Thank you for your interest in joining the Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. Please review the vendor requirements that apply to you. HPFM is a membership based organization, which means that all selling vendors must be approved by the Market organizers. Participation in the HPFM is by invitation only.
If you are interested in selling, are qualified and there are openings for your product, you are required to submit an Interest Form regardless of vendor classification. An interest form is not an application for membership. It is the first step in the review process.
The process involves three steps:
- Submit a HPFM Interest Form and required paperwork.
- If we have openings and we are interested in adding your product, we will contact you for more information.
- If you are accepted for membership, we will contact you to set up a start date (usually at the beginning of the season) and gather additional information.
We try to give all applicants feedback on their submissions through email, but due to the high volume of interest, combined with the time requirements of our normal work load, it is not always possible to get back to applicants quickly.
General Information for All Vendors
Before applying, please review the category requirements below. Although we do not want to discourage prospective vendors from applying, we would like applicants to have a realistic understanding of the availability of space at the HPFM. We receive a high volume of applications and generally space only becomes available if a current vendor leaves the market, or the demand clearly exceeds supply.
HPFM is a market for agricultural products which are grown/raised by the vendor’s family. We seek diversity of product offerings with an emphasis on heirloom varieties, and expect our vendors to provide the highest quality products possible. All vendors are held responsible for complying with all legal requirements and regulations for selling their products. No craft vendors are admitted to the HPFM. Unfortunately, we are also unable to provide space to the many nonprofit organizations supporting wonderful causes.
Growers: HPFM gives preference to producers and vendors whose practices support our mission. For vegetable and flower growers, that means we select growers using practices consistent with what would be required for organic certification. For fruit growers, we realize the climate is challenging, and give priority to growers using integrated pest management (IPM). For animal production, we require animal conditions consistent with requirements to be certified humanely raised.
Artisans: Prepared food vendors must use ingredients sourced locally, as much as possible, involve minimal processing, and be culturally authentic. Products must be made by the vendor and we give preference to those vendors who use organic, regionally grown produce, ideally from farmers participating in Cincinnati farmers’ markets. All prepared food is subject to a tasting to assure product quality and appeal.