Markets

Visit the Indoor Market every Saturday through May 11, 2024 - 9am-noon at Grainology Brewstillery (131 Flinn St, Suite C; Batavia, IL 60510)

Enjoy an assortment of fresh greens, gourmet mushrooms, meats, eggs, baked goods, hot sauces, and more each week.  Our vendors must grow, harvest and/or produce at least 75% of market products.

The Batavia Farmers’ Market moves outside beginning Saturday, May 18, 2024 on North River Street between Wilson and Spring Streets.   

Questions, please email - Info@downtownbatavia.com
Outdoor Market
Indoor Market
Artisan Collective
Winterfest Art Market
Frequently Asked Questions
SATURDAY AM - Vendor Application
WEDNESDAY PM - Vendor Application

 

Batavia MainStreet is so excited for the 30th season of the Batavia Farmers’ Market. 

The Batavia Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from May 18 through October 26, 2024 from 8:00am to 12:00pm on North River Street between Wilson and Spring Streets.  The Market features produce, baked goods, plants, honey and related farm products. Our vendors must grow, harvest and/or produce at least 75% of market products. 

 

NEW THIS YEAR - Join us for a summer Wednesday evening Farmers' Market from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on North River Street between Wilson and State Streets.  June 5 thru August 28.  Applications for the Wednesday evening Farmers' Market will be accepted in late February.

 

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for updates and the weekly vendor list.

We have carefully curated 50+ vendors weekly to provide you with a wide array of options. The market will move to Peg Bond Center later in the season on October 26, 2024 from 10 am-2 pm. 

Interested in Being a Vendor?
We are now accepting applications for the 2024 Saturday morning Batavia Farmers' Market.  Make sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions before you complete the application.  

 

Artists, Crafters, Makers
The outdoor Farmers’ Market will once again feature the Artisan Collective on the 3rd Saturday of each month where you can enjoy living and shopping locally. Shop for handmade items from your favorite artists, makers, and designers.  Applications are now being accepted for the Artisan Collective.  Find more information HERE.

Non-Profit Organizations
We are pleased to feature one local non-profit organization at the BEI Community Tent each Saturday at the Farmers’ Market.  Sign up HERE

Musicians
Are you interested in playing at the Saturday morning Batavia Farmers’ Market? Contact Tom at Instrument Exchange (847) 951-7098.

Kids Tent
The market features a Kid’s Tent with a free engaging activity at the Farmers’ Market each Saturday. If you are interested in hosting the Kids Tent for a Saturday, sign up HERE.


More questions?  Contact us at info@downtownbatavia.com.

 

 

Vendor Application

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors

Thank you to our Community Tent Sponsor

Visit the Indoor Market every Saturday thru May 11, 2024 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Grainology BrewStillery (131 Flinn Street; Suite C, Batavia).   

The Indoor Market features a variety of vendors each week.  Enjoy an assortment of fresh greens, gourmet mushrooms, meats, eggs, baked goods, hot sauces, honey and more.  Our vendors must grow, harvest and/or produce at least 75% of market products.  

 

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for updates and the weekly vendor list.

We are not accepting additional vendors for the Indoor Market at this time.  Apply HERE for the outdoor Farmers' Market.


Questions, please email - info@downtownbatavia.com

 

Thank you to our sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions
Vendor Application

 

The Artisan Collective provides downtown Batavia with pop-up market experiences
featuring local artisans offering a variety of handmade goods and vintage items.

 

2024 ARTISAN COLLECTIVE MARKET
MAY 18 | JUNE 15 | JULY 20 | AUGUST 17 | SEPTEMBER 21 | OCTOBER 19
The Artisan Collective joins the Batavia Farmers' Market every third Saturday,
May thru October from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with local talented artisan vendors.

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates and features on our incredible vendors.

 

The Artisan Collective Batavia is open to vendors in the Chicagoland and Batavia businesses. We ask that 70% of our booth be handmade by you. We will make exceptions for local businesses and vintage vendors.

 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or feel free to contact us at artisancollective@downtownbatavia.com.

Friday, November 8 from 6-9pm

Saturday, November 9 from 10am- 5pm

Sunday, November 10 from 10am- 2pm

 

Winterfest Art Market is a holiday market in collaboration with non-profit organizations Water Street Studios and Batavia MainStreet.  You'll find fine artists and artisans selling handmade, vintage, and repurposed items will be featured throughout The Dock at 150 First Street, Water Street Studios, and Hearth & Hammer.

