Become a Vendor

IMG_1430Williamsburg Farmers Market is a community-driven Saturday morning farmers market bringing together the best local farmers in the state of Virginia. The vendors offer only produce and goods that are grown or made in Virginia, with preference to Coastal Virginia. The fruits and vegetables are from Virginia farms, the cookies and cakes from local bakers and the seafood from local waterways. Important factors in the selection process for farmers and vendors include product quality, growing practices, presentation, product uniqueness, and the right product mix to ensure a successful farmers market experience.

Applications are accepted all season long. After an application is submitted, it will be reviewed for completion, and will go before the vendor selection committee.  Because the season is in swing, there may be a delay in processing new applications.  Market staff visits every new vendor prior to accepting them into the market.  

The market accepts applications from potential vendors all season long.

We kindly request that you not approach market staff regarding your application during market hours.  We do not interview new vendor applicants on Market Saturdays.

Information for Prospective Vendors

  • The Williamsburg Farmers Market is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) corporation.
  • The Williamsburg Farmers Market is a producer-only market. Vendors grow, raise, or make what they sell. Resale does not apply to most products at the Market. The Market Manager must approve all products.
  • Generally, arts and crafts are not accepted for sale at the WFM.  Value-added and holiday items must meet strict criteria and be approved in advance by the Market Manager.
  • Vendors sign a yearly agreement and agree to adhere to WFM rules and regulations.
  • Vendors supply tents, tables, and other equipment.
  • Vendors are required to hold the certifications and licenses needed for their products by VDACS or the health department.
    • Food must be made in an inspected kitchen, even if it qualifies for exemption as a cottage industry product.
  • Vendors are required to have liability insurance.
  • Vendors must apply to attend markets. 
  • Once accepted, NEW vendors pay a $35 application fee.
  • Full-season vendors (attending 28 or more markets) pay 6% of their sales each week.
  • Vendors may apply to come part-time or as a guest (attending less than 28 markets), but they will pay 8% of their sales each week.
 

 

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