Become A Vendor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor with Portland Farmers Market, a collection of five vibrant markets serving the Portland area. 

Portland Farmers Market is proud to serve as a small business incubator for the many wonderful farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers our area has to offer.

Every vendor is carefully screened with a commitment to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality locally produced products available.


However, we do consider applicants mid-season on occasion.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please read the through all six steps below.

If you qualify, please complete the Vendor Interest Form in Step 3.

STEP 1: See if you qualify

Portland Farmers Market is strictly a food and farms marketplace.  We are interested in showcasing locally grown, raised, sourced and produced products.

Businesses with value-added products must source a 25% minimum of the ingredients used in the products directly from local producers in Oregon and SW Washington when possible. This does not include local distributors, such as Bob’s Red Mill and Glory Bee.

We will not accept the following items at our markets. Further information can be found in our Vendor Handbook in Step 2 below.

  • Crafts, pet food and non-food items unless grown and processed by the producer (i.e., flowers, herb tinctures, beeswax candles, wool products).
  • Food items not grown and/or processed by the vendor, including beverages such as cans of soda, cans of juice, bottled water.
  • Overly processed, deep fried or non-local, carnival-like foods (i.e., cotton candy, donuts, taffy, brittle, kettle corn, toffee).
  • CBD products not grown and produced by a farm in Oregon.
  • Any product not produced in Oregon or Washington.
  • Nationally/Internationally distributed products (defined as distribution to 10+ states OR determined by percentage of total business sales).
  • Meat and dairy products treated with growth hormones such as rBGH.
  • Genetically modified crops.
  • Businesses that operate under a franchise agreement.
  • Products containing THC.

STEP 2: Learn the Market Rules and Regulations

Please review our 2024 Vendor Handbook for more information, including the requirements and expectations of participating in one of our markets.

STEP 4: Submit a Formal Application

Vendor applications will open in December 2024.

In the meantime, please complete a Vendor Interest form, and we will notify you when the application opens to the public.

Step 5: Application Review and Status Notification

Portland Farmers Market (PFM) is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality, locally produced products available. PFM reserves unconditional discretion to accept or refuse anyone as a market vendor, the selection process is quite rigorous and takes into consideration many factors, including quality, sourcing, presentation and diversity of product to ensure a successful market.

Please note the 2024 Vendor Application is now closed.

Food artisans, bakeries, hot food vendors, product representatives and farmers with value-added products must submit products for jury, including submission of an Ingredient Sourcing Form and a New Product Submission Form before final decision. If you are invited to participate in the product jury, details will be provided to you.

All farmers, growers, ranchers and fishers are required to submit a Agricultural Farming Practices Form and/or Foraging and Fishing Verification Form and are interviewed by phone before final decision.

STEP 6: New Vendor Orientation

  • All new vendors are required to attend an orientation.
  • The invitation to the orientation will be emailed to new vendors after they receive an email confirming their acceptance to the market.
  • During the orientation, new vendors will:
    • Meet Portland Farmers Market staff members.
    • Review the rules and regulations provided in the 2024 Vendor Handbook.
    • Have the opportunity to ask questions.
    • Meet other new market vendors.