Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the Independence Uptown Market?

We're proud to help local growers and crafters share their goods with the Independence community. The market operates nearly year-round with a May-October summer season and a December-April winter season. Vendor booth spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis at a daily and/or seasonal rate.

Located on the Historic Independence Square, the Independence Uptown Market opened in 2018 and is among the nicest facilities of its type in the Kansas City metro. The Uptown Market is comprised of a large, open-air pavilion and a spacious, indoor pavilion, totalling more than 14,000 square feet. The Independence Farmers' Market occupies both pavilions during the summer season and moves to the indoor pavilion for the winter season.

The Farmers' Market operates on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. from May through October, and also on Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. from June through September. It operates once-monthly from December through April, from 9a.m. to 1p.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

Read on to see if you qualify to become a vendor at the Independence Farmers' Market.

Vendors

 
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Independence Farmers' Market, a group of local farmers and crafters serving the Independence area run by the market manager, Joe Antoine. The Independence Farmers' market is proud to support local growers and crafters and share their goods with the Independence community. Vendors are welcomed on a first come, first serve basis and as space is available. 
 

The Independence Farmers' Market welcomes new vendors to participate in the current season.  All fresh foods and crafts must be grown or made within a 100 mile radius of the city limits of Independence. The market will be open Saturdays from May through October and Wednesdays from June through September. For more information on joining the market (fees, etc.), please refer to the Vendor Guidelines. For further information, please contact Joe Antoine, at 816-591-3953 or find him in the Farmers’ Market office every Wednesday & Saturday that the market is open. 

Please note that vendors need to furnish their own tables and any other supplies needed to sell their products. Keep checking back for new rules and guidelines as they become available.

Below interested vendors can find information and forms on the Independence Farmers' Market.

STEP 1: SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

The Independence Farmers’ Market is a growers only market. We are a producer’s market interested in showcasing locally grown and high-quality, local foods and accepts the following items to be sold, among others:

  • Fruits
  • Plants
  • Vegetables
  • Acidified foods (salsa, BBQ sauce, peppered jams and jellies, and pickles) 
  • Pasteurized Cheese (made under health permit of local jurisdiction)
  • Meat (from an approved source with a USDA/MDA stamp) 
  • Jams and jellies
  • Honey
  • Baked Goods
  • Eggs
  • Food items sold by mobile food unit
  • Self-Made Crafts

*If you are planning on selling any of the below items, you will need a business license from Independence in addition to a Health permit in order to sell at the market:

  1. Acidified foods
  2. Pasteurized cheese
  3. Processed baked goods
  4. Mobile food units

 STEP 2: LEARN THE MARKET RULES & REGULATIONS

 STEP 3: SUBMIT VENDOR INTEREST FORM