Become A Vendor
Grow, Nourish and Inspire Community
All vendors must submit an application for consideration to vend at the River Street Market. Please complete and submit this application online. Contact us for other options to apply!
River Street Market was created to provide a cooperative and organized marketing alternative for small scale agricultural and specialty products. We promote local production of agricultural and specialty products and offer opportunities for local farmers, food producers, and artists to sell their products directly to the consumer in a clean, friendly and community oriented environment. We strive to improve the variety, taste and freshness of products available to local residents and visitors in our area.
We promote strong, trusting relationships between consumers and vendors by insisting on honesty and transparency in all aspects of the creation of products. We create a space for interaction between the consumer and the producer. We believe that there are inherent benefits for the customer, producer, and community when food is grown, products are made, purchased and consumed locally.
Must be handmade, homemade or grown in Virginia Region (NC, WV, MD, PA). If you wish to add new items beyond those listed on your application, you must notify us in writing so that your application can be updated and these items can be reviewed and approved prior to sale at the Market. No products may be sold without prior approval.
If you sell items produced or made by another local person, farm or artisan, you must know the producer or maker personally and represent to the public the fact that you did not produce or make such item.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE APPROVED BY MARKET MANAGER PRIOR TO SELLING OR DISPLAYING!
This is free to any vendor selling items that they produced or made themselves. The Petersburg Commissioner of Revenue requires that all vendors have either a Producer’s Tag or a Petersburg Business License to vend in Petersburg. To obtain a Producer’s Tag or to get more information, please visit Petersburg, VA Official Website (click here) or contact:
135 N. Union St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
PETERSBURG BUSINESS LICENSE**
A Petersburg Business License can be obtained from the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office and costs $50. If a vendor is not eligible for a Producer’s Tag, a vendor must have a Petersburg Business License regardless of whether or not the vendor has a business license in another jurisdiction. To obtain a business license or to get more information, please visit Petersburg, VA Official Website (click here) or contact:
135 N. Union St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
**Artists do not need a special permit. Please contact the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office to determine if you qualify as an artist.
DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH COVID-19, WE HAVE SUSPENDED VENDOR FEES. NO FEES WILL BE CHARGED DURING THIS CRISIS. ONCE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED WE WILL POST NEW FEES FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON.
WEEKLY FEE PAYMENT SCHEDULE
“Pay-As-You-Go” Payments must be submitted to the Market Manager in cash/check in a marked envelope before set-up each Market Morning. Market Manager also has a card swiper and Paypal. Bounced checks will incur an additional $35 fee. If payment is not made to the Market Manager before Market day begins, the vendor may not be permitted to vend the following given Market Day. Pre-Payment is encouraged for those vendors planning on attending at least 4 Market Days.
VENDOR ARRANGEMENTS/BOOTH ASSIGNMENTS
Vendor spaces are assigned according to availability, selling history, and retail considerations.
Notification: If a vendor finds that they will be absent from a Saturday Market, an email must be sent to the Market Manager by Wednesday at 12 noon or the Vendor may be suspended from future Market participation.
Each vending space is 10×10. Spaces may allow a 19 foot car to park behind the vending space. Layout changes dependent on event and weather. Always be prepared to park outside of the market.