The TNF Certified Farmer's Market is now accepting sign ups for Agriculture and Prepared Food vendors.
Definitions of Growers, Farmers and Agriculture Merchants:
We Accept- A Certified Grower is a person who owns or leases land in California and grows produce or animal products according to the state's Agricultural Department Rules and Guidelines, which also concur with the Direct Marketing Guidelines, the governing documents for CFM. This means a grower must care for a crop from seed to harvest, certifying the crop with his/her local agricultural department, and then selling the produce in a farmers’ market or produce stand according to the Direct Marketing Guidelines.
We Accept- Backyard Farmers, who are land/homeowners/home-growers. Homeowners/landowners who grow food on they land are still required to follow the same procedures as traditional farmers do in becoming a certified grower. Agriculture Certificates are issued to backyard/homegrowers by their county agricultural department which entitles them to sell their hometown fruit at a Certified Farmers Market and operate under the Direct Marketing Program.
Do Not Accept - Agriculture Merchants, known as someone that buys their product and re-sells it, . This is unregulated produce and unassociated with the Direct Market Program and defeats the purpose of a CFM impacting the small California farmer.
If you are interested in being a vendor for agriculture or prepared food, please click the "I'm interested in being a vendor" button below or to the right of this page.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
We Accept Food Vendors:
Catering kitchens or restaurants should be licensed with the County Department of Health Services.
You must have a bonding agreement or permit that authorizes your businesses use of that kitchen.
If you are cooking food on-site? You must have a three compartment sink and meet the Department of Health requirements.
Pre-packaged products must include all provisions required by the Department of Health.
Vendor’s booth/setup must also meet all L.A. County Fire Department and Department of Health rules and regulations. If accepted, a $1,000,000 Insurance Liability policy listing "The Niles Foundation Certified Farmer's Market" as additionally insured.
Currently our TNF Certified Farmers Market is new accepting applications for CFM vendors. In order to provide our valued community members with access to high quality healthy fresh foods, vendor spaces are limited.
Our focus is to bring quality fresh produce local and regional grown food to our LA communities who need it most. Our hours of operation are 12:00pm -5:00 pm Wednesdays Year Round.
We are located at 434 W. 28th St LA CA 90007 near LATTC, USC, Ortho's Medical Magnet High School, DPSS and DPHS between Flower St. and Grand closest to S. Hope off of 28th St. All ages are welcome and we accept SNAP & EBT.
Our Grand Opening is June 2022
Looking to vendor and need a spot? Let us know by adding your company to our wait list.