JOINING OUR MARKETS
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor with Community Foodworks! With eight market days each week, Community Foodworks is proud to offer our markets as business incubators for the many wonderful farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers our area has to offer.
Each market has a unique customer-base and growth opportunity; every vendor is carefully evaluated with a commitment to creating a diverse and successful marketplaces for their communities. Please note, we are committed to supporting locally and sustainably produced products, as well as small businesses, and evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis.
DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY?
Community Foodworks farmers markets are food markets with some space for local crafts and artisans. We are interested in showcasing locally grown, raised, sourced and produced products. Prepared food and with value-added products are also welcome, and are evaluated based on their sourcing and production practices.
Community Foodworks welcomes the following businesses to apply to our markets:
- Fruit and vegetable growers
- Humane meat farmers
- Dairy and cheese farmers
- Bread / bakery / pastry
- Local honey and bee products
- Locally made value-added products (i/e, locally-roasted coffee)
- Locally made prepared foods
We will not accept the following items at our markets:
- Food items not grown and/or processed by the vendor
- Products containing high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or trans-fats
- Nationally distributed products
- Energy drinks
- Overly processed and/or fried foods
- Meat and dairy products treated with growth hormones such as rBGH
- Businesses that operate under a franchise agreement
Community Foodworks does NOT permit resell vendors.
READ OUR POLICIES
Please read our 2016 Vendor Handbook to learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions, and for additional information about the requirements and expectations of participating in one of our markets.
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Now that you know your business may qualify for our markets, please submit a your application via Manage My Market. Based on the information submitted in your application, we will send you an email letting you know if your business is a potential fit for our markets.
Please note: The formal application period for the 2016 season is closed. For mid-season inquiries, please email the the market manger directly. Contact information may be found here.