Become a Vendor

Applications are open for the 2018 Summer Season.  

If you are interested in joining CFAM for the 2018 Summer Season, the first step is to review our guidelines.  If you believe you fit our guidelines, you should then fill out an online application.  We use the Manage My Market system for online applications, no paper applications will be accepted.  You must create a vendor profile in the system, then you can apply to CFAM Summer Markets – Wednesday and Saturday have separate applications.

DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE for new agricultural vendors.  Please contact the Market Manager for details.

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Click here for the online application through Manage My Market.

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Why Join the Colorado Farm and Art Market?

As a member of CFAM, you’ll enjoy seasonal access to Colorado Springs’ most discerning shoppers. Our market patrons know the quality of products offered at CFAM and return again and again for art and food of the highest quality. We are the oldest market in the Springs area that is guaranteed to be grower and producer only.
Benefits of Membership include:

  • Membership in a locally owned and operated cooperative
  • Voting rights on important cooperative decisions
  • Promotion through our website, social media outlets, and marketing campaigns
  • Connection with the best source of high quality local food available in Southern Colorado
  • Peer reviewed, jury selected group of members to guard against reselling of products not produced locally

We know you have many choices for venues to sell your products, and we sincerely appreciate you choosing the Colorado Farm and Art Market.

 

CFAM only allows hand made, hand grown, hand raised Colorado products.  You must create, grow, raise, build, etc. the products that you are selling here in Colorado.

CFAM does not allow vendors who are:

  • Reselling produce, fruits, vegetables, honey, meat, eggs or any raw agricultural product
  • Reselling art, home use items, body care products or any other materials that are not hand made.  (Some exceptions are made for small additions to vendor booths on a case by case basis.)
  • Running multi-level marketing companies, catalog sales, direct sales, pyramid schemes or any other type of reselling business.  
  • Marketing only booths that are representing a local business but are not offering products for sale.  (Some exceptions are made for non profit organizations on a case by case basis.)

 

In addition to the application, the following documentation should be uploaded at the time of application.*

Agricultural Producers should submit:

  • Certification of organic, biodynamic and/or natural growing practices, if you are certified by any nationally recognized organizations.
  • A statement of your growing practices if you are not certified.
  • Egg License. (Only if you sell more than 250 dozen eggs per month.)
  • Retail Food Establishment License.  (Only if you are processing meat or value-added food products not covered by the Cottage Food Law.)
  • Proof of completion of a Cottage Food Law approve food safety course.  (If you are selling value-added food products covered by the Cottage Food Law.)
  • Proof of liability insurance. (While insurance is not required at this time, it is HIGHLY recommended that all vendors obtain business liability insurance.  The market insurance does NOT cover individual vendors or their inventory.)

Value Added Food Producers and Concessionaires NOT working under the Cottage Food law should submit:

  • Retail Food Establishment License.
  • Business License.
  • Sales Tax License. (Only for mobile food vendors.)
  • Certification of Commissary. (Only for mobile food vendors.)
  • Proof of liability insurance.  (While insurance is not required at this time, it is HIGHLY recommended that all vendors obtain business liability insurance.  The market insurance does NOT cover individual vendors or their inventory.)

Value Added Food Producers and Concessionaires who ARE working under the Cottage Food law should submit:

  • Proof of completion of a Cottage Food Law approve food safety course.
  • Business License.
  • Sales Tax License.  (Only for mobile food vendors.)
  • Proof of liability insurance. (While insurance is not required at this time, it is HIGHLY recommended that all vendors obtain business liability insurance.  The market insurance does NOT cover individual vendors or their inventory.)

Artisan producers should submit:

  • Business License.
  • Sales Tax License.
  • Proof of liability insurance. (While insurance is not required at this time, it is HIGHLY recommended that all vendors obtain business liability insurance.  The market insurance does NOT cover individual vendors or their inventory.)

Need help?

The website Colorado Farm to Market is a website that CFAM recommends for food vendors to start gathering information on regulations and licensing.**

*It is the responsibility of the vendor to obtain all legal documentation needed to sell goods at market.  The information provided is for convenience and may not be all inclusive, and CFAM is not responsible for inaccurate licensing, taxation, insurance coverage or other required documentation.
**This website is a recommendation only, it is not an official government website.  CFAM is not responsible for inaccurate licensing, taxation, insurance coverage or other required documentation.

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