Try It! Program for Entrepreneurs


Calling all entrepreneurs!

The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) announces the Midtown Farmers Market Try It! Program.  

This program offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to try out farmers market vending on 1-2 Saturdays with limited investment. We'll help lower the entry barrier so you can bring your product to the market.  CNO will pay for vendor fees, tent, table, and program sign - valued at $1,000!  Vendors will be responsible for providing any other needed equipment and any required insurance or permits.

Eligible businesses include small businesses with eligible products and limited past experience at a farmers market.  Eligible products include:  Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Food products qualifying under the MN Cottage Food Law, Fresh Produce; Annual and Perennial Plants, Rootstock, Shrubs, and Trees; Other Farm Products honey, eggs, meat, flowers, and other goods that would qualify under the Minneapolis Farmers Licensing Exemption; Immediately Consumable Foods; Other Prepared Foods; Services

To apply, please review the Program Guidelines and complete and submit the Try It! applicationApplications will be processed in batches on a space-available basis. Get yours in before the season fills up!

  • Round 1 application deadline: March 30th
  • Round 2 application deadline: April 13th
  • Round 3 application deadline: April 27th
  • Round 4 application deadline: May 11th

If you have questions, please contact the Try It! Program at

Brought to you by Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Economic Development Committee.


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