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, Email, or in person at the Saturday Market
  • Email applications to [email protected]

After reviewing all of the above information,
click here to download our 2023 New Vendor Application