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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.
  • REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN
  • 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, 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.
  • 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 (pro-rated at $10 a month for new vendors)
  • - All vendors pay 10% of their sales (5% for growers)
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Becoming a Merchant - More Information

Vendor Selection Process: We currently review applications on a weekly, sometimes bi-weekly basis. Your application will be reviewed by a Vendor Selection Committee (consisting of CFC board members) who will ultimately consider if your business is a good fit for the market. If selected, you will be asked to provide all necessary permits/insurance information and a signed Market Agreement & Indemnity Agreement. All vendors must have the proper documentation on file prior to beginning as a vendor.

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 from 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). 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

PLEASE BE PATIENT: The market generally operates near max capacity, and we tend to bring on new vendors as space is available. Artisans and other non-food vendors, please note that we are currently prioritizing food vendors. Though we do accept artisans, it’s just in on a more infrequent basis. We do offer a rotating artist series, in which we offer space once a month to an artist. If this may be of interest, please let us know!  We don’t always follow up with every applicant, but you are welcome to follow up with us anytime at info@downtownphoenixfarmersmarket.org. 

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

Resources:

We recommend that all vendors carry some sort of small business insurance. More information on why we require insurance and what to consider when looking for general liability insurance can be found at the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit

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