Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a Vendor?
A: By filling out the vendor application on our Market Vendors page, an applicant can find all of the rules and regulation for participation. This market requires all vendors to have businesses set up with the Department of Revenue, with a current UBI. All businesses operating within city limits must have an Ellensburg Business License. More can be found here and here.
Can my non-profit have a booth at the market?
Non-profits are welcome to participate in the Ellensburg Farmers Market. Please familiarize yourself with the market rules, included in the vendor application, to see if your non-profit qualifies for a booth.
Can my band play music at the Market?
A market without music is a dull affair. You are welcome to display your talents, just please stay on the sidewalks. The street itself is reserved for approved market vendors, and musicians performing on the street will be asked to move to the sidewalk. All performers will be expected to respect the sound space of the market and other performers. Music from vendors is not allowed. Some light guitar strumming with no vocalization is permitted from vendors, subject to the discretion of the market manager.
What about my political and religious agendas?
The Ellensburg Farmers Market does not allow vendors or customers to promote or discriminate political or religious agendas in the market space (the street). The sidewalk, however, does not fall under market jurisdiction, and is open to all to exercise their right to free speech. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the farmers market, but those advocating political or religious persons or ideas are not permitted to approach customers or vendors on the street during market hours.
How can I promote my event at the market?
Most event promotion must be kept to the sidewalks, but exceptions can be made! Are you promoting a school play? Is the circus coming to town? Are you hosting some kind of Comic-Con? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sort out the details.
Does the early Vendor get the worm?
The Ellensburg Farmers Market allows vendors to sell before the market opens at 9:00. This is up to vendor discretion; vendors are not required to sell before 9:00.
Does the market accept EBT?
We do! And we have a Market Match program. Market Match gives SNAP/EBT recipients, and other eligible Washington residents, easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more on how to use EBT and our Market Match program on the Market Map page.