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. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor must fill out the online application below.
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 2021 Richmond Farmers Market plans to run from June 4 to October 15 on Friday afternoons from 3 – 6:30 p.m. and 3- 6 p.m. in the month of October. The market is held 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
- Community Booth – $0
- Youth Booth – $0
How does one apply to be a vendor?
Click here to apply to be a vendor at the 2021 Richmond Farmers Market. Interested vendors should 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. After April 1, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please mail a check for your vendor fee when you submit the online application.
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.
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