How do I become a CEFM vendor?
CEFM accepts new vendor applications before the start of each market season in May. Find out how you can. Find out how you can apply to become a vendor.
How can I become a market volunteer?
Volunteers are essential to every aspect of our mission. Our wonderful volunteer base allows us to meet our goals of supporting locally grown and prepared foods by maintaining a successful farmers’ market and educating the public on the importance of buying locally. Would you like to help out? You’ll be spending time with great folks and great food! If you are interested in becoming a market volunteer, contact our Market Manager.
Can I bring my pet to the market?
Vendors may not bring dogs to the Market without prior permission, with the exception of service dogs. CEFM management reserves the right to request that owners remove pets from the market.
I am a musician and I’d love to play at the market, who do I contact?
CEFM has committed to pay pre-scheduled musicians/entertainers $50 per day to share their talent with our market. If you are interested in playing during one of our markets, please contact our market manager at chelanfarmersmarket.org
Can I use my credit card at the market?
CEFM does not itself provide this service but many vendors have their own way to accept credit cards. There are also 2 banks within 1 block of the market where you can get cash out of the ATM there.
Visit the Market Information booth if you have any questions.
Does CEFM allow community organizations to set up a table at the market?
CFEM provides space for groups conducting educational outreach related to our organization’s mission and values. Specifically, we ask that partnering organizations have their major focus in at least one of these areas:
- Leadership in the farm direct movement
- Promotion of consumer support for local agriculture
- Development of distribution channels for farm direct products
- Preservation and stewardship of farmland
- Food policy advocacy focused on our region’s agricultural community
- Food and nutrition with an emphasis on access to local, fresh foods by people of all income levels
- Public outreach regarding sustainable agricultural/gardening practices
Other non-profits may also take part. Pre-approval from CEFM manager will be required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Why does CEFM have sponsors?
CEFM’s Board of Directors is dedicated to consumer education as a critical component of building sales for local agriculture. Vendors’ fees at CEFM cover the basic cost of operating the markets, including site rental, permits, advertising, insurance, and staffing. In order to keep vendors’ fees as low as possible and still fund educational outreach, CEFM solicits sponsors for special events, including market festivals, and the music stage. Sponsor candidates are evaluated on an individual basis to ensure there is not direct conflict with the Market’s mission. In addition, CEFM holds annual fund-raising events, receives numerous in-kind donations, benefits from the support of volunteers, and cultivates community partners.