vendor FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How big are the spaces?

A: All spaces are at least 10 feet wide across the front, which accommodates tents used by many vendors. Maximum length is 20 feet at Corvallis markets. On Monroe some of this depth is on the edge of sidewalks and thus not likely workable for vehicles. Albany offers a variety of space lengths, including many at 23 and 25 feet and shorter unloading spaces that cost less.

Q: Can I leave a vehicle in my space?

A: Yes, if it fits and leaves you enough room for product. This is mostly your call. When you measure your vehicle, check both total length and the length from the front tires back, since the nose can hang over a parking block at the downtown markets.

Q: Can I sell crafts?

A: Not unless 2/3 of their value comes from things you grew in our geographic area. If you do have something you think meets that standard, we need you to give us a price breakdown for an item representative of the product. That’s why you don’t see much of this at markets. Also, crafts generally sell better at craft markets.

Q: What about baked goods and restaurant foods?

A: CAFM strictly limits such booths — unless you grow most of the ingredients — to preserve our markets’ character as farmers’ markets. You are not guaranteed to be approved for these products even if there is physical room at the markets.

If you want to pursue these limited opportunities, be prepared to tell us details like where you will buy your ingredients. You will need to purchase product liability insurance if you are selected. The forms are available on the Information for Vendors page.

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  2 Responses to “vendor FAQ”

  1. Hello,
    I am considering selling some home grown vegetables and was wondering what the requirements are for joining the Corvallis summer farmers market. Do I have to have insurance?
    How much do have to pay? Can I get a site for Saturday markets and not the Wednesday ones? When is the summer market open for registration?
    I know you probably have this info posted somewhere, but I am new to Farmers’ Markets and don’t know where to look for it.
    Thank you so much!

  2. Susannah: Please read through the Information for Vendors page. Pretty much everything you want to know is there. Be sure to look at info about the Community Table if the regular vendor route seems like it will be a bit much for your current growing operation.

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