We launched our new website on December 16th. We will gradually add content to this section listing potential market opportunities for farmers and food artisans in the regions served by affilate programs found on this website.
The opportunities for selling local food will include:
If you are a startup food hub, farm, local food organization or local food business we encourage you to contact bob at farmtocity.org if you are interested in setting up web pages to operate your own local food programs on this website.
HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR AT OUR FARMERS’ MARKETS
All vendors complete an application process. If approved, vendors must follow our Market Rules, must have liability insurance coverage, and must comply with county health code regulations. The Market Rules include:
We accept applications from new vendors during the winter and early spring, from January to the end of April. During that time, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your products and to receive a copy of the application forms and market rules.
We have different applications for farmers or food artisans. We recommend that you read the details below before requesting an application.
We value the farmers and food artisans who currently attend our markets. The most common reason to deny an application is because certain markets are not ready to support more competition in certain categories of food. We are not accepting applications for the following kinds of products: soaps or body care products; gourmet dog treats; hot sauce; baked goods made with white flour and refined sugar; coffee roasters; nutrition bars and supplements; any product whose main ingredient cannot be locally sourced; crafts, clothing, or jewelry. Single-item stands rarely succeed at our markets.
We prefer food artisans who source as many local ingredients as possible and whose products change 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 purchase of items for reselling from a local distributor or retailer.
We are not accepting applications for the following markets: Rittenhouse Saturday, Bryn Mawr, Chestnut Hill, The Fountain, and University Square.