2022 Vendor Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Wakefield Farmers Market! 

 

The 2022 season is full, however for the 2023 season we are looking for local farms/specialty food/beverage vendors selling items that are NOT yet represented at the market. We are currently searching for vendors in the following areas:  Dairy, yogurt, ice cream, cheese; oils; dumplings; hard cider; and microgreens that are cut onsite.  Plus local produce and flower farms.

 

Unfortunately, due to public safety, we can not accept food trucks at this time.  We do not have a safe area for trucks to do business. 

 

We have reached our capacity for the following items:  coffee, cookies, brownies, whoopie pies, pies, honey, maple syrup, candles, resin art, and soap.  

The focus of our market is VERY local. No chains, franchises, or big corporations are represented as vendors. MAKE IT, BAKE IT, OR GROW IT is our motto for vendors. Also, vendors who earn, or plan to earn their living primarily through the business they bring to markets are given preference. Scroll down for artisan-specific information.

To inquire about being a vendor, email wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with your webpage URL and/or product pictures, and a description of your product (s) or, if a farmer, a general list of crops, farming methods, and any specialty crops or products.  Farms MUST grow all the produce sold at the market.

Guidelines for Acceptance:

Farmers: Only working farms at which folks are making their main living and who have general liability business insurance are accepted.

Artisans: You must make your own product and it must be unique and of very high quality. We have reached our capacity for candle and soap vendors.

Here is a handy bullet list of our guidelines:

  • The vendor must make, bake, or grow the product.

  • All vendors must have business liability insurance for the company that makes the product.

  • The vendor must offer a reasonable assortment of products within their main product offering.

  • If a food product, it must be made from wholesome ingredients. Products made with manufactured protein powders, MLM distributed shakes, or ones making health improvement claims will not be accepted.

  • All food vendors must obtain a Farmers Market permit from the Wakefield Board of Health.

  • If a nonfood product, the product must be handmade, unique, and  take technical skill or knowledge to create.

  • You must be ready to go by 9:00 a.m. and stay set up for the full 4 hours each week that you attend.

  • The fee for 2023 is $35 per Saturday plus a one-time application fee of $75

Once you have been invited to apply, you will be sent application instructions.  We can not invite businesses that are not yet in existence.  Vendors must have a business to apply.  We can not accept businesses before or during the business plan stage.

To learn what will be needed to get a BOH permit and to apply, click HERE to go to the web page that our Board of Health created just for our Wakefield Farmers Market Vendors. You will find there everything you need to apply for our BOH permit. The Wakefield BOH does not charge a permit fee to market vendors.