2021 Pre-season Vendor Meeting

LVFM will host the annual pre-season vendor meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. at City Park. Be there to hear all the updates and exciting plans for the season. We will be outdoors and following COVID social distancing protocols.

Vendor Application

We are always seeking new vendors to sell at the market. Come and try it out!

How to apply to be a vendor for the LVFM:​

Step 1: Read the 5 Things Every Vendor Should Know (below).

Step 2: Complete the online vendor application - Click Here for 2021 Vendor Application.​

Step 3: Join the LVMF email list to be sure to receive updates throughout the season!​

5 Things Every Vendor Should Know:

1. Important Market Times

The LVFM 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.​

2. Costs

A 10 ft. x 10 ft. stall costs $10 per market. If you pay for the entire season upfront, 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 tent. Tents are highly recommended to protect your items from the elements. A 20 lb. per leg anchor system (water bags, etc.) is required to hold down tent 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, including updated COVID-19 protocols. 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.

Permitted Items

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

  • Raw honey

  • Home processed domestic rabbit, fish (except catfish), poultry, and poultry products are allowed for sale at the market. These items must follow USDA guidelines for poultry processing and comply with Wyoming labeling and temperature requirements.

  • All other meat such as lamb, beef, goat, pork, etc., must come from a state or federally inspected facility and comply with Wyoming labeling. These products must be held below 41°F.

  • All foods containing meat must follow Wyoming 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. All hot prepared foods must be held at or above 140°F and are subject to inspection by the market manager.

  • Egg sales must comply with Wyoming labeling and temperature requirements.

  • Raw milk and dairy products (such as homemade cheese and yogurt) are allowed for sale. These products must be held below 41°F and are subject to inspection by the market manager

  • Nursery stock and seeds are allowed for sale at the market but vendors are required to hold a Nursery Stock or Seed Dealer license. Licenses are available from the Technical Services Division of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, click here. Nursery stock includes any potted plant, shrub, tree and/or herb to be grown for human consumption, ornamentals, landscaping or windbreaks. Does not include cut flowers or harvested fruit and vegetables.

Items NOT PERMITTED FOR SALE at the LVFM:

  • All wild game or wild fish.

  • Home processed wild game, beef, pork, lamb, or 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 domestically raised poultry, rabbit, or fish (except catfish).

  • Any pre-made food for immediate consumption without proper licensing.

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 Ag. website and contact the Consumer Health Services.

WY Food Freedom Act

In accordance with the act, producers are legally allowed to sell the following foods directly to consumers:​

  • Raw milk and dairy products (such as homemade cheese and yogurt)

  • Home processed poultry and poultry products. 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.*

  • Eggs

  • 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

  • Raw honey

*All other meat such as lamb, beef, goat, pork, etc. must come from a state or federally inspected facility.

2017 Amendment:

Amendments to the Act were made in 2017, mostly to aide in clarification of terms used in the Act. For example, definitions for “homemade,” “producer,” “process,” and “this act" were spelled out in the amendments. Learn more about the changes, here.

One of the largest changes to the Act is that home processed rabbit and fish will be permitted for sale by producers after July 1, 2017.

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