OPPORTUNITIES AT FARMERS' MARKETS
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We will begin accepting applications from local food producers in January 2021. We hope to have the 2021 Market Rules and Applications available online at www.farmtocitymarkets.com.
We receive many applications for consideration, too many to respond to and too many to add to our 2021 lineup of farmers' markets.
We recommend that you read the details below before planning to apply for the 2021 season:
- Vendors must produce what they sell. We do not permit buying-in or the re-selling of someone else's products.
- Food artisans must use locally produced ingredients.
- All prepared food must be made and labeled in a kitchen licensed by a county health department or a state agency.
The most common reasons for an application to be denied a space at our farmers' markets:
- There is no more physical space at a particular location to add a new vendor.
- Your products are already offered for sale at the markets and we do not plan on adding competition to the current producers' sales.
- We strive for every market to have a balance between farmers and food artisans (bakeries are included in the food artisan category). In our model of a successful farmers' market, the farmers outnumber the food artisans.
- An applicant food artisan does not use enough locally grown or sourced ingredients in their recipes. We require food artisans to source as many local ingredients as possible and encourage them to create a menu that changes with the seasons. Local sourcing means that ingredients were grown or raised on a local farm. For example, the following ingredients must be sourced from local farms: eggs; honey and maple syrup; cream or milk; and any seasonal produce, herbs, and mushrooms that can be grown in the region. Local sourcing does not include sourcing ingredients from a local distributor or retailer.