration is accepted Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at City Hall
Parks and Recreation Department.
-in registrations can be sent to:
Elk River Parks and Recreation
13065 Orono Parkway
Elk River, MN 55330
Drop Box
Place your registration
(marked Farmers Market) in a sealed envelope and drop it in the after hours
deposit box at the Elk River City Hall entrance doors.
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Market Information and Guidelines
The Elk River Farmers Market allows farmers, growers, and producers to sell their products directly to the public.
Market Location and Operating Hours
Elk River Farmers Market is located at Downtown Elk River in the parking lot of 716 & 720 Main Street, Elk River,
MN 55330. The operating hours are between 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Market Eligibility and Rules
The following guidelines were established to determine vendor participation in the Farmers Market. Vendors who
violate the Market rules may be removed from participation in the Market, without refund, at discretion of the
Farmers Market Coordinator.
1. Vendors may not sell any items not approved or shown in their Market application.
2. All items must be prepared, displayed, sold, and stored in accordance with the guidelines established by
the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Department of Health.
3. Craft items sold must be designed and made by hand by the vendor.
4. All vendors are required to participate in the token programs. This includes credit card, EBT, and
promotional tokens (if applicable to your business). More information on the token program will be
included in the welcome letter to vendors prior to the season start date.
General Policies
1. No smoking or consumption of alcoholic beverages allowed in the Market area.
2. Contact the Market Coordinator if you are unable to attend a Market date either by email to
or by phone at 763.635.1156.
3. All vendors must represent themselves in a professional manner. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all
times. Discourtesy, swearing, shouting, or harassment is not permitted.
4. Price, terms of sale, etc., are solely between the buyer and seller. All vendors agree to abide by fair
business practices.
5. Set up begins at 1 p.m. Please note that vendor vehicles are not allowed in the lot until 1 p.m. All stalls
must be set up prior to 2:45 p.m.
6. Market vendors must be ready to sell at opening time. No presales allowed. Vendors must remain 7:00
p.m. No early clean up.
7. Animals are not allowed in the market area.
8. Tents and canopies must be weighted down with at least 20 pounds per canopy leg.
9. Market staff reserves the right to inspect crop and production areas.
10. There is a porta potty located in the parking lot for vendor and customer use. We ask that you do not
use the local businesses for their restrooms.
11. Vendor parking locations will be highlighted in the welcome letter. We ask that you follow this to allow
parking for market customers.
Permits and Licenses
All permits and licenses required by the State of Minnesota are the sole responsibility of the vendor. You must
supply copies of these prior to the start of the season.
Any required sales tax collections and remittances are the sole responsibility of each vendor.
1. Vendors assume full liability for the products they sell and hereby agree to hold the City of Elk River
harmless against any claim of injury or damage by any buyer, seller, or other persons resulting from the
vendor’s participation in the Market.
2. It is required that vendors carry their own insurance, as the city does not provide this coverage.
3. The City of Elk River is not liable for any injury, theft, or damage to either the buyer or seller, or their
property, arising out of or pertaining to preparation for or participation in the Elk River Parks and
Recreation Farmers Market; whether such injury, theft, or damage occurred prior, during, or after the
Farmers Market, seller further agrees to indemnify and hold the City of Elk River harmless for and against
any claims for such injury, theft, or damage.
Operator Certificate of Compliance
Read the information on the back before completing this certificate. Person selling at event: Complete this certificate and give it to the
operator/organizer of the event. Operator/organizer of event: Keep this certificate for your records.
Do not send this form to the Department of Revenue.
Name of Business Selling or Exhibiting at Event Minnesota Tax ID Number
Seller’s Complete Address City State ZIP Code
Name of Person or Group Organizing Event
Name and Location of Event
Date(s) of Event
Sign Here
Sales Tax Exemption Information
Print or Type
Describe the type of merchandise you plan to sell.
Complete this section if you are not required to have a Minnesota tax ID number.
I am selling only nontaxable items.
I am not making any sales at the event.
I participate in a direct selling plan, selling for (name of company), and the home
office or top distributor has a Minnesota tax ID number and remits the sales tax on my behalf. This is
a nonprofit organization that meets the exemption requirements described below:
Candy sold for fundraising purposes by a nonprofit organization that provides educational and social activities for young
people primarily aged 18 and under (MS 297A.70, subd. 13[a][4]).
Youth or senior citizen group with fundraising receipts up to $20,000 per year ($10,000 or less
before January 1, 2015)(MS 297A.70, subd. 13[b][1]).
A nonprofit organization that meets all the criteria set forth in MS 297A.70, subd. 14.
I declare that the information on this certificate is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and that I am
authorized to sign this form.
Signature of Seller Print Name Here
Date Daytime Phone
PENALTY Operators who do not have Form ST19 or a similar written document from sellers can be fined a penalty
of $100 for each seller that is not in compliance for each day of the selling event.
(Rev. 2/18)
Information for Sellers and Event Operators
Operators/organizers of craft, antique, coin,
stamp or comic book shows; flea markets;
convention exhibit areas; or similar events
are required by Minnesota law to get
written evidence that persons who do
business at the show or event have a valid
Minnesota tax ID number.
If a seller is not required to have a
Minnesota tax ID number, the seller must
give the operator a written statement that
items offered for sale are not subject to
sales tax.
All operators (including operators of
community sponsored events and nonprofit
organizations) must obtain written evidence
from sellers.
Certain individual sellers are not required to
register to collect sales tax if they qualify for
the isolated and occasional sales exemption.
To qualify, all the following conditions must
be met:
The seller participates in only one event per
calendar year that lasts no more than three
The seller makes sales of $500 or less
during the calendar year; and
The seller provides a written statement to
that effect, and includes the seller’s name,
address and telephone number.
This isolated and occasional sales provision
applies to individuals only. It does not apply to
Sales Tax Registration
To register for a Minnesota tax ID number,
call 651-282-5225.
A registration application (Form ABR) is
also available on our website at
Information and Assistance
If you have questions or want fact sheets
on specific sales tax topics, call
Most sales tax forms and fact sheets are
also available on our website at
For information related to sellers and
operators, see Fact Sheet #148, Selling
Event Exhibitors and Operators.
We’ll provide information in other formats
upon request to persons with disabilities.