Become a Vendor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor with Community Farmers Markets. CFM is an umbrella organization that oversees the operations of five weekly markets serving the Atlanta area. Community Farmers Markets aims to create a local food infrastructure for long-term sustainability and meaningful community impact. We seek producers, programs, and partnerships that uphold environmental, social, and economic integrity.

Every vendor within our market community is carefully screened as we aim to select a diverse group of vendors for each market to provide our customers with access to the highest quality and locally produced food.

Requirements and Restrictions

Products that may be sold at CFM markets include the following:

  • Vegetables grown by the seller from seeds, seedlings, or sets.
  • Fruits, berries, or nuts grown on trees, bushes, or vines on the seller’s farm.
  • Plants grown by the seller from seed, seedling, or transplant.
  • Eggs produced by the seller’s poultry.
  • Honey produced by the seller’s bees.
  • Fresh baked goods and prepared food items must be made from scratch by the seller using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.
  • Fresh cut flowers grown on the seller’s farm.
  • Meat products must be produced from animals raised on the seller’s farm.
  • Dairy products, including milk, cheese, and yogurt must be produced from animals raised on the seller’s farm.
  • Fish products must to be humanely caught or raised.
  • Pet food and treats made from scratch by the seller using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.
  • Foraging is an acceptable practice. Foraged products must be approved by the CFM Director of Operations prior to sale.
  • Prepared and packaged foods using ingredients sourced from local, Georgia farms.
  • Bath and Body products that incorporate local and sustainable products.
  • Handmade Arts and Crafts products using sustainably sourced materials.

We will NOT ACCEPT the following products:

  • Carnival-like foods such as cotton candy, candy apples, candied nuts, kettle corn, toffee, and taffy.
  • Overly processed and/or fried foods.
  • Beverages not produced by vendor business (i.e. cans of soda and bottled water).
  • Energy drinks.
  • Meat and dairy products treated with growth hormones.
  • Products containing THC or CBD.

If your business does not meet the above requirements – please do not complete the Vendor Application. If you are interested in becoming involved with the markets but do not meet the requirements, please reach out to info@cfmatl.org for additional information.


Vendor Criteria and Required Documents

At the time of submitting your application, all vendors are required to submit the following documentation:

  • Business License
  • Department of Agriculture and/ or Department of Health certifications, as required by your business
  • Application Fee

 

Additional Farmer Requirements:

  • Farm Plan- including a map of the farm (hand drawn is permissible), crops intended to be planted, and harvesting timeline for crops. We will ask for updated crop plans and harvesting dates throughout the season.
  • For meat producers, a Mobile Meat License is required.
  • For egg producers, a Candling License is required.
  • For cheese producers, a Dairy Manufacturer’s License is required.
  • If you are a farm selling value-added products, a Cottage Foods License or Food Establishment License is required.

 

Additional Prepared Food and Pet Food & Treats Requirements:

  • Ingredient and sourcing list for all products.
  • Labels for all packaged products.
  • Samples of your product will be requested as part of the application process.

Additional Bath and Body Producers and Artists/ Crafters Requirements:

  • Ingredient and sourcing list for all products.
  • Samples or photographs of your product will be requested as part of the application process.

 

All vendors selling edible products are required to have liability insurance to participate in any CFM markets. We may ask for additional documentation depending on your business.

CFM is committed to transparency within our vendor community. We reserve the right to request additional information from vendors during the application process and throughout the market season, including but not limited to updated farm plans, planting and harvesting information, information regarding suppliers, or information deemed important to CFM staff. CFM also reserves the right to request farm visits or production site visits if questions or concerns regarding products arise.


Application Fees

If you are a First Time Applicant to CFM, the initial application fee is $100.00 for the first market and $50.00 for each additional market. Application fees are non-refundable regardless of your admissions into the market(s).

Number of Markets Applied For (First Time Vendor) Total Cost
1 Market $100.00
2 Markets $150.00
3 Markets $200.00
4 Markets $250.00
5 Markets $300.00



If you are a Returning Vendor (you have sold at one CFM market in the past) application fees are $25.00 per market.  Application fees are non-refundable regardless of your admissions into the market(s).

Number of Markets Applied For (Returning Vendor) Total Cost
1 Market $25.00
2 Markets $50.00
3 Markets $75.00
4 Markets $100.00
5 Markets $125.00

 


 

Additional Requirements and Vendor Booth Fees:

Prior to selling, vendors must also be fully prepared with their own booth set-up infrastructure: canopies & weights, signage, pricing and ingredient information, attractive display materials, correct certification information, etc.

