Dear Food Purveyor:
Thank you for your interest in the Marin County Farmers’ Market
Association (MCFMA). We invite food professionals to apply and be a part
of the Food Purveyor program of the MCMFA, a California non-profit
mutual benefit corporation dedicated to promoting farm-fresh fruits and
vegetables, gourmet foods and original arts and crafts in the Greater
San Francisco Bay Area.
In accordance with the “producer to consumer” philosophy, a producer
who, through the practice of the culinary arts, manufactures prepared
foods and is involved in all aspect of production of his/her products
may be eligible to sell under the Food Purveyor designation. All
interested food purveyors must first submit a complete application and
receive approval/confirmation before attending a market. Upon approval,
all Food Purveyors must complete a three-week probationary period before
continuing participation is approved. After the three-week period annual
membership dues of $60 are required.
Participants in the MCFMA markets are required to be members of the
Association. MCFMA is a true membership organization with 4 voting
categories one of which is food purveyors. Food purveyors elect one food
purveyor representative to the Board of Directors.
All products and displays are subject to periodic review. Your
application and products will be reviewed annually according to the
2) Uniqueness to current products offered
3) Quality of product
4) Presentation and packaging
5) Market relatedness
Imports or mass produced products are not accepted. The purveyor must
either self produce the food or be in complete control of all aspects of
production. MCMFA reserves the right to verify the information provided
in an appropriate manner. MCMFA must pre-approve any additional or new
products prior to their offer to the public for sale at a farmers’
market. Exclusives on any type of food product or category are not
granted under any circumstances.
Please return the following forms to complete the annual application
1) Stall reservation renewal application and the enclosed hold harmless
agreement on the back of the application with your signature.
2) A copy of your current Food Industry Health Permit for the
appropriate County of the market you wish to attend and/or your
Food Processor’s Registration. Other applicable licenses.
3) Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance.
4) Proof of your Product Liability Insurance.
5) Complete list of products with prices you wish to have approved for
6) Samples of products you are requesting approval to sell (by
Supervising Market Manager
New Food Purveyor Application
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