Polson Farmer’s Market
Guest/Temporary Vendor Procedures
Polson Farmer’s Market is a producers–only market, meaning that all products sold must be grown, produced or made by the vendor. The vendor must play an active role in the production of the product. You may not buy it at wholesale and re-sell it at the market! The Market wants to encourage and offer a place for local vendors to set up and sell those items. We consider Local Vendors to be those within the Mission Valley. (About a 50 mile radius of the Market). Preference will be given to Local Vendors.
To prevent product saturation, the Board shall limit future vendors of a particular product if they deem the supply of that product to be more than adequate. Temporary vendors will be allowed based on the need for a particular product.
Guest/Temporary Vendors must have an application file with the Market Board at least 1 week prior to wanting to set up, so that they may review your products to be sold. All Vendors must follow all the Rules and Regulations of the Polson Farmer’s Market. These applications and rules may be picked up from the Market Master, Bill Triggs during regular Market hours, Fridays 9:00 – 1:00 starting the first Friday in May and ending on the second Friday in Oct.
The Market Board has the right to deny acceptance into the Market if behavior is disruptive or disrespectful.
Once you have been approved as a Guest/Temporary Vendor you may then come to the Market for the possibility of placement.
All interested parties must check in with the Market Masters, Bill Triggs or Lou Anne Hoskinson, between 8:00 – 8:30.
If you have special needs, please state this at the time of check in and consideration to those needs will be given for space assignment. No promise is made that the market will be able to meet special requests!
Pay the $10/Vendor space fee for those placed and is due at the start of the Market.
Selection process for placement will be as follows. First Local vendors with fruit or unique products will be placed as soon as a known spot is available. A lottery system will once again be used to fill the remaining vacancies in the Market. This portion of the placement will take place after 8:30 to give the permanent vendor’s time to claim their spot for the day.
Due to the need for this process to happen in a timely manner, the market master will determine which space the guest vendor will be placed in. (Again, if you have special needs, please state this at time of check in and consideration for those needs will be given for space assignment. No Promise is made that the market will be able to meet special needs.)