Applications Now Open For Farmers, Artisans, and Community Booths

Please read our guidelines below to apply.

 Prepared Food Applications are closed.

 f Visalia Farmers Market Association (VFMA) is comprised of two types of merchant memberships:

  1. Vendor Memberships (Farmers, Artisans, & Prepared Foods)

  2. Community Groups 

ATTENTION: Please read the basic guidelines below in order to determine which membership type will best suit your specific needs.

 

Vendor Membership – the basics

Vendor Membership falls into three categories:

  • Certified Farmer Vendors – All agricultural products sold at market must be certified with a Producer’s Certificate issued by the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in county of origin. Certified Vendor Members must be Certified Growers.
  • Artisans Vendors – This vendor category includes a variety of arts and crafts. All non-agricultural products sold at the market must be hand-made. Resell items are not allowed. Space is extremely limited in this area of the market. 
  • Prepared Foods/Concessions  – APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2021. The sale of ANY food item at the Visalia Farmers Market requires a Certified Kitchen, Caterers, Cottage Food , or Mobile Food Permit and a Temporary Food Event Permit from the Tulare County Health Department. Please attach a copy of any Health Department permits you have. You may apply for membership before obtaining permits.
    • There may be a  processing fee for food vendor applications. 
    • Food vendor applications for Saturday farmers market are only reviewed twice a year.  The next application review will be in late 2021.

Please choose your category below for the correct application.

 

Your application will open in a new window as a Google Form.

Community Groups – the basics

  • VFMA allows approved non-profit organizations and community information groups to have space at the market.
  • We do not allow for religious organizations, partisan groups, or business to table at market. 
  • All interested parties requesting such a space must apply and be approved in advance.
  • Approved groups are allowed to participate FREE of charge at Visalia Farmers Markets on a once per market day  basis and contingent on pre-approval.
  • Resell of items, approved by the board of directors, related to or in support of a participating organization for fund raising purposes, is permitted.
  • Health permits may be required for food related items.
  • Any fundraising must be approved in advance by the Market Manager.

Important Documents

VFMA Rules & Regulations

VFMA Bylaws