Become a vendor

We are a producer-direct market with a cozy, neighborhood feel. Our vendors take pride in providing high-quality products grown, raised, harvested, gathered or produced locally for our community.

DATES for the 2019-2020 season
Sundays, May 5th through October 27th, 2019.
Winter stock-ups once a month on  4th Sundays: November 24th & December 22nd, 2019; and January 26th & February 23rd, 2020.

HOURS
All markets are open from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

LOCATION
7700 block of SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215. This is the gravel lot across the street from Mr. Plywood, where we’ve been at home for 13 successful seasons! The property was sold in May 2018, and the new owner has invited the market to stay through 2020.

VENDOR CRITERIA
MFM evaluates a vendor product/producer on the following characteristics when determining acceptance:

  • products grown and harvested locally by the vendor
  • locally sourced ingredients (bought direct from the farmer)
  • striving to use environmentally responsible and sustainable production methods
  • offerings based on availability within natural season of growth
  • artisan production and uniqueness of processor
  • minimal packaging with lowest impact materials
  • reduction/avoidance of genetically modified-containing ingredients
  • no use of growth hormone
  • returning vendors that are in good standing with the organization

HOW TO APPLY

The Priority Application Period for the 2019/2020 season runs January 2nd – January 16th, 2019. Applicants applying during this time will be notified of their status by January 31st, 2019. After that time, the application will re-open on February 13th, 2019 on a rolling basis and vendor applicants will be contacted only if space and category become available.

Please read the MFM Vendor Handbook before applying. Use the checklist on page 4 as guide for submitting your application -- which could include the addition of a secondary product application, an ingredient sourcing form, and scheduling a product jury -- depending on what type of vendor you may be.

The vendor handbook is where you'll find details about the types of food businesses that may vend at MFM, vendor stall fees and payments plans, accepting market tokens, plus all on-site logistics for market day. Vendors and their on-site market staff are expected to have read the entire handbook and have working knowledge of the policies and expectations contained within it.

Vendor Application Links:

Helpful links for preparing to bring your product to market:

How to use organic labeling:

For farms -- info about how to take produce you've grown and sell it as a processed/value-added food product:

For farms -- labeling requirements for selling agricultural products like eggs, honey, nuts, grains, flours:

For food makers -- info about licensing you need from the Oregon Department of Agriculture:

For hot food/ready-to-eat/food cart vendors -- info about licensing you need from the Multnomah Co. Health Department:

Finding kitchen space:

Resources for getting started: