How To Vend
Our Markets are currently full for 2013. Our main application period is January 1-31st. If space becomes available we are need to seek new vendros, we will announce it on our Facebook page and on our website. For general information on the application process, vending fees and expectations, please review the orms to the right and the instructions below.
All new crafters, prepared food vendors and farmers with value added products must also be available to have their product reviewed in February. Please download the forms to the right for more information.
There may be additional application review dates in 2013 depending on market mix and space availability. Check our website for updates on late application options.
Below is general information about becoming a vendor and vending fees.
How to Become a Market Vendor.
Read the information below, following each step, and you'll be on your way to joining a great organization committed to supporting market vendors.
- Decide which vendor category you are in. Farmers can sell crafts or processed food but need to participate in the appropriate Product Review Panel. Possible categories are Farmer, Crafter, Processor/Concessionaire or Service Provider (please note there are very limited Service Provider slots available). ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE GROWN OR PRODUCED IN WHATCOM OR SKAGIT COUNTIES!
- Read the BFM Handbook and Bylaws. Read and download the Membership Application. All applications are due to the Bellingham Farmers Market by January 31. Applications, however, will continue to be accepted throughout the season with the possibility of acceptance but will be subject to a $50 Late Fee.
- Crafters and food vendors must complete the appropriate Product Review form and participate in the Prodcut Review Panel. See forms for date.
- Send completed Membership Application, Product Review Form (if applicatble) and mail all forms along with a check for full payment to: BFM, P.O. Box 1131, Bellingham, WA 98227
First round of notification of membership approvals/denials will be the first week of March.
2013 Membership Fees
Membership Fee: $70
Set-up/Clean-up Fee: $50
Electical Fees: $5/$25 (pease note there is limited power)
Membership Fee: $40 (full membership)
Electical Fees: $5/$25 (please note there is limited power)
2013 Daily Stall Fees
Each of the Markets charges a Daily Stall Fee.This is a base amount or a % category commission whichever is greater as defined in the BFM Handbook:
Saturday Market: Daily Stall Fee is $30 or a % category commission
Wednesday Market: Daily Stall Fee is $25 or a % category commission
2013 Category Commissions:
Contract Vendors: Eastern WA Produce: 10.5%
Prepared Food/Concessionaires: 7.5%
Service Providers: 9.5%