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Become A Vendor

2024 Auburn Farmers Market Applications are now open 

Craft vendor deadline: February 20 at 7 PM. 

Craft vendors need not apply after February 20 as the jury panel will have already evaulated the new craft applicants. No new crafters will be accepted after the Februrary 20 deadline. 

New this year - Due to safety and limited staff, the Auburn Farmers Market will not be accepting cash on Market days from vendors to pay booth fees. We are asking that all vendors keep an active card on file with our payment software, ActiveNet. The Market will set up your card on file to process your vendor booth fee on the Thursday prior to your attending Sunday. You can choose to pay your application fee or booth fee with cash or check in person at the Community & Events Center during regular business hours by the Thursday prior to your attendance. No cash will be accepted as payment for booth fees on Market days.

Helpful links for vendors

Important Deadlines

  • Craft vendor application deadline is February 20, 2024
    •  New craft vendors will be put through a jury porcess
    • Therefore, no craft vendor applications will be approved after February 20 
    • Craft vendors will be selected and announced by March 1, 2024
  • Farm, Food, and Non-profit application deadline is March 31, 2024
    • Applications received after March 31 will be considered on a space available basis

Vendor Types accepted at the Auburn Farmers Market

  • FARMERS - raises produce, plants or botanicals, or animals on land they own, lease or rent, in the State of Washington.
  • PROCESSORS - sells foods that they have personally prepared or processed on property that they own, lease, or rent in the State of Washington.
  • PREPARED FOOD VENDORS - offer freshly made foods, available for sale and immediate consumption on-site. New applicants please review: Food Business Permits
  • ARTISANS/CRAFTERS - One who creates with their own hands the products they offer for sale, or providers of skilled craft services at the market, such as on-site knife sharpening or tool refurbishment. 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, including second-hand items that are recycled, re-purposed and/or skillfully and creatively refurbished for new or improved use. Products must be created in Washington State only.

Auburn Farmers Market does NOT accept vendors with following items:

  • No Commercial or Imported Items
  • No Second Hand Items (Exception: Those vendors who take a second hand item and recycle that item into a new use)
  • No 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)
  • No Non-Owner Operated Businesses: Only those businesses that are operated and controlled by their Washington State-Based owners are permitted at RFM
  • No Out-of-State Processing: All processed products sold at RFM must be processed within Washington State

Vendor Selection

We do not require vendors to attend every Sunday - although we do give priority to those that attend the full season.

We accept vendors based on this product priority:

  1. Farmers - who grow fresh produce 
  2. Nursery - those who grow plants and trees
  3. Flowers - those selling floral arrangements 
  4. Processed Foods 
  5. Prepared Foods 
  6. Crafters
  7. Other those not fitting in another category but participation pre-approved by Market Manager

We place top priority on farm and food products.

New craft vemdors - between February 20 and March 1, 2024, a diverse jury panel will judge all new craft vendor applications based on their product quality, orginality, and how they best fit with other products at the market. The Auburn Farmers Market will accept 15 new craft vendors in addition to those returning. 

No Market Vendor has a guaranteed return right from season to season.

Vendor Fees

All applicants are required to pay the $20 application fee regardless of acceptance into the Market. 

Non Profits have a reduced application fee of $5.

 

If approved, booth fees are $40 per 10'x10' space per Sunday.

Non-profits have a reduced booth rate of $10 per 10'x10' space per Sunday and are limited to two Sundays per season.

How to Apply

Step 1: Read the Market Rules & Regulations (PDF)
Step 2: Create a Vendor Profile on manamgemymarket.com. Click HERE for directions on how to create a vendor profile (PDF)
Step 3: Apply for the Auburn Farmers Market - the link will take you to Managemymarket.com. Once logged in, follow the steps below:

1. Click "My Markets" on the left-hand side menu
2. Select "Apply to a Market" in the top right-hand corner
3. Enter in Auburn, WA in the "Enter Address" section
4. Click "OK"
5. Click "Apply Now"
6. Complete the application

Step 4: Pay your application fee.

All applications will be reviewed by Market Staff after the application fee has been paid by the vendor. 

Ways to pay your application fee:

  • Mail a check or money order to Auburn Farmers Market at 910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn WA 98002.
  • Or pay with a credit card over the phone by calling our front desk at 253-931-3043. 
  • Or pay in-person at the Auburn Community & Events Center at 910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn WA 98002. 

Market staff will contact vendors within 3 - 5 business days after submitting the application regarding the application fee.