Market on Main Vendor Information

The Downtown Market on Main accepts applications from those selling food or food products grown or made in our region, local art, a limited number of nonprofits, and our sponsors. Farmers and purveyors of local farm products are always welcome at the Market! Please read our official rules before applying to market to better understand if you qualify.

2024 Market on Main Rules & Regulations

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All vendor applications will be completed through Manage My Market. You will be redirected to account registration (new vendors) and account login (returning vendors). Make sure that after you create your account you continue to apply to the market, creating a profile does not mean you applied to the market.

Having trouble submitting? How to sign up for Manage My Market. Make sure your browser is up to date, learn more here.

Applications received from independent contractors will NOT be approved (Example: Mary Kay, Lularoe, Younique, etc.)

You will be notified by e-mail regarding the approval/denial of your application shortly after it has been fully submitted. Please contact the Event Coordinator, Kyra, via email at [email protected] or phone (970)255-4923 regarding any questions.

Schedule for vendor approval/denial notifications:

  • If you apply by 2/23/24 you will be notified by 3/1/24
  • If you apply by 3/22/24 you will be notified by 3/29/24
  • If you apply by 4/19/24 you will be notified by 4/26/24
  • If you apply by 6/7/24 you will be notified by 6/14/24 (If you would like the full or half-season discount please apply by 6/7/24 to guarantee review by the deadline)
  • 6/28/2024 is the deadline to be approved for the first Market on Main (7/11/24)
  • Once Market on Main has started (7/11) vendor approval/denials will be sent out on a rolling basis

Does my product fall under the Cottage Food Act?

There are many homemade goods that fall under the cottage food act including:

  • Pickled fruits and vegetables with a finished equilibrium pH of 4.6 or below
  • Spices & teas
  • Dehydrated produce
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Honey
  • Jams, jellies, preserves, fruit butter,
  • Flour
  • Baked goods, including candies, fruit empanadas, tortillas, and other foods that do not require refrigeration to maintain product safety.

Below are some documents to determine if you fall into the cottage food category:

In order to participate in Market on Main all cottage food vendors will need to be on the City of Grand Junction’s approved food vendor list. You can find the application with the button below.

Cottage Food Approved Vendor Application

What you’ll need to be approved:

  • Proof of review from Mesa County Public Health- Food Safety & Licensing department. You can learn more and fill out the Mesa County Health application here.
  • State of Colorado Sales Tax License
  • City of Grand Junction Sales Tax License
  • Proof of insurance

Vendor Pricing

All pricing is listed for a standard 10’x10′ space. Only farmers are allowed to leave their vehicle within the Market boundaries, all other vehicles are not allowed on Main Street.

A half season if 6 weeks and a full season is 12 weeks.

* Half and full season discounts only applied if paid in full by June 14, 2024. 

Type of Business Weekly Rate Half Season Discount* Full Season Discount*
Farmer $40 $210 $360
BID Business $40 $210 $360
Home + Garden $50 $270 $480
Packaged Food $50 $270 $480
Arts + Crafts $50 $270 $480
Snack Concession $60 $330 $600
Food Concession $80 $450 $840
Nonprofit** $40 N/A N/A
Farmer or BID Business Additional 10X10 Space $15 $90 $165
All other businesses Additional 10X10 space $25 $100 $175

**Any non-profit organization within the region is allowed to participate in the Market on Main up to two (2) times per season, depending on amount of other non-profits. There will be one non-profit allowed per block per market, allowing for 4 total per week. Non-profits are given equal access to the market and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Supplemental Documents

2024 Market on Main Rules & Regulations

Sales Tax FAQ

Colorado Sales Tax Application

Need help with Colorado Sales Tax Application?

Online application (Sales Tax License section, choose in-state retailer registration)

City of GJ Sales Tax Application

Mesa County Public Health Vendor Application

*Cottage food vendors and farmers will also need to fill out this form, there is no longer a different form for exempt vendors.

Food Vendor Qualification Packet

Cottage Food Qualification Packet