On this page:
- Co-op Booth Guidelines
- Co-op Vendor Application
Sign up to be a volunteer booth attendant HERE!
Community Co-op Booth Guidelines 2019
The goals of the Wallowa County Farmers’ Market (WCFM) Community Co-op Booth are to:
- Increase options for market customers.
- Provide local non-professional growers a means of sharing their bounty with the community, and generating extra income.
- Provide aspiring professional growers a means of testing the market before committing to their own booth.
- Create a partnership opportunity with Slow Food Wallowas.
Reservations / Attendant
- In order to guarantee a spot at the booth, vendors must contact market manager, Emily Aumann, by Friday at 5 p.m. to let her know approximately what and how much they are bringing, and whether they are willing to serve as booth attendant. Contact manager at email@example.com or 541-838-0795.
- Vendors are allowed to bring product day-of-market without a reservation, but they run the risk of there not being space for them. Only vendors who have reserved a space by Friday are guaranteed to sell at the booth.
- A one-time (annual) WCFM application fee of $10 must be paid prior to the first sales day at market. This fee helps support the market manager’s wages.
- Vendors pay WCFM 10% commission of sales at the end of the market day; this commission is waived if a vendor volunteers to serve as the booth attendant. This must be arranged with and approved by the market manager; there is one attendant per market.
- The volunteer booth attendant promotes all products available, not just theirs. There is a separate set of guidelines for the attendant; please request them in advance if you are interested in serving in this capacity.
- A Slow Food Wallowas volunteer will provide assistance and promote SFW during some markets.
- Market manager decides how many vendors can fit in the booth each week based on the amount of product they are bringing. It may be necessary to implement a waiting list, and/or encourage larger vendors to reserve their own booth.
What May Be Sold
- The Community Co-op Booth is only for produce or processed foods grown/processed by the vendor, or for herbs, plant starts, or cut flowers.
- Processed foods allowed under Oregon’s Farm Direct law include jams, jellies, syrups, pickles, lacto-fermented fruits and vegetables, honey. Learn more here: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9205.pdf
- Baked goods allowed under Oregon’s Home Baking Bill include bread, cakes, pies, cookies, and confections such as caramels and hard candy. Learn more here: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9192.pdf
- Eggs allowed under Oregon’s egg-handling laws. Learn more here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/FoodSafety/FSLicensing/Pages/Eggs.aspx
- Oregon law requires processed food to be sold to the customer directly by its producer. Therefore, if a vendor wants to sell processed food, they will need to serve as the booth vendor that week. And, therefore, only one vendor of processed food is allowed per week.
- The booth is now equipped with a scale; food items can be individually priced and sold by weight, or by bag or bundle, and priced accordingly.
- It is important to the WCFM for the Co-op Booth to provide opportunity without undermining our regular produce vendors; therefore, the WCFM provides a pricing guideline sheet. Vendors are responsible for setting their own prices; please use this sheet for guidance.
- Vendors are responsible for bringing their own display baskets, ice, etc. Please provide a nameplate or other small sign identifying the grower (name and town) with the product(s) by 8:30 am on market day.
WCFM Community Co-op Booth Vendor Application
NEW THIS YEAR: Please complete the Co-op Booth Vendor Application ONLINE using the Google Form link above. If you are unable to do so, you may print and mail or submit in person a paper copy.
Link to printable version: CLICK HERE
Please submit at least 2 days before your first market day. Contact Market Manager, Emily Aumann, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-838-0795.
Business or Farm Name:
City: State: Zip:
Are you interested in volunteering as the booth attendant?
(The 10% vendor commission fee is waived for attendants’ products for the day. The market manager needs one attendant each week. See guidelines for details.)
Please list any agricultural products or processed foods you anticipate selling at the co-op booth this season (deviations from this list are allowed):
I have read and understand the 2019 WCFM Community Co-op Booth Guidelines (http://bit.ly/2w9FMrV), and agree to adhere to all guidelines, regulations and procedures. I understand that the WCFM is not liable for losses or liabilities incurred at the market. I certify that I carry and am current with all licensing or other certifications required for the sale of my product(s).