Become a Vendor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Columbia Farmers Market.  As a producer-only market, everything sold at the Columbia Farmers Market is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain the culture, economy, and environment of our region. If you did not grow or produce it yourself, you cannot sell it here. This ensures the freshest and highest quality product for our consumers, who can find out exactly where their food came from and how it was grown or raised. Vendors must be located within a 50 mile radius of the Columbia Farmers Market (1701 W. Ash Street). For more information about products allowed and market rules please refer to the Vendor Handbook.

Before applying, make sure you are in compliance with all federal, state, county and city rules that apply to your
products.  Please review the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services’ Guideline for Farmers Markets here. For a list of local and state agency contacts click here.

CFM is particularly interested in adding the following products to our 2018 market season:

  • dairy products
  • fish
  • stone fruits
  • prepared, ready-to-eat foods using locally grown ingredients
  • turkey
  • goat
  • certified organic vegetables
  • rabbit

Columbia Farmers Market Vendor and Product Types:

Agricultural: A crop or animal that a vendor has grown or raised; items such as vegetables, fruits,
plants, shrubs, fresh or frozen meat etc.
Value-Added: An ‘agricultural product’ as defined above that a vendor has changed/altered or
added to; items such as dried herbs, jams, jellies, ice cream, processed meats, jerkys, sausages, patties, etc.
Artisan: This terms implies that products are made by hand in small batches. The vendor does not grow/raise any item in the product; items such as baked goods, jams or jellies made with fruit purchased, etc. It is expected that you source your products from CFM vendors. (Any stall with greater than 50 percent artisan products in member’s possession at the opening bell of a market session shall be an artisan member. Artisan members shall not number morethan 20 percent of the total membership.)

Columbia Farmers Market Fees & Seasons:

Application Fee: $30 – To be considered to vend at the Columbia Farmers Market all potential members must submit an application. Application will be submitted to the Board of Directors and the Market Manager will notify applicant of the Board’s decision. Application fee only applies to new applicants.

Applications are accepted for the Summer Market January 2 – March 31.  Applications for the Winter Market are accepted October 3 – December 31.

Inspection Fee: $40 – All approved vendors must be inspected before selling.  Fee only applies to first-year members.

Summer Markets:

Columbia Farmers Market Membership (Summer): $400 A membership allows members to sell at Saturday, Wednesday & Thursday summer markets. All members in good-standing are able to vote on membership issues, run for Board of Directors and obtain an annual stall.  All market fees are non-refundable. Application deadline is April 1st.

Daily Vendor (Non-Member; Summer):
Saturday: $75/day (pending market space)
Weekday Markets: $10/day

Winter Market

Winter Market Season Fee: $350 ( 1 8 ft “stall”)
Winter Market Season Fee: $450 ( 2 8 ft “stalls”)
Winter Market Daily Fees: 8 ft = $30, 16 ft = $40

Fees can be mailed to:
Columbia Farmers Market
P.O. Box 10012
Columbia, MO 65205
All fees are non-refundable.

*All vendors must apply through Manage My Market, an online market management tool.

For artisan and value-added products, please additionally complete the:

Prepared & Processed Food Form


Contact Executive Director: Corrina Smith