Prospective Sellers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a seller at Foodwise farmers markets. Foodwise’s policy is to give preference to producers and vendors whose practices help support and cultivate a sustainable food system. For producers, all products must be grown in California, and we give preference to those who farm organically. For vendors, we prefer those who use organic, regionally grown produce, and who have at least two years’ experience in the restaurant/prepared food business. All prepared food is subject to blind tasting to assure product quality and appeal. 

We do not accept unsolicited samples.


Before applying, please review our criteria and process for prospective sellers here:

In general, we are not currently accepting interest forms for the following items:  

  • Carnival-like foods (such as cotton candy, candy apples, kettle corn, candy, etc.)
  • Decorative crafts, apparel, and jewelry
  • Books and other printed material
  • Nationally distributed packaged foods or energy drinks
  • Pet foods
  • Souvenirs, gift items, and greeting cards
  • Cosmetics and personal care items
  • Home and garden knick-knacks
  • Wine, spirits, and beer

If you are an arts and crafts vendor, please contact the San Francisco Art’s Commission’s Art Vendor Program.

How to Submit an Interest Form

When submitting an interest form, be sure to indicate which market(s) you are interested in:

  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco: Saturday 8 am-2 pm, Tuesday 10 am-2 pm, Thursday 10 am-2 pm, year round
  • Mission Community Market, San Francisco: Thursday, 3-7 pm, March through November

We have limited spaces at our markets to offer new permanent sellers throughout the year, but we also host a number of pop-up sellers each year. Our team is always excited to hear about new farms and businesses who are supporting Foodwise’s mission to grow thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. 

Please be sure to complete the interest form thoroughly and include as much info as possible about your farm or business and the items you are interested in selling. Incomplete interest forms may not be considered.

Within 45 days of receipt of a new interest form from any seller not already selling at a Foodwise market, we will review the submission, ask additional questions if needed, and notify prospective sellers if they are accepted, waitlisted, or declined.

While we would love to chat with all prospective vendors individually, the high volume of interest forms we receive and our regular workload does not always allow for this. If you have questions about the prospective seller process, please email us at . Thank you for your interest in Foodwise farmers markets and for taking the time to introduce us to your business.