2023 Market Season Applications
Apply Sept. 1 – Sept. 30
Thank you for your interest in selling at the farmers market! Registration for the 2022 Season is currently closed.
We’ll begin accepting applications for next season on 9/1/22
Check this page during the month of September. An online application, where you’ll provide basic information about you and your business, will be available. It’s where you’ll also list the items you’re requesting to sell and choose market days you’d like to attend. A non-refundable application fee is required at the time of applying. This $25.00 fee helps cover our software costs.
Please note: the selling dates you choose in your application are to help give us an idea of your availability. If approved, you may not receive all requested dates.
After submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email.
All artisan, makers, and food producers are required to submit samples of work to be considered by a closed jury. If you are one of these vendor types, you’ll be contacted directly about when and where to drop your samples off to be juried.
Please note: Applicants do not stay for the closed jury review. We call this a “closed jury” because the jurors do not have access to the applicants information, and we do not give applicants their information. This enables a neutral, fair review of all products submitted.
After we receive all jury feedback for artists and food producer applicants, we begin the approval/wait listed/denial process for everyone.
We’re committed to communicating with all applicants their status and results by a designated date – to be given at the time of registration. We respect and appreciate all applicants taking time to share their craft and information with us, so we do not rush this process. It typically takes about two weeks to review jury results.
For approved applicants, you’ll receive an email with details about what’s next.
For denied applicants, you’ll receive all constructive notes from the jury.
No business is required to have a business license of any kind to apply.
All approved businesses with taxable items should obtain licenses and remit taxes to the proper entities as instructed by the city, county, and state.
Fees: Approved vendors pay fees for each attended market date. We provide a 10×10 tent and table per approved visit. Our market crew sets this up and breaks it down for you! Fees help us cover these costs for your visit.
As a state certified farmers market, we adhere to the Home Processed Rule Change policies set by the State of Alabama Farmers Market Authority.
We do not require any Cottage Food Law licenses from food producers because we follow the Home Processed Rule Change.
You may be wondering why registration takes place in advance. We open registration when we do to give farmers and makers plenty of time to plan and plant for the upcoming season. Winter is when farmers begin buying seeds and prepping for next year’s growing seasons. We schedule the entire calendar year all at once to help them! Artists and food producers also look ahead to attending other festivals and shows, and we respect their time.
Scheduling far in advance is helpful to all vendors, and at the end of the day, this is why our farmers market exists!