Sell at Market

Market applications for the 2023 season are now closed. We accept applications annually from farmers and producers selling items that feature agricultural products grown within 200 miles of Washington, DC.

For 2023 applicants, here is what you can expect in terms of responses:

  • December 7, 2022: Main season market applications open.
  • January 16, 2023: Main season market applications close.
  • January 20 – February 15, 2023: FRESHFARM staff will review applications on a market-by-market basis.
  • After February 15: FRESHFARM will communicate the status of applications to vendors.

FRESHFARM considers the “main” season to start April 1st for year-round markets, and starts at different dates for seasonal markets. Please pay attention to market start dates as you are applying.

Applicant Eligibility

Producer-Only Requirement

All businesses selling at FRESHFARM Markets must exclusively sell products that they have grown or produced. Absolutely NO resales or third-party sales are allowed.

Local Requirement

FRESHFARM works to support local agriculture and improve the quality of life in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. P‚Äčarticipation in the farmers markets is only for regional farmers who sell what they grow, raise or produce on their farm, and for local producers who make products featuring agricultural ingredients sourced from Mid-Atlantic farms, preferably within a 200-mile radius of Washington, DC.

FRESHFARM gives strong preference to producers and concessionaires who maximize the use of local ingredients (produce, meat, dairy, eggs, grains, etc.) in the value-added foods sold at market.

For more information about our market operations please read our Rules and Regulations & Product Guidelines.

FRESHFARM is committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive marketplace for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply to sell at market, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities. We do not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to prevent discrimination against any vendor or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, or veteran status.