Thursday, March 8, 2012

Arlington Farmers' Market Frequently Asked Questions

The 2012 Season is just around the corner! As we get closer to opening day, and new potential vendors become interested in joining us for the next season it's helpful to have a place of reference for frequently asked questions. Would you consider becoming a vendor? Now that the new Cottage Food Law  has passed in Washington State, the door is open for smaller producers to enrich their local community market. Local food, strong community!
Local food is good old family fun! Photo credit Photography by Lindsey

Q: When does the 2012 season begin and end?
A: The 2012 Season opens at 10:00am Saturday July 7th in conjunction with the City of Arlington’s street fair. We will continue to open Every Saturday between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm until Saturday September 1st 2012. The market will close regular season Saturdays, we will host our second annual Handmade Holiday the first Saturday in December. Separate applications, fees and guidelines apply for our December 1st market.

Q: How do I become a vendor at the Arlington Farmers Market?
A: Contact the Market Director Audrey Houston at or by phone at 425-330-6105. After a brief conversation about your product, service or organization the application can be sent to you in the mail or by email. We may request photos of your previous booths or craft items to screen for duplication and quality.

Q: What types of things can be sold at the farmers’ market?
A: Items grown in Snohomish, Skagit, or Whatcom county on owner occupied farms, one of a kind crafts made with your two hands from locally sourced items, prepared food items made in accordance with all the Washington State Farmers Association guidelines as well at the Snohomish county health department regulation and some service providers (at the discretion of the market director) are welcome to attend.

Q: What items are not allowed to be sold at the market?
A: Any item sold by franchise, any premade item resold even if it has been repackaged( ie: gift baskets, with the exception of Eastern Washington fruits not otherwise represented in the market.) items made from kits,  mechanically mass produced or items not in compliance with the Washington State Farmers Market Association guidelines. 

Q: Are dogs allowed to attend the market?
A: As of the start of the 2012 season, dogs with good behavior are allowed to attend the market, with the owner assuming any and all damages that may occur while the dog is in the market. Dogs MUST  BE ON A LEASH.
Dog gone it! It's fun! Photo Credit Photography by Lindsey

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