How to sell at the Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers Market
How to sell homegrown produce at the Bishop and Mammoth Lakes Farmers Markets
The info below applies to individuals interested in selling the following items at the Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers Market (includes both the Bishop and Mammoth Lakes locations):
- fruits and vegetables
- fresh herbs and fresh cut flowers (not nursery stock flowers)
- dried flowers and dried herbs
Any other goods require additional permits and certifications.
What paperwork do I need and where can I find it?
You need to fill out a Certified Producer's Certificate, which is a form available at the Agricultural Commission office, 207 West South Street in Bishop.
What information do I need to provide?
Name and contact information, as well as the location of your production site (garden, hen house, beehive, etc.) and what type of goods you are producing (veggies, eggs, flowers, etc.).
What happens after I turn in my form?
After you return your form to the Agricultural Commissioner's office, someone will come out to your site to confirm that the information on your form is accurate (i.e. that you are growing the crops listed on your application).
What else do I need in order to sell at the Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers Market?
- Become a member of the Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers Market. This requires a $25 membership fee. If you are selling in both Bishop and Mammoth, you need to pay $25 for each market. The fee is good for the season (June to October).
- Pay a $5 stall fee for each week that you sell your goods at market.
- Certify your scale, if you plan to use one (i.e. to sell veggies by the pound). This is done by Weights & Measures at the Agricultural Commission and costs $50. Not all scales are certifiable. Please contact the Agricultural Commission at 873-7860 with additional questions.
I still have more questions. Who should I contact?
Please call Dori at 938-9105.