Thank you for your interest in applying to the Crested Butte Farmers Market! Our 2020 applications went live on January 1st and the application period closed on February 1st. The Executive Director will inform all applicants of their acceptance status no later than March 1st. If you are still interested in applying to become a vendor, please click here to first read our updated 2020 Rules and Regulations. You can then contact our Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a link to the application. However, once vendor decisions have been made, there may not be room left to accept more applicants, even on a fill-in basis.
Non-Profit and Community Organizations may still apply for space at the 2020 CBFM by following the link at the bottom of this page.
*PLEASE BE AWARE, THE CRESTED BUTTE FARMERS MARKET (CBFM) IS AN EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS. THE CBFM STRIVES TO BE, FIRST AND FOREMOST, A FARMERS MARKET. AS SUCH, WE PRIORITIZE ADMITTING FOOD VENDORS OVER NON-FOOD VENDORS. THUS, IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST OR A CRAFT VENDOR INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE CBFM, PLEASE REVIEW THE RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT AN APPLICATION AND BE AWARE THAT ADMISSION INTO THE MARKET IS NOT GUARANTEED JUST BECAUSE YOU SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.*
Eligibility Requirements for Vendors
Only vendors who meet the specific eligibility requirements as outlined in our Rules and Regulations, and have not been subject of consumer complaint found to be valid by the board of directors, disciplinary action and who have consistently maintained their accounts in good order are eligible to apply. Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance.
Applications will be available to submit January 1st through February 1st, 2020. Potential vendors may also be required to fill out Additional Information Worksheets, which will ask for more specific information about growing practices, land and herd management, ingredients used, etc. Potential vendors may also be required to provide copies of receipts and/or invoices proving purchase of acceptable raw ingredients. After the CBFM Board of Directors and Executive Director have reviewed all required documents, applications will be voted on. All applicants will hear back from the CBFM no later than March 1st, 2020. Providing we receive all required documents in a timely manner, many returning vendors can expect to hear back much sooner than that. The Crested Butte Farmers Market disallows booth sharing and subletting of booth space.
Eligibility Requirements for Non-Profits & Community Organizations
In keeping with the market’s goal of building community within Crested Butte, CBFM offers booth space to non-profit and community-service oriented organizations. These organizations are encouraged to educate the public about their organization, offer items by donation at their booth as well as solicit donations and perform educational outreach. Organizations structured as not-for-profits are only eligible for not-for-profit space, and are not eligible for other booth spaces. Booth space is provided free of charge and these organizations are exempt from the market fee; however, they turn in a record of sales made and donations received at the end of each market day for record keeping by the Crested Butte Farmers Market. All sales tax, if relevant, is the responsibility of the not-for-profit and not the Crested Butte Farmers Market.