VENDOR ORIENTATION: During regular farmers market on March 12th. Any new, existing, or potential vendors are welcome. Scales can also be certified then.
2022 Vendor Applications Are Now Being Accepted
Please follow these steps to become a vendor at Cotton Mill Farmers Market
Because no insurance is provided at Cotton Mill Farmers' Market, Inc. concerning vendors, each vendor must carry his or her own personal and product liability insurance. All vendors must show proof that this insurance is at least $1 million per occurrence/$2 million aggregate that covers them at farmers markets. Furthermore, vehicle liability insurance is required to cover any damage caused to persons or property by a vendor’s vehicle.
2. Complete the 2022 Vendor Application
Cotton Mill Farmers Market
Greetings to past, present, and future vendors!
As we begin our 21st year, we would like to invite you to apply to be considered as a vendor for the 2022 season of our Market.
The Market location remains at 609 Dixie Street and is still on Saturday mornings from 8 am until 11 am. The summer season begins April 2nd and runs through September. This is when we will begin the SNAP/EBT program.
Our winter market continues through March from 9 am until 11 am on Saturdays. You are welcome to visit or participate with an approved 2022 application.
The weekly vendor fee for a 10’ by 10’ booth will again be $20, and all vendors must be able to show proof of carrying personal liability insurance of at least $1 million per occurrence/$2 million aggregate that covers attendance at the farmers market.
The application for 2022 vendors is now available online for you to fill out and submit along with the $20 application fee. Our Market executive board considers and votes on all completed applications. Applications received soon will be reviewed by the board in early March.
For an application to be “complete” the $20 fee must be paid, and any licenses must be submitted. That includes Food Sales Establishment License, Cottage Food License, Organic Certificate, Egg Candling License or Mobile Meat License.
You may send those scanned documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, instead of a formal vendor meeting, the Market Board thought it might be fun to invite new vendors to an open house at our regular market on March 12th , hosted by our Winter Market Manager, Wendy Crager. Wendy will go over matters like booth assignments, restroom facilities and introductions to our returning vendors. Board member Jacque Garry will be here to handle Scale Certification for those of you using scales.
Both the application form and the Market rules can be found at:
If you want to participate as a vendor earlier than April, please make a note of that in the description field.
We will look forward to a great year at Market for all.
Market Board President
WHO CAN BE A VENDOR?
Vendors at the Cotton Mill Farmers’ Market must produce their items in Carroll County, Georgia or an adjoining county, including Haralson, Paulding, Douglas, South Fulton, and Heard counties in Georgia, and Cleburne and Randolph counties in Alabama, OR within a 50 mile radius of downtown Carrollton.
All applications are subject to approval by the Market Board. The Market is operated by and for its members, who are the original producers of the items being sold.
The market is designed to support local, small-scale farmers, and gardeners with extra produce, by providing a marketing opportunity for their produce and farm-related items. Booths are to reflect this goal. Any crafted items are to be made primarily from what the seller’s land has produced, second hand and flea market type items are not allowed. No produce or other items of any kind may be purchased from another source by a member to be resold “as is”. The producers themselves, their family members or farm/garden workers are expected to be present at the market to sell their items.
Sustainable and organic farm practices are encouraged but are not required to be a vendor at the market. It is the responsibility of the customer to inquire as to the farming practices and the application of any synthetic chemicals by a particular vendor. All products must be raised, harvested, prepared for resale, packaged, and displayed in accordance with proper local, state, and federal regulations
CURRENT VENDOR PAYMENTS
If you're a current vendor, we want to make it easy for you to make your weekly market payment. Simply click below to pay for a week, two weeks, a month, or even a year at a time. Please be sure to follow the market guidelines for current season pricing and add a 3% surcharge for the online processing fee. Thank you!