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Interested in selling with Coastal Foodshed?

Our goal is to make a stronger local food economy through food access. 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. We offer three opportunities for local farmers and producers to work with us: Wholesale, Direct to Consumer Markets at both our Farmers Markets and Virtual Market. Which one is right for your business?

I’ve been selling my produce at the New Bedford Farmers Market for over 10 years! The vendors and customers are what keep me coming back to sell at this market every year. We really are a big family.


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 and collaboration

New Bedford Health Department Documents

To sell with us, you must comply with rules and regulations provided by the city of New Bedford and the New Bedford Board of Health. Virtual Market vendors are excluded, but we require proof of a certified kitchen and proper licenses when necessary. Review this list of documents.


Reach customers within our Southeastern Massachusetts delivery area through our online store. You set the prices and fulfill the orders.

step one Handbook

Get a copy of our Virtual Market Handbook.

Download Handbook
step two Apply

Fill out our Virtual Market vendor application, and we will get back to you with next steps.

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Meet your customers face-to-face at our mobile and onsite farmers markets. Shoppers looking for local products visit multiple booths in a shared retail experience.

step one Handbook

Get a copy of the New Bedford Farmers Market Handbooks. Also, review the New Bedford Health Department documents listed above.

Download Handbook
step two Apply with Coastal Foodshed

Fill out the New Bedford Farmers Market vendor application and we will let you know if you are approved.

step three Get a Permit

If you do not have a permit, you will need to register with the New Bedford Board of Health. Once obtained, email us a copy to:


Become a Coastal Foodshed Wholesaler

Coastal Foodshed handles marketing and sales of direct to-consumer and distribution through our Mobile Farm Stand, Virtual Market, and Farmers Markets. We resell into the community when farmers are not able to be there, and fill in gaps to provide a variety of local products for customers. Our wholesale sellers only have to grow or make it, label it and deliver it or prepare it for pick-up.

step one

Contact if you’d like to sell your products wholesale.

Need help deciding or other assistance with the application?