Apply to 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 offers.

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

Skip to Step 4 if you know you qualify and are ready to apply.

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 about the Market Rules and Regulations

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

Step 4: Submit an Application

Begin the application process by creating a vendor profile on Farmspread.

Find applications for each of our markets using the market finder tool on Farmspread or by using these direct links:

Step 5: Application Review and Status Notification

Portland Farmers Market is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality, locally produced products and reserves unconditional discretion to accept or refuse anyone as a market vendor. The selection process is rigorous and considers many factors including taste, quality, ingredient sourcing, presentation and diversity of products to ensure a successful market.

At the close of the application period, Portland Farmers Market will review applications and contact all applicants by February 8, 2024.

    • Food artisans, bakeries, hot food vendors, product representatives or farmers with value-added products who may be a good fit at our markets will be invited to submit their products to our selection jury in February.  Be sure to include thorough information about your business, products and ingredient sourcing in your application and New Product Submission Form.  A member of our team will be in touch with details.
    • All farmers, growers, ranchers and fishers must submit an Agricultural Farming Practices Form and/or Foraging and Fishing Verification Form. A phone interview with Portland Farmers Market will be conducted before the final decision is made.

Step 6: New Vendor Orientation

All new vendors are required to attend a new vendor orientation in March 2024.

During the orientation, new vendors will meet Portland Farmers Market staff, review the rules and regulations provided in the Vendor Handbook, have the opportunity to ask questions and meet fellow members of the market community.

If you are accepted as a vendor, more details will come in February.