Become A Vendor
"How do I become a vendor?" is one of the most frequently asked questions at the market. If you are interested in finding out how to sell at Watauga County Farmers' Market please read the following information:
All vendors at the market must be accepted by the board of directors. We do not accept temporary or "drop in" vendors. Our application process happens in January for the following season. At other times of the year you can email the market manager to be added to an email list to be notified in the event that applications are accepted at other times of the year.
Note: Applications for the 2015 season are being accepted until January 31, 2015.
Vendors must reside and produce in one of the following counties: Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell and/or Johnson (TN).
100% of the products sold at the market must be made by the member. No products produced by other individuals or firms are allowed at the market.
A non-refundable fee of $25 is due with your application. Membership fees are $100 per year. Weekly rent was $14 or $18 in 2014. Please see the market rules for a complete explanation of fees.
Craft vendors are selected by a jury process on odd numbered years. Craft vendors are not considered on even numbered years, including 2016 . For more information about crafts, please see the guidelines for crafts.
Regulations and Certifications:
Anyone selling meats, dairy, organic produce, value-added products (such as jams and baked goods), or any other goods regulated by law must be compliant with all applicable regulations and have related documentation on file with the market manager. Please see the application for more details.
If you represent a non-profit organization that is interested in having a presence at the market, please see our non-profit members page for details and the application