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