Farmers Markets

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Step 1: Market coordinator applies.

At least 30 days before the market will begin, the market coordinator submits a Coordinator Application, payment and approved vendors list. There are two ways to apply and pay:

  • In person: At Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 3629 South D Street in Tacoma. Cash, business check, money order, Visa or MasterCard are accepted.
     
  • By mail: To Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 3629 South D Street, MS 1059, Tacoma, WA 98418. Business check or money order are accepted.

Step 2: Vendors apply.

First:
Vendors call (253) 798-4709 to verify that they are on a market's approved vendors list. Applications received from unapproved vendors will be returned unprocessed.

Next:
Vendors review Farmers Market Fees and Guidelines and determine their permit category. Application and payment must be received or postmarked at least 14 calendar days before you start at the market to avoid a late fee. There are three ways to apply and pay:

  • Online: Click here to apply and pay online (Visa or MasterCard are accepted). Not available for Courtesy Applications.
      
  • In person: Complete Vendor Application and bring it and payment to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 3629 South D Street in Tacoma. Cash, business check, money order, Visa or MasterCard are accepted.
     
  • By mail: Complete Vendor Application and mail it and payment to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 3629 South D Street, MS 1059, Tacoma, WA 98418. Business check or money order are accepted.

Courtesy Appllication

 

Some items/process are not allowed at farmers markets.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Raw milk
  • Cooking gyro bundles or cones
  • Cooling food of any kind
  • Room temperature storage or time as a control for items like sushi rice
If you are unsure if an item is allowed, you must call (253) 798-4709 to find out. 
 

The food code has changed.

On May 1, 2013, the Washington State Food Code designated cut leafy greens as a potentially hazardous food that must be maintained at 41°F or below. Click here for more information.
 

Questions?

Call (253) 798-4709.

If you have questions about your online application, profile or payment, email support@onlinerme.com.