Become a Richmond Farmers Market vendor!
The Richmond Farmers Market’s primary goal is to provide fresh, local food. We focus on strengthening the direct connection between consumers and producers by creating a market for the folks who keep our local food system strong.
What kinds of items can be sold at the Market?
All items an accepted vendor sells must receive prior approval from the Board. Additions must be approved prior to offering. Vermont farm products (including produce, plants, cut flowers, maple syrup, meat, etc.), baked goods, prepared foods and craft products are eligible. Prepared foods and baked goods should be made using fresh Vermont ingredients as much as possible.
All items sold must be grown or made by the vendor. An exception may be made if the Board decides the Market needs to offer a product to round out the Market in order to attract customers. With Board approval, a vendor may then bring an item grown or made by someone else that is clearly labeled as to its farm or producer origin.
Bottled beverages not made by the vendor, as well as packaged snacks, may not be sold.
Bedding plants and hanging baskets must be grown by the vendor for at least 8 weeks. Dried flowers arrangements must contain 75% or more vendor-grown or vendor-gathered flowers.
Here are some additional resources for potential vendors…
- NOFA Vermont
A statewide list of Farmers Markets throughout Vermont.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Vermont Fresh Network
- Vermont Seasonality Calendar
When and Where is the Market?
The Richmond Farmers Market plans to run the 2019 season for 20 weeks on Friday afternoons from 3pm-7pm, May 31st through September 13th and then 3pm-6:30pm, September 20th through October 11th, rain or shine, on Volunteers Green in Richmond, VT.
How much does it cost to vend at the Market?
- Full Season (20 days) – $225
- Half Season (10 days) – $140
- Day Vendor – $20 per day
- Youth Booth – $0
- Community Booth – $0
How does one apply to be a vendor?
While interested vendors are encouraged to submit their completed application online by April 1 for first-consideration, vendors are always welcome to submit applications for full-season, half-season, and day vendor spots throughout the market season.
Please note that the $10 non-refundable application fee must be received before your application will be reviewed. We recommend that you send two checks, one for the $10 non-refundable application fee and one for your applicable vendor fees. Day vendor applicants do require an application fee. Youth Booth and Community Booth applications do not require an application fee.
- If your application is not approved, we will void the check you sent for your vendor fees.
- If your application is approved we will deposit the check you sent for your vendor fees.
- If your application is approved but you did not include a check for your vendor fees, you will have 15 business days from the date of approval notification to pay your vendor fees or your spot may be given to another vendor.
- Seasonal vendors booth fees must be paid before vending. Day vendors booth fees are due on the day of vend.
Our Board approves applications on the basis of seniority, vendor’s proximity to the Market, and the Market’s product mix. Preference is given to local farmers and to products that promote human and ecological health.
Applications received before April 1 will receive first priority consideration. Approval decisions are made in mid-April and communicated shortly thereafter. Applications received after April 1 will be reviewed by the Market Manager and Board of Directors within approximately one week of receipt.
All applications must be entered online in order to be reviewed and (if approved) for booth spaces to be assigned.
If you have any questions about our application process, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org