Become a Vendor

Application Requirements
You MUST GROW IT, BAKE IT, OR MAKE IT.

  • Certificate of Produce  (Producers only) 
  • Sales Tax ID  (required for anything sold, except for produce)
  • Carson City Health Permit – Required if you sample or sell ready-to-eat food, meat, or eggs.
  • Food vendors must work out of a permitted commercial kitchen unless you are a cottage food applicant.
  • Cottage Food Applicants only- You must be registered with the Carson City Health Dept. and provide a copy of your Approved Cottage Letter.
  • Commercial Liability Insurance ($1,000,000/$2,000,000 added liability Carson Farmers Market as additional insured) (required for all vendors – do not get insurance before you have been approved as a vendor if you don’t already have it). See the resources below.
  • Proof of Nonprofit Status (if you are a nonprofit)
  • Must be Local to Carson, Reno, Douglas, Dayton, or surrounding areas.
  • 10 x 10 Canopy, weights for each leg, signage, tables, and table coverings (required for all vendors)

Vendors who DO NOT qualify :

  • If YOU DID NOT make it, bake it, or grow it, you DO NOT qualify
  • Vendors reselling any product that has been purchased from a distributor third party or imported (unless otherwise approved)
  • Nationally distributed goods
  • Energy drinks, soda, or canned drinks
  • Agricultural products not grown by the producer
  • Any local organization that does not align with our mission. You must make it, bake it or grow it, or have direct involvement in agriculture or health and wellness activities. 

Please only submit an application if you meet the qualifications.

The Market Manager has sole discretion in making admissions decisions related to the CFM with respect to all categories. The Market Manager will notify Applicants of whether or not they have been approved.

*Create an account and fill out vendor information, detailed list of products are required; if approved, you will need to upload the required documents later. If you are approved, we will contact you with the next steps in the process. Allow up to 10 days for an email response. 

*DO NOT FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION IF YOU DID NOT MAKE IT, BAKE IT, OR GROW IT.