Join Our Market

Interested in becoming a vendor or farmer at our Downtown SLO Thursday Night Farmers’ Market? Read on to see if you qualify!

First – Verify you are eligible!

We accept applications from:

  • Downtown Business Improvement District Members – Not sure if you are one? You can click HERE to see the BID boundaries
  • Non-Members – Anyone from anywhere as long as they have a commercially zoned storefront with their name on the outside that is public facing and accessible during regularly operating store hours.
  • Entertainers
  • Novelty – These vendors provide a set price service (Ex: Face Painting). Retail does not qualify for this category
  • Non-Profit/Not-for-Profit
  • Government/Political Agencies
  • Non-storefronts – We accept applications from vendors who do not have a storefront in a very limited capacity. Only retail/artists/craft vendors qualify for this. Serving or selling prepared food does not qualify for this!
  • Farmers – If you are a farmer, please contact SLOFMA FIRST to find out if you are eligible. They can be contacted HERE

We do not allow the following vendors/items at The Market:

  • Food Trucks/trailers
  • Age restricted product
  • Stickers for distribution or sale

The weekly vendor rate for a 10′ x 10′ space is as follows:

  • Downtown Business Improvement District Member – $50
  • Non-Members (This includes EVERYONE that isn’t one of the other categories listed below this) – $100
  • Entertainers – $30 (Oct-Mar)/ $40 (Apr-Sept)
  • Novelty – $35
  • Non-Profit/Not-for-Profit /Sanctioned school clubs/orgs– $40
  • Government/Political Agencies – $100
  • BBQs – $0.75 per square foot
  • Farmers – Pay structure determined by SLO County FMA

Please read our entire Rules and Regulations to ensure you are eligible and that this market is the right fit for your business model. The rules and regulations can be found HERE

Second – Time to apply!

How to Apply:

If you are eligible, it is time to apply! We use a nationwide database called FARMSPREAD for all vendor applications and management.

1) Register at www.farmspread.com and create a vendor profile.

2) Once you’ve created a vendor profile, locate our market and apply to our current season by following the step-by-step guide HERE

3) There is a $15 non-refundable application fee that will be required upon submission of your application

4) All applications are reviewed by our Farmers’ Market Committee for approval consideration on the second Wednesday of every month unless you are in the Business Improvement District which means you get automatic approval!

5)Questions on the application process? Email farmers@downtownslo.com or call  805-541-0286 ext 2

Have more questions?

Contact the Market Manager at farmers@downtownslo.com OR call us at (805) 541-0286 ext 2!