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Vendors needed for Seasonal Farmer’s Market at National Park  

The National Park Service is seeking regional vendors as part of a small farmer’s market at Indiana Dunes National Park’s Chellberg Farm on Fridays during the fall harvest season. Potential vendors for this market include local farmers, specialty food producers, food trucks, and artisans.

Chellberg Farm is managed by the National Park’s Volunteer Program in partnership with the Dunes Learning Center and is committed to educating the public on sustainable agriculture practices and being good land stewards.

The purposes of the Chellberg Farmer’s Market is to provide a venue where regional farmers can sell their locally grown products, connect consumers directly to the source of their food and provide a space that allows for community enjoyment.

All products must be grown, raised, produced, caught or gathered by the vendor in the region, and must be pre-approved before being sold at the market. The fall market at Chellbeg Farm, 618 N. Mineral Springs Road in Porter, will operate every Friday afternoon Mid-September until early November.

Federal regulations require any individuals or groups selling food or other items in a national park to obtain a Commercial Use Authorization permit. Completed applications for a permit include a payment of $100 to cover the costs of processing the request. Additionally, vendors selling food must comply with county and Federal health regulations.

All inquiries are welcome. Contact Amber Siewin at 219-395-1859 or email [email protected] to find out more about the event and get an application. Completed applications must be received no later than September 30, 2019.

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