How do I join a farmers’ market?

Most of Maine’s markets are cooperatively operated by the market members. That means each has its own rules, season, policies, etc… The best way to find out how to join a particular farmers’ market is to check the market’s website or social media, and then to get in touch with the market manager. Expect to apply during the winter, then attend a meeting to discuss your products, before awaiting the outcome of the market membership’s vote. Keep in mind that many markets do not have room to accept new vendors even at the beginning of the season, whereas others might accept new vendors even mid-season. There is much variability, so be sure to get specific details about the market/s you wish to join.