Vendor Resources

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.

Permit Types

Farmers Market Food Service Permit

Food Handlers Card

Proccessed Food Guidelines

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.

Skagit Valley Farmers Market Association

Farmers Market Coalition
A national coalition supporting markets nationwide