WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ONE OF OUR VENDORS

ALL VENDORS:

Our application plus fees $35-$50 per market, per week(sponsors are more)

NV State Business license $200 (or exemption if you qualify) but you still have to apply.  Secretary of State

Reno Business license ~$120 (for Reno markets except for vendors with fresh produce only) City of Reno

NEVADA Tax ID if applicable (deposit required) NV Tax Department

PRODUCE VENDORS:

Agriculture certificate (fees vary in California) $50 in Nevada. NV Dept of Ag

PACKAGED FOOD, PREPARED ON-SITE FOOD, SAMPLING:
Washoe County Environmental Health Department Permit  
Prices vary on type of permit. Washoe County

NO COTTAGE INDUSTRY PRODUCTS ALLOWED!

Due to what we believe are customer health and safety risks as well as insurance risks, we will not be accepting any food products not made in a certified commercial kitchen. We understand that the State of Nevada says that you are "ALLOWED" to sell in a farmers' market but as a private business we make the decision on which vendors participate in our markets.

NON-PROFITS:

While we are very happy to work with non-profit groups, we do not allow political or religious organizations to set up booths with us.  We feel that a Farmers' Market should be non denominational and free from political leanings in any direction.  Our markets are about food, crafts, and local small businesses.
 
BASIC BOOTH SET UP

CANOPY - A 10 x 10 canopy (many on the market from inexpensive $69 to very expensive $225+) Be careful that the legs are straight. Otherwise a 10 x 10 has legs that are actually closer to 12 x 12. Less expensive don't last as long and suffer during the winds. We recommend spending a little more and checking on return policies.

WEIGHTS - The best we have found are called Undercover® Gravity-Tube™ Ultimate Canopy Anchor System. You need to Google them and they range anywhere from $65-$100 depending on the web site. Sometimes COSTCO online has them and are the least expensive we have found. We like them because they fold up and are easy to transport, fill, and attach. Next best are either sand weights or PVC pipe filled with cement and capped and then attached to the legs of the canopy. We suggest at least 40 lbs. per leg.

TABLES - 4 foot folding ones are easy to transport. You can get inexpensive ones to start, but they need to be weighted or held down with heavier product. Check online for prices at discount stores.

TABLECLOTHS - if they are bigger than the table you can tie them at the end to keep them from flapping or flying away in the wind.

SIGNS - You can make banners, but if they are paper they won't last. There are many places locally or through places like Vista print that make banners. You can make them to fit across the front of your tent and they are about 1' x 10'. You can have your table cloths or runners printed as well. You will want a sign with your name/business name on them. You may also want your items priced as well.

CLAMPS and DUCT TAPE - Almost an essential addition. We buy bags of multiple sizes of clamps. These come in handy for many uses. BUT don't use duct tape on the legs of your canopy the build up of 'glue' will ruin your ability to raise and lower the canopy.

MISC:
You can take cash of course, but there are many choices out there (like Square) to be able to accept credit/debit cards.

Pens, pencils, markers, tape, duct tape, paper towels, tissue, stickers for prices.
Drinking water.