Matchstick Market Vendor Application
Every Sunday 10AM—2PM
YOU FOUND US!
We are so glad you are interested in joining our rotating line-up of farms, food, artists and makers here in Central MA.
Matchstick Market is small but mighty. We take pride in our grassroots approach to creating a diverse network of small, independent businesses, farms and artists and connecting them with our local community.
We aren’t fancy or backed by anything other than a handful of deeply passionate organizers and community members. We believe in collaboration over competition, and the building of strong communities that can grow together. If this resonates with you, we’d love for you to join us sometime.
Vending options + BOOTH FEES
FARM — Must grow most of of their own vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, tea and other plants and/or mushrooms.
MAKER — Bakers, specialty food, hot food, skincare, soap, handmade home goods and accessories.
ARTIST — Anyone who’d like to sell their art form or expression; Painters, Illustrators, Sculptors, Ceramicists, Story-tellers, Collectors, Curators, Re-purposers, Vintage Dealers, Vinyl Collections … Etc!
*COMMUNITY GROUPS and NON-PROFITS are eligible to participate at the farm rate.
*FARM/MAKER hybrid vendors (ie: apothecaries or specialty food producers who grow their own ingredients) are also eligible for a discounted rate, please contact us.
Weekly 13 market dates
Farm: $130 ($10/mrkt)
Maker/artist: $390 ($30/mrkt)
Twice a month 6 Market Dates
Farm: $90 (15$/MRKT)
Maker/artist: $210 ($35/MRKT)
Once a month 3 Market Dates
Farm: $75 ($25/mrkt)
Maker/artist: $120 ($40/MRKT)
up to 6 dates
$45 per market
$25 for half space
SUMMER 2019: Reoccurring vendor opportunities are limited to preserve a variety of vendors from week to week, so don’t delay! To be a reoccurring vendor for the upcoming Summer season, you must apply before the season starts. (July 1)
After the Summer application deadline, on June 20, the only way to book dates for the current season will be as a full-priced pop-up vendor.
First-time applicants must fill out the form below. If accepted you are then able to request market dates, pay and be placed into the schedule.
Already an accepted Matchstick Market Vendor?
Skip this step and request market dates HERE.
This page is password protected, check your email or contact Nicole for the password.
A few things to consider before you apply:
Matchstick Market is plant-based, this means we do not feature products or foods that contain animals or animal by-products.*
We feature all sorts of makers, artists, farms, community groups and small businesses, especially those who have a conscious consumer appeal, ie: business models built around sustainability and respect for the environment, strong ethics and values, promote health and wellness, utilize up-cycled, reclaimed, locally sourced, or fair-trade materials and ingredients
We do not feature MLM businesses, but do feature artists and makers who show dedication to practicing and perfecting their chosen craft.
Farms, specialty food and certain vendors are eligible to be reoccurring vendors (Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly.) Others are encouraged to apply as pop-up vendors who can apply to vend at Matchstick Market for up to 6 market dates per season. There are 4 market seasons a year, each spanning 13 weeks.
As we enter warmer weather part of our market will flow outdoors. Farms and food vendors should expect to set up outdoors when weather permits it. All outdoor booths will be upgraded to A 10X10.
… more information for vendors can be found HERE.
SEASONS + SCHEDULE
Jan 6—march 31
APRIL 7—JUNE 30
JULY 7—SEPTEMBER 29
OCTOBER 6—DECEMBER 29
SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE
April 7 - *
April 14 - Vintage Market
April 21 - Earth Day Market
April 28 - Arts + Crafters Market
May 5 - *
May 12 - Vintage Market
May 19 - *
May 26 - Garden Market
June 2 - Story Tellers Market
June 9 - Vintage Market
June 16 - *
June 23 - Wellness Market
June 30 - Wheelin’ + Dealin’
Summer 2019 Schedule
July 7 - *
July 14 - Gifted + Thrifted (art + vintage)
July 21- *
July 28 - Youth Market (for the youth / by the youth)
August 4 - *
August 11 - Gifted + Thrifted (art + vintage)
August 18 - *
August 25 - Dog Daze (a market for pets + other animal friends)
September 1 - *
September 8 - Gifted + Thrifted (art + vintage)
September 15 - *
September 22 - Harvest Fest
September 29 - *
*Regularly scheduled farm, food, maker + artist market
If you’d like to suggest or collaborate on a theme market, please reach out! firstname.lastname@example.org