WINTER VENDOR APPLICATION | Cary Downtown Farmers Market


The Cary Downtown Farmers Market mission is to improve community health through access to local produce and educate the community about the benefits of eating fresh, local produce, meats, dairy, etc. We aim to promote the preservation of local farmland and sustainability while building bonds between local residents and surrounding areas to their local farmers.

Thank you for your interest in our Winter Market!  Applications are currently being accepted for our winter season, please allow 7-10 days for Board Approval.

The WINTER market operates:

  • Every Saturday, December 7th– March 28th — a total of 17 Saturdays
  • Hours:  9 am-Noon; Severe Weather Permitting
  • Pay full season – all 17 Saturdays – one time cost of $75 ($4.41 per Saturday)
  • Drop in weekly rate $10; Market Manager MUST know commitment by Thursday of each week
  • New Vendor Application Fee $15 (submit payment online with application)
  • Pay package or weekly rates via website Paypal or Market Manager
  • Internal Marketing to include intermittent Facebook posts, once weekly Newsletter, and general information via CDFM Website
  • External Marketing to include Town of Cary Weekend Update
  • Featuring ‘Super Saturday’ once a month to engage visitors and boost traffic with activities such as s’mores, hot cocoa and spiced cider (more info to follow and dates TBD)

A copy of your sales tax registration or signed exemption is required when submitting your application.

Each application is accompanied by a set of rules that govern the operation of the market. PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE SET OF RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.

Only complete applications will be considered.

All applications must include either a valid email address or a self addressed, stamped envelope and should be sent to: CDFM Attn: Market Manager PO Box 4621 Cary, NC 27519-4621T

The application fee can be paid either by cash, check or credit card.  Checks should be addressed to CDFM Assoc. Credit card payments can be made online through the market’s website.

Questions?  Email Leah Smith, Market Manager

  • Please let us know what you intend to sell at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market by listing items in the relevant categories below.

  • *** Category 1: Raw or minimally processed farm products

  • *** Category 2: Processed Foods that require an NCDA and/or County Health Department Inspection. Please attach inspection form or mail to CDFM Attn: Market Manager, PO Box 4621, Cary, NC 27519-4621. Applications will be considered once inspection forms are received.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.

  • Please fill in the items below that you intend to sell at the market:

  • *** Category 3: Products that require more stringent inspections, regulation, and usually refrigeration. Please list the items that you intend to sell at the market in the relevant sections below.

  • *** Category 4: Craft and Artisan Products
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.

  • Photo Release: By applying to be a vendor at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market, I hereby grant the Cary Downtown Farmers Market permission to use a photograph of myself, my employees and/or my product, including written and electronic copy, where my photo appears for the purpose of advertising, marketing and promotion. I certify that I have read and understand the Cary Downtown Farmers Market Rules and that I will abide by these rules. I also understand that my membership will be permanently forfeited for any non-compliance of the rules. I further agree to allow representatives of the Cary Downtown Farmers Market to visit the premises where the products I intend to sell are produced. I also acknowledge that the products I will sell must be of my own productions and produced at the location described in my application. I accept full responsibility for all of my activities in the market and for those assisting me throughout the season. I acknowledge the authority of the market manager to immediately settle any disputes regarding product legitimacy, procedural, and vendor conduct violations.By submitting this application, you are signing this agreement electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Agreement. By submitting, you consent to be legally bound by this Agreement's terms and agreements.
  • Please submit your application with a $15 non-refundable application fee and a copy of your sales tax registration or signed exemption.
Open Saturdays | April-Oct: 9a.m. - Noon | Nov-Mar: 9a.m. - Noon | 135 W. Chatham St., Cary, NC