Vendors must carry copies of all their licenses, certifications, and liability insurance in their booth at all times.

If selected to participate in the markets(s), all vendors will be required to have debit and credit cards processing capabilities at their individual booth.

Market

Farmers Weekly Vendor Fee

Ponce City

$20.00

Decatur Wednesday

$20.00

East Atlanta Village

$20.00

Decatur Saturday

$20.00

Grant Park

$20.00

Market

NON-Farmers Weekly Vendor Fee

Ponce City

$25.00

Decatur Wednesday

$20.00

East Atlanta Village

$25.00

Decatur Saturday

$20.00

Grant Park

$35.00


2019 Market Season

Ponce City Farmers Market

  • Tuesdays, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • April 9th – October 29th
  • Location: 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308
  • in the Shed, parallel to the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail

 

Decatur Farmers Market, Wednesday

  • Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • April 10th – December 18th
  • Location: 308 Clairemont Rd., Decatur, GA 30030

 

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

  • Thursdays, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • April 11th – November 21st
  • Location: 572 Stokeswood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316

 

Decatur Farmers Market, Saturday

  • Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • April 13th – December 14th
  • Location: 308 Clairemont Rd., Decatur, GA 30030

 

Grant Park Farmers Market

  • Sundays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • April 7th – December 15th
  • Location: 600 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312

Available Vendor and Product Opportunites

Vendor opportunities first time and new vendors for the Grant Park Farmers Market are extremely limited for the 2019 season. We will only consider applicants that are producing unique products not already available or in abundance at the market and only a small percentage of new and first-time applicants will be accepted into to the market. We will not be accepting any new farmers (produce or livestock) to the Grant Park Farmers Market.

Please carefully review the following information regarding vendor and product availability per market:

Ponce City Farmers Market

  • Diversified produce farmers (vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, nuts)
  • Livestock Farmers (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, rabbit)
  • Eggs and dairy products (cheese, milk, butter, yogurt)
  • Unique value-added products (packaged foods)

 

Decatur Farmers Market, Wednesday

  • Diversified produce farmers (vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, nuts)
  • Livestock Farmers (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, rabbit)
  • Eggs and dairy products (cheese, milk, butter, yogurt)
  • Ready to Eat foods
  • Unique value-added products (packaged foods)

 

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

  • Unique farm products such as fruits, mushrooms, and nuts
  • Livestock Farmers (any and all meat producers)
  • Eggs and dairy products (cheese, milk, butter, yogurt)
  • Ready to Eat foods
  • Unique value-added products (packaged foods)

 

Decatur Farmers Market, Wednesday

  • Diversified produce farmers (vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, nuts)
  • Livestock Farmers (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, rabbit)
  • Eggs and dairy products (cheese, milk, butter, yogurt)
  • Ready to Eat foods
  • Unique value-added products (packaged foods)

 

Grant Park Farmers Market

  • Vendor opportunities for first time and new vendors for the Grant Park Farmers Market are extremely limited for the 2019 season.
  • We will only consider applications that are unique products not already available or in abundance at the market and will only be accepting a small percentage of new and first-time applicants to the market.
  • We will not be accepting any new farmers (produce or livestock) to the Grant Park Farmers Market.

Vendor Application

Our 2019 application window has ended.

If you’d like to be considered to join our markets this year, please fill out this brief inquiry form to tell us about your business. We will reach out to you to for further information, only if there is appropriate space available for your products. We’ll also keep your inquiry on file for the remainder of the season, in the case of any openings.  

Click here to submit the Vendor Wait List form.

 


2019 Vendor Application Timeline

 

  • Applications are due Friday, January 25th, 2019
  • Vendor Samples Request will be scheduled between Monday, January 28th through Monday, February 4th.
  • Acceptance and Rejection Notifications will be sent by close of business on Tuesday, February 12th.

If you are accepted to CFM market(s), you will be required to attend our annual Vendor Orientation Meeting that takes place in early March. If you are unable to attend, we will work with you to make sure you receive all important information and training and at an alternate time.

Due to the volume of applications and emails received during this time please no calls or emails regarding the status of your application. Please only contact us at info@cfmatl.org with questions not outlined our website or in the application.

Thank you for supporting the local food movement!
-Your Community Farmers Markets Team

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