Farmers Markets

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-642-0128
TTY 711

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria , Virginia

Pamela Smith,
Community Horticulture Supervisor

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Farmers Markets Vendor Information

The Fairfax County Park Authority operates 10 farmers markets across Fairfax County, Va. Our farmers market program strives to increase access to local food, improve the health of Fairfax citizens, support local food producers and protect the environment. Join us in this mission by becoming a vendor in our markets!

Our markets are strictly producer-only, meaning you must grow, raise or make from scratch all products you sell.  Distributors, re-selling or brokers are strictly prohibited. All produce grown, meat raised and other products made must be within 125 mile radius of Fairfax County. We do not allow hot food to be prepared and cooked onsite at our markets.

The Fairfax County Farmers Markets vendor selection process is competitive, based on each market's individual needs. Not all vendors that apply will receive a space at markets. Spaces for baked goods vendors and conventional farmers are particularly competitive. This is especially true for our Saturday markets: Reston and Burke. We do not allow any mid-season entry or drop ins.

Fairfax County Farmers Markets only allow the sale of food items, and do not offer space to crafts vendors or other commercial businesses. Community Use Areas are available directly outside of our markets for non-profits, political organizations, and community groups to use on a first come, first served basis.

Become a vendor

2022 Application Timeline

  • January 21: Vendor Interest Meeting & Applications open on the Farmspread website. Sign up in Step 2 below.
  • February 11: Applications close and application fees due
  • Late February: Vendor selection
  • March 4: Market fees and payments due
  • March 25: Insurance and paperwork due
  • Late April/Early May: Markets begin

Do you qualify?

In order to qualify to sell at market, your business must be able to confirm all of the following statements.

  • My business location is within 125 miles of Green Spring Gardens, in Alexandria, Va.
  • I grow, raise, or make all the products that I sell
  • I do not sell any hot food prepared or cooked on site
  • I do not sell olives, chocolates, or other non-local products with the exception of locally roasted coffee
  • I am not a craft vendor

If your business is in accordance with all statements please move on to step 2.

  • Organic and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) produce vendors
  • Dairies, creameries, and artisan cheese
  • Seafood
  • Mushrooms
  • Value added vendors that feature local ingrediants
  • Produce – Vegetables, fruits, microgreens
  • Meats – Chicken, turkey, pork, beef, bison, rabbit, sausage, eggs etc
  • Seafood – finfish, shellfish, & crustaceans harvested from Chesapeake Bay tributaries
  • Dairy – Milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, etc.
  • Honey – Bee pollen, beeswax bi-products (candles, body products)
  • Baked Goods – Loaves of bread, cookies, cupcakes etc.
  • Herbs – Dried herbs, teas
  • Coffee hot/cold beverage, or by the bag using  locally roasted beans.
  • Plants – Vegetable starters, potted/cut herbs, potted/cut flowers.
  • Value Added Products – Any product which is processed from its original form. Ex: soups, fermented products, jams, etc.
  • Hot food sold to eat on site – food trucks, BBQ, etc
  • Olives
  • Body products – except those that are a direct byproduct of a farming operation. Ex: honey vendor makes beeswax chap stick with leftover wax.
  • Crafts – except those that are a direct byproduct of a farming operation. Ex: Bison vendor sells hide bracelets & wallets

New Vendor Interest Form

Please fill out the interest form below if you are interested in becoming a vendor with Fairfax County Farmers Markets.

Apply

Applications to Fairfax County Farmers Markets for the 2022 season are currently closed. Please fill out the New Vendor Interest Form in Step 2, and review the steps below for the 2023 application process.

  1. Review the Vendor Handbook. When you submit your application you will be required to sign a legal agreement that states you have read and understand these rules and will adhere to them throughout the market season.
  2. Create your online profile through Farmspread
  3. Apply to the Fairfax County Farmers Markets in Farmspread. Applications will open in late January and close early February. A $50 application fee is required before vendors will be considered in the selection process. To stay informed about the application timeline and receive a direct link to the application when it opens, please fill out the form on Step 2.
Create Farmspread Profile

 

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