Become a Vendor
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Become a vendor | Market Dates & info
Do you make it, bake it, or grow it?
Grow Oak Ridge operates the Winter Farmers’ Market for 16 Saturdays during the winter, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., December 2019 through March 2020 (closed Dec. 28). Most Saturdays we are in the gym at St. Mary’s Catholic School (323 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge), but there are 2 Saturdays when we will be in the cafeteria (social hall) instead.
We accept high quality vendors who make, bake or grow what they sell within a 150-mile radius of Oak Ridge. We are looking for agricultural, artisan crafts, and prepared food vendors. If you are a small Anderson County business that is NOT a producer, please check out our Local Business Booths.
BEFORE YOU APPLY:
We follow the Tennessee Farmers Market Compliance Guide.
Benefits of the Winter Farmers' Market by Grow Oak Ridge:
INDOORS all winter long! 16 Saturdays from December 2019 to March 2020 in a spacious gym in Oak Ridge, TN. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ASSIGNED spaces every week.
FLAT weekly fee; no commission. Save with a Whole Season discount.
FREE market token system helps you sell to credit card customers.
POP Club (Power of Produce) every week for children brings in young families.
SNAP (food stamps) and Double Up Bucks programs.
MANAGER IS NOT A VENDOR.
What are the fees?
Fees are listed in our Vendor Handbook, page 8. Please read it before you apply.
Do I have to attend every market date?
No, you will request which markets you wish to attend in your application. They must be approved by the manager before you attend.
What if I need to switch a date?
Once you apply you cannot change your own dates. You may switch dates by notifying the manager via email at least one week in advance of the market. Please keep in mind that space is limited and sometimes there is not room on another date.
What if I can’t attend a date I’m approved for?
We have a 1-week cancellation policy. Notify the manager via email at least one week in advance, and we can switch your paid fee to another date. Fees are non-refundable otherwise. The manager’s email is email@example.com.
What about snow?
If it is snowing or icy enough for Oak Ridge roads to be dangerous, we will cancel the market and give fee credit to vendors. If it is snowing in your neighborhood, but not Oak Ridge, and we still have the market, we cannot refund fees to any vendor. We will notify vendors via our TEXT system, so please include a mobile phone number with your application.
Do you provide tables?
Not for vendors, although we provide tables for nonprofits or other groups helping at the market. We are indoors, and each booth is 10x10.
Do you allow prepared food made in an uncertified kitchen?
Only if it is a “non-potentially hazardous food,” i.e., baked goods, as described in the Tennessee Farmers’ Market Compliance Guide.
Is electricity available?
Electrical outlets are limited in the gym, and not available for every vendor. We will try to accommodate you; please put your request in your application. NO electricity is available outside for food trucks.
What our customers say…
"Great atmosphere, great food!"
"POP CLUB! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!"
"Keep it going. The SNAP program is so important even though I don’t need it."
"It's perfect. You all do an amazing job, keep up the incredible work!"
"Love this effort for the kids! My kids try new veggies and then they also take pride in picking out veggies to cook at home!"