The event will have drinks, food, and live entertainment at Kiss the Sky throughout the weekend.

 

Applications will be accepted from May 18 - July 15, 2024.

 

Email us at artisancollective@downtownbatavia.com to be added to our waitlist. 

 

For additional event information, visit the Winterfest Art Market event page. 

Community Sponsors

Indoor market Additional Information

The mission of the Batavia Farmers’ Market, and its sponsor Batavia MainStreet, is to enrich our small-town community values, stimulate our local economy at a grassroots level, and educate residents and those in our extended community of the value of wholesome, hand-crafted and nutritionally valuable food. Additionally, our interest is to support locally produced non-food products including but not limited to plants, fiber, and products derived of animal products (i.e. soaps, textiles, etc.). Our goal encompasses the notion of creating a community-driven social destination as an educational, recreational and healthy resource.

The purpose of the Batavia Farmers’ Market is to provide a retail outlet for local producers; fresh, local products for consumers; and a gathering place that encourages a sense of community. This Market features produce, baked goods, artisan products, plants, honey and related farm products. Our vendors must grow, harvest and/or produce at least 75% of market products.



The following types of vendors are allowed at the market

Farm - Produce - Including: raw vegetables and fruits, cut, washed and unwashed bagged vegetables, mushrooms, edible plants, garlic, grains, and herbs.

At least 75% of products sold must be grown or produced by the vendor. Farm vendors must be an active owner/operator of the farming operation and may not be operating the business under a franchise agreement or as a wholesaler. "Vendor" shall be defined as the farmer of produce sold and shall include the immediate family and employees of the applicant who assist in the cultivation of the same property listed in the application under the "name of the farm facility." Produce grown or produced at a location not listed on the application is not eligible to be sold.

Farm - Meat, Cheese, Egg, Fish - Including: raw and frozen meats (beef, lamb, mutton, pork, goat); raw and frozen poultry; raw and frozen game bird and rabbit; raw and frozen fish; fluid milk, fresh dairy products, eggs, cheese, cured meat and sausage.

At least 75% of products sold must be grown or produced by the vendor. Farm vendors must be an active owner/operator of the farming operation and may not be operating the business under a franchise agreement or as a wholesaler. "Vendor" shall be defined as the farmer of produce sold and shall include the immediate family and employees of the applicant who assist in the cultivation of the same property listed in the application under the "name of the farm facility."

Farm - Flower - Including: bedding plants and nursery stock, fresh cut flowers, and dried flowers

At least 75% of products sold must be grown or produced by the vendor. Farm vendors must be an active owner/operator of the farming operation and may not be operating the business under a franchise agreement or as a wholesaler. Vendors selling non-food plants may act as wholesalers provided, they grow their product locally, work as both a wholesaler and local seller, and submit to visits to their facilities. "Vendor" shall be defined as the farmer of produce sold and shall include the immediate family and employees of the applicant who assist in the cultivation of the same property listed in the application under the "name of the farm facility." Produce grown or produced at a location not listed on the application is not eligible to be sold.

Processed Foods - Including: baked goods (breads, pastries, cookies, cakes, pies), chocolates, fresh pasta, preserves, fruit syrups, jellies, jams, herbal or vegetable spreads, pickles or herbal vinegars, herb or spice blends, juice, cider, and apiary products (honey).

At least 75% of the products sold must be prepared, produced, or processed by the vendor. Vendor must be an active owner/operator, which includes immediate family and employees of the applicant.

Prepared Foods - Ready-to-eat or drink items such as: snacks, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, ice cream, soups, sandwiches, and treats.

At least 75% of the products sold must be prepared, produced, or processed by the vendor. Vendor must be an active owner/operator, which includes immediate family and employees of the applicant.

Coffee/Tea

Other - The Market will authorize vendors offering atypical goods or services on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Policies and Information

Vendor Acceptance

Space is extremely limited with priority given to past vendors. Notification of acceptance will be made starting on October 9, 2023. You will be invoiced at this time. Payment is due upon approval and is non-refundable.

Attendance: Vendors not able to participate on a given week(s) must contact the Market Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the market. A $25 fine per vacant space may be assessed for no shows who do not give notification at the discretion of the Market Coordinator, Committee, or Executive Director.

