2024 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 Vendor Application
The Market location remains at 609 Dixie Street and is on Saturday mornings. The summer season begins the first Saturday in April and runs through the end of September. This is when we run the SNAP/EBT program.
Our winter market continues through March. Approved vendors for the previous year may continue through March.
Approved vendors for the CURRENT year may start as soon as they are approved.
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 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. Please allow at least 3 weeks for your fully completed application to be processed.
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; plus proof of insurance.
You may send those scanned documents to email@example.com.
We encourage you to visit the market and speak to the market manager and vendors about any questions you may have.
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.
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