BECOME A VENDOR
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN BECOMING A VENDOR AT SPOTSYLVANIA FARMERS MARKET (SFM)!
We operate two vibrant market locations serving the greater Spotsylvania area. We are proud to support the local farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers this region has to offer. We are committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest-quality, locally-produced products available. SFM is proud to have served as a small business incubator for many of our vendors.
TO BECOME A VENDOR AT SFM, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
Step 1: See if You Qualify
Spotsylvania Farmers Market (SFM) is strictly a food and farms marketplace. We are a producer-only market that is interested in showcasing locally grown, raised, sourced and produced products. The items below will not be accepted at SFM. Further information can be found in the SFM Rules and Regulations via the download button at the top of this page.
Step 2: Learn the Market Rules and Regulations
Please read the SFM Rules & Regulations for 2020 to learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions and for additional information about the requirements and expectations of participating in one of our market locations.
Step 3: Fill Out a Vendor Interest Form
Now that you know your business may be a good fit for SFM, please submit a Vendor Interest Form at any time. If it is the application season, you may want to complete an application (see Step 4 below). If it is not the application season, we will be in touch with you should we have vendor space available.
Step 4: Submit a Formal Application
During our application period, we invite interested businesses to formally apply with us for the upcoming season. Our application period is the first Monday of February through the second Friday of March. Applications are completed online at Manage My Market. A separate application is required for each market location.
Step 5: Review of Applications and Status Notification
SFM is committed to creating a diverse market place with the highest-quality, locally-produced products available. The vendor selection process is a rigorous one, taking into consideration many factors, including product quality, sourcing, seniority, regulation compliance, customer service, and an appropriate product and vendor mix to ensure a successful market. At the close of the application period, SFM’s Executive Committee will review all applications that are received and their associated documentation. A member or representative of the Executive Committee may request a visit to the applicant’s production and processing location(s) during the review process. The Executive Committee has the authority to accept or refuse any applicant as a market vendor. The Executive Committee’s decision will be communicated to the applicant in writing. The Executive Committee’s decision is final.
Step 6: Assignment of Vendor Spaces
Welcome to the Spotsylvania Farmers Market! Once vendor selection is complete, the Market Manager will assign stall spaces to all vendors accepted into each market location. A vendor will be assigned a stall space(s) for the entire season. Returning vendors who met the attendance requirement during the previous season will have priority to the stall space(s) to which they were previously assigned (see 2020 SFM Rules & Regulations for requirement). Vendors will be notified of their stall space assignments in writing shortly before the season begins.