Resources for Vendors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at Gorge Grown Farmers Markets. 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

SATURDAYS | 9AM – 1PM | 501 COLUMBIA STREET | MAY – NOVEMBER

HOOD RIVER FARMERS MARKET – winter season

1st, 3rd, & 5th SATURDAYS | 10AM – 12PM | 403 PORTWAY AVE | DEC – APRIL

Applications for White Salmon Farmers Market will be available in March.

If you’d like to be notified via email when applications are available, please contact Hannah@gorgegrown.com.

Application Process:

STEP 1 - SEE IF YOU QUALIFY & REVIEW MARKET RULES

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.

 

 

The Vendor Packet contains market rules and operating procedures.

2022/2023 Hood River Farmers Market Vendor Packet (winter season)

2023 Hood River Farmers Market Vendor Packet

STEP 2 - SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION

Links to available applications can be found a the top of this page. Email any supporting documents to Hannah@gorgegrown.com

STEP 3 - SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FEE

Application fees can be submitted through the application for with a debit card or credit. Application fees can also be paid via check. Instructions are included in the application.

The application fee $25 before the priority deadline, $35 after.

STEP 4 - BE PATIENT WHILE WE REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION

On or around the priority deadline, Gorge Grown Food Network will review applications and be in contact with all applicants regarding acceptance to market. 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 - ATTEND VENDOR ORIENTATION

If you are offered a booth space, you are required to attend a vendor orientation meeting. Vendors that miss the mandatory orientation will be asked to attend an alternative meeting. Vendors that join a market after the scheduled orientation will need to attend a meeting with the farmers market manager to review important topics covered before starting at the market.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR VENDORS

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.