VENDOR INFO

The Baker City Farmers Market is proud to welcome and support local farmers, crafters and entrepreneurs each season. Whether you grow your own food, make delicious baked goods, or craft one of a kind items, we have a place for you!

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Become a New Vendor

BCFM prides itself on being the bridge between our local producers and our community. We are agriculturally focused and will always support local farms and small businesses in our area. Throughout the season, we welcome vendors selling fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, meat, honey, hot foods, pottery, and more to hundreds of customers each week.

To this end, we are always inviting new vendors who produce or grow edible products and creative craft vendors to participate in the market. As a new vendor, you can take advantage of discounted pricing and enjoy a half price stall fee of only $10 per market for your first three markets, subject to space availability. See our 2021 BCFM Rules and Guidelines for details.  The information below should give you the details you need with regard to selling at BCFM. Join us at our Annual Vendor Meeting to learn more. Please RSVP on our Events Page!

 

We are here to support you in turning your passion into a sustainable small business. If you have any questions, reach out to us at bakercityfarmersmarketor@gmail.com. Looking for information about our COVID-19 Policy? We follow all applicable state, local and federal regulations, and adhere to the guidance put forth by the Oregon Farmers Market Association. For the latest information, please visit OFMA's COVID-19 Resources.

2021 Vendor Information and Application

To participate in the Baker City Farmers Market, you must first review:

 

2021 BCFM Rules and Guidelines 

2021 BCFM Vendor Information

Then, you'll need to:

2021 Vendor Fees:

  • Membership (annual; required):  $15.00 (due 3:00 p.m. at your first market)

  • Daily single stall rate: $20.00 (due 3:00 p.m. day of market)

  • Seasonal single stall rate: $17.00 x 20 weeks = $340.00 (due in full 3:00 June 3rd; designated seasonal stall location may be held with 50% seasonal payment ($170.00) due at annual vendor’s meeting; remainder is due prior to first market)

Thank you and looking forward to working with you!

Equity Statement and Workplace Harassment Policy

Baker City Farmers Market (BCFM) strives to offer an inclusive marketplace for farmers, food entrepreneurs, artists, and crafters to nourish and enrich our community. BCFM promotes inclusiveness by celebrating a diverse range of social identities through the voices of our vendors, shoppers, employees and volunteers. In our communities, at our markets, and within our organization, we are committed to addressing inequities as a critical step in sustaining our mission. To that end, we provide and promote access to business opportunities and nutritious food in our community, including to those impacted by injustice, oppression, and poverty.

 

WORKPLACE DESCRIMINATION PROHIBITED The safety and wellbeing of BCFM employees, customers, volunteers, vendors and visitors is of utmost importance. Threatening behavior and acts of violence, whether verbal, physical or by electronic means, will not be tolerated. Hate speech or symbols and acts of discrimination are considered to be threatening and violent. BCFM prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran/military status and marital or family status. Any person who engages in discriminatory, threatening, or violent behavior shall be removed from the premises as quickly as safety permits and banned from BCFM premises pending the outcome of an investigation. Subsequent to the investigation, BCFM will respond appropriately. This response may include, but is not limited to, suspension and/or termination of any business relationship, and/or the pursuit of criminal prosecution of the person or persons involved. If you experience workplace violence or harassment at the market, please communicate with the market management or board as quickly as possible so the matter can be addressed.

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Food Access & Alternative Currency Programs

Baker City Farmers Market participates in three food access programs, which grow sales for our vendors and increase access to fresh, local, healthy food for our neighbors. Each program has different requirements and an associated alternative currency. Please read on to see which program(s) your business is eligible to participate in.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / EBT

Vendors selling products meeting the requirements of the SNAP program must accept BCFM SNAP tokens as payment. SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. SNAP customers may purchase tokens at the market manager’s booth using their Oregon Trail EBT cards.  Customers then use the tokens to purchase eligible goods from individual market vendors.  Tokens are in $1 denomination, wooden and say Baker City Farmers Market EBT One Dollar No Change Given in red. NO CHANGE can be given for these tokens. The customer can add products to bring the purchase up to the dollar amount. Vendors will be fully reimbursed for all BCFM SNAP tokens returned to the Market Manager.  BCFM encourages vendors to exchange SNAP tokens for reimbursement at the end of every market.  SNAP tokens must be reimbursed, at a minimum, on a monthly basis.

