About Us

We are dedicated to supporting local growers and producers by providing a friendly and welcoming marketplace.

What We Are ?

We are dedicated to supporting local growers and producers by providing Dexter and the surrounding communities with a friendly and welcoming marketplace, which meets the demands of local residents for purchasing local, fresh food and merchandise.

What Are Some Of The Product Guidelines ?

  • Michigan fruits, vegetables, and herbs must be fresh and of high quality.
  • Produce labeled "organic" should be grown on farms with organic certification or labeled "naturally grown" if using organic methods.
  • Bakers should make their food from "scratch".
  • Processed foods and baked goods must be made by the vendor in a licensed food establishment or in accordance with the 2010 Michigan Cottage Food Law.
  • Vendors must grow their own plants and cut flowers.
  • Michigan-Raised Meat, Poultry, and Egg products must be of high quality, properly refrigerated/frozen, and properly labeled. Only products raised by vendor may be sold.
  • Meat must have been processed at a USDA inspected facility.
  • Vendors selling eggs must comply with USDA rules, if applicable to the vendor.

What We Are Doing To Protect You From COVID-19 ?

  • Sanitizing after each event and before each event.
  • One-way traffic during event.
  • Social distancing.
  • Mandatory mask-wearing by vendors and shoppers.
  • Limiting shoppers to 50 at a time.
  • Having a voluntary sign-up at entrance where shoppers can leave contact info in case anyone visiting our market contracts COVID-19.
  • No free beverages will be served this year to prevent contamination.

How Do I Become A Vendor ?

  • Read and agree to the Dexter Winter Marketplace Application and Operating Guidelines.
  • Completely fill out the application and sign it where indicated.
  • When we receive your complete application, including all applicable copies of insurance, appropriate permits, and licenses, we will review them carefully and notify you of our decision. If approved, the market manager will contact you to begin selling.
  • Please Contact us if you have any questions.