Thank you for your interest in participating as a vendor at 5th Street Farmers Market! 5th Street Farmers Market is located on 5th Street between Front Avenue and Coeur d’Alene Street in the Downtown Coeur d’Alene business district.

About Us

The 5th Street Farmers Market is an independent farmers market, organized by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association. Located in beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene, the 5th Street Farmers Market brings locals and visitors together to experience the best of the Northwest region! Our market places heavy emphasis on farmers and growers and includes local businesses, street food vendors, community members, craft vendors and live music!

Our Mission

5th Street Farmers Market serves to provide an inclusive place for local business owners, growers to sell directly to their consumers and provide a central place for community members to gather and support one another in the heart of Coeur d’Alene.

Vendor Information

General Vendor Application

A. FARMERS & FRESH FARM PRODUCTS: 

Persons who sell products they have grown themselves. This would include products such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, plants, flowers, honey, dairy products, eggs, poultry, mushrooms, meats, fish, and shellfish. Also included are fresh-cut flowers, nursery stock, plants, and foraged items such as wild herbs or mushrooms. All fresh farm products must be grown or produced within 200 air miles of Downtown Coeur d’Alene and grown, produced, or foraged by the farmer/vendor selling them. All dairy, eggs, poultry, honey, meats, fish, and shellfish must have the proper permits and licenses as required by the ISDA and Panhandle Health District.

B. ARTISAN FOODS: 

Vendors who sell food products that they have personally prepared and significantly changed the form or value but did not grow or raise the ingredients themselves. Items would include baked goods, preserved foods, bread, pasta, jam, spreads, cider, beer, wine, syrups, salsas, smoked or canned meats or fish, dried fruit, flours, condiments, and oils. Artisan foods must be made from raw ingredients. The vendor must have taken part in personally baking, canning or preserving the items in a permitted facility. Artisan Food Vendors are required to provide liability insurance. 

C. ARTISAN CRAFTERS: 

Vendors offering quality art and craft items made by them personally. Slightly altered products do not qualify. Items such as dried bouquets/flowers, wreaths, woven wood baskets, gourds and hand crafted art such as pottery or paintings would be included. 

D. COMMUNITY: 

Non-profit groups seeking an opportunity to provide the community with an experience or information that is relevant to the 5th Street Farmers Market’s mission.

E. DOWNTOWN STOREFRONT: 

Storefronts within the business improvement district (BID) such as bakeries, breweries, wineries, boutiques or restaurants. Businesses must be in good standing with the BID. 

Food Vendor Application

F. FOOD VENDORS: 

Vendors offering freshly made foods ready for immediate consumption at the market such as pizza, ice cream, crepes, tacos etc. Food Vendors are required to provide liability insurance.

Musician Application

Local musicians are hired weekly to provide entertainment at two different locations at 5th Street Farmers Market. If interested, please complete the musician vendor form. The sale of music and tip jars are permitted. 

A. SEASONAL RATE & PERKS: 

$650 ($30 per market per 10’x10’ booth space for 21 markets)

  • One 10’x10’ booth for 20 Wednesday Markets open 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday Harvest Market 
  • Marketing
  • One brand/booth media feature per month
  • Special Event: Summer Solstice Wednesday Market
  • 2 Live Music corners weekly

$950 ($30 per market per 10’x20’ booth space for 21 markets)

B. DROP-IN DAILY RATE:

$40 per market per 10×10 space.
$60 per market per 10×20 space.

Maximum booth size is 10’ x 20’. If additional space is required, the vendor can provide a special request to the Market Coordinator for consideration.

Refunds: 

The Market does not provide refunds to Vendors for the Drop-in rate. However, per circumstance, The Market may provide a partial refund for Season Rate Vendors on a case-by-case basis.

Payments: 

All payments are to be made through the event platform online upon vendor approval/weekly payment. Vendors who choose the drop-in method have the option to pay in advance and secure desired dates, or on an as requested basis when assigned a booth space. The Market Coordinator will send a “Weekly Request for Space” email that drop-in vendors will be able to respond to and secure their booth space and then be charged upon space assignment.

The 5th Street Farmers Market accepts vendor applications in a strategic way to curate a market with a balanced product mix and ensure producers are the majority group represented at the Market. The Market works diligently to create an atmosphere that is successful for participating farmers and small businesses and a vibrant place for the community to shop, eat and play.

MARKET STAFF: 

The Market Coordinator is responsible for managing and implementing market guidelines and policies. The Market Coordinator has authority to interpret and implement policy and to make all decisions regarding market operations.  This includes overseeing vendor participation and booth assignments, set-up, collection of fees, providing information on policies, and assuring compliance. 

PARTICIPATION:

The Market Coordinator and Committee’s aim is to curate a balanced mix of vendors and products for a successful market. The Market strives to create an incubator for start up businesses, provide an inclusive space for small businesses and create increased opportunities for vendors to sell their products. 

Application approval is based on the products sold, available booth space and the vendor’s fit within the Market mission. Priority will be granted to returning vendors. 

Booth assignments are made by the Market Coordinator. Booth spaces will be assigned based on the available spaces, needs a specific product may require, and vendor history. Application approval does not guarantee a certain booth location. All requests will be taken into consideration and granted if possible. The Market recognizes the value of Vendors maintaining a consistent location for the development of a healthy customer base. Priority of consistent space assignment will be given to Vendors that have consistently occupied a specific space(s) in the Market during the previous Market Season, and who purchase the full-season vending package for the upcoming Market Season. However, in rare cases There is a possibility booth spaces may be reassigned if necessary to make the best use of space. 

Space Dimensions and Safety: 

Vendor spaces will be numbered and marked as 10-foot by 10-foot (10’ wide x 10’ deep) spaces. A Vendor’s business must be conducted within their assigned space. All Vendors are subject to unscheduled inspections throughout the Market Season by the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department for compliance with relevant safety regulations to ensure public safety and emergency vehicle accessibility.

HOURS OF OPERATION: 

The market occurs rain-or-shine between the hours of 4:00 pm. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, seasonally (2024 – May 15th through September 25th) with a Harvest Market Saturday, October 19th.

All booths must be prepared for any weather condition, especially rain, wind, or very hot weather. Severe weather conditions may result in the closure of the Market due to safety concerns and is at the discretion of the Market Coordinator. 

PUBLIC ACCESS: 

5th Street from Front Street to Coeur d’ Alene Avenue will be closed from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Music Sponsor

Sustainability Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor