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Farmers Market Grant Program- Vendor

Fresh and healthy food is a vital part of our local and regional food systems. Farmers markets offer farmers the unique opportunity to work directly with consumers and diversify their business.

The Compeer Financial Farmers Market Grant Program has two different grant programs: one designed to help organizations and another for farmers directly.

Grants for farmers market vendors are designed to help farmers with education, marketing or technology advancements. This can include developing branding, website creation, or mobile payment technology products (excluding cell/smart phones) or fees. Grants funds are not intended for farm/operation input or operating costs. Other examples of eligible uses of grant funds include: scales, tents, tables, display racks, coolers, labeling equipment, and signage.

Application Period

Applications are accepted from October 1 to November 15. The application will be available on this page beginning October 1. All applicants will be notified of their status 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.


Funding is available to farmers market vendors that meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a client of Compeer Financial. Preference will be given to clients who have not received this grant previously.
  • Actively using a booth or site at a bonafide Farmers Market*
    • At least three vendors of locally-produced agricultural products
    • Free and open to the public, with posted hours of operations
    • U-pick operations, single road-side stands and CSAs are not eligible
  • Grants are for up to $500
    • Requests may be partially funded.
    • Funds are not for deficits already incurred.

How to Apply

  • Fields with an ‘i’ icon have more information available. Hold your curser over the ‘i’ and more detail will display.
  • Provide as much detail as possible in your application/grant request.
  • Be sure to answer each question properly and accurately.
  • You will be able to print your application before you submit it. Your application will not be submitted until you click “Submit”. After you click Submit, you will see a screen confirming that your application has been submitted. You will not receive an email confirmation.
  • Click here to access the online application. *Works best in Chrome browser.

Are you with an organization looking for a grant? Click here


Contact [email protected] or call (844) 426-6733.

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