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 produce. By design, we only keep a small number of artisan and craft vendors in our membership.
Our farmers' market opens at 9:00 am every Wednesday and Saturday, rain or shine, at the Pattie Dodson Public Health Center in Victoria. We charge a $35 annual fee to join our market; booth fees are $20 on Saturdays and $10 on Wednesdays. Please read the Rules and Regulations (link below) and contact Meridith Byrd at email@example.com or 361-218-9246 to request a vendor application.
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 30 markets (15 Wednesdays and 15 Saturdays) per year.
Farmers' Market Association By-laws
Cottage Food Law (includes a link to the Texas Food Handler course)
On-Farm Processing of Chickens and Rabbits
If you want to sell ONLY whole, uncut produce, nothing is required.
ALL OTHER FOODS (baked goods, pickles, jelly, salsa, 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, cheesecake, meringues, custards, beverages, etc.) is not allowed under the Texas Cottage Food Law. These foods require a Retail Food Permit from the Victoria City-County Health Department 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!