Application Process

All local businesses are welcome to apply! 

The Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market operates near max capacity, and we tend to bring on new vendors as space is available. All applications will be kept on file for six months. Meaning we could reach out at any point in those six months. We prioritize those who would offer new and unique products to the market.

Small-scale, innovative growers are highly prioritized. 

Some unique vendors/products we’re currently looking for include fish, fermented/pickled items, dried pantry items, cheese & dairy, and gluten-free options.

At this time, here is a list of businesses/products we’re not seeking:

  • Jewelry
  • Body Care Products
    • Soaps, Salves, Lotions
  • Home Goods
  • CBD/Medicinal
  • Photography & Prints
  • Dog Treats
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Baked Pastries

If you fall into any of these categories, there is no guarantee that we will follow up with you.

It’s our goal to maintain a diverse group of vendors at all times. Thank you for your interest in the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market.

Vendor Application

  • Contact Information

  • Business Details

    Check all that apply

  • Photos

    Please submit any relevant photos of your product and branding
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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.
  • 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.
  • - Vendors must supply their own gear, including tents/canopies (with weights), tables, and electric supplies.
  • - Catering License or other health permits as needed per the type of product being sold (if selling food).

  • - TPT License or EIN
  • - 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.
  • 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.
  • - One-year Membership Fee $120 (pro-rated at $10 a month for new vendors)
  • - All vendors pay 10% of their sales (5% for growers)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Becoming a Merchant - More Information

Location: Within the Phoenix Bioscience Core in a parking lot at 5th St and McKinley St. 2 blocks south of Roosevelt St, and 2 blocks west of 7th St.

720 N. 5th St, Phoenix AZ 85004

Set-up: Our Market runs year-round outdoors in the 0pen air. All new vendors are required to have their own gear (tent/tables) and power if necessary. 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 – April, 8 am – 1 pm
Saturdays, May – September, 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Contact Info:

[email protected]


We recommend that all vendors carry some sort of small business insurance. Most vendors utilize the Food Liability Insurance Program (FLIP), which covers a wide variety of business operations.

More information on why we require insurance and what to consider when looking for general liability insurance can be found in the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit

Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License

Food Permits

  • If inquiring about a food permit for the first time, you should call 602-506-3301.

Cottage Food Program

  • AZ residents can produce baked and confectionery products in their homes and offer them for commercial sale within the state.