Resources for Vendors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor with Gorge Grown Food Network. Gorge Grown manages three farmers markets in the Columbia River Gorge: Hood River Farmers Market, Mercado del Valle and White Salmon Farmers Market. We are proud to host markets that serve as a small business incubator for the many wonderful farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and fish providers, cheese makers, specialty food producers and artists our area has to offer. Our markets have grown to be flourishing community events that bring neighbors together to share the local flavors of the Gorge.

Applications Available Now:

HOOD RIVER FARMERS MARKET – REGULAR SEASON

Every Saturday | 9am – 1pm | 5th & Columbia St. | May – Nov.
Priority deadline for RETURNING Vendors: March 2nd
Priority deadline for NEW Vendors: March 9th

 

2022 VENDOR PACKET: RULES & GUIDELINES
ONLINE APPLICATION FOR FARMERS AND FOOD PRODUCERS
ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ARTISTS AND MAKERS

 

A PRINTABLE PDF APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE HERE OR HARD COPIES CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE HOOD RIVER COUNTY LIBRARY COMMUNITY RESOURCE AREA (1ST FLOOR)

 

COMMUNITY TABLE INFORMATION
INFORMACIÓN DE LA MESA COMUNITARIA 

WHITE SALMON FARMERS MARKET

Tuesdays | 4pm – 7pm | Rhinegarten Park | June 14 –   Sep 20
Priority Application Deadline: May 9th

 

2022 VENDOR PACKET: RULES & GUIDELINES
ONLINE APPLICATION

 

COMMUNITY TABLE INFORMATION

MERCADO DEL VALLE – INFO COMING SOON!

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Contact hannah@gorgegrown.com with any farmers market inquiries.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for New or Potential Vendors at the Hood River Farmers Market.

Information for community groups and nonprofit organizations doing outreach at farmers markets is available here.

Application Process:

STEP 1 - SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

Gorge Grown Farmers Markets are a place to showcase locally grown, raised, sourced, and produced products. Products allowed at the market include:

  • Farm products including fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, eggs, herbs, meat and dairy. All farm products must be grown, raised, produced, caught, or gathered in the Gorge (Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat, or Skamania Counties)
  • Fish and seafood products legally caught (not farmed) by the producer in OR or WA
  • Foraged products including  mushrooms, herbs, plants or berries legally gathered in the Gorge
  • Nursery products grown or cared for by the farmer and include fresh cut or potted flowers, bedding plants, seeds, perennials, annuals, trees, or shrubs that are propagated by the vendor in the Gorge
  • Processed farm products made from raw ingredients. These products include cheeses, dairy, meats, dried fruits and vegetables, juices, jams, etc.
  • Prepared food products that are ready-to-eat onsite. These products must include 25% local, raw ingredients from the Gorge.
  • Second farm products sourced from the Gorge
  • Services such as knife-sharpening or other farm/ food related services.
  • Craft products as accepted by the market jury
  • Please note: craft items that are produced outside of the Gorge and products from Direct Marketing or MLM businesses will not be allowed at the market.
STEP 2 - LEARN THE MARKET RULES & REGULATIONS

Please read the market Vendor Packet to learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions, and for additional information about the requirements and expectations of participating in one of our markets.

Hood River Farmers Market Vendor Packet

White Salmon Farmers Market Vendor Packet

Hood River Farmers Market 2021- 2022 Winter Season Vendor Packet

COVID Safety Procedures

STEP 3 - SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

HOOD RIVER FARMERS MARKET 2022 Regular season

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR FARMERS & FOOD VENDORS
ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ARTISTS & ARTISANS
PRINTABLE PDF APPLICATION
COMMUNITY TABLE INFORMATION

 

WHITE SALMON FARMERS MARKET

ONLINE APPLICATIONS COMING SOON
COMMUNITY TABLE INFORMATION

 

 

HOOD RIVER FARMERS MARKET WINTER SEASON

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR RETURNING VENDORS
ONLINE APPLICATION FOR NEW VENDORS
STEP 4 - APPLICATION REVIEW & STATUS NOTIFICATION

Gorge Grown Food Network is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with high quality, locally produced products. All applications will be carefully considered.

 

On or around the priority deadline, Gorge Grown Food Network will review applications and be in contact with all applicants. If you submit your application after the priority deadline, GGFN will be in contact within two weeks of receiving your application.

 

The selection process for vendors takes into consideration many factors, including product quality, sourcing, presentation, seniority, regulation compliance, customer service and the right product and vendor mix to ensure a successful market.

 

Craft makers and artists will be juried before being allowed to sell at Gorge Grown Farmers Markets. A product review committee comprised of members of the arts community will rule on crafter applications.

STEP 5 - VENDOR ORIENTATION

All vendors are required to attend vendor orientation before the start of the outdoor seasons. You will receive adequate advance notice about the time, date and location of this orientation meeting. During the meeting, vendors will meet market staff, review the rules and regulations provided in the Vendor Packet, have the opportunity to ask questions, and meet fellow members of the market community.

Vendors that miss their scheduled orientation may be asked to attend an alternative meeting. Vendors that join a market after the scheduled orientation will be asked to attend a meeting with the farmers market manager to review important market policies.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR VENDORS