Here you will eventually find a myriad of helpful information on how to become a vendor at a farmers market. From applying for a business license to the finer art of booth display, we will do our best to help you be a success! This section is new and will be ever growing as we find and share more helpful information.
Washington State business license –
Info and application here (includes City license)
You must have a business license to vend at market (unless you are a minor).
Skagit County Health Department (permits page)
If you want to sell anything edible (other than fruit and veg) then chances are you’ll need a permit. This can often be the most confusing part of running a food booth. Here are links to the most common requirements.
For offering Samples
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board
AFM is certified to allow beer and wine sales. Breweries and Wineries see here for an Farmers Market Endorsment
Cannabis – Selling cannabis anywhere other than a licenced location is illegal. Topicals and other non-injested products are totally different. As stated by the LCCB:
“Cannabis health and beauty aids are exempted from all regulations in the CSA pertaining to marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused products.
“Cannabis health and beauty aid” is defined to mean a product containing parts of the cannabis plant and which: is intended for use only as a topical application to enhance appearance; contains a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3 percent; does not cross the blood-brain barrier; and is not intended for ingestion by humans or animals.”
Certified Commercial Kitchen Facilites for Rent
Often the main stumbling block to getting your goods to market! Please let us know if you know of other locations not on the list
From the Farm – Burlington
Washington State Farmers Market Association
The Anacortes Farmers Market is a member of the WSFMA and adheres to their guidelines.
The site is full of information and resources for market managers, farmer, vendors, shoppers and those wanting to start a new market.
Farmers Market Coalition
A national coalition supporting markets nationwide