Getting Started

Becoming a Member

The Wytheville Farmers Market strives to be a producer-only market, this means we give priority to vendors selling products that they grow, raise, cook, or craft themselves. Additionally, the Wytheville Farmers Market is a market primarily focused on agricultural products, goods, and services. These priorities ensure that our customers can trust that products found at market are of a high quality and produced by the person they are buying from, a quality that sets us apart.

Non-agricultural, retail businesses and resellers are not eligible for market membership. Only vendors in the following categories are permitted to join the Wytheville Farmers Market: Producers, Processors, Value-Added Crafters, and Prepared-Food Vendors. Note: To qualify as a Value-Added Crafter, a majority (75%) of the craft components must be raised or collected and processed by the crafter and their products must be approved by Market Management and/or the WFM Board of Directors.

A vendor may sell items produced by family or neighbors in addition to their own if these producers and products are listed on the application form, adhere to our guidelines, and are approved in advance by the Market Manager, in consultation with the WFM Board. Non-booth holding members or neighbors, are allowed to sell their products at one vendor booth per Market Day.

So you’ve decided you want to join the Wytheville Farmers Market community; now how do you go about signing up? The process of submitting your application itself is pretty easy! Follow the steps listed below to get started. Determine your eligibility, apply, await Market Manager review, and if accepted, prepare for the Market Membership Meeting & Market Team Visit! 

Step One: Are you eligible?

In order to qualify to sell at the Wytheville Farmers Market, your business must be able to confirm all of the following statements.

If your business is in accordance with all statements please move on to step 2. 

Applicant Eligibility

Producer-Only Requirement
All businesses selling at the Wytheville Farmers Market must exclusively sell products that they have grown or produced. Absolutely NO resales or third-party sales are allowed.

Local Requirement
Wytheville Farmers Market, Inc. works to support local agriculture and improve the quality of life in Wythe County, SWVA, and Virginia. Participation in the farmers markets is only for regional farmers and artisans who sell what they grow, raise or produce on their farm, and for local producers who make products featuring agricultural ingredients sourced from SWVA farms, preferably within a 75-mile radius of Downtown Wytheville.

Wytheville Farmers Market, Inc. gives strong preference to producers and concessionaires who maximize the use of local ingredients (produce, meat, dairy, eggs, grains, etc.) in the value-added foods sold at market.

For more information about our market operations please read our Rules and Regulations & Product Guidelines.

Produce & Plants

If the answers to these questions are “Yes” then congratulations you are one step closer to becoming a vendor!

Jams,  Jellies
Salsa & Sauces

If the answers to these questions are “Yes” then congratulations you are one step closer to becoming a vendor!

Meat & Eggs

If the answers to these questions are “Yes” then congratulations you are one step closer to becoming a vendor!

Baked Goods

If the answers to these questions are “Yes” then congratulations you are one step closer to becoming a vendor!

Arts & Crafts

If the answers to these questions are “Yes” then congratulations you are one step closer to becoming a vendor!

Approved Items

Unapproved Items

Step Two: Apply!

We offer two ways for you to submit your Wytheville Farmers Market application. You can fill it out using the online form, or you can download, print, and mail your application using the links below. We ask that you do not send payment until you have been notified that your application has been approved. 

If you are looking to attend the rest of our winter season, please contact the Market Manager via email,

This form will be filled out with the Wytheville Farmers Market Management Team at your scheduled farm visit.

Forward completed application to the Market Manager via email, or mail to Wytheville Farmers Market, Attn: Market Manager, P. O. Box 1618, Wytheville, VA  24382.  Upon application approval, Vendor Fee is due prior to selling at the market.

Vendor Applications are accepted year-round!

Although the Wytheville Farmers Market accepts applications for new members year-round, priority is given to members who sign up by the main season priority deadline. Late applications are not pro-rated. Please see deadlines and dates below.

Here is what you can expect in terms of application dates and deadlines:
March 18th, 2024: Main season market applications open.
Rolling Basis: Wytheville Farmers Market will review applications.
Rolling Basis: Wytheville Farmers Market  will communicate the status of priority applications to all members who have applied.

April 13th, 1:30pm: 2024 Season members meeting will be held at the Wytheville Farmers Market building.
Wytheville Farmers Market, Inc. considers the “main” season to start the first weekend in May and runs through the last weekend of October. Please pay attention to market dates as you are applying.

Step Three: Board Review

Step Four: Market Management Certification

Step Five: Welcome

Wytheville Farmers Market, Inc. is committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive marketplace for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply to sell at market. We do not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to prevent discrimination against any vendor or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, or veteran status.