Business Opportunities at Findlay MarketFind all the information you need about renting market stalls on this page. Quality space is available for rent part-time and full-time, indoors and outdoors at Findlay Market. Regionally famous, centrally located Findlay Market offers free lighted parking, ADA accessible facilities, maintained public restrooms, weekly e-mail promotion, and a unique shopping environment. Indoor stands require a year round, six day a week vending commitment and are licensed to merchants on a long-term basis (one or more years). Space in the outdoor market, located on the streets surrounding the historic market house, can be rented by the week, month, or on a daily basis for as little as $25.00 per day. Growers and cottage producers who qualify for the farmers market typically rent space by the season to sell on Saturdays, Sundays, and/or Tuesdays. Findlay Market is eager for new vendors in all three areas of the market and more information about each, including applications, rules, and rental rates can be found below.
Full Time Indoor Vending StandsAll full time indoor vending space at Findlay Market is currently rented. Applications for full-time indoor year-round stands are being accepted, however. Applicants are placed on a waiting list and evaluated as existing stands become available and new vending space is developed.
Indoor Vending Information (PDF) - Updated 6/17/11
Indoor Stall Amenities
Indoor License Application Steps
Indoor Stall License Application
Indoor Stall Tenant License
Indoor Stall Rules of Operation
Exhibit C: Permitted Products Form
Part-time / Seasonal / Outdoor / Farmers Markets Vending Information
Part-Time and Seasonal Vending
Outdoor and semi-sheltered vending space is available year round on North and South Elder Street, adjacent to the market house. Outdoor stalls measure ten feet by ten feet. The market does not supply electric service, water, shelter, tables, chairs, or other amenities. Trucks, trailers and other vehicles are not permitted around the market house but the outdoor market will accommodate health department licensed, NFS compliant mobile food carts. Advance registration is generally required. Payment must be received before unloading or setting up. Market management assigns vendors to locations based on the type of product being sold and the vendor's seniority in the market.
Farmers Market Vending
Space in the farmers market is reserved for vendors selling agricultural products they grow themselves. When space permits, the farmers market is also open to "cottage producers" who prepare food or craft items from scratch in their own homes. Cottage producers must complete and submit a Cincinnati Health department Food Information Form prior to selling at Findlay Market. The farmers market operates seasonally on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.; on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.; and on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A few growers and cottage producers participate in the weekend farmers markets year round. Most stalls in the farmers market consist of nine foot wide parking spaces adjacent to an open sided shed. Growers may back their vehicles up to the shed, which provides some shelter from the weather. There is electric in the shed, but no water. The market does not provide tables or chairs.
Registration for Farmers Market and Part-Time Vending
All registration for part-time vending and the farmers markets is handled electronically through our on-line service, Manage My Market. There is a $25 non-refundable annual registration fee. A complete set of rules for both farmers and other part-time vendors, market diagrams, fee schedules, and market registration forms are available on the Manage My Market site. Once you have registered, you can update your contact information, product list, and request different dates or spaces in the market at any time.
To register as a farmers market or part-time vendor, please click here.
Outdoor / Farmers Market Vending documents (PDF) - Updated 3/26/12
2012 Seasonal Fees
2012 Part-Time and Seasonal Vending Rules
Part-Time and Seasonal Vending Categories
Cottage Producer Guidelines
Health Department Food Vendor Information Form
Guidelines for Outdoor Grilling/Cooking
Guidelines for Street Entertainment at Findlay Market