In addition to the frequently asked questions below, we encourage you to explore the Vendor Overview page and CAFM Vendor Handbook. We understand that becoming a vendor can be challenging, but we are committed to providing the support and resources you need to succeed.

Please feel free to contact us for guidance throughout the vendor application process and if you have any other questions.

How do I apply to become a vendor?

Check out the information the Vendor Overview page and in the CAFM Vendor Handbook before you apply to see if you are likely to qualify.

How can I apply to become a vendor with the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market?

The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is a separate organization that CAFM assists under a written agreement. CIWM accepts some craft vendors but is focused on local food producers. Returning vendors apply in September, and new applications are accepted in October.

Can I sell crafts?

Not unless you are transforming something you grew and can meet our Non-food Value-Added Farm Products provision. If you do have something you think meets that standard, we will need to evaluate it. Crafts generally sell better at craft markets. There is a separate artisan faire on private property adjacent to the Corvallis site. Please email Stephen Poole, scdmpoole@peak.org.

What about baked goods, restaurant foods and other foods I make but don’t grow?

CAFM strictly limits anything where the vendors aren’t growing most of the ingredients — to preserve our markets’ character as farmers’ markets.

If you want to pursue these limited opportunities, be prepared to tell us details like where you will buy your ingredients and who grew them. You will need to purchase product liability insurance if you are selected. Please submit the Pre-Application form before you do our main application, because the pre-application is what the board will consider.

How big are the spaces?

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 Ave. some of this depth is on the edge of sidewalks and not possible for most vehicles. Albany offers a variety of space lengths, including many at 23 and 25 feet and shorter unloading spaces that cost less.

What currencies can customers use for payment?

There are a variety of currencies used at the farmers’ market. To assist with this, we have posted a currency guide at the market booths and on A-frame signs throughout the area. You can also view and download the 2024 CAFM Currency Guide.

Can I leave a vehicle in my space?

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.

What are your guidelines for samples?

Please download the Fundamentals of Safe Sampling (PDF) for an overview.