How to be a Vendor
Congratulations on taking the first step to joining the Moscow Farmers Market! Whether this is your first time with a new venture, you have an established business to introduce or you’re simply seeking a unique, social opportunity to engage with the community, we are here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
The paragraphs below describe the process of becoming a new vendor, and the Vendor Handbook includes details about market policies. Our most basic requirements are that you are the grower / producer and your operation is within 200 air miles of the City of Moscow, Idaho. People who wish to sell at the market must qualify in at least one vending category as defined by the Vendor Handbook.
Agricultural vendors include fresh produce and nursery vendors, meat or poultry vendors, apiarist vendors, and forager vendors. Certain value-added vendors (jams, ciders, salsas, wine, cheeses, etc) may also be considered agricultural vendors if the majority of their ingredients are grown on the producer's farm, ranch, or garden, and are subsequently processed by the grower.
How to Apply
First, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a brief interview with the Market manager to discuss whether you meet the basic requirements to be an agricultural vendor. Management will then provide you with a registration packet and instructions for registering online. If an agricultural vendor plans to sell any non-agricultural products, they will need to be approved through the jury process (see Appendix 6 in the Vendor Handbook).
Prepared food vendors include processed foods (jams, ciders, salsas, wine, cheeses, etc) with ingredients not grown or raised by the producer, and ready to eat foods that are served on Market day with the intent of immediate consumption.
Craft and/or artisan vendors sell original products that are hand-crafted and designed by the vendor, including fine arts, heritage arts, and decorative arts.
Please see the Vendor Handbook for more information on which non-agricultural products can be sold at the Farmers Market.
How to Apply
The Market hosts juries each year as a way to invite small, new, and upcoming business operations to participate in the Moscow Farmers Market. All non-agricultural products need to be approved through the jury process. The jury evaluation process is outlined in the Vendor Handbook, in addition to the Jury Reservation Form. To participate in a jury, please review, complete, and submit the Jury Reservation Form to email@example.com to reserve a space. Forms are due a week and a half prior to the preferred jury date to allow for adequate communication of details leading up to the jury.
2019 Jury Dates:
- March 15, 2019 (March 6th deadline)
- June 7, 2019 (May 29th deadline)
- June 28, 2019 (June 19th deadline)
Forms are due by 5:00 p.m. on the given deadline.
Approved participants will be provided with registration instructions.
Non-approved participants will have results returned to them with feedback from the evaluation panel. Non-approved participants are encouraged to make improvements based on the feedback and may re-submit a reservation form for a following jury date.
The Market encourages and supports early entrepreneurial interest of farming, gardening, crafts, and food preparation. The general rules of the market apply to Youth Vendors. Parents, please review the following with your interested child or children prior to submitting paperwork:
To participate as a Youth Vendor, please fill out the Youth Vendor Registration Form, a Release and Hold Harmless, and an ST-124 tax form at the Farmers Market office in Moscow City Hall. All paperwork must be submitted prior to requesting space for the Youth Vendor portion of the market.
Performance Vendors (Buskers)
Becoming a performance vendor is a separate process from market's Friendship Square concert series. To apply to be a scheduled performer, please read and fill out this online application.