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.
The Fairfax County Farmers Market vendor selection process is competitive, based on each market's individual needs. Not all vendors that apply will receive a space at FCFMs. 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.
FCFMs only allow the sale of food items, and do not offer space to crafts vendors or other commercial businesses. A community-zone space is available directly outside of our markets for non-profits, political organizations, and community groups to use on a first come, first served basis.
In order to qualify to sell at market, your business must be able to confirm all of the following statements.
If your business is in accordance with all statements please move on to step 2.
Interested vendors should attend the Prospective Vendor meeting held in January. At this meeting, we will discuss the rules and regulations of the farmers markets, the application process and program updates. Please sign up below to receive an invitation to the January meeting, and to be notified when the application enrollment period begins.
LATE JANUARY – Vendor Interest Meeting held & Applications open on www.farmspread.com
FEBRUARY – Applications close
LATE FEBRUARY – Vendor Selection
MARCH – Payments due
APRIL – Insurance paperwork due
LATE APRIL/MAY – Markets begin
Our application process is done entirely online through our farmers market management system. There are three parts to the application process:
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