Pottstown Farm & Artisan Regional Market (Pottstown FARM) is serious about bringing the best shopping experience to our local community. We do this by selecting our vendors, entertainers and community partnerships based on their values, contribution to our mission, quality and reliability.
If you wish to sell items at Pottstown FARM, you are considered a “vendor”.
PLEASE NOTE: We are an OPEN AIR MARKET and weather may cause us to cancel the market for a day. We are currently looking for alternative space inside should weather be an issue. This will be determined closer to the market’s opening day.
Steps to Become a Vendor
We ask that you read the steps below so you can fully understand this process. In exchange for your contributions, we offer a way to reach a local and loyal clientele within an encouraging and fun environment! Our goal is to help you grow through the guidance, experience and encouragement of our Market Team.
Step 1: READ
Review the Vendor Rules & Requirements and Pottstown FARM’s Mission to see if your business is eligible to become a vendor and in line with the mission of Pottstown FARM’s Open Air Market.
Step 2: APPLY
Fill out an online Vendor Application Form. Applicants will receive an instant notification acknowledging receipt of the application. Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed and someone from the market team will reach out to you with any further questions.
Applications should be submitted no later than January 31.
Step 3: Farm/Production Site Visit
New farmers are required to host an on-site visit to ensure that farm products labeled as “self-produced” are in compliance with our policies.
The site visit is a chance for producers to show their unique skills, techniques, and relationships within their community. Pottstown FARM gives priority to self-producing farms. If you are a grower but also OCCASIONALLY work with other farmers to sell their products, location and contact information of the cooperative farms will be REQUIRED. Cooperative farms are held to the same standard as our own farmers.
Step 4: Notification
If approved, a member of our team will contact the applicant by February 28th.
Step 5: Onboarding
Applicants who are invited to join the market will be contacted in advance of starting the market to discuss the vendor’s questions, review Rules and Requirements and provide Vendor Agreement paperwork. This is preferably a Zoom call that must occur before your first market day. This call will be an opportunity for the vendor and the FARM board to understand each other and to ensure a fun and harmonious FARM season.
Step 6: Starting the Market
Start date is May 13th. For pop-up vendors, we will schedule a start date for you to begin attending markets!
Prior to your first market day, you will need to have added Pottstown FARM as a named insured to your general liability insurance policy and provide us with a copy. Copies the day of the market will not be accepted.
Please understand that Pottstown FARM takes many aspects into account when choosing vendors. Our space is limited and our mission is near and dear to our hearts.
If by chance we do not ask you to join our market, it is not personal or a failure of your business; it just means that we do not see you as the best fit for our market or mission at this time.
We appreciate your understanding, support and all that you do.