The Orcas Island Farmers Market supports Island Farmers, Crafters, Food Prepares, and other local service providers and not-for-profits by providing them a dynamic marketplace in which to vend their wares.
OIFM is a marketing and space management non-profit institution. OIFM provides a consistent, familiar, and legal structure for local independent organizations, individuals, non- profits and other appropriate vendors to offer goods and services to the public. OIFM coordinates vendors, advertising, suppliers (such as San Juan County Parks Department) and others in order to provide a safe and harmonious environment for public activities consistent with the OIFM mission.
All vendors who wish to participate in the Orcas Island Farmers Market must agree to follow the rules and regulations of the OIFM. These rules are enforceable and mandatory; they are not advisory.Participation in the OIFM is a privilege. The Board of the OIFM reserves the right to deny the application of any vendor for any reason unrelated to race, gender, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. As rules and regulations evolve, every effort will be made to provide notice of changes to existing vendors. Rules and regulations are posted on the OIFM web site.
By submitting a completed on-line application, paying the fee and signing this document, vendors request the privilege to offer their goods and services under the provisions of OIFM rules and regulations.Vendors cannot participate in the Market unless they have received confirmation that their application has been accepted by the Market Manager (MM). OIFM reserves the right to place restrictions on any vendor’s application or to refuse to accept the application.
Though the exact dates will vary from year to year, in general from the first week in May through the last week of September the Market’s outdoor hours are Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and it will be held in Eastsound’s Village Green. From the first weekend of October through the second weekend of November the Market will be held indoors at the Oddfellow’s Hall and its hours will be from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check the web for any changes to this calendar.
There are three classes of participation: full season vendor, partial season vendor, and drop-in.
Full season vendors commit to weekly attendance for at least 22 weeks. They may retain their location within the Market from year to year as long as their annual attendance is uninterrupted, unless the Market layout changes so much that the MM decides this is not possible.
Partial season vendors commit to weekly attendance for 8 contiguous weeks of their choosing. The Market Manager will attempt to provide them with a consistent location within the Market.
Drop in vendors can participate in the market on a non-consistent basis, if and when space is available.
Please select a vendor category below, read the eligibility criteria, and place yourinitials by the category name to indicate you have read, understand and agree to the criteria.
The OIFM strives to allow only goods and services that are “Island Made and Island Grown.” Historically the OIFM has been an agricultural and artisan market, promoting “all things local and handmade.”The OIFM hopes to represent the “flavor of the Islands” to those who visit it.The Market uses the concept of a meaningful “transformative act”
to assess whether a product or service can be considered “handmade” or “hand-crafted.” “Local” is defined as Orcas Island &Waldron Island, then secondly San Juan County. It is important to the OIFM to maintain its agricultural and artisan heritage. It is the job of the Market Manager and OIFM Board to interpret and implement the Market’s goals and policies.
Vendor Categories: Eligibility criteria for products and services sold at the OIFM: