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Determine if you Qualify
The Prescott Farmers Market welcomes growers from Yavapai County as well as other counties in Arizona. All products sold at the market must be grown and/or produced by the vendor. No reselling is permitted. Food vendors from Arizona are also welcome: all processed food must contain a minimum of 10% AZ-grown ingredients; crafts must contain a minimum of 80% locally-grown or wild-harvested products. All vendor applications must be reviewed by the Market Manager and are subject to inspection at any point during the season. Applicants must be accepted in writing before they can attend the Prescott Farmers Market. Applicants who are denied will receive a full refund. For detailed information about becoming a vendor, please read the 2016 Rules and Regulations.
Growers of fruits, vegetables, herbs and tree nuts, and raisers of livestock are required to sell their own products at the markets. Reselling is NOT permitted.
If you are looking to take your backyard garden to the next level in order to sell at the market, but aren’t quite sure if you can make it work, please consider applying to sell at the Community Booth. See PFM Rules and Regulations for details and submit a vendor interest form for more information.
Food/Agricultural Craft Vendors
Arizona-grown rule for processed foods and crafts: We require that all vendors use a minimum of 10% Arizona- grown/produced ingredients in their processed food products, and 80% Arizona-grown agricultural product in their craft items. This ensures that all of the vendors at the market support our mission of supporting local agriculture. Please don’t be scared by this; we want to help all vendors comply. Complete a product plan by listing all ingredients in your products along with your sources. In addition be prepared to show receipts at the time of your inspection. We will accept this percentage as volume, weight or number of ingredients in the ingredient list. We can also help you to source Arizona ingredients. Although the market itself is a great source for local products, ingredients do not need to come from vendors at the market – they can come from any Arizona source, whether from small growers, large producers, or retail establishments, as long as it can be traced back to an Arizona source. Please email with any questions or concerns. We are confident that all who are willing can comply with this rule.
PFM invites a limited number of organizations whose mission complements that of PFM to attend the summer market. Organizations interested in attending must provide proof of 501(c)(3) status. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Artist Program
The Prescott Farmers Market invites local artists to attend the summer market 1-2 times per season as our “Guest Artist”. Scheduling of artists begins 1-2 months before the season begins. If you are interested in selling your handmade arts and/or crafts at the market please fill out our Guest Artist Application.
Complete a Vendor Interest From
If you meet our qualifications, please submit details of your products and business for our review, via the link below. Your business must be up and running, not in the idea stage. Non-farm food businesses must be prepared to submit product samples, labels, marketing materials, and price points for review upon our request. We will respond to all inquiries within 3 weeks of receipt. If you are approved to apply you will receive an application via email from the Managing Director.
Rules and Regulations
Application Deadlines and Fees: Applications for the winter market are due no later than October 29. Applications for the summer market must be submitted by April 15. Applications received after these dates will be charged a $25 late fee. The fee per booth space is $50.00 for the winter market and $50.00 for the summer market. In addition to the booth fee, all vendors pay 10% of their total sales to the market at the end of each market day.
Insurance: All vendors are required to provide a copy of general and product liability insurance, naming Prescott Farmers Market, Inc., as additionally insured.
Weights: All tents are required to have a minimum of 20-pound weights on each leg. Vendors will be required to take their tent down if this rule is not obeyed. PFM has extra weights available on a first come, first serve basis for the cost of $10.00 per weight per day.
Apply to Become a Vendor
The Summer Market Application will be available March 1. The Winter Market Application will be available October 1. If you are a new vendor, fill out the vendor interest form to ensure that you qualify and therefore will receive the link to the application.
Fill out our Vendor Application using the link emailed to you by the Managing Director. Proof of liability insurance, a crop or product plan are required at time of application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Farmers All growers of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and plants and vendors raising livestock must submit a crop plan with the application. Please use the template included in the application or DOWNLOAD THE CROP PLAN TEMPLATE HERE.
Food/Craft Vendors Vendors selling crafts and processed foods must include a product plan detailing all products they intend to sell and what percentage of each is sourced locally/AZ-grown. Vendors must also supply receipts for these purchases.
Special Events Permit: All vendors selling processed foods must complete a Special Events Permit Application and return it to the Yavapai County Community Health Services office. You may need to pay an additional fee if you sample foods at the market or sell prepared or processed foods. Vendors also must keep a food handler’s card/certificate on hand at all times while selling at the market. It is the vendor’s responsibility to comply with these rules; inspectors frequent the market to ensure compliance. Please visit the Yavapai County Community Health Services website (http://www.yavapaihealth.com/?page_id=369) or call with any questions at 928-771-3149.
Inspections and Audits: The Managing Director will conduct farm inspections and receipt audits for all vendors during the market season. Those who fail to provide adequate documentation may be denied from the market until such documentation is submitted or, in some cases, permanently.
Resources and Contacts
Yavapai County Community Health Services (prepared foods): Cecil Newell: (928) 442-5492 or Bud Nollet: (928) 771-3149
Maricopa County Health Department: Central Office (602)506-6984 or Plan Review-Donna (602)506-6980
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC, Senior Nutrition checks): Devon Wilson-Torres (602)542-0389
Department of Weights and Measures (scales): (623) 463-9946 or 1-800-277-6675 ext. 9946
Arizona Department of Agriculture (meat and dairy): (602) 542-4373
Tax Department – State of AZ: (602) 716-6010
Tax Department – City of Prescott: (928) 777-1268
Once you have received an acceptance letter from the Managing Director, you are welcome to attend both the Prescott and Chino Valley markets in the summer and/or the Prescott and Prescott Valley markets in the winter. Please read through the Vendor Information Packet thoroughly as you’ll be accountable for all information there in.