We are always seeking new vendors to sell at the market. Come and try it out! First time vendors can sell at the LVFM market free of charge.
Step 1: Read the 5 Things Every Vendor Should Know (below).
Step 2: Review, print out, and sign the vendor application (hardcopies available on site): click here for Vendor Application.
Summer Market Information is posted on email list first, and posted here in late spring 2020.
5 Things Every Vendor Should Know
1. Important Market Times
The Lander Valley Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Lander City Park between June and October. Set up begins at 8 a.m. and vendors must be there no later than 8:30 a.m. No sales are allowed before 9 a.m. Even if you sell out of your product, you are required to remain in your space until the end of the market.
A 10 ft. x 10 ft. stall costs $10 per market (reduced price in winter). If you pay for the entire season upfront, the per-market price is reduced, and you get a guaranteed location each week. First time vendors get one free market to try it out.
3. What To Bring/Essential Gear
You are responsible for your own table, chair and sunshade. Sunshades are highly recommended to protect your items from the elements. A 40 lb. per leg anchor system (water bags, etc.) is required to hold down sunshade in the event of high winds. Umbrellas are not recommended.
4. Sales Rules
Vendors must comply with all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations of the State of Wyoming and Fremont County. Sales tax ordinances apply. You cannot purchase and resell other vendors items. Only locally produced goods are allowed for sale at the market.
5. Wyoming Food Freedom Act
The Wyoming Food Freedom Act allows you to sell value added products from an unlicensed, uninspected home kitchen to an informed consumer. Below is more information.
Items PERMITTED FOR SALE at the LVFM in accordance with the Wyoming Food Freedom Act:
Homemade baked goods, such as breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies, etc.
Home prepared canned goods, such as jams, jellies (including low sugar), salsas, pickles, etc.
Sauerkraut, vinegar, and other fermented foods
Home processed poultry and poultry products are allowed for sale at the market. These items must follow the USDA guidelines for poultry processing and comply with WY labeling and temperature requirements. Home processed rabbit and fish will be permitted after July 1, 2017.
All other meat such as lamb, beef, goat, pork, etc. must come from a state or federally inspected plant and comply with WY labeling and must be held below 41°F.
Egg sales must comply with WY labeling and temperature requirements.
Raw milk and dairy products (such as homemade cheese and yogurt) are allowed for sale. These products must and must be held below 41°F.
All prepared foods containing meat must follow WY Food Freedom Act regulations. For example: breakfast burritos containing home grown and processed chicken are permitted, but pork or beef burritos are not allowed unless the burrito is made in a commercial kitchen.
Plants (i.e. vegetable starts, herbs, berries, ornamentals, etc.) and seeds are allowed for sale only if the vendor holds a Nursery Stock or Seed Dealer license. Does not include cut flowers. Licenses are available from the Technical Services Division of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture for only $25, here.
Items NOT PERMITTED FOR SALE at the LVFM:
All wild game or wild fish
Homemade beef, pork, lamb, goat Jerky
Any other meat that has not come from a state or federally inspected facility.
Any pre-made food products with meat other than personally raised poultry, rabbit, or fish.
Here is a link to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture FAQ page about the Wyoming Food Freedom Act.
For more information or questions specific to the Act, visit the Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture website and contact Consumer Health Services.