Become A Vendor
We are always seeking vendors who have a heart for locally-grown food, an appreciation for the hand-crafted, and a desire to be as eco-friendly in their business as possible.
If you think your small business would be a good fit, we look forward to seeing your application!
See below to discover the businesses we are actively seeking, what it takes to start your business, and what it costs to vend at our market.
PLEASE NOTE: Our application for our Mother's Day Boutique will be ready in February. Do not apply below if you only want to do that event, as we create a separate application for it. Our Mother's Day Boutique will happen on Sunday May 5th and Sunday May 12th, from 9am to 2pm on each day.
VENDORS WE'RE CURRENTLY SEEKING
LOCAL, PASTURED, ORGANIC EGGS
LOCAL, PASTURE-RAISED, ORGANIC CHICKENS
LOCAL FRUITS & BERRIES
READY-TO-EAT ORGANIC BAGELS
LOCAL ORGANIC SALSA
(Vendors are not required to come to every market, but we give preference to vendors who can attend regularly. Your business will also have better sales if customers can count on you being there each week!)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VEND?
OUR BOOTH FEE RANGES BETWEEN $62/WEEK IN PEAK SEASON TO $52/WEEK IN OUR COLDER SEASON (JAN-MAR)
ALL APPLICANTS HAVE TO PAY A $25 FEE FOR REVIEWING THEIR APPLICATIONS (except for nonprofits)
VENDORS WITHOUT AN ANNUAL RENO BUSINESS LICENSE ALSO HAVE TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL $23 PER WEEK FOR THE CITY OF RENO'S TEMPORARY DAY LICENSE. WE COLLECT THIS FOR THE CITY.
OTHER COSTS FOR VENDORS INCLUDE: ANNUAL INSURANCE PREMIUM (averages $300/year), DISPLAY SUPPLIES (canopy, weights, tables, signage), AND YOUR COST OF GOODS & LABOR
HOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS
FARMS & RANCHES NEED A PRODUCER'S CERTIFICATE TO SELL TO THE PUBLIC
PREPARED FOODS (BAKERIES, FOOD TRUCKS, ETC) NEED A HEALTH PERMIT TO SELL TO THE PUBLIC. RANCHES ALSO NEED A HEALTH HEALTH PERMIT FOR TEMP CONTROL.
TO SELL AT OUR MARKET, YOU CAN HAVE EITHER AN ANNUAL RENO BUSINESS LICENSE OR PAY A $23 TEMPORARY DAY LICENSE FOR EACH MARKET YOU ATTEND. Nonprofits and businesses selling *only* products of the soil are exempt from needing a business license.
APPLY TO BE A VENDOR:
Click the button below
Register to create an account
Create a detailed Vendor Profile so we know all about your small business
[DON'T SKIP THIS STEP] Search for applications in Reno (it will show you all our current event applications)
Apply for Riverside Farmers Market application