This Information for Vendors page is a great place to start. You also need to read the 2018 CAFM Vendor Handbook.
Applications are all online. This year we are using MarketWurks, rather than ManageMyMarket. Applications for 2018 open February 1. The deadline for returning vendors is March 1. The application process starts at the end of this page.
Returning or “wannabe” restaurant or baked/processed foods vendors: your first deadline is Feb. 15. Our board selects restaurant and baked/processed food vendors in a competitive process starting with the Pre-Application for Certain Products. Please apply by Feb. 15 for the best shot at consideration.
Additional forms are now available in the pulldown menu directly under this Information for Vendors page. The service is through Cognitoforms. Our handbook will help you decide what forms apply to you.
Stall fees are slightly higher than in 2017. For 2018 they are $25 for Corvallis (Saturday) and $22 for Corvallis (Wednesday) and the longer stall in Albany. Albany has some $20 stalls that are great for vendors who unload and park elsewhere. The annual membership, which you pay only once, is $25.
We continue to accept new applications all season. Corvallis now has enough vendor space, so we are not turning away qualified farms. Albany still might be best for new and small farms, but now we can let farms experiment with both markets.
Albany can use more produce and some pork. 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, and it’s the only place we offer Power of Produce Club for kids 5-12. Hours are 9 a.m to 1 p.m.