Vendors at the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market must personally grow the produce or make the products they offer for sale. Membership is limited to residents of Washington State with priority given to those from Clallam County and then from adjoining counties on the Olympic Peninsula. Keeping with SFAM’s desire to serve as incubator to small local businesses, priority is given to vendor applicants who do not have a preexisting retail space, sell at multiple farmers markets, or comprise a franchise business.
If you have any additional questions about becoming a new member, please contact the Market Manager:
Become a Vendor
Steps to Becoming a New Vendor:
1. Read over the 2020 Vendor Guidelines & Application
2. Contact our Market Manager to schedule a Jury Session.
3. Complete all required forms and bring them with you to the Jury Session, along with samples of your products.
4. Upon admission to the Market, send in your annual membership fee.
Vendors who are age 21 or less are highly encouraged to join.
Special discounted fees are offered to youth vendors and assistance with all aspects of vending, including marketing, signage, pricing, tent, and customer service training is available.
Veteran vendors as well as the Market Manager are available each vending day to offer support, encouragement, and advice as needed.
If you are a young person with something special to offer, we hope you’ll consider beginning your business career with us.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need a business License to be a vendor?
Yes, you can contact the State of Washington Dept of Revenue to apply for your license.
Do I need to be at the market every Saturday?
No you do not, but vendors have found that the more consistent their participation, the higher the sales. Customers will get to know you and count on you being there.
How much does the market charge for being a vendor?
We have an annual $75 fee and a “daily rent fee” of $15 + 5% of sales for each day you attend.
Do I need to make food in a commercial kitchen?
Due to the passing of the Cottage Industry Bill, there are now options for baking at home once your kitchen is permitted by the WSDA.
How do I get started?
Here is a link to a very helpful website that walks you through many of the steps to getting started as a vendor, such as buying a tent, creating a display: www.craftprofessional.com
The Clallam County Fire District #3 has outlined detailed conditions for vendors to comply with fire safety code for Fire Prevention. Find a link to the documents below, or request paper copies from the market manager.
Questions may be directed to:
Steve Jackson, Fire Code Technician
phone: 360-683-4242 ext. 125
(click to download)
Spirit of the Market
Our vendors are what make the Sequim Farmers Market special…
In keeping with the “Spirit of the Market” our vendors will:
- Openly greet guests with a warm welcome and invitation to enjoy the market
- Promote the market and programs to the public with a positive energy
- Create an inviting booth that radiates positivity and invites engagement
- Readily welcome new vendors and provide support to help them achieve success
- Support all vendors and partners of the market by promoting their goods and services
- Understand and comply with the rules setforth in the vendor guidelines
- Address concerns with market staff in a positive, respectful and contructive manner
- Continuously spread goodwill with enthusiasm and a positive attitude
- Thank guests and partners for their support and invite them to return