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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.

 

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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

LOCAL DAIRY

(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!)

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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

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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.

YOU NEED A NEVADA STATE BUSINESS LICENSE TO APPLY FOR THE ANNUAL RENO LICENSE, BUT MANY NEW BUSINESSES QUALIFY FOR AN EXEMPTION FOR THEIR FIRST YEAR 

ALL VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE TO VEND WITH US.  WE HAVE LOOKED FOR THE LEAST EXPENSIVE OPTIONS AND RECOMMEND THIS FOR FARMERS AND FOOD VENDORS AND THIS FOR ARTISANS.

APPLY TO BE A VENDOR:

  1. Click the button below
     

  2. Register to create an account
     

  3. Create a detailed Vendor Profile so we know all about your small business
     

  4. [DON'T SKIP THIS STEP] Search for applications in Reno (it will show you all our current event applications)
     

  5. Apply for Riverside Farmers Market application

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