PLEASE NOTE - CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO RULES, REGS, AND FEES FOR 2017. ALL VENDORS MUST READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS, PAY APPROPRIATE FEES, AND SIGN THE APPLICATION FORM BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO SELL.
5 Easy Application Steps
1. MUST read rules and regs before filling out and signing application
2. After reading rules and regulations fill out application:
5. Once accepted, we will talk about when you want to be at the market and an invoice will be sent to you for booth fees!
Or mail checks to:
Ruston Farmers Market
P.O. Box 13231
Ruston, La 71273-3231
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
The Senior FMNP provides coupons to eligible seniors to use for the purchase of fresh vegetables, fruits, cut herbs, and honey at approved farmers markets and farm stands. We are an approved farmers market. To accept these coupons, you must become an approved vendor, an easy process. Just call 985-345-9483. For more information, click here.
Sustainable Agriculture, Research & Education (SARE) in Louisiana
To learn more about grant opportunities and education for Louisiana farmers interested in sustainable agriculture, visit the Louisiana SARE website.
USDA Operating Microloans Program
Microloans are smaller ($35k to $300k), direct farm operating loans with a shortened application process and reduced paperwork designed to meet the needs of smaller, non-traditional, and niche type operations. Follow the link for more information: www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=dflop.
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Vendor Contact Information
Information for Vendors
Among the stated goals of the Ruston Farmers' Market is to provide a direct-sales venue for Louisiana farmers, growers, and producers of local value-added products. We want to create a profitable market for our vendors that also provides high quality, fresh, and healthy food to our customers. In the service of this goal, any vendor wishing to participate in the Ruston Farmers' Market must read the rules and regulations as have been determined by the board of North Louisiana Farm Fresh, in accordance with state laws and local ordinances, and in conference with our vendors and customers. It is also recommended that vendors review the appropriate sections of the Food Handling Guide and Cottage Food law referenced on the side bar. Prior to participation in the market, vendors must submit a completed application to the board of North Louisiana Farm Fresh. Any questions concerning participation eligibility, the application process, or any of the rules should be directed to:
2017 VENDOR SURVEY
RUSTON FARMERS' MARKET RULES AND REGULATIONS 2017
RUSTON FARMERS' MARKET APPLICATION FOR 2017
PDF | Word doc
FOOD HANDLING GUIDE
SIMPLIFIED VERSION OF COTTAGE FOOD BILL PDF
2017 VENDOR MEETING POWER POINT
Interested in becoming a
vendor for the 2017 season of the Ruston Farmers Market? Contact Dasia Canales at (318) 957-1305 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to volunteer with us, contact Dasia Canales at (318) 957-1305, email, or visit our welcome booth at the market.