We love that Farmers' Markets bring people together, and provide you the opportunity to make a living doing what you love.
Our Farmers' Markets are managed by an established team that has been successfully producing award-winning farmers' markets in the Orange County area for over 12 years.
Because of this, many of our markets are full, but from time to time new spaces open up due to a site expansion, new market day, vendor turnover, or other reasons.
Farmers (Certified Producers) can apply to be in markets at any time. Unfortunately an application is not a guarantee into a market as space is limited.
In order to maintain the highest quality state-certified farmers' markets, we requires that all Certified Producers and Non-Agricultural Food Purveyors follow our Rules and Regulations.
If you would like to be a vendor,YOU MUST read our Full list of Policies and Rules before applying.
Step 1: Develop a line of food.
All prepared foods must be juried before sales at the Market. Make sure your foods and their packaging are something you are proud to present!
Step 2: Have a Commercial Kitchen, or locate one you can rent.
All Non-Agricultural products are required by law to be manufactured in a certified commercial kitchen.
Step 3: Visit Markets you are interested in.
Do your research to find which markets have the crowd and demographics that fit your product. Crowd count information is not available. It is best to go to the market as a customer for a few weeks to determine potential demand for your product.
Step 4: Develop Food Safety Handling Plan.
You and all of your employees must be trained and follow your food safety plan.
Step 5: Submit a complete application.
Step 6: Acceptance into a Market:
Applying is not a guarantee placement into specific markets. If you are accepted into a market which is not your first choice, we may look forward to becoming acquainted with you at our other market locations. By establishing a relationship with McGlynn Events, Inc and providing a pleasant, responsible, and professional work experience, your chance of being selected for a market of higher demand will increase. Then when there is an opening for your kind of product, your chance of being selected increases.
Step 7: Buy Health Permits, and Supplies.
Please do not obtain a health permit prior to this point. Health permits cannot be refunded. When you’ve been accepted into a market, you can safely make the investment into the necessary health permits and market equipment such as canopies, tables, safety devices, etc.
Step 8: Come to Market
Sell your product and have fun!