By: Meg Cotner
The Rocky Butte Farmers Market wants you to join our Community Table!
Along with our farmers, artisans, and entertainment, we’ve created a new program called the Community Table, for small vendors and backyard gardeners* to participate in the market. We know that some of you are incredible home gardeners and often have a surplus of produce, especially in the summer. This is a great opportunity for you to sell that surplus to your community, while also learning about marketing and what it’s like to sell at a farmers market.
As a vendor through the Community Table program, you will be given a partial booth space and the fee is 20% of total sales. After using the Community Table five times during one market season, you’ll have a chance to check in with market staff and see if moving up into the standard vendor space would be a good fit.
We love that the Community Table will offer opportunities to expand the concept of what a farmers market vendor is and increase diversity at the market, which is one of our goals that is highly valued among market-goers and RBFM staff alike.
If you are curious about what you’ll need to do to join the Community Table, check out the full procedures and rules. When you are ready to join us as a vendor at the Community Table, you can sign-up using our Google Form. Additional inquiries can be sent to Market staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to being in touch. See you at the Market!
* Crafts, arts, and most other inedible goods are not permitted at the Community Table. Full booth spaces may be available upon completion of vendor application.