Merchant Application

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  • About Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market

  • Since 2005, Community Food Connections, a 501c3 nonprofit organization has operated a vibrant and diverse farmers market, Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market, in the heart of the city. The work we do is vital to the sustainability of local farms and businesses. CFC invests in the local economy and works to bring all folks together in the name of community and food. The Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market operates Saturday mornings year-round, outdoors at 721 N Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85004.
  • REQUIRED PERMITS
  • Vendors shall comply with all rules and regulations set by the State of Arizona, Maricopa County, and the City of Phoenix relating to the products they sell. It is the sole responsibility of each vendor to be familiar with and abide by all state and federal regulations pertaining to the production, harvest, preparation, preservation, labeling, and safety of products brought to the market.

    This includes, but is not limited to:

  • - Catering License or other health permits as needed per the type of product being sold.

  • - City and/or State Resale Tax Number
  • - All Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market food vendors are required to carry general liability insurance with policy limits not less than a $1,000,000 personal and $2,000,000 General Aggregate naming “Community Food Connections” as additionally insured. We recommend that all vendors carry some sort of small business insurance. A copy of the liability certificate must be presented before space is assigned. Additional product liability insurance is recommended.
  • All paperwork (vendor application, copies of licensing/permits, liability insurance coverage) must be on file with the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market prior to vending at the Market. As these documents expire (permits, insurance plans), new ones must be provided to the Market.
  • FEE STRUCTURE
  • Booths are typically 10’x10’. Fees will be assessed regardless of how often a vendor attends the market. The Membership fee is assessed yearly in January. Tent and table rentals are dependent on availability. We highly suggest bringing your own tent, tables, and weights for wind protection.
  • - One year Membership Fee $120
  • - All vendors pay 10% of their sales (5% for growers)
  • - Electric Rental $3
  • - Tent Rental $5
  • - Table Rental $1/per table
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Becoming a Merchant - More Information

Vendor Selection: We currently review applications seasonally. Your application will be reviewed by a Vendor Selection Jury that will ensure that your products meet the criteria listed above. If selected, you will be asked to provide all necessary permits/insurance information, as well as a signed Market Agreement and your annual fee. All vendors must have the proper documentation on file prior to beginning as a vendor.

Location: The market lot on the southeast corner of McKinley Street and Central Avenue; 721 N. Central, 2 blocks south of Roosevelt.

Set-up: Our Market runs year-round outdoors in the 0pen air. Our market has a limited amount of tents and tables available for a rental fee. Vendors should be able to furnish their own tents and tables. All businesses are expected to set up and break down all of their own equipment and we ask that you leave your space cleaner than when you arrived.

Days and Times:

Year-round, rain or shine
Saturdays, October – May, 8 am – 1 pm
Saturdays, May – September, 7 am – 11 am

PLEASE BE PATIENT: At this time we are reviewing applications seasonally so please be patient while we get back to you. Artisans and other non-food vendors, please note that we are currently at capacity. We do keep a waitlist of inquiring vendors to review if and when space opens. Waitlists do not guarantee a vendor space at the market, however, it does ensure inquiring vendors do not need to reapply.

Thank you for your interest in the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market.

Resources:

Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License
https://azdor.gov/transaction-privilege-tax/tpt-license

Environmental Services Department
https://esd.maricopa.gov/4996/Permits-Forms-and-Applications

Cottage Food Program
https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/food-safety-environmental-services/cottage-food-program/index.php

Maricopa.gov Form Center
https://www.maricopa.gov/FormCenter/Environmental-Services-16/NEW-OWNERNEW-PERMIT-APPLICATION-FOR-A-PU-175