Vendor Info

Indoor Market Season: November-May
Outdoor Market Season: June-October

If you are interested in attending our markets after the start dates, please contact Dawn DiMarco: [email protected] 

Across all of our markets, we aim to create a diverse and balanced market–to provide a variety of local food products for our community, while ensuring profitability for participating local food producers and vendors.

Criteria for Selecting Vendors:

  • A commitment to promoting MA/RI agriculture and the local food system
  • Diversity of product (for new applicants, the product must bring variety to the market or fill a demand or gap in the current offerings)
  • Available space at the market
  • Track record/length of time at market
  • Quality of product and of stall display
  • Growing/production methods and/or business practices
  • Location of operation/production
  • Applicant’s commitment and contribution to the market’s values of community & collaboration

Farmers, Fisherman & Food Producers:

The New Bedford Farmers Markets are firstly a producers market, meaning all items sold must be locally (MA/RI) produced/grown by the vendor themselves, also known as a Class A market. The decision to allow an exception to the Producers Market/Class A rule will be determined by the participating farmers/vendors at the market where the items are sold. The Market Managers will oversee the decision making process. We require that prepared/processed/artisan food items be produced or processed locally from scratch with high-quality ingredients, and we encourage the use of locally & regionally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Please read our complete Vendor Handbook below for more details.

Applications/Rules/Resources:

New Bedford Health Department documents:

For more information or assistance with applying, please contact
Dawn DiMarco, Market Manager:
(508) 817-4166
[email protected]