The following four items are mandatory:

  • Application, fully completed

  • $35 Non-Refundable Application Fee (Please make checks payable to GIPNA or pay online here.)

  • Certificate of Commercial Liability Insurance with GIPNA, PO Box 18184, Chicago, IL 60618, the Chicago Park District, 541 N. Fairbanks, Chicago, IL 60611, and the City of Chicago, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602 as additional insured.

  • Signed Affidavit

If Applicable:

  • Organic Certificate

  • Certification of Health Inspection (within last six months) (Prepared food vendors only)

  • Copy of Food Handling License (Prepared and baked food vendors only)

  • Proof of Non-Profit Status

Vendor Fees and Space Rates

  • A non-refundable fee of $35 must accompany all vendor applications (non-profit organizations are exempt).

  • Rental fees: $25 each per market day (non-profit organizations are exempt)

  • Market space rental fees will be collected at each market by a GIPNA representative. Non-payment may result in suspension or removal from the market.

    • There is an option of paying for the entire 2019 season prior to the first market. The discounted rate will be $200.00, a $50 savings for ten markets.

Applications from vendors with balances due will not be considered until all invoices are paid in full. You can complete the application and payment process online, or send a completed application, supporting documents and $35 check made payable to:

P.O. Box 18184
Chicago, IL 60618

Do not mail your application to Independence Park.

All questions and inquiries should be addressed to: