High Desert Farmers Market Vendor Requirements

High Desert Farmers Market Retail Vendor Requirements

  1. All potential vendors must have prior approval from the market manager(s).  Prior to set-up at the market: Contact us at (760)247-3769,  contact@highdesertfarmersmarket.com  and website:  www.highdesertfarmersmarket.com for the approval process.
  2. All retail vendors are required, by state law, to operate with a resale number and are responsible for their own taxes.  To obtain one, contact the Board of Equalization at (951)680-6400 or e-mail:  www.boe.ca.gov to apply.  If you already have a number, add the business location of the High Desert Farmers Market, 18422 Bear Valley Rd Victorville, CA  92395, to the sales location of the form.  This may require a simple phone call to the BOE.
  3. The market’s hours are every Thursday, 8:00 am until 12:00 noon, year round.  Vendors are to be set up and vehicles out of the way by 7:00 am. (Unless prior arrangements have been approved by management).  Vendors are to be vacated from premises no later than 2:00 pm.
  4. PARKING:  vendors are to park in assigned vendor parking at all times. This means if you are on the college property selling or helping at the market, everyone must park in the designated vendor parking area during those hours to free up parking spaces for students, faculty and customers!  See Parking Rules and Guidelines
  5. Space sizes and Fees:  Space size is 10’ x 10’ fee is $35 per day.  Additional space (for same vendor) of 10’ x 20’ is $60.  (fee increase May 2017)  Space sharing is prohibited. Space assignment is given over the phone no later than 5:oo pm Wednesday before the Thursday participant starts. Returning vendors – see: Space Reservation Options flyer
  6. Fees are collected on date of participation.  Envelopes are distributed with the Date of Participation, Space number, Name, Phone number and Amount these are to be filled out completely.  Place payment of CASH only in the envelope and they will be collected that morning.  At this time, you may decide to pay ahead to hold your space for the following week.  Otherwise, you will need to call every week for space assignment.  Prepayment reserves your space for the week ahead,  ONLY.        Fees are non-refundable for any reason  
  7. Allowable items may include:
    • Hand-made, homespun, unique gifts, creative ideas, crafty, hard to find………..
    • Collectibles:  items that are numbered, registered, trade-marked, true collectibles (items of real value)
    • Specialty items:  cannot be copied or handmade, not found in stores, invented by participant
    • Eco-friendly:  products that support the ‘green movement’ – products that support a clean planet
    • Health Products:  companies that are Independent Distributors – these are limited to the number allowed
    • Imported goods:  marketplace goodies
    • Antiques & Retro: these must be true antique – Those items that are found from a certain era.
    • Aromatics:  Incense, soaps, lotions, perfumes and oils mixed or made by the seller.

Not Allowable items may include:

NO JUNK!  No yard sale, garage sale, car stuff, tools – no swap meet or dollar store items. No damaged goods

Items that have not been approved by management

No knock offs or any other illegal items or substances

  1. All items are allowed or disallowed at management’s discretion.   ALL ITEMS ARE TO BE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY MANAGEMENT BEFORE INTRODUCING IT TO THE MARKET.  (Once approved as a vendor does not mean automatic item approval.)
  2. Each vendor is responsible for their own canopy set-up.  Canopies and entire set-ups are to be securely weighted and tied down AT ALL TIMES!!!!  Cemented hanging coffee cans or any other hard HANGING APPARATUS are NOT permitted!!  A 40lb sand bag at each corner of  each canopy is MANDATORY.  HDFM and management are not responsible for damaged caused by participants negligence. Our market insurance does not cover participants’ mishaps.  You must seek your own insurance.
  3. Displays are to be attractive and eye catching.  No merchandise is to be on the ground, unless items are too large to be secure on tables.  Your space to be kept clean and orderly at all times.  Appearance affects the entire market look and its success.  Think in terms of ‘boutique’, classy marketplace. Each vendor is to have a trash container for public use.
  4. Management is not responsible for sales or lack thereof.  Marketing is up to participant and does not stop when market is over.  It is up to each individual to network their business.  However, we do have ideas and suggestions to help you succeed.  Your success is OUR success.  So please feel free to contact us and other vendors for ideas.  Always have flyers and business cards available.  Knowledge of English language and its use is necessary and required to conduct business.

By being present you agree to all rules, laws, regulations and agreements set forth by the High Desert Farmers’ Market in its entirety.  It is the vendor’s responsibility to know what those rules and regulations are.


 Download our Vendors Requirement Page at hdfm-vendor-requirement-update-11-8-16

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