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 several farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers in the region.

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

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 are prioritized if a minimum of 25% of the ingredients used in the products are sourced directly from small farms in Oregon and SW Washington. This does not include local distributors, such as Bob’s Red Mill and Glory Bee.

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

  • Crafts, pet food, CBD products and non-food items unless grown and processed by the producer (example: flowers, tinctures, beeswax candles, wool products)
  • Products not grown and/or processed by the vendor (including cans of soda/juice, bottled water, t-shirts, stickers)
  • Overly processed, deep fried or non-local, carnival-like foods (cotton candy, donuts, taffy, brittle, kettle corn, toffee)
  • Products produced outside of Oregon or Washington
  • Nationally/Internationally distributed products (defined as distribution to 10+ states OR determined by percentage of total business sales)
  • Genetically modified crops and products treated with growth hormones
  • Products containing THC
  • Businesses that operate under a franchise agreement
  • Businesses based outside of Oregon or Washington
  • Food trucks/carts or generators of any kind
  • Promotion or selling of services

Step 2: Learn the Market Rules and Regulations

Please review our 2022 Vendor Handbook for information about the requirements and expectations of participating in one of our markets.
Vendor Handbook 2022.

Step 3: Fill out a Vendor Interest Form

Step 4: Submit a Formal Application

The application will open in December 2022.
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 is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality, locally produced products available. Portland Farmers Market 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.

  • At the close of the application period, Portland Farmers Market will review applications and be in contact with all applicants.
  • Food artisans, bakeries, hot food vendors, product representatives and farmers with value-added products must submit products for jury, including submission of an New Product and Ingredient Sourcing 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 interviewed by phone before final decision.

Step 6: New Vendor Orientation

All new vendors are required to attend a new vendor orientation. During the meeting, new vendors will meet Portland Farmers Market staff members, review the rules and regulations provided in the Vendor Handbook, and have the opportunity to ask questions and meet fellow members of their new market community.