Pricing & Labeling: Scales and other weighing/measuring devices must be registered as legal for trade in the State of Illinois. Prices for items must be clearly posted, either on the item, individually or at a location near the product. The Illinois State Sales Tax number must be displayed prominently in any Market stall from which goods are sold. Vendors are to display signage with the name and location of their operation. Farm Vendors are encouraged to display the type of growing practices that were used in their food production i.e. IPM, Certified Organic, pesticide free, etc. Processed and Prepared Food Vendors are encouraged to display properties of their products i.e. organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. Any processed product must have packaging and labeling that conforms to the Kane County and State of Illinois Public Health and Marketing standards.

Necessary Documents and Permits: Vendors are required to submit with their application any required proof of insurance, health department permits and/or licenses, Farm and Production plan and Declaration of Products for sale. Prepared and Processed Food Vendors are subject to all Kane County Health department regulations and must comply with said regulations. It is the responsibility of the Owner/Producer/Manager of the respective vendor to produce appropriate permits/health license at the request of a Kane County or State of Illinois Official. Failure to produce required documentation upon request will be cause for immediate expulsion from the Market until proper documentation is produced. Each vendor is responsible for securing the appropriate permits/health licenses to sell said processed foods. Homemade baked goods and homemade food, such as honey, will be accepted under the conditions that goods are made, or packaged/bottled by the Vendor’s immediate family. Sampling of any item by the Vendor to the public is strictly prohibited without proper permit from Kane County Health Department.

Production Site: Vendors must post their production-site locations. The Market reserves the right to visit the locations of growers/producers to confirm that the products brought to the market are their own.

Grievance Policy: All disputes of any nature shall be agreed upon by all parties to be settled at the discretion of the Market Coordinator, Market Managers, Committee, and/or Executive Director. Any altercation, be it verbal, physical or otherwise, will not be tolerated and may be cause for immediate expulsion from the Market that day and may further result in permanent expulsion from the Market. Any further disciplinary action will be determined by the Market Coordinator, Market Managers, Committee and/or the Executive Director of Batavia MainStreet. Occupant of space at this Market must conform to the Market rules at all times. The Market Managers have full authority to enforce all rules. Any occupant failing to comply there within will have their space declared vacant at the discretion of the Market Managers and no refunds will be given. It is the mission of the Batavia Farmers’ Market to provide a service in the best interest of the community. The Market Managers is empowered to enforce the regulations and make discretionary judgments to that end, and in the best interest of the Market.

Questions? Email info@downtownbatavia.com

2023 Batavia Farmers’ Market

2023 Batavia Farmers’ Market



The mission of the Batavia Farmers’ Market, and its sponsor Batavia MainStreet, is to enrich our small-town community values, stimulate our local economy at a grassroots level, and educate residents and those in our extended community of the value of wholesome, hand-crafted and nutritionally valuable food. Additionally, our interest is to support locally produced non-food products including but not limited to plants, fiber, and products derived of animal products (i.e. soaps, textiles, etc.). Our goal encompasses the notion of creating a community-driven social destination as an educational, recreational and healthy resource.

The purpose of the Batavia Farmers’ Market is to provide a retail outlet for local producers; fresh, local products for consumers; and a gathering place that encourages a sense of community. This Market features produce, baked goods, artisan products, plants, honey and related farm products. Our vendors must grow, harvest and/or produce at least 75% of market products.



The following types of vendors are allowed at the market

Farm - Produce - Including: raw vegetables and fruits, cut, washed and unwashed bagged vegetables, mushrooms, edible plants, garlic, grains, and herbs.

At least 75% of products sold must be grown or produced by the vendor. Farm vendor must be an active owner/operator of the farming operation and may not be operating the business under a franchise agreement or as a wholesaler. "Vendor" shall be defined as the farmer of produce sold and shall include the immediate family and employees of the applicant who assist in the cultivation of the same property listed in the application under the "name of the farm facility." Produce grown or produced at a location not listed on the application is not eligible to be sold.

Farm - Meat, Cheese, Egg, Fish - Including: raw and frozen meats (beef, lamb, mutton, pork, goat); raw and frozen poultry; raw and frozen game bird and rabbit; raw and frozen fish; fluid milk, fresh dairy products, eggs, cheese, cured meat and sausage.

At least 75% of products sold must be grown or produced by the vendor. Farm vendor must be an active owner/operator of the farming operation and may not be operating the business under a franchise agreement or as a wholesaler. "Vendor" shall be defined as the farmer of produce sold and shall include the immediate family and employees of the applicant who assist in the cultivation of the same property listed in the application under the "name of the farm facility."

