Become a Vendor
New vendor applications for the 2023 season are CLOSED.
step 1: See if you qualify
The TD Saturday Market is first and foremost a local farmers market. We showcase locally grown, raised, sourced and produced products. Businesses with value-added products that use local ingredients will be given priority. The TD Saturday Market considers local sourcing to be the farm-direct purchasing of locally grown or raised, raw agricultural products, which does not include local distributors. We will not accept the following items at our market:
- Food items meant for onsite consumption
- Food items manufactured in a home kitchen
- Food items not grown and/or processed by the vendor (unless there is a need for the product at the market. A resell letter is required.)
- Beverages and energy drinks
- Meat and dairy products treated with growth hormones such as rBGH
- Genetically modified crops
- Businesses that operate under a franchise agreement
- Non-food items not grown and processed by the producer (e.g., flowers, herb tinctures, beeswax candles)
- Jewelry or clothing items
Further information can be found in our Vendor Rules and Regulations in Step 2.
STEP 2: Learn the Market Rules and Regulations
Please read our Vendor Rules and Regulations to learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions, and for additional information about the requirements and expectations of participating in our market. All vendors planning to sell any food product please see South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Requirements for Selling Manufactured or Processed Foods at Farmers Markets. Nursery growers please see Nursery Stock Guidelines.
STEP 3: FILL OUT THE APPLICATION
Applications for the 2023 season are CLOSED.
STEP 4: Application Review and Status Notification
The TD Saturday Market is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality, locally produced products available. Although the TD Saturday Market reserves unconditional discretion to accept or refuse anyone as a market vendor, the selection process is quite rigorous and takes into consideration many factors, including product quality, sourcing, growing practices, presentation, seniority, safety, compliance, customer service and the right product mix to ensure a successful market.
- At the close of the application period, the TD Saturday Market will review all applications and be in contact with prospective vendors.
- All market vendor approvals are contingent upon the following:
- Passing of farm inspection
- Vendor turns in all necessary permits and paperwork
- Vendor attends the mandatory market meeting in April
STEP 5: Market Vendor Meeting
Welcome to the TD Saturday Market! All market vendors are required to attend a market vendor meeting before the start of the season. You will receive adequate advance notice about the time, date, and location of this meeting. During the meeting, vendors will meet TD Saturday Market Staff members, review the rules and regulations, pay for their market fees, and have the opportunity to ask questions and meet fellow members of their new market community.
|Vendor Type||Weekly||Pre-Pay Full Season|
|$30||$675 (25 markets)|
|Crafter||$35||$790 (25 markets)|
|Food Processor/ Re-seller/
|$40||$900 (25 markets)|
Farmers produce locally grown vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, herbs, flowers or nursery crops from seed or plants. Beekeepers, egg farmers, poultry and livestock producers are considered farmers.
Crafters produce original, unique, high quality, safe, garden/farm/environmentally-related items which bring some added value to the TD Saturday Market. All products must be the actual work of the crafter and produced within 100 miles of Greenville, SC. No commercial items, no imported items, no manufactured items and no second hand items shall be resold by crafters.
Processor and Commercial Vendors:
Processors are vendors that use locally grown produce to make their products (such as jellies, jams, salsas, ciders, smoked meats, honey, etc.) This vendor does not operate a commercial business. Commercial vendors use locally grown ingredients in their products. All products must be high quality, safe and an enhancement to the TD Saturday Market. Bakeries fall into this category; however, the TD Saturday Market can only support a limited amount of bakeries to avoid saturation of this type of product.
The TD Saturday Market does not accept any vendors that plan on preparing food or serving for consumption on-site or vendors operating under the Cottage Law.