We are accepting applications for the 2019 farmers market season. The Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market application is due February 1 and the Chimacum and Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market applications are due March 1. Please review the Guidelines before you fill out your application. New art, you must submit photos with your application. Send images to: firstname.lastname@example.org. New food vendors, you may be asked to provide a sample to the vendor review committee. Thank you!
How do I become a vendor?
1) Before you begin the application process for any of the Jefferson County Farmers Markets, please read our Vendor Guidelines. This is a requirement for successful completion of your application.
2) Apply online or download the APPLICATION here. This application can be used for all three Jefferson County Farmers Markets: Port Townsend Saturday, Port Townsend Wednesday and the Chimacum Farmers Markets. The application is DUE by FEBRUARY 1 for the Post Townsend Saturday Farmers Market and MARCH 1 for the Port Townsend Wednesday and Chimacum Farmers Markets. We also have a fall/winter season Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market application, which is available in June and is due July 15.
3) The Market Director will contact regarding your application status by mid-February for applications submitted for the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market and by mid-March for applications submitted for the Chimacum or Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market. Space is limited at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market. New vendors to the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market must be from Jefferson County and priority is given to vendors that offer products not currently represented at our farmers markets as well as to vendors who choose locally and/or sustainably sourced ingredients. Vendors from neighboring counties will be considered for the Port Townsend Wednesday and Chimacum Farmers Markets.
How much does it cost to have a booth at the market?
The application fee for new vendors is a non-refundable $20. Returning vendors don't pay an application fee. Individual market fees below:
Non Farmers $25 per 10' x 10', stall or $10 for a 10x5 half stall
Farmers $20 for a 10' x 10' booth or $10 per 5' x 10' booth ($10 half, $20 whole, $30 for 10' x 15', $40 double, etc..)
$50 market membership fee (paid annually upon admission). For vendors starting in September or later this fee is reduced to $25.
Seasonal Farm Vendors-- farm vendors attending 1-5 Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Markets and offering a seasonal product-- $20 paid upon admission.
No fees for non-profit groups. However, we ask non-profits to consider joining us as a market member, a $30 annual fee.
Plus 4% of gross sales per day
Wednesday and Sunday Markets:
$20 market membership fee (paid annually upon admission)
Daily flat fee of $20/day, no additional percentage fee
Who can have a booth at the market?
Farmers: One who raises the produce, plants or animals on land they own, rent or lease in the state of Washington or harvests seafood. As in the case of seafood, vendor must own/lease and operate the fishing vessel and be a legal resident of Washington State. This may include someone who processes produce grown on their property into a value-added product such as jams, cider, and salsa. Priority given to Jefferson County growers.
Seasonal Farmers: One who raises the produce, plants or animals on land they own, rent or lease in the state of Washington or harvests seafood and is offering a seasonal product. Seasonal products may include: seeds, garlic or other products that are only available for a limited time. Farmers who apply as seasonal vendors can attend up to 5 markets per season.
Processors: One who sells processed foods which they have personally prepared on property they own, rent or lease. Priority is given to Jefferson County based vendors who process food products using ingredients from Washington farms or waters.
Prepared Food: Offers freshly made food available for sale and immediate consumption on-site. Priority is given to Jefferson County based vendors who use ingredients from Washington farms and waters.
Space for new vendors is very limited at JCFM markets.
Arts/Crafts: Those who craft with their own hands products for sale. Items must be produced in Washington State. Priority is given to Jefferson County based vendors who source materials from local and agricultural sources. Space for new vendors is very limited at JCFM markets. Saturdays only.
Non-profits: Three booth spaces are offered to community groups on a space available basis at any of our three Jefferson County farmers markets. Space is not to be used for political or religious purposes.
See the 2019 Guidelines for more info about rules and regulations.
Business License Info: All Vendors are required to submit copies of their Business License from the State of Washington. Additionally, all Port Townsend vendors need to have a current City of Port Townsend Business License. Click here to apply online for one or both licenses.