Are you interested in becoming a Vendor at the Sarasota Farmers Market?

Our Market is a community, and as such we have a unique, thorough process for applying to be a Vendor. Please read the guidelines below carefully before using the link below to submit your application. 

Please note: submitting this application does NOT guarantee a place at the market. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected to proceed in the process will be contacted.

New Vendor Application Process:

  • Market Focus:  The Sarasota Farmers Market is not a flea market.  We take a lot of pride into making sure that agriculture is a priority for vendor consideration and that New Vendors are unique, high-quality, and not in direct duplication with our current Vendors. 
  • All applicants, if accepted, are committed to an annual contract.  The Market is open year-round. Vendors are allowed seven (7) weeks off per year, but not more than three (3) weeks consecutively.
  • The business owner applying as a vendor needs to be present at the market year-round.
  • We accept Vendors in four unique categories:
    • Plants:
      • *All Plant Vendors must have a Nursery License registered with the State of Florida
    • Produce:
    • Artisans:
      • *The market only accepts artisans that make their own product, with a priority on products that are produced/sourced locally.
    • Food:
      • *We require all Food Vendors to be fully permitted by the State of Florida and operate out of a licensed commercial kitchen. We do not accept any cottage food/consumable products.
  • Process:  All applications will be submitted to the Market Manager. If they feel it could be a possible fit for the market, applicants will be asked to attend a board meeting for a 5-minute presentation and formal interview by the Board of Directors – a combination of current SFM Vendors and Sarasota Community Vendors.  The Board will vote that night and applicants will be notified the following day.
  • Electricity:  Electricity is limited at the Market.  
  • Food Trucks / Trailers: Food Trucks are not permitted at the Sarasota Farmers Market. Trailers are only permitted with special exception.
  • Rent: All Vendors are under an annual contract and pay rent monthly. Rent is $150/month (taxes included) per 10 linear feet ($15/foot), up to the first 20 feet. After 20 feet, Vendors pay an additional $140/month (taxes included) per 10 linear feet ($14/foot).
  • Applications are accepted by mail only. (Applications will NOT be accepted during our Saturday Market.)  

After reviewing all of the above information,
click here to download our 2022 New Vendor Application