We are super excited about our next Poppi Seed Market and we’d love for you to join us!  We’re here for all the talented, handmade peeps; local, small shops; vintage and upcycled gems; and super fun creatives.  Want to be a maker? Read our maker information below and fill out an application! If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected]

2021 Market Schedule

Poppi Seed Market – Mother’s Day Edition
at SOCO & The OC Mix Parking Lot (3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

Sunday, April 25 – 10 am to 3 pm (Applications will close Friday, March 5 at 10 pm)

Poppi Seed Market – Summer Edition:

TBD

Poppi Seed Market – Fall Edition:

TBD

Poppi Seed Market – Merry Maker Edition in Tustin:

TBD

Poppi Seed Market – Holiday Market:

TBD

Applying for a Market

Handmade is our jam.  We love it.  We’re talking candles, art, apparel, jewelry, home decor, the works.  But we’re also fans of vintage and upcycled, curated collections, and local foodies.  Basically if you have a hand in the creation, design, or curation of a product, we totally think you should join us – even if this is your first rodeo.

However, since we’re big on celebrating the handmade and small business community, we don’t accept any direct sales/MLM companies (i.e. Arbonne, LuLaRoe, Origami Owl, etc).  We can point you in the direction of other markets/pop ups that do.

If all else fails, just ask.

Each market will have it’s own application period, so be aware of dates and deadlines.  Certain categories (like jewelry & bath and body) fill up faster than others so sometimes we have room after a deadline.  We will pull from our waitlist first and then let you know if we can fit you in to a particular category.

Also note that most of our markets will allow for 35-40 makers and small businesses, but we’ve gone as small as 15-20 depending on theme and venue.  We strive to keep things fresh and exciting with new makers and products each event, so please know that just because you apply (or have applied and been accepted in a prior event) does not mean you are automatically given a spot.  We review applications for each event individually so that we have the best possible mix of makers and small businesses.

Important Details

Please note that each market is different depending on the season and venue, but our general maker info is below and info specific to the upcoming market will be listed after it.

Booths sizes and fees are dependent on venue and booth size, respectively.  Makers must provide everything they need for their booth display (tables, ez-ups, racks, shelving, etc.), unless otherwise noted as rentals may be available.  WiFi and electricity may not be available as they are dependent on the venue.  Makers will be notified if they have been accepted, declined, or waitlisted.  Booth fees must be paid within 3 days of receiving an acceptance email or a maker’s space will go to another maker in their category.

POPPI SEED MARKET: MOTHER’S DAY EDITION

OUTDOOR MARKET | SUNDAY, APRIL 25 | 10 AM TO 3 PM | SOCO & THE OC MIX PARKING LOT 

Applications Open: Friday, February 26th at 10 am

Applications Close: Friday, March 5th at 10 pm or until booths are filled

Maker Acceptance/Regrets/Waitlist: end of day, Sunday, March 7th

Booth Size & Pricing: 10×10 booth ($125), 6-foot table ($100), & limited bus/trailer spaces (please inquire). All booth spaces are outdoors and freestanding, regardless of placement on our floorplan.  Booth fees are non-refundable.

Booth Requirements: 10×10 booths need an ez-up, preferably white.  If you have one with your own branding, we will accept it.  Market umbrellas are suggested for 6-foot table booths.  All tables must be covered to the floor with a tablecloth or appropriate cover. We also recommend tent weights depending on the weather.

Booth Sharing: Not allowed because of COVID-19. Thank you for understanding.

Maker Exceptions: We have been approved to accept almost all our maker categories EXCEPT COFFEE.  There is a coffee vendor on site at the OC Mix (Portola Coffee), so they won’t allow us to accept any other coffee vendors.  If you have any questions about whether or not certain items you sell will be accepted, please e-mail us.

Legal Stuff/Permits: Makers are required to obtain the necessary permits/licenses to sell within the state of CA and the city of Costa Mesa.  We do not require copies, but they must be available should makers be inspected.  This includes a CA seller’s permit (for sales tax purposes); city of Costa Mesa business license (we will get this info for you); Orange County cottage food permit (if you are a pre-packaged food vendor); and possibly insurance.  We will provide the necessary info in your acceptance email.

Payments: May be made through PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle.  Instructions will be sent with acceptance emails.

Payment Policy: Once you are accepted, you will have 3 days to pay your booth fees (and any rental fees).  If you do not pay within the desired time frame, your space will be given to another maker in your category.

Rentals: Electricity ($10); EZ-Ups/Market Umbrellas (TBD)

Set-up/Breakdown: Makers will be given two hours to set-up and one hour to breakdown.  Makers will not be allowed to set-up or breakdown before designated times. Times will be sent in your acceptance emails.

Wait List: If you are not initially accepted, you may be placed on our Maker’s Wait List (if you’re interested) and may have the opportunity to join PSM if another maker cancels or more booth spaces become available.

Swag: In addition to booth fees, all accepted makers are required to donate 10 [ten] items to our swag bags.  Swag items will be used for shopper bags, giveaway bags, and for any volunteers we have.

More Info: Once you are accepted, you will be added to our mailing list and will receive emails about swag, parking, set-up/breakdown, special requests, marketing, etc, so please make sure you look out for that info when they gets sent out!

Extras: Photo opp, live music, giveaways.  If you are a fun creative, drop us a note, we’d love to collab!

MOST IMPORTANTLY: We cannot wait to celebrate with you! <3

*Not all of our details have been confirmed, but they will be added/updated when they are.  Thank you for understanding. :]

COVID-19 Safety

To make sure that we have a safe market, we will:

+ Limit the number of guests inside the market at any one time.

+Require masks be worn at all times by every shopper, maker, and team member over the age of 2.  Masks must be worn correctly (over both your nose and your mouth).

+Provide additional masks and hand sanitizer for shopper usage and wide aisles to promote social distancing.

We also ask that you provide hand sanitizer at your booth, make contactless payments available for shoppers who would like the option, and also sanitize the public surfaces in your booth for the duration of the market.

If you have any questions, please let us know.