Become a Vendor

Applications for the main season of the 2022 Anacortes Farmers Market are now closed.  

If you would like to be considered as a vendor in the future, you must meet the following qualifications and categorizations. Keep in mind there will be a $20 nonrefundable application fee. 

Thank  you for your interest!

VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • All new and renewing vendors must execute the application/contract for new and renewing vendors.
  • All vendors must have a UBI number issued by the WA DOL in order to sell products at the Anacortes Farmers Market (AFM). Vendors may be required to show a copy of their UBI document to the market manager prior to vending.
  • Vendors must have applicable health department permits.
  • Vendors must operate in Skagit County or in one of the surrounding counties – Whatcom, Snohomish, Island, San Juan, Chelan, and Okanogan.
  • Vendors must provide timely payment of all fees.
  • Vendors must agree to hold the AFM harmless for the member’s conduct and to indemnify the AFM for losses due to the member’s conduct.
  • Vendors must agree to read and understand the rules and guidelines in our vendor contract. By submitting this application, you give your consent to this agreement and understand you will be required to provide signed acknowledgement of your vendor contract at your first market.
  • An incomplete application may result in a delay or rejection of the application. Falsifying information is unacceptable and will result in a ban from market. 

VENDOR CATEGORIES:

FARMERS: One who raises produce, plants or botanicals, or animals, which they sell at the market, on land they own, lease or rent, in Skagit County and bordering counties. The definition of Farmer may also include someone who processes produce, fruit, berries, botanicals, meats, honey, etc., which is grown, raised, or harvested on their own, leased or rented property in Skagit County or border counties and then turned into value added product(s) such as jams, cider, salsa, vinegars, alcoholic beverages (*), essential oils or any other botanical use. It may also include Farmers who raise the basic ingredient(s) of a product, but who must send it out for fundamental processing, either within Skagit County or border counties, before creating the value added product. Such Vendors might include those Farmers selling certain essential oils, smoked meats or fish, etc.  This excludes Resellers or those who might work on, or manage a corporately owned farm and have permission to dispose of surplus product.  Farmers may sell no more than 25% from a farm other than their own, but “buying in” produce is not allowed if another farmer is growing the same product.  Wild harvested produce, such as mushrooms, is allowed to be resold.

RESELLERS:  The AFM does not allow Resellers. See “Exclusions”

PROCESSORS: One who sells foods that they have personally prepared or processed on property that they own, lease, or rent in Skagit County or border counties. Processors are persons offering fresh food products (such as meats, seafood, ciders, wines, baked goods, jams, nuts, etc.) that have added value to their product through some sort of “hands-on” processing (e.g., hand-filleted fish, smoked or butchered meats, handmade candies/nuts, etc.), but have not raised the ingredients themselves. All Processors must meet all Federal, State, County and local Health Department requirements. All appropriate permits and licenses must be submitted and filed with the Market Manager. Processors must produce their products in Skagit County or in the border counties. Processed food producers should use ingredients from Washington State farms or waters as much as possible, and Market Manager should give stall preference to those Processors who use ingredients from Washington State farms or waters.



SEAFOODS:  The product must originate from the greater Pacific Northwest, which includes Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages (wine and cider) must be made entirely from ingredients grown in Washington, or from grapes grown in a recognized Washington appellation, except for certain additives required for processing, but which cannot be produced in the State of Washington, not amounting to more than 5% of the total volume of the beverage.

PREPARED FOODS: Prepared Food vendors offer freshly made foods, available for sale and immediate consumption on-site at the market. Prepared Food vendors shall submit and also possess and maintain all required State, County, and local Health Department permits. All appropriate permits and licenses shall be filed with the management of the market. Prepared Food vendors should use ingredients produced in Washington State as much as possible. Further, when selecting Prepared Food vendors, the Market Manger is encouraged to provide a good variety of healthy foods and to give preference to those vendors using ingredients produced in Washington State only. Due to space and power constraints and other logistical issues we may be unable to accept additional food trucks in to the Summer Season markets at this time.

ARTISANS/CRAFTERS: One who creates with their own hands the products they offer for sale at the market. To qualify as an Artisan/Crafter, a majority of the tools and equipment used to produce their products must require skill, personal handling and/or manipulation. Artisans/Crafters should incorporate materials grown or produced in Washington State as much as possible and create their products in Skagit County or border counties only. The Market Manager should give priority to those Artisan/Crafter vendors who use materials from Washington State.

SERVICE PROVIDERS: One who provides a service rather than a tangible product. These include massage, knife sharpening, fortune telling, face painting etc.

EXCLUSIONS:

The MARKET will not allow the following:

  • Second Hand Items (Exception: Those vendors who take a second hand item and recycle that item intended for a new use);
  • Franchises: Those who have entered into an agreement or received a license to sell a company’s products and/or use a company’s packaging, logo, ingredients, and/or marketing tools under that license or any franchise agreement;
  • Commercial or Imported Items;
  • Non-Owner Operated Businesses: Only those businesses that are operated and controlled by their Washington State-based owners (or direct employees) are permitted at the market; and
  • Out-of-State Processing: All processed products sold at the market must be processed within Skagit County or border counties.