What type of vendor am I?

Growers are defined as vendors that feature 80% or more of products grown by their own business and are typically farmers who produce vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc.

Producers are vendors that sell 80% or more of prepared food or drink products, Michigan Cottage Food eligible products, value-added items, or processed goods resulting from animals raised by their business. For example: bakers, farmers who sell meats, cheeses, eggs, etc. 

Retailer are vendors where 20% or more of their market sales come from products that are grown or produced by another business or farm. Ex: some farms may sell items from cooperatives or other farms or represent additional vendors not featured at market. 

Artisans/Crafters sell hand-crafted, non-edible products that are locally made and are designed by the business owners and employees. Examples include: pottery, paintings, fiber arts, hand-blown glass, jewelry, etc.

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1. What are the dates and hours of operation of the Portage Farmers Market?
2. What size are the vendor stalls at the Portage Farmers Market?
3. What will I need to provide for my market stall?
4. How much does a market stall cost?
5. How much notice do I have to give for a cancellation?
6. Can I use the word "Organic" to describe my products?
7. What type of vendor am I?
8. What time do I need to be set up by?
9. Am I required to participate in food assistance programs?
10. Am I required to have liability insurance?
11. Will there be assigned spaces for vendors?
12. Can I hand out literature and promotional material at the market?
13. Can Cottage Food producers sell food at the Farmers Market?
14. Can I give out samples to customers at the Farmers Market?
15. How can I become a vendor?
16. What can I sell at the Market?
17. How do I bring and event or activity to the market?