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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!

Be A Vendor
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The Vendor Permit Application Packet for the Fiscal Year 2024 (Apr-Jun 2024) market season is posted 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?

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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