Become a Vendor

Are you interested in becoming a Vendor at the Sarasota Farmers Market?

Our Market is a community, and as such we have a unique, thorough process for applying to be a Vendor. Please read the guidelines below carefully before using the link below to submit your application. 

Please note: submitting this application does NOT guarantee a place at the market. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected to proceed in the process will be contacted.

New Vendor Application Process:

  • Market Focus:  The Sarasota Farmers Market is not a flea market.  We take a lot of pride into making sure that agriculture is a priority for vendor consideration and that New Vendors are unique, high-quality, and not in direct duplication with our current Vendors. 
  • All applicants, if accepted, are committed to an annual contract.  The Market is open year-round. Vendors are allowed seven (7) weeks off per year, but not more than three (3) weeks consecutively.
  • The business owner applying as a vendor needs to be present at the market year-round.
  • We accept Vendors in four unique categories:
    • Plants
    • Produce
    • Artisans
      • *The market only accepts artisans that make their own product, with a priority on products that are produced/sourced locally.
    • Food
      • *We require all Food Vendors to be fully permitted by the State of Florida and operate out of a licensed commercial kitchen. We do not accept cottage food.
  • Process:  All applications will be submitted to the New Vendor Committee. The Committee meets quarterly to review applications in January, April, July, and October. If they feel it could be a possible fit for the market, applicants will be asked to attend a board meeting for a 5-minute presentation and interview by the board.  The Board will vote that night and applicants will be notified the following day.
  • Electricity:  Electricity is limited at the Market.  
  • Rent: All Vendors are under an annual contract and pay rent monthly. Rent is $150/month (taxes included) per 10 linear feet ($15/foot), up to the first 20 feet. After 20 feet, Vendors pay an additional $140/month (taxes included) per 10 linear feet ($14/foot). 

***We are currently in the process of revising our New Vendor Application. Please check back soon!***