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Be A Vendor

Are you a hobby farmer? A crafter or artisan? A mobile chef? Join the ranks of small business owners!

(02/05/2021) We are currently preparing for the 2021 market season. Just like everything else these days, we'll be contacting vendors in phases, starting with the vendors who completed the permit process before COVID-19 shut us down. After that, we'll reach out to vendors we've worked with before, and after THAT, we'll open up spaces for new vendors. We should have a pretty good idea of what kind of space we have available by 03/02/2021. Please be patient. In the meantime...

If you are interested in becoming a vendor in the La Plata Farmers Market:

1) Do your homework! 

  • Do you need a business license?

  • Does your product require permits or licensing?

  • Does your process meet Health Department requirements?

  • What kind of packaging and labeling is required?

  • Just because you can make your product in your home kitchen, it doesn’t mean you can sell it to the public. If you have ANY questions, contact the Charles County Department of Health, Environmental Health Services (this link will take you to a third-party website).

2) Download the Farmers Market Vendor Packet, available here (this link will take you to a third-party website). Read the Market Rules and Special Instructions thoroughly, especially the parts relevant to your product.

  • Does your product meet our Market’s product guidelines?

  • Can you safely store your product under a tent on a parking lot for an extended period?

  • Can you meet the logistical and time commitments?

  • Can you conduct your business in compliance with COVID-19 requirements?

3) Contact the Market Manager to see if your product meets the Market guidelines.

4) Think through what you will need in terms of supplies and equipment.

  • Table

  • Chair(s)

  • Canopy

  • Canopy weights

  • Display racks/stands

  • Bags

  • Payment equipment (Square, PayPal, etc.)

 
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Download the 2022 Vendor Permit Application packet here.

Be A Vendor

Are you a hobby farmer? A crafter or artisan? A mobile chef? Join the ranks of small business owners!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor in the La Plata Farmers Market:

1) Do your homework! 

  • Do you need a business license?

  • Does your product require permits or licensing?

  • Does your process meet Health Department requirements?

  • What kind of packaging and labeling is required?

  • Just because you can make your product in your home kitchen, it doesn’t mean you can sell it to the public. If you have ANY questions, contact the Charles County Department of Health, Environmental Health Services (this link will take you to a third-party website).

2) Download the Farmers Market Vendor Packet, available here (this link will take you to a third-party website). Read the Market Rules and Special Instructions thoroughly, especially the parts relevant to your product.

  • Does your product meet our Market’s product guidelines?

  • Can you safely store your product under a tent on a parking lot for an extended period?

  • Can you meet the logistical and time commitments?

  • Can you conduct your business in compliance with COVID-19 requirements?

3) Contact the Market Manager to see if your product meets the Market guidelines.

4) Think through what you will need in terms of supplies and equipment.

  • Table

  • Chair(s)

  • Canopy

  • Canopy weights

  • Display racks/stands

  • Bags

  • Payment equipment (Square, PayPal, etc.)