 

SNAP eligible goods include:   food intended to be eaten at home, including fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, seeds, baked goods to be taken home and plants intended for growing food. 

 

SNAP tokens are NOT to be used for non-food items, foods that are hot at the point of sale, foods to be eaten on site, alcoholic beverages, and pet foods. 

Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB)

The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program supports local growers and SNAP participants by providing a match that increases fresh produce purchasing. BCFM will have increased funding for this program in 2021, thanks to the support of the Farmers Market Fund and private donors. To learn more, see the DUFB Vendor FAQs.

SNAP card users can double their benefits up to $10 per market day and receive Double Up Food Bucks to be used only for fruits and vegetables that meet the following criteria:

• GOOD FOR: any variety of fresh, dried, or frozen whole or cut fruits and vegetables without added sugars, fats, oils, or salt. Includes mushrooms, fresh herbs, nuts, dried beans, and edible plant starts. 

• NOT GOOD FOR: grains, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, prepared foods, fermented foods, salsa, pickles, jams, jellies, honey, cider, juice, tea, or other foods that do not fit into the above guidelines; nonfood items.

If you sell any of the items under the "GOOD FOR" list above, you are eligible to participate! Please read the Eligible Produce Vendor Letter and FAQs below, then sign the Acknowledgement Form online. You can also request a paper form and mail it to us or turn it in to the Market Manager at the market. If you are not eligible, you may still receive questions from customers at the market, so please take a moment to read the Non-Eligible Produce Vendor Letter. 

Farm Direct Nutrition Program / WIC Vouchers

The Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) is a state-administered USDA nutrition program that brings more than 1.5 million dollars to Oregon farmers each year. FDNP checks are issued to families enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program and eligible low-income seniors to spend with authorized farmers selling directly to consumers. The green $4 checks are specifically for locally grown fresh, unprocessed fruits, vegetables and cut edible herbs and are valid from June 1 through November 30 each year.  

 

Individual vendors MUST be authorized by the state in order to accept these vouchers. Note that for this program, the market does not reimburse farmers; instead they are able to deposit the FDNP vouchers (which are $4 checks) into their bank accounts directly.

 

To qualify, farmers must: 

• Own, lease, rent, or sharecrop land to grow, cultivate, or harvest crops on that land in Oregon or a bordering county; and, 

• Sell their own produce at a farmers market or farm stand. 

 

Before accepting FDNP checks, farmers must: 

• Complete and submit an application at myoregonfarm.org; 

• Participate in a brief phone orientation training, if new to FDNP; 

• Sign a three-year agreement; and, 

• Receive an authorization letter and program materials packet in the mail from the State.

Beginning Vendor Support Network Grant

Baker City Farmers Market (BCFM) is one of five markets participating in a three-year federal grant research program being conducted by Oregon Farmers Market Association and Oregon State University. The program is called the Beginning Vendor Support Network (BVSN). The aim of this research is to understand why producers use the farmers markets, the influences on sales increase or decrease, and several other factors.  This grant provides funding to our market to help us find ways to recruit, retain, support, and foster new vendors, all the while still being of aid and support to our more established vendors.

 

As part of the requirements of this grant and to measure our impact, we must collect raw sales data from all vendors. Extensive steps are taken to protect vendor data. For details, see our Market Rules and Guidelines. All vendors must also complete a survey, linked below (paper copies available upon request). 


This grant directly improves our ability to support new and established vendors as we work to grow and improve our market.  Your contribution is appreciated. 

Want some tips on marketing yourself during market season? Thanks to our grant from BVSN, we can help!
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