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.

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 have priority if at least 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 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 (e.g., flowers, herb tinctures, beeswax candles, wool products)
  • Food items not grown and/or processed by the vendor, including beverages (i.e. cans of soda or juice and bottled water)
  • Overly processed, deep fried or non-local, carnival-like foods (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 2021 Vendor Handbook for information about the requirements and expectations of participating in one of our markets.
Vendor Handbook 2021.

Step 4: Submit a Formal Application

The application will open in December 2021.
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.