Apply to be a Food Vendor at the Farmers Market

Santa Monica Farmers Market is seeking applications for vendors (via a City bid process) to provide prepared or pre-packaged food or beverages designed for take-out or consumption on site.  

Markets are NOT accepting applications at this time for breads, pastries, baked goods, desserts or similar, or foods that duplicate existing products in the agricultural section.  


Locations Available for the CURRENT BID:

        Sunday Main Street:  2640 Main St, Santa Monica  90404 .   8:30am-1:30pm

        Saturday Pico:  2233 Pico Blvd, Santa  Monica  90405.   8:00am-1:00pm

Important Dates and Deadlines:

        Application Opens:  Friday, March 3, 2023

Application Closes:  Friday, April 14, 2023, 5:00pm

Food vendor participation rates are 12% of gross daily market sales + $2 legislative fee per market attended.  Agreements are an initial term of one year, with four options for renewal of one year.  

Continue the Process:
  1. Set up an OpenGov Procurement account.

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    Prospective vendors may register at any time.  Click here to register with OpenGov Procurement.

    Additional details on doing business with the City of Santa Monica can be found on the City of Santa Monica Finance webpage.

  2. Subscribe to the City of Santa Monica's OpenGov to receive email notifications of bid opportunities.

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    Visit Santa Monica's OpenGov Page and click subscribe.

  3. When the bid is open, fill out the application.

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    Click "APPLY NOW" at the top of this page OR visit the City of Santa Monica OpenGov page and click on the bid opportunity

    Make note of the application closing date.  Late submissions are not accepted.

    The bid will include details about requirements and mandatory document uploads.  Uploaded documents must be .jpg, .doc, or .pdf only.

  4. Review answers and submit the application.

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    After all completing the application and document uploads, click "submit" on the last page of the online application.

  5. Once the bid has closed, selected vendors will be contacted.

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