Apply to be a Farmer at a Santa Monica Market
This page is for Farmers, Ranchers and Fishers who wish to apply to participate as a certified agricultural or non-certified agricultural vendor at the Farmers Markets.
Follow the numbered steps at the bottom of this page to apply as a Farmer for a Santa Monica Market.
Prepared and pre-packaged food and retail sales applicants should click here to go to the Food Vendor application page.
Farmers must be certified by the Department of Food and Agriculture from the county where the products are grown or raised and must have a current Certified Producers Certificate.
Farmer participation rates are 6% of gross daily market sales + $2 per market attended for state legislative fee.
Farmers may apply year-round to Santa Monica Farmers Markets with agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, nuts, honey, flowers) and non-certifiable agricultural products (meats, poultry, eggs, dairy products, aqua-culture, and wild caught fish). All products must be grown in California in accordance with the Direct Marketing Guidelines.
Click here to visit the California Department of Food and Agriculture website.
All vendors are responsible for compliance with the Health Code Requirements for Community Events in Los Angeles County. Click here to visit the Los Angeles County Health Department document.
All participants must comply with the Santa Monica Farmers Market Rules, Regulations and Policy Guide. Click here to view the Policy Guide.
Once final selections have been made, selected farmers will be required to obtain a Santa Monica Business License. DO NOT APPLY FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED.
Click here to visit the City of Santa Monica Business License website.
All vendors are responsible for compliance with City of Santa Monica Ordinances.
Click here to visit the City of Santa Monica Single Use Carryout Bag Ban.
Click here to visit the City of Santa Monica Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance.
As proof of producership, certified producers, where applicable, shall obtain and submit copies of the following documentation with their application form:
A copy of an embossed Certified Producers' Certificate (CPC) listing Los Angeles County as an "Authorized County" (Second Certificate requirements reference section 2.2.6)
All leases and agreements between market participants and third parties
Map of growing ground with supporting photographs
Apiary registration (if selling honey)
Avocado exemption permit or proof of inspection (if selling avocados)
Organic registration and certification
Annual health permit for processing facility (if selling processed agricultural products)
Meat, Poultry & Dairy
Farm Inspection Report
Grade A (or B) permit for milk production
Tuberculosis Test Record for animals
Producers/Handlers/Processors Application and Registration
Producers of Fish and Shellfish
California Department of Health Services Shellfish Growing Area Certificate
Proof of control over the pond or waters
State of California Department of Health Services Food and Drug Branch Shellfish Handling and Marketing Certificate
Wild-Caught Fish and Shellfish
DMV Boat registration
Commercial California fishing license issued by the California Department of Fish and Game
Boat registration issued by the California Department of Fish and Game
Processors and Handlers Permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Game.
Vehicle Permit issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Health
Continue the Process:
Download a copy of the application+ -
Review the required documents list.+ -
Email the completed application and required documents to the address on the application.+ -
You will be contacted if your application is accepted.+ -