Interested in Becoming a Vendor?

 

 

The Victoria Farmers' Market is proud to be a producer's market. Everything sold at our market is 100% homegrown, homemade or handmade by our vendors. ABSOLUTELY no resale of any type is permitted. We are first and foremost a food market and are always looking for more vendors who offer fresh food. By design, we only keep a small number of artisan and craft vendors on our roster.  

Our farmers' market is held every Saturday, rain or shine, at the Pattie Dodson Public Health Center in Victoria. We charge a $35 annual fee to join our market and a $25 booth fee each time you participate. Please read the by-laws, rules and regulations, and the Cottage Food Law, then submit the vendor application to Meridith Byrd at mbyrd@foodbankgc.org. Contact Meridith at 578-0591 or 361-218-9246 with any questions.

Do you have an abundance of produce at certain times of the year, but not enough to join the market as a regular member? Our Backyard Gardener membership might be just what you need! With this membership you do not pay the $35 annual fee and your booth fee is only $5. However, you may ONLY sell fresh produce or starter plants for the garden and you may attend only up to 15 markets per year.

2020 Farmers' Market Vendor Application

2020 Farmers' Market By-laws

2020 Rules and Regulations

Cottage Food Law

2020 Backyard Gardener Application

 


Required Permits

If you want to sell ONLY whole, uncut produce, nothing is required.

 

ALL OTHER FOODS (baked goods, pickles, jelly, and anything else allowed by the Texas Cottage Food Law) require a Texas Food Handler Card, and certain foods require additional permits:

  • EGGS require a Retail Food Permit from the Victoria City-County Health Department located at 2805 North Navarro inside the Pattie Dodson Public Health Center.

  • MEATS must be processed at an approved facility and require a Retail Food Permit from the Victoria City-County Health Department. As of September 1, 2019, poultry and rabbits can be processed on your farm and sold at our market as long as you abide by these guidelines set forth by the state legislature.

  • Any food that requires time or temperature control to prevent spoilage (tamales, meringues, custards, beverages, etc.) is not allowed under the Texas Cottage Food Law and must be made in a commercial kitchen.

  • PLANTS require a Nursery and Floral License from the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Vendors operating a COTTAGE FOOD BUSINESS are NOT required to have a Retail Food Permit.

Contact Meridith Byrd with any questions about becoming a vendor!

361-578-0591

3809 E. Rio Grande Street

Victoria, Texas 77901

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.  Member of Feeding America (FA) and Feeding Texas. Authorized distribution point for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodities Program. 

 

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