Resources for Vendors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor with Gorge Grown Food Network. Gorge Grown manages three farmers markets in the Columbia River Gorge: Hood River Farmers Market, Mosier Farmers Market and Mercado del Valle.  We are proud to host markets that serve as a small business incubator for the many wonderful farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and fish providers, cheese makers, specialty food producers and artists our area has to offer. Our markets have grown to be flourishing community events that bring neighbors together to share the local flavors of the Gorge.

Applications for the 2018 outdoor season will be published in February.

Contact Hannah with any farmers market inquiries, hannah@gorgegrown.com.

STEP 1 - SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

Gorge Grown Farmers Markets are a place to showcase locally grown, raised, sourced, and produced products. Complete details can be found on page 7 of the Vendor Packet.  Products allowed at the market include:

  • Farm products including fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, eggs, herbs, meat and dairy. All farm products must be grown, raised, produced, caught, or gathered in the Gorge (Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat, or Skamania Counties)
  • Fish and seafood products legally caught (not farmed) by the producer in OR or WA
  • Foraged products including  mushrooms, herbs, plants or berries legally gathered in the Gorge
  • Nursery products
  • Processed farm products made from raw ingredients. These products include cheeses, dairy, meats, dried fruits and vegetables, juices, jams, etc.
  • Prepared food products that are ready-to-eat onsite
  • Second farm products
  • Craft products
STEP 2 - LEARN THE MARKET RULES & REGULATIONS

Please read our Vendor Packet (updated 2018 packet coming soon!) to learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions, and for additional information about the requirements and expectations of participating in one of our markets.

 

STEP 3 - SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

Applications are available starting mid February. Priority deadline for Hood River Farmers Market Vendors is March 12th. Priority deadline for Mosier Farmers Market and Mercado del Valle Vendors is May 1st. Applications will still be accepted after priority deadlines on a rolling basis.

STEP 4 - APPLICATION REVIEW & STATUS NOTIFICATION

Gorge Grown Food Network is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with high quality, locally produced products. All applications will be carefully considered.

Applications from farmers, value added farmers and producers, and prepared food vendors will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Craft makers and artists will be juried before being allowed to sell at Gorge Grown Farmers Markets. A product review committee comprised of members of the arts community will rule on crafter applications. Priority applicants will be notified by March 30th.

 

STEP 5 - VENDOR ORIENTATION

Welcome to Gorge Grown Farmers Markets! All vendors are required to attend vendor orientation before the start of the season. You will receive adequate advance notice about the time, date and location of this orientation meeting. During the meeting, vendors will meet market staff, review the rules and regulations provided in the Vendor Packet, have the opportunity to ask questions, and meet fellow members of the market community.

 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR VENDORS