Thank you for your interest in applying to the Crested Butte Farmers Market! Our 2023 Vendor Application closed on February 1st, 2023 at noon. The Board of Directors will deliberate all applications and the Executive Director will inform all applicants of their acceptance status no later than March 1st, 2023. If you are interested in applying to become a vendor for the 2024 season, please click here to first read our Rules and Regulations. Non-Profit & Community Organizations may still apply for our Community Outreach Booths. That application link is 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
***Please note that all of these eligibility requirements are subject to change in 2023 in order to comply with any prevailing Gunnison County health orders! The Executive Director will keep vendors informed of any changes.***
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 were available to submit January 1st through February 1st, 2023 at noon. 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 have reviewed all required documents, applications will be voted on. All applicants will hear back from the CBFM no later than March 1st, 2023. Providing we receive all required documents in a timely manner, many returning vendors can expect to hear back sooner than that. The Crested Butte Farmers Market disallows booth sharing, subletting of booth space and co-op style organizations.
Eligibility Requirements for Non-Profits & Community Organizations
In keeping with the market’s goal of building community within Crested Butte, CBFM offers free booth space to non-profit and community-service oriented organizations. These organizations are encouraged to educate the public about their organization, offer items for sale at their booth, advertise upcoming events, 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 must 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.