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Stall Fees:

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

  • Registered sellers: 7 percent of gross sales ($30 minimum on Saturdays, $20 minimum at Picnic in the Park, and $10 minimum at the Sutter Hospital and UC Davis Farmers Markets)
  • Nonregistered sellers: 8 percent of gross sales, $26 minimum. (You must be registered to sell on Saturday. Approved vendors can sell as nonregistered sellers at the UC Davis and Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Markets.)


Market Hours :

  • Central Park:

Saturdays : 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round

Wednesdays : 4:30 p.m. to sunset, March 14 through Oct. 24, 2018, Picnic in the Park

Wednesdays :  3-6 p.m., Oct. 31 to March 7, 2019. Closed Dec. 26. Winter Market

Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Fall & Spring Quarters)

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May through October)


Market Policy For Socio-Political/Community Groups:

The Davis Farmers Market allows nonprofit organizations and community information groups to have space at the Market in a designated area which is determined and assigned by the Market Manager.

All interested parties requesting such a space should check with the Manager for proper placement before setting up. It is recommended that you arrive by 7 a.m. on Saturdays and by 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Groups are responsible for bringing their own chairs, table and signage. Your space will not exceed 10-by-10 feet. Each group must sign and return the "Market Policy for Socio-Political/Community Groups Form" before or upon arrival. 

Each group or individual is allowed to come as needed during the year. Please remember to update your group contact information as needed. All nonprofit groups must provide the Manager with satisfactory proof of the organization's nonprofit status, and of his or her position as a representative of the organization. Resale of items, approved in advance by the Market Manager, related to or in support of participating organizations for fund raising purposes is permitted.

Rules that groups or individuals must follow while present at the Davis Farmers Market are as follows:

  • Individuals or groups may not interfere with Market operations by aggressively soliciting signatures, donations or attention. Such activities may not block sidewalks or access to assigned seller stall spaces.
  • All individuals or groups must stay behind their tables or displays. At no time may representatives walk through the Market handing out information.
  • Individuals or groups must accept the spaces assigned to them by the Market Manager.
  • Each organization or individual must prominently display its name, bring its own tables and chairs and must comply with all applicable Market rules.
  • The Market retains the right to regulate the time, place and manner of activities relating to displays, signs, posters, placards and other expressions of the interests represented. The use of "fighting words," obscenities, grisly or gruesome displays or highly inflammatory slogans likely to provoke a disturbance may be prohibited by the Market Manager.
  • If you represent an Animal Rescue Group, we no longer allow animal rescue groups at our market.

The Board of Directors has authorized the Market Manager to enforce the above rules. Violation could mean expulsion from the Market. The Market cannot endorse the opinions or positions of any group or individual.

After Jan. 1 of each year, any group interested in tabling at the market must re-submit a form, even if the contact information has not changed.

If you have further questions, please email us at dfma@dcn.org

 

Community Groups Fundraising Policy:

1.  All Community Groups are required to renew their Community Groups Registration Forms each calendar year and pay the $20 registration fees before being able to request a space at the Market this year.

2.  There are some Market policy clarifications in the items that will be approved for sale by all Groups. This clarification in policy requires all community groups to resubmit the items they wish to sell for fundraising purposes for approval.

The Market will approve the sale of items for fundraising purposes by Community Groups meeting the criteria of the original intent of the Davis Farmers Market Rules and Regulations. These Market Rules and Regulations were created to allow Community Groups to sell items to fundraise for their organizations. This return to the original intent will be congruent with the authorizing Ordinance; Chapter 14 of the Davis Municipal Code; Farmers Markets, that governs the Davis Farmers Market which states:

"Nonprofit organizations, including the Market Association, may engage in the resale of items related to or in support of their organizational purposes".

In plain English, this means that from now on, only those items that are organizationally sanctioned and/or represent the organization will be approved for sale.  Examples of items that will be allowed to be sold include Sierra Club Calendars, Girl Scout Cookies, SPCA logo water bottles and T-shirts, packaged farmers cooperative coffee with the cooperative logo on it, Raptor Center branded products, to name a few. Service clubs will still be able to sell raffle tickets and tickets to their events, and activities, such as Rotary Turkey barbecue, Pence Gallery Garden Tour and Tour de Cluck tickets, etc.

Things that used to be sold, but will no longer be approved include jewelry, toys, books and unrelated items. These are just a few items that do not represent the nonprofit organization in branding or name. If these items are made by the nonprofit organization and are branded, they may be considered.

The Market will make the determination whether an item will be approved to be sold for organizational fundraising purposes.

3. In addition, individuals representing organizations may be required to provide proof that the fundraising proceeds are being given directly to the that organization.

4.  This information is available at the Market for your reference.

Davis Farmers Market Rules & Regulations

PDF document icon DFM_Rules.pdf — PDF document, 28 KB (29523 bytes)

Craft Seller Info & App 2012

PDF document icon CraftSellerInfo&App_1-13.pdf — PDF document, 105 KB (107691 bytes)

Comm. Group Info, Parking Map, Reg. Form

Community Group Information, Parking Agreement & Registration Form

PDF document icon Comm. Group Info, Map, Reg. Form 2013.pdf — PDF document, 350 KB (358517 bytes)

Apply to Sell

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 a registration form.

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.

Registered sellers: 7% 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)

Registration fees: $40 first year, $25 subsequent years

Nonregistered sellers: 8% of gross sales, $26 minimum (You must be registered to sell on Saturday, at the Central Park Davis Farmers Market.) Approved vendors can sell as nonregistered sellers at both the UC Davis and Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Markets.

NON-AGRICULTURAL FOOD PRODUCTS

You must be a registered seller at the Davis Farmers Market to sell processed and prepared foods at the Market. 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.

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: 7% 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: 7% 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.

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 registered seller of the Davis Farmers Market 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.

Fees: Registered sellers, 7% 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 registered seller to sell on Saturday.


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.

DFM Rule, Regs, App 2014

PDF document icon DFM - Rules, Regs, App (2014).pdf — PDF document, 205 KB (210093 bytes)

Community Group App 2014

Community Group Info, Map, Application 2014

PDF document icon Comm.Grp.Info,Map,Form2014.pdf — PDF document, 466 KB (478150 bytes)

Community Group Reg Form 2015

Community Group Reg Form 2015

PDF document icon Community Group Info and Reg. Form 2015.pdf — PDF document, 136 KB (139941 bytes)

CommGrpInfoRegMap2016

Community Group Information, Registration Form, Parking Map 2016

PDF document icon CommGrpInfoRegMap2016.pdf — PDF document, 373 KB (382622 bytes)

Community group registration form

PDF document icon ComGroupForm2018.pdf — PDF document, 240 KB (246158 bytes)

Market Rules and Regulations 2018

Updated April 24, 2018

PDF document icon Market Rules DFM Alliance 2018; approved 4.24.18.pdf — PDF document, 206 KB (211215 bytes)

Prepared Food Application 2018

Updated August 2018

PDF document icon Prepared Food Application copy.pdf — PDF document, 516 KB (529355 bytes)

Processed Food Application

Updated August 2018

PDF document icon Processed Food Application copy.pdf — PDF document, 299 KB (306686 bytes)

Market Policy for Socio-Political/Community Groups Form

Application for nonprofit and community groups to reserve space at the market.

PDF document icon 2018 Community Group Info and Reg Form.pdf — PDF document, 353 KB (361488 bytes)