Farm - Flower - Including: bedding plants and nursery stock, fresh cut flowers, and dried flowers

At least 75% of products sold must be grown or produced by the vendor. Farm vendor must be an active owner/operator of the farming operation and may not be operating the business under a franchise agreement or as a wholesaler. Vendors selling non-food plants may act as wholesalers provided they grow their product locally, work as both a wholesaler and local seller, and submit to visits to their facilities. "Vendor" shall be defined as the farmer of produce sold and shall include the immediate family and employees of the applicant who assist in the cultivation of the same property listed in the application under the "name of the farm facility." Produce grown or produced at a location not listed on the application is not eligible to be sold.

Processed Foods - Including: baked goods (breads, pastries, cookies, cakes, pies), chocolates, fresh pasta, preserves, fruit syrups, jellies, jams, herbal or vegetable spreads, pickles or herbal vinegars, herb or spice blends, juice, cider, and apiary products (honey).

At least 75% of the products sold must be prepared, produced, or processed by the vendor. Vendor must be an active owner/operator, which includes immediate family and employees of the applicant.

Prepared Foods - Ready-to-eat or drink items such as: snacks, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, ice cream, soups, sandwiches, and treats.

At least 75% of the products sold must be prepared, produced, or processed by the vendor. Vendor must be an active owner/operator, which includes immediate family and employees of the applicant.

Coffee/Tea

Other - The Market will authorize vendors offering atypical goods or services on a case-by-case basis.



Additional Policies and Information

Vendor Acceptance

Vendor acceptance will be at the discretion of Batavia MainStreet. Priority given to past vendors. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than March 30, 2023. Payment is due upon approval and is non-refundable.

Attendance: Vendors not able to participate on a given week(s) must contact the Market Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the market. A $25 fine per vacant space may be assessed for no shows who do not give notification at the discretion of the Market Coordinator, Committee, or Executive Director.

Parking: Vendors are required to unload and then move their vehicles to the designated vendor parking areas. Vendors with disabled parking placards or extenuating circumstances may request an exception from the Market Coordinator.

Pricing & Labeling: Scales and other weighing/measuring devices must be registered as legal for trade in the State of Illinois. Prices for items must be clearly posted, either on the item, individually or at a location near the product. The Illinois State Sales Tax number must be displayed prominently in any Market stall from which goods are sold. Vendors are to display signage with the name and location of their operation. Farm Vendors are encouraged to display the type of growing practices that were used in their food production i.e. IPM, Certified Organic, pesticide free, etc. Processed and Prepared Food Vendors are encouraged to display properties of their products i.e. organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. Any processed product must have packaging and labeling that conforms to the Kane County and State of Illinois Public Health and Marketing standards.

Necessary Documents and Permits: Vendors are required to submit with their application any required proof of insurance, health department permits and/or licenses, Farm and Production plan and Declaration of Products for sale. Prepared and Processed Food Vendors are subject to all Kane County Health department regulations and must comply with said regulations. It is the responsibility of the Owner/Producer/Manager of the respective vendor to produce appropriate permits/health license at the request of a Kane County or State of Illinois Official. Failure to produce required documentation upon request will be cause for immediate expulsion from the Market until proper documentation is produced. Each vendor is responsible for securing the appropriate permits/health licenses to sell said processed foods. Homemade baked goods and homemade food, such as honey, will be accepted under the conditions that goods are made, or packaged/bottled by the Vendor’s immediate family. Sampling of any item by the Vendor to the public is strictly prohibited without proper permit from Kane County Health Department.

Production Site: Vendors must post their production-site locations. The Market reserves the right to visit the locations of growers/producers to confirm that the products brought to the market are their own.

Grievance Policy: All disputes of any nature shall be agreed upon by all parties to be settled at the discretion of the Market Coordinator, Market Managers, Committee, and/or Executive Director. Any altercation, be it verbal, physical or otherwise, will not be tolerated and may be cause for immediate expulsion from the Market that day and may further result in permanent expulsion from the Market. Any further disciplinary action will be determined by the Market Coordinator, Market Managers, Committee and/or the Executive Director of Batavia MainStreet. Occupant of space at this Market must conform to the Market rules at all times. The Market Managers have full authority to enforce all rules. Any occupant failing to comply there within will have their space declared vacant at the discretion of the Market Managers and no refunds will be given. It is the mission of the Batavia Farmers’ Market to provide a service in the best interest of the community. The Market Manager is empowered to enforce the regulations and make discretionary judgments to that end, and in the best interest of the Market.

Questions? Email info@downtownbatavia.com

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