This section is mandatory for VALUE ADDED FARMERS/ PRODUCERS, PREPARED/ HOT FOOD VENDORS & ALCOHOL VENDORS.
Hood River Farmers Market strives to provide a place where fresh and wholesome products are sold, prioritizing the interest of local agriculture. In recognition of this, we have developed guidelines to help determine how appropriate each Prepared Food applicant is for the markets.
Applications are assessed based on:
1) Use of local ingredients: Menu items will incorporate at least 25% of ingredients from local products. (see pg. 5 in Vendor Packet)
***PLEASE NOTE: products sold or distributed locally may not count as local sourcing (ie. buying ingredients from a local store or distributor). We aim to support local farmers and producers, not local distributors. If you cannot get the products that you are seeking in the Gorge, we ask that you at least source products from Oregon or Washington. Please ask market staff if you need help sourcing local ingredients.
2) Compatibility: The produce should be unique, and/or fill a niche in the market.
3) Production: The vendor should have a substantial “hands-on” contribution to the making of the product and vendors should be in good standing with the Hood River County Health Department and, if applicable, the OR or WA state Department of Agriculture.
Please list your major ingredients through the form below OR you can add a document listing the same information. Be sure to include the main ingredients, source farm or business, location of source farm or business.