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Application information for farmers, processed food vendors, prepared food vendors, and crafters

FARMERS
Farmers may apply to the Davis Farmers Market with their agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, honey, flowers) and their non-certifiable agricultural products (meats, poultry, eggs, oil, jams, nut butters, wine, dairy products, aqua-culture). All products must be grown in California. In order to sell certifiable agricultural products, farmers must be certified by the California Department of Food and Agriculture in the county where their products are grown or raised and must have a current Certified Producers Certificate (CPC).

Certified Producers Application to Sell and Davis Farmers Market Rules and Regulations are available here.

The application requires your signature by which you attest to having read DFMA's Rules and Regulations and by which you agree to abide by those rules. Once you are approved to sell at the Market, we will send you an application for membership.

In order to be approved, you must already have a current Certified Producer Certificate. An online application is available here.

Fees:

Stall Fees are calculated as a percentage of the seller's gross sales for that Market day. A minimum stall fee will be collected for each space used, even in case of no sales.

Members: 6% of gross sales ($30 minimum on Saturday, $20 minimum at Picnic in the Park and $10 minimum at the UC Davis Farmers Market and the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market)

Membership Dues: $40 first year, $25 subsequent years

Non-Members: 8% of gross sales, $26 minimum (You must be a member to sell on Saturday, at the Central Park Davis Farmers Market.) Approved vendors can sell as non-members at both the UC Davis and Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Markets.

NON-AGRICULTURAL FOOD PRODUCTS

You must be a member of the Davis Farmers Market Association to sell processed and prepared foods at the Market. New processed and prepared food vendor applications will be reviewed only in January and February of each year. After being approved to sell at the Market, all non-agricultural food sellers must have a health permit covering the kitchen at which their products are produced and packaged as well as one from Yolo County, where Davis Farmers Market is located. Here are SOME (but not ALL) examples of foods that will NOT be approved: candy, snow cones, sodas, chips, donuts, funnel cakes, churros.

Processed Food

Processed foods are sold at the Davis Farmers Market, include ready-to-eat foods prepared off-site, and are made using ingredients produced by our farmers whenever possible. Examples of these foods include tamales, soup, pies, breads, etc.

Please complete an application to sell processed foods, which can be downloaded from our website here.

Fees: 6% of gross sales ($30 minimum on Saturday, $20 minimum at Picnic in the Park)

Prepared Food

Prepared foods are prepared on-site. All new prepared food vendors must use farm fresh ingredients, sourced from our farmers whenever possible. New prepared food vendors who are operators of downtown Davis restaurants will be given priority.

Please complete an application to sell prepared foods, which can be downloaded from our website here.

Fees: 6% of gross sales ($30 minimum on Saturday, Picnic in the Park minimum as established in seller's contract with DFM at the beginning of the season)

ARTISANS

DFMA allows the sale of crafts or other non-agricultural, non-food items only under very limited conditions and only at the Central Park Farmers Market.

All crafts sold at the Davis Farmers Market must demonstrate fine craftsmanship and be thematic with the Farmers Market. Crafts must reflect images of agriculture, agrarian lifestyle or the Market in general (or in the case of pottery, must be used for serving or eating food). Crafts must be created truly from scratch. The component materials must be sufficiently modified from their original state to demonstrate fine craftsmanship. No jewelry of any kind will be accepted (because of the difficulty of enforcing these criteria for jewelry). All craft vendors who participate must hold a current City of Davis business license and a Seller's Permit from the California State Board of Equalization.

You must be a member of the Davis Farmers Market Association and submit a quarterly reservation form to sell on Saturdays.

Approved crafters selling on Wednesdays do not need a reservation form, but you must let us know you are coming beforehand.

Before submitting a craft application, please send photos of the products you intend to sell, along with a description and contact information to dfma@dcn.org or P.O. Box 1813, Davis, CA 95617. All crafts are subject to a review by the craft review committee which meets on a quarterly basis. There is a $25 non-refundable craft review fee.

Fees: Members, 6% of gross sales ($30 minimum on Saturday, $20 minimum at Wednesday Picnic in the Park); Non-Members: 8% of gross sales ($26 minimum) You must be a member to sell on Saturday.

To find other farmers markets who may accept the sale of crafts, visit the California Federation of Certified Farmers' Markets website.

ENTERTAINMENT

Acoustic musical entertainers are invited to send an email to dfma@dcn.org expressing interest and availability. We will contact you with further information.