Become an EatLoco Vendor
Please read through this page to see if EatLoco markets are a good fit for your business. We would LOVE to have you!
Application link at bottom of page.
SIMPLY LIGHT CANDLE
A MESSAGE FROM OURCEO
To our Farmers Market applicant, Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a vendor at our Award winning EatLoco Farmers Markets. I take great pride in EatLoco and what it's become in 4 short years. Where as much I would love to take all the credit for building these markets to what they are today, I would be amiss if I didn't give the credit to where it belongs, to our vendors. To all 390 vendors that have been either a Season or Drop-in vendor over the past few years and helped make it what it is today, I give you a great big heartfelt THANK YOU!
Our vendor vetting process is one of our most important steps we take before we approve a vendor's application. We are looking for good business men and women that want to build their businesses and take it to the next level. Each new applicant will have a conversation with me personally to make sure we are a good fit for each other and that you are 100% equipped with all the info you need to be successful at our market(s).
We're here to help. So let's do this!
Founder & CEO
APPLICANTS MUST BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO APPLY
RANCH/FARM: Farm-based produce (vegetables, fruits, herbs, nursery crops), Proteins (beef, pork, chicken lamb, turkey, eggs)
VALUE-ADDED FOOD VENDORS: Coffee, teas, baked goods, jams, jellies, apple butter, granola, etc.
FOOD PREPARED ON SITE: Intended for immediate consumption (crepes, bagels, etc).
ARTISAN CRAFT VENDORS: Hand-crafted (non-food) items made by the vendor
SELLING FOOD PREPARED
AT THE MARKET?
Food Vendors in Loudoun County that would like to sell food that will be prepared at the market, must have a Dept. of Health Food Permit. Health Food Permits MUST be displayed at the market every week on your tent.
VA Dept. of Health: (804) 864-7056
SELLING FOOD NOT PREPARED AT THE MARKET?
If you're preparing your food before you come to the farmers market and operateout of a commercial kitchen, then you must first be certified by the Virginia Department of Agriculture (VDACS), before applying.
VDACS Phone: (804) 786-3520
FIRE MARSHAL RULES
Failure to comply to any of these Fire Marshall rules, can cause your removal from the market!
1. Vendors cooking under a tent (even samples), must display a working and up-to-date Fire Extinguisher.
2. Cooking at the market must be done OUTSIDE your tent (prevents grease buildup under the tent than can cause a fire). The Health Dept requires food be stored under the tent and covered at all times.
3. A NO SMOKING sign must be displayed at all times.