Vendor Application

Have you submitted a vendor application?

New vendor applications are accepted once per year, during the months of January and February. Applications are approved based on space availability.

Any applications received after March 21 will be placed on a vendor waiting list, and if a spot in the pavilion is available, they will be contacted and invited to sell at the Market. Vendor Applicants submitting an application after the end of February must pay a $45 non-refundable application processing fee.

Please specify on your application if you plan to sell all year or for a specific season.

Vendors are expected to attend at least 80% of the markets in which they have signed up. (For example a year-long vendor in Uptown Shelby should attend at least 25 markets; a seasonal vendor should sell for at least 80% of the time frame they indicate on application). If a vendor fails to meet these attendance recommendations, it will be taken into consideration when the Board of Directors review and approve vendor applications the following year.

A complete Vendor Application Packet may include the following:

  • $35 check payable to Foothills Farmers’ Market (returned if you are not selected as a vendor)
  • Vendor Application & Contract Form (pdf version available here)
  • Current Grower’s Certificate (available from your local County Extension Center)
  • Meat & Poultry Handlers License (more info)
  • Home Processor Inspection (more info)
  • Commercial Kitchen Inspection & User Agreement (call 704-484-5130 for guidance)
  • Photos of craft items

Once approved, vendors are also required to attend a vendor meeting held in March annually by the Board of Directors and market management for a review of policies and procedures, to complete the signing of contract agreements, and to assign market spaces.

Applications received after March 1 and applications from vendors wishing only to sell for a limited time due to product availability (ex. asparagus, strawberries, etc.)  may be considered for approval in a timely manner by the market manager and the Board of Directors or its designated representative.

Two Ways to Become a Vendor

1. During January and February, fill out the Online Vendor Application and pay securely via Paypal.
2. Download and fill out the Vendor Application (pdf) and mail it along with payment.