Food Stallholders

In addition to our design stalls, Finders Keepers have grown to also attract a number of high quality food stalls. 

Our food section is hugely popular at all our events and constantly growing in demand. It remains incredibly important to us that all food related stalls must demonstrate a clear understanding of high design orientated standards throughout the product, presentation and packaging.

Finders Keepers is a great way for you (food stallholders) to interact directly with new and existing audiences, gain face-to-face feedback and have a whole lot of fun while your products are being propelled to tens of thousands of people.

A large part of maintaining our superior standard at events is due to the care and commitment we take with our application process. It's a serious business and a big job! 

We LOVE to hear from new products that can range from lovingly made products, seller grown goods and artisan consumables. This type of application is open for: food, beverages, food based products, herbs and plants.
We've provided extensive information regarding the application process as well as our selection criteria specifically designed for food applications below. 

Please have a read through the criteria and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or need further advice.

Selection Criteria

What we're looking for:

  • Creative, original and thoughtfully designed food related products and operations
  • Food related products that maintain a 'maker' or 'artisan' aspect
  • Food related products that  fit within the overall vision of the Finders Keepers and maintain high design presentation standards 
  • Products of handmade, ethical and/or beautifully designed product, packaging and presentation
  • Professionalism with finished product, including professional quality of images or collateral used for marketing your brand.
  • We also expect to see how your product is displayed, whether at an event or in a merchandised setting so we can determine suitability. This can also include branding and packaging of your product that tells the entire story.
  • Appropriate, suitable and commercially viable items, including appropriate price points for the marketplace.
  • Please note: We no longer approve shared or split stalls. We do however, accept collaborative stalls but they must all be inclusive in the one application and will be considered as our Feature 6m x 3m Stall only.

Important notes:

  • Ready-to-eat food products are permitted, which could be prepared and sold on site, or prepared and heated on site. Please note that no flame-based cooking is permitted. BBQ and gas cooking are not permitted in Melbourne. 
  • You will only be accepted if you have certification and insurance that is relevant to the city which you are applying for.
  • In addition to Finders Keepers application process, each stall will be reviewed by our host  venues for eligibility prior to any approval.
  • Upon successful application, you will be able to arrange Power, Cool Room Hire at an additional cost.
  • Preferred packaging is to be certified commercially compostable and or recyclable
  • Single use plastic straws will not be permitted onsite
  • Drinks MUST be limited to 2 options (No Coca-Cola Amatil products or plastic bottled beverages are permitted on-site)
  • Upon successful application, you will be able to arrange Power, Cool Room, Table, Chair, Marquee Hire at an additional cost*.
  • If accepted to the markets, we offer furniture rentals and other amenities. Possibilities include: tables, chairs, coolroom shelves, marquee and power requests. These options vary and are limited per venue. If your application is successful, please opt in to request these when you accept your offer.

*NB: RTE, RTD, Food Truck applications are NOW inclusive of a medium power package anything exceeding this limit will incur an additional fee

Applying

When can I apply?

How do I apply?

What happens when I apply?

Feedback

Who can apply and what can I sell at the markets?

I got in! What next?

What if I have to cancel my application?

Your Stall

How much is a stall and what is included?

What are the trading hours?

What certification do I need?

Do I need EFTPOS/Credit Card facilities?

Logistics

Can I trade for one day only?

Is there Wi-Fi access?

Can I access power at my stall?

Is there refrigeration or cold storage available?

Is there access to running water?