Vendor Guidelines

Wallowa County Farmers’ Market Guidelines 2018

Please be sure to read these guidelines before signing and submitting your application.

Market Mission
  • To promote local, farm fresh products grown and made in Wallowa County, neighboring counties 
    and throughout Oregon.
  • To provide a community gathering place supportive of local entrepreneurs.

Market Times and Locations
Joseph: Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm, May 26 – October 13, 2018
Main and Joseph streets between the Visitor Center, Baptist Church and the Joseph Library/City Hall

Product Guidelines
  • All products must be of good quality and of local origin, defined as being from Wallowa County first, 
    then surrounding areas. Priority is given to products grown, raised, produced or gathered by the 
    vendor in Wallowa and/or Union counties. It is expected that all or most of the produce will be grown 
    by the vendor. Exceptions may be made for vendors offering produce not otherwise available at the 
    market by permission of the Market Manager and/or Board. All produce not grown by the vendor 
    must be from identifiable family farm(s) and must be clearly signed as to origin. Information on growing 
    practices should be available. Blanket brokering of produce is not allowed at the market.
  • Market Manager and/or Board make the final decision on what may be sold at the market.
  • Handmade crafts made by the vendor are eligible for the market. We encourage crafts made from locally 
    grown or gathered materials or having a connection to gardening or food. There must be some element 
    of hand-crafting, upsourcing, or addition of a creative element to your product. All crafts must meet the 
    approval of the Market Manager and/or Board. The market’s goal is to not exceed 75% craft vendors and
     this may be necessary to guarantee a full market.
  • Products which can be sold at the market include vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs, vegetable and flowering 
    plants, nuts, cut flowers, eggs, honey, dairy products, meats, seafood, poultry and some farm-based food
     items made by the vendor such as cheese, sausage, and baked goods.
  • The market gives preference to vegetable, herb plants and flowers started in Wallowa County. Exceptions 
    will be made for nursery products not generally cultivated in Wallowa County, but all plants and plant 
    products should have a value-added element.
  • The market gives preference to produce that is grown organically and sustainably.
  • Processed foods including but not limited to bread, jams, jellies, pickles, pesto, salsa, dressings, sausage,
     cheeses and baked goods are expected to be prepared in a licensed kitchen and to comply with all state
     laws and health regulations regarding the preparation and marketing of these foods. It is the responsibility 
    of individual vendors to determine requirements for their products and to ensure that they are in compliance 
    with county, state and federal regulations. Vendors are expected to have a significant role in the preparation 
    of the food. Vendors selling products from an unlicensed kitchen under the Oregon Farm Direct exemption 
    will be asked to sign a copy of the Farm Direct Rules as confirmation of their compliance. 
    https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9205.pdf
  • All vendors are responsible for complying with state and county food safety requirements.
  • If selling hot/cold food to-go, a copy of the server’s Food Handler’s certificate should be provided to the 
    market manager at the market booth.
  • Preference is given to those vendors using local products in their ingredients.



Vendor and Pricing Guidelines
  • Vendors must apply annually and have all licenses and permits required by federal, state and local 
    regulations. All vendors must have their products approved by the Market Manager before they are allowed
     to sell.
  • Vendors must consult the Market Manager about available space. The Market Manager has the final 
    authority over assigning booth space. Priority is given to returning season vendors. Drop-in vendors are 
    assigned spaces on a first come, first served basis at the discretion of the Market Manager. Each vendor 
    is responsible for notifying the Market Manager of any anticipated absences in advance of market day.
  • Pricing of products must reflect retail prices. Underselling products at wholesale prices is not allowed. 
    The market is a value-added center for local agriculture and a place for local growers to sell products for full 
    value. Selling at wholesale prices defeats this purpose and compromises the value of the farmers market.

Booth/Stand Guidelines
  • Each vendor is responsible for bringing everything needed for the stand including table, chairs, etc., as well 
    as the setup and take down of the stand at the beginning and end of the market.
  • Each vendor must provide signage that identifies the booth and all products. Vendors should also display a 
    sign indicating if they accept WIC vouchers and SNAP/EBT benefits.
  • A canopy is recommended but not required. If a canopy is used, the vendor is required to tether all four 
    corners with weights heavy enough to withstand strong wind gusts. Use of bricks, pegs or stakes is 
    insufficient.
  • Setup for the Saturday market must be completed by market opening at 9am. All vehicles must be removed
     from Market area by 8:30 a.m.
  • All vendors may not park on past the alley on Joseph St., there is parking on Mill St. and nearby.
  • Takedown for the Saturday market begins at 2 p.m.
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  • Each vendor is responsible for packing out their own trash and avoid using city trash cans if possible. 
    Make sure there is no trash left behind after takedown.
  • Vendors are to leave booths set up for the entire market even if product sells out. Packing up early gives 
    patrons the mistaken impression that the market is over for the other

 Samples
Offering samples of farm produce to the public is encouraged. The following guidelines must be followed: samples 
must be prepared using sanitary methods; convenience items such as toothpicks and napkins must be supplied
as needed; samples must be kept in clean containers; samples must be kept at proper food safe temperatures;
booth must contain handwashing station with water, soap, paper towels; waste disposal containers must be provided;
samples must be free.

Market Fees
The market fees help meet general operating expenses including compensating a market manager, advertising, 
market events and promotion, SNAP/EBT fees and general liability insurance for the market. Vendors will receive 
any reimbursement checks at the end of the month at Farmers' Market or to be mailed to address on application 
at the end of the market season. See Vendor Application for fee details.


For more information:
541-838-0795
wallowacountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com