JOIN OUR MARKETS

Thank you for your interest in participating in a Community Foodworks farmers market! Community Foodworks is proud to offer our markets as a space for gathering community building across the DMV.

There are many options for participating in our farmers markets. Check out the list below, and click-through the learn more detail. 

PRIME SEASON VENDOR :: For vendors interested in joining a particular market (or markets!) for the full season (30+ weeks)

POP UP VENDORS :: For those interested in joining us up to nine times across the season at any of our markets.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS :: For other nonprofit organizations who want to share their wonderful work in the community. 

LOCAL BUSINESSES :: For local businesses who want to get the word out about their small, local businesses. 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP :: For large regional or national businesses who want to sponsor a Community Foodworks market or program. Please email us at info@cfwdc.org.

STEP 1: DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY?

Community Foodworks farmers markets are designed to integrate sustainable, regionally produced food and goods into the urban community.

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

STEP 2: READ OUR POLICIES

The information below offers a quick guideline for becoming a CFW vendor.  Once accepted, all vendors must adhere to their specific market guidelines. Vendors may apply (and are encouraged) to sell at more than one market.

  • Growers and must be within 200 miles of Washington D.C. Producers of added-value products must also meet this criteria.

  • CFW markets are producer-only: vendors may not resell products that were grown or made by others.

  • Preference will be given to farmers and growers who cultivate the land and raise livestock or harvest using sustainable practices that preserve the regional foodshed

  • We prioritize supporting small and / or family businesses and cooperatives.

STEP 3: SUBMIT AN APPLICATION OR INQUIRY:

Vendor Inquiry

Please complete and submit the form below if you are interested in vending at the market.

Fill out this form. Please allow at least 1-2 weeks before your first desired market date. Completing this form does not guarantee entry into market.

Your Name *
Your Name
What type of goods would you like to sell at the market?
Please provide a short description about your product or business, including from where you source your ingredients.
General Liability Insurance *
Does your business hold current and valid liability insurance, with product coverage up to $1 million dollars?
Licensed Kitchen Space *
If you are preparing food or product outside of market, are you operating out of a licensed kitchen?
ServSafe *
If you are preparing food at market, do you have a valid ServSafe / Food Handlers certificate?
Market Interest *
Please indicate the markets where you are interested in vending.
Full Season / Pop-Up *
If you are interested in joining the market for the season, please select Full Season. If you are interested in popping up 9 or less dates at 1 or multiple markets, please select Pop Up. If you are a nonprofit or community group and wish to attend our Community Table, please select Community Table
Multi-Market Presence *
Are you able to attend and staff more than one market on the same day?