Be A Vendor

Why Choose Us

The Black Farmers’ Market strives to create a space where Black farmers and entrepreneurs feel safe, supported, and valued. We make decisions consistently centering the voices and experiences of our members, partners, and staff as we work to grow and sustain the market. We look for members who believe in our mission, goals, and vision. We prioritize Black farmers and producers and crafters/artisans who support Black farmers through their work. Applications for the 2024 season are now closed. Applications for the 2025 season open on December 1,  2024. If you are interested in being considered for a guest vendor spot, please contact our Market Manager, Marquette, at [email protected].


We thank you for your interest in becoming a BFM Trade Union Member!  

Applications for 2024 market season now closed

The Black farmers market has been a vital force for preserving culture and honoring the importance of black food ways and economics. The values and standard that is being implemented gives my business the power to grow, because community empowerment has been at the center of the market since I have been a trade member . I’m proud to witness the growth and I truly believe in the power of circulating our own dollars in our own communities. Together we can make a change on how we see food and community wellness in the future.”

Samantha , Mother’s Finest Farm

Our Vetting Process

All vendors must complete an online application. Members and guests are selected based on their uniqueness and ability to meet rules and requirements of the market. For the 2023 season, applications will be reviewed by the Black Farmers’ Market Advisory Board with final decisions being made by the planning team of directors.


Know Your Stuff

Read and become familiar with market mission, rules/requirements, and application process before submitting an application.


Tell Us About Your Business

Decide which membership option works best for your business. Complete the online application form in its entirety. Applications for the 2025 market season will open in December 2024.


Be Prepared

If selected to participate in the Black Farmers’ Market, be prepared and be knowledgeable about market best practices to make your business shine.


BFM Trade Union Members are a group of farmers, crafters, and artisans who grow or produce their own goods/products. All members will be selected prior to beginning the season and the market will be producer ONLY. Guest vendors will be selected on a rolling basis based on fit within the market and alignment with rules and mission.

Company name and website listed on BFM website

Company highlight on BFM social media

Representation at the annual meeting

Lower daily stall fees

Opportunity to participate in members only programming

Discount on BFM merchandise

Farmers / Producers: Access to the BFM Farmers Fund

Rules & Regulations

Before considering applying to become a Trade Union Member or guest of the Black Farmers’ Market, please review the mission, vision, rules, and regulations of the market in detail. 

Please note that the vendor applications for the 2024 season are now closed. Applications for 2025 open in December 2024.

Vendor FAQ

Community groups are welcome to request space at the Black Farmers’ Market. Pre approval of at least 3-5 days prior to the market is mandatory. Community groups will be selected based on alignment with the mission of The BFM and Black August in the Park. To inquire about space, please submit the contact form below.

The BFM welcomes Black owned businesses from a variety of industries. Priority is given to farmers/producers and those who are the original producers of their own products. Please click on the apply now button to learn more. Vendor applications for the 2022 market season are currently open. Applications close on January 1, 2022.

The 2023 annual membership for farmers and producers is $250. This does not include day-of event set up fees.

Thanks for your interest! Applications for the 2024 market season are now open until January 1, 2024. At the beginning of market seasons, to become a member of The BFM, each interested vendor must complete an application online. There is no application fee. Vendor categories include:

  • Farmers/planters
  • Meat/Seafood
  • Prepared foods/beverages (non food truck)
  • Health & Beauty
  • Arts and crafts
  • Fruits
  • Cheese
  • Eggs

Applicants will be notified on decisions for membership via email in February of the upcoming market season.

No. Sharing of spaces is not permitted.

Black owned food trucks are welcome to participate however there is a different pricing structure. Please complete the form below to express interest. Food trucks who purchase produce from partner Black Farmers will receive a discount.