become_a_vendor_headerThe Phoenix Public Market is pleased to solicit applications for those wishing to become vendors at the Market.

We welcome the following types of items:

Agricultural: From farmers who raise, cultivate and harvest their produce, herbs, flowers and nursery crops to sell at the Market. Also included are items from beekeepers, egg, dairy and meat producers and fishermen and farmers who process their own raw product into “value-added” items.

Crafts: From people who craft with their own hands the products they offer for sale at the Market. Crafts containing materials native to Arizona or the Southwest as a major ingredient in the product for sale (min. 50%), will be given preference.  Please note that at this time we are at capacity for non-food vendors.

Prepared/Processed Food Vendors: From those who offer fresh food products they have processed themselves into products for sale. These are ready-to-eat or pre-packaged items. Vendors who sell value-added food products are encouraged to use locally-grown ingredients. The percentage of locally-grown ingredients in your product may be a factor in your admittance to the Market.

Vendor Selection: The process can take up to two weeks to process applications. Your application will be reviewed by a Vendor Selection Jury that will review all applications to the Market to ensure that your products meet the criteria listed above. If selected, you will be asked to provide any outstanding permit/insurance information, as well as a signed Market agreement and your annual fee.

Fees: All participating vendors will be charged an annual fee of $96 for the first 10′ x 10′ space requested, and $40 for every additional space. There is an additional fee of 10% of your daily sales to the Market each market day.

Proof of Licensing. Along with submitting your application, Vendors must provide a copy of their business license, along with any other applicable licenses, permits, and other items required by the City of Phoenix or the Maricopa County Health Department.  Please contact the Health Department directly to inquire about what permits you will need in order to sell at our Market.

Proof of Insurance. Vendor must provide proof of commercial general liability insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000 before their first day at the Market.  Community Food Connections should be named as additional insured on Vendor’s general liability insurance policy and, upon request, Vendor shall provide this documentation.

Location: The vacant lot on the southeast corner of McKinley Street and Central Avenue; 721 N. Central, 2 blocks south of Roosevelt. map

Set-up: Our Market runs year-round outdoors in the Open Air. Our Market has a limited amount of tents and tables available for a rental fee.  Vendor should be able to furnish their own tents and tables.  All businesses are expected to set up and break down all of their own equipment and we ask that you leave your space cleaner than when you arrived.

Days and Times:
Year-round, rain or shine
Saturdays, October – May, 8 am – 1 pm
Saturdays, May – September, 8 am – Noon

Please fill out our Online Application and email relevant images and permits to openair@phxpublicmarket.com.

PLEASE BE PATIENT: At this time we are reviewing application every other month so please be patient while we get back to you.  Artisans and other non-food vendors, please note that we are currently at capacity.  We do keep a wait list of inquiring vendors to review if and when space opens. Wait lists do not guarantee a vendor a space at the market, however it does ensure inquiring vendors do not need to reapply.  Thank you for your interest in our Market.

If you are having difficulty filling out the online application feel free to download a copy and email it or mail your application to:  Community Food Connections, P.O. Box 588, Phoenix, AZ 85001-0588

Download the Phoenix Public Market Vendor Selection Criteria and Application

You can also contact our Open Air Market Manager, Sara Matlin, at (602) 625-6736.