Farmers Market Participation

About Town has examined the current process and potential changes to the way new vendors are selected for the Portland Farmers Market.

The present system is a quasi-informal one governed jointly by the city clerk’s office and the Portland Farmers’ Market Association, in which the city individually licenses vendors to sell their items, but with the number of vendors and the diversity of their products determined internally by the association – including voting on who gets to join the market when spaces become available.