Become A Vendor

selling at the market

Looking for another solid, viable farmers market in Central Texas to vend your meat, poultry, produce, dairy, prepared food and artisan products? Our markets are carefully planned and professionally managed.

We know you want premier selling opportunities managed by professionals and customers who understand the benefits of food which comes directly from the local Texas producer.

Texas Farmers’ Market is managed by F2M Texas, a 501(c)(4) Texas non-profit corporation formed to provide area farmers with profitable direct-marketing opportunities and to provide citizens in our Texas communities with a wide variety of fresh, locally-produced foods in a convenient location. In addition, the corporation seeks to educate the public about nutritional, economic, environmental, and social implications of eating seasonally and locally.

Texas Farmers’ Market 2017-18 vendor forms and information

  1. Read our Market Rules FIRST! In order to determine if your products are eligible to sell at our markets please read through our market rules (and vendor booth pricing) here: F2M Texas dba Texas Farmers’ Market Rules, see below for equipment rental fees
  2. Testimony/Hold Harmless must be signed and submitted before any person works at any F2M Texas/Texas Farmers’ market: Hold Harmless
  3. $25 Application Fee Pay online here – Must be paid before TFM will consider your application or discuss details surrounding your application.
  4. Fill out appropriate application form:

Equipment Rental: Market equipment rental is $30 per market and consists of a canopy, table, weights and chair, as well as setup and take-down. Generators are also available for rent. Equipment must be reserved weekly here — Vendor quick links — and is available on a first come, first served basis.

SELLING FOOD AT OUR MARKETS?

Process for new prepared food vendor requests

Prepared Food vendors joining the market are required to use only natural ingredients (preferably organic) with no artificial colorings, flavorings, hydrogenated fats or high fructose corn syrup. Market ingredients must be used when available or in season.  

Process for a new prepared food vendor:

  1. Read the Market Rules
  2. Pay $25 application fee online here – Must be paid before TFM will consider your application or discuss details surrounding your application.
  3. Fill out appropriate vendor application form.
  4. Drop off your product(s) to be sampled and packaging approved by market manager. Drop off at your convenience at either market.
  5. Application and product will be reviewed and you will receive a response within 10 business days.
  6. Apply for City of Austin/Travis County farmers’ market health permit (see below).
  7. Once you have a farmers’ market health permit and general liability insurance, complete Hold Harmless Form and contact market manager with a start date (preferably at least by the Monday before desired weekend start).

Process for a new cottage food vendor:

  1. Read the Market Rules.
  2. Pay $25 application fee online here – Must be paid before TFM will consider your application or discuss details surrounding your application.
  3. Fill out appropriate vendor application form.
  4. Drop off your product(s) to be sampled and packaging approved by market manager. Drop off at your convenience at either market.
  5. Application and product will be reviewed and you will receive a response within 10 business days.
  6. Once approved, complete the Hold Harmless Form, send copy of driver’s license and general liability insurance certificate to market manager via email here.
  7. Apply for food handler’s permit.
  8. Contact market manager with a start date (preferably at least by the Monday before desired weekend start).

City of Austin/Travis County information for health permitting

What food permits do I need?

Main Phone: 512-978-0300

Address: 1520 Rutherford Lane, 78767

Southeast entrance, building 1, 2nd floor – Buildings found on northeast corner of Rutherford & Cameron Rd., building 1 is further east on Rutherford.

New Walk-in Hours:  Monday through Friday 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM

Will no longer accept and process applications without payment and/or in the event of incomplete application information. Faxed applications will no longer be accepted.

SALES TAX, State of Texas

Click here to learn about Texas Sales and Use tax requirements. Learn more about what food and products are taxable here.