We use an online application process. ManageMyMarket.com is where you do it. First hit register, then login, fill out your profile, list products and then apply to a market. Applications for 2016 open in early February. The deadline for returning vendors is ***March 6 ***. You can edit you ManageMyMarket profile and products at any time. If you are a returning or “wannabe” restaurant or baked/processed foods vendor, your first deadline is earlier. The board selects restaurant and baked/processed food vendors in a competitive process that begins with a pre-application called Board Review and Approval. For the best shot at consideration, please complete the form by Feb. 15. That and several other forms are now available in the pulldown menu directly under this Information for Vendors page. The service is through Wufoo. The 2016 CAFM vendor handbook, which contains guidelines, is now available here and also is accessible from ManageMyMarket.com during the application process. If you apply you’ll sign something about it, so you should read it first. Apart from the earlier deadline, another change for 2015 was a CAFM OG affidavit for vendors seeking to use the word “organic” under the $5,000 federal law exemption from certification. Stall fees for 2016 are likely to be $24 for Corvallis (Saturday) and $20 for Corvallis (Wednesday) and the longer stall in Albany. Albany has some $18 stalls that are great for vendors who unload and park elsewhere. The annual membership, which you pay only once, is $25. March 6 is the deadline for returning vendors, although we continue to accept applications all season. We consider the date of application in deciding which vendors get to attend and where they go. Space on Saturdays in Corvallis is less scarce these days since we can expand across the alley if needed. Farmers Market Guide is a set of ODA Farmers’ Market Food Safety guidelines draft in 2003-04. The references section is outdated, but the information on food handling at markets is still useful. Please contact us about the Farm Direct Bill enacted in 2011. ODA has recently redone its web page, and the information is difficult to find and contains some errors. We will be working with ODA over the winter to fix the errors. Albany can still use more farmer vendors. If you are new to farmers’ markets, you’ll have a much easier time getting noticed there. We have a lovely and highly visible location downtown. Hours are 9 a.m to 1 p.m.