Market Guidelines

Want to become a vendor at Capital City Public Market?

The market offers various types of vending opportunities – in a nutshell:

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  1. Vendors must apply to the market through ManageMyMarket and pay a non-refundable application fee of $25 in order to be considered for acceptance. They must detail the various products they plan to sell and be ready to submit to a site visit prior to acceptance. Additionally, product samples will be requested to help with jury decisions. Once approved, further permits and documentation will be needed before starting the market, which can be found through our vendor requirements page.
  2. Depending on booth space availability and the decision-making process of the membership committee, a new applicant may be granted full membership status, waitlisted status, or denied to participate. A visiting vendor will also be required to go through the approval process, but their status will continue as a visiting vendor once approved.
  3. All products MUST be grown, raised, produced, caught, gathered, designed and/or made by the person selling at The Market (*excludes high stall).
  4. Resale of any product is strictly prohibited.
  5. Vendors cannot share booth space.
  6. At least one vendor or member of his/her family who is directly involved in the pre-market production of the products for sale are expected to be present at their assigned space(s) on committed market days (*excludes high stall).

GUIDELINES Specific to Agricultural Products

The CCPM allows agricultural vendors to carry a limited amount of another farmer’s product/s as long as it’s properly documented and the product/s can be traced. Members re-selling another farmer’s goods must show purchase receipt to market management and label the product in their booth with the farm of origin. 75% of products sold weekly must have been grown, produced and cultivated by the farmer and up to 25% may be representative of a fellow farmer.

Value-added products may only be produced by agricultural members. A valueadded product contains raw ingredients raised or cultivated by the farmer and then used as a main ingredient in another product. Examples include pies made from fruit raised and harvested by the member; lotion made with herbs raised and harvested by the member and cheese made with the milk from animals raised by the farmer. All “value added” products, which are meant for human consumption, are subject to rules governing specialty foods including Membership Committee approval.

GUIDELINES Specific to Specialty Food

We encourage vendors to use as many locally grown and produced products as possible. All Specialty Food, including “value-added” food products, MUST be prepared in a licensed commercial/certified facility. Specialty foods must be grown or produced by the vendor. Vendor’s work needs to dominate, and thus raw ingredients need to be significantly altered and/or enhanced by the vendor.

GUIDELINES Specific to Artisans

All art and craft products offered for sale must be of original design and made by the vendor (*excludes high stall). Items will be juried and selected based on originality of work, excellence of workmanship, quality of materials, and percentage of handwork put into the final product. The more substantially the raw materials are manipulated, the more consideration for admission the artist will receive (75% is a useful guideline).

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