COVID-19 UPDATE: We are accepting applications as usual, but waiting to deposit vendor fee checks until we know how this fast-changing situation develops. We hope to hold the farmers’ market as scheduled, but must be ready to change as needed. We encourage you to apply so we can gauge vendor interest.
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 Richmond Farmers Market plans to run from June 5 – October 16, 2020 on Friday afternoons from 3pm-7pm, then 3pm-6:30pm in the later weeks, 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?
Please click here to fill out the online application form. Interested vendors should submit their completed application online by April 15 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 15, 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 email@example.com