CIC is excited to partner with the Charlottesville City Market, Farmers Market at IX and the Charlottesville Office of Economic Development to create opportunities for local entrepreneurs to build their experience and share their products with the local community.

LaunchPad is a program dedicated to enhancing accessibility to entrepreneurs at local farmer’s markets. Developed in partnership with Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), Charlottesville City Market, Farmers Market at IX, and the Charlottesville Office of Economic Development, this initiative aims to empower vendors by offering complimentary farmer’s market spaces throughout the regular market season, April 6 – November 23.

Approved vendors will have reserved, designated spots assigned by market personnel and will be provided access to the following essential equipment as needed, on a per-market basis:

  • One (1) 10 x 10 tent
  • One (1) 6ft table
  • Two (2) chairs

Vendors will be responsible for a $35 or $25 market registration fee depending on the market. Stall fees will be waived.

This unique opportunity not only provides exposure, but also allows vendors to test their products and services with minimal commitment before signing on for the market long-term. Don’t miss this fantastic chance to showcase your offerings, connect with the community, and explore the vibrant marketplace atmosphere!

LaunchPad Locations & Hours of Operation

LaunchPad at City Market
100 Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
9AM – 1PM
LaunchPad at IX
522 2nd St STE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
8AM – 12PM (April through October)
9AM – 1PM (November through March)

Please review the market rules and frequently asked questions here!

Once you have reviewed all materials, you may click the button below to submit your application.

LaunchPad is a collaboration between Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) and our partners:

For questions or more information, please email Hannah or Yvonnia.

Ready to share your products with the local community?