How to Vend

How To Vend 2018-09-13T11:42:11+00:00
How to Vend at the Bellingham Farmers Market
Applications for the 2018 season are closed. Applications for our 2019 Main Season Market (April-December) will be available here by mid-December. Application deadline will be January 31, 2019. All craft and prepared food products must be juried prior to acceptance to the Market. The Product Review generally takes place around the first weekend in February. More details will be included with the application.
Please note the following:
  • ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE GROWN OR PRODUCED IN WHATCOM OR SKAGIT COUNTIES 
  • Only farm, craft, or prepared food items will be considered.
  • Our markets are mostly outdoor. You must be prepared for the elements and be flexible. We cannot accommodate special set-up requirements. In general, stalls are 10×10 and displays must be wind-proof and able to be dismantled and packed up in less than 1.5 hours.
  • If you are producing a food product, we highly recommend you contact the Whatcom County Health Department BEFORE completing an application with us. The Health Department can inform you of any special requirements, such as hand sinks, that will be required. There are also additional permitting costs associated with Health Department approval. ALL PREPARED FOOD PRODUCTS SOLD AT THE MARKET MUST HAVE EITHER  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR WSDA APPROVAL TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SELL AT OUR MARKET.

Available Markets

Saturday Market: The Depot Market Square is the permanent home of the Saturday Bellingham Farmers Market located at 1100 Railroad Avenue in downtown Bellingham. Vending spaces vary in size, such as 10ft x 10ft, 8ft x 6ft or 5ft x 10ft.  The Saturday Market runs 10am-3pm every Saturday from April thru the Saturday before Christmas.

Wednesday Market: The Fairhaven Village Green is the permanent home of the Bellingham Farmers Wednesday Market located at 10th and Harris Avenues in Fairhaven. Stalls are generally 10ft x 10ft. This market runs from June through August.

Fees

Annual Membership Fee(s) – Annual one -time payment:

Saturday – Due Upon Application Acceptance

Membership Fee (required):                                     $120
Electrical fees for SCALES/LIGHTS per season:      $5
*Electrical fess for APPLIANCES per season:         $25
*Please note electricity is extremely limited. New vendors may not be eligible for electrical access and should be prepared to use an alternative source of power.

Wednesday – Due Upon Application Acceptance

Membership Fee (required):                                     $40
Electrical fees for SCALES/LIGHTS per season:      $5
Electrical fess for APPLIANCES per season:            $25

Daily Stall Fees:

If you are accepted to the Market, below is the rate sheet for vending fees. These fees are payable at the end of each vending day. This is a base amount or a % category commission, whichever is greater.

Saturday Market Season:
Daily Stall Fee is $32 or a % category commission

Wednesday Market:
Daily Stall Fee is $25 or a % category commission

Category Commissions:
Farmers:    6.5%
Crafters:    6.5%
Prepared Food:    7.5%
Concessionaires:    7.5%
Eastern WA Farmer:    10.5%
Service Providers:    9.5%

2018 Vendor Application CLOSED