Certified Farmers' Market

Thursdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Spring/Summer), 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Fall/Winter)
Contact: 619-422-1982 x3

farmersmkt@thirdavenuevillage.com

The Third Avenue Village Certified Farmers' Market operates every Thursday at Third Avenue and Center Street.

 

The longest running farmer's market in the South Bay, the Village's market offers a wide array of local, organic, seasonal produce, directly from the farmers to the eager public for over 17 years.

 

In addition to fruits, vegetables and potted plants, an international food court offers something for everyone, whether it is a snack, a refreshing beverage or a meal.  Shoppers at the market will also discover offers from local businesses, information and handmade arts & crafts.

 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, click here for an application.

FAQ:  TAVA answers your most burning FM questions

What kind of vendors do you allow to sell at the Farmers Market?

 

TAVA only accepts the following categories of vendors:

 

1.  State Certified Farmers

2.  Food Vendors

The TAVA Farmers Market currently has the following food categories filled:

Mexican

Filipino

British

Ice Cream

Kettle Corn

Fruit Cups

Candy

Olive Oil

Hummus

 

3.  Handcrafters (Items must be at least 80% hand crafted)

 

What do I need to do to start selling at the Farmer's Market?

 

Food Vendors must have a Temporary Food Facility (TFF) permit from the County of San Diego.  For more information on how to obtain this permit please call the County at 619-338-2222.  

 

Farmers must be certified to sell all the produce they offer at the market. 

 

Handcrafters must prove to TAVA staff that their product is genuinely handcrafted.  Submitting pictures or showing your products to TAVA staff will suffice. 

 

All vendors are required to obtain limited liability insurance coverage of $1 million, naming the Third Avenue Village Association as an additional insured.  Insurance certificate required with application.  

 

All vendors are required to fill out and submit the TAVA vendor application.

 

***All vendors are required to obtain limited liability insurance coverage of $1 million, naming Third Avenue Village Association as an additional insured.  An insurance certificate is required at the time you submit your vendor application. 

 

 

What time is set up?  What do I bring with me?

 

Set up at Center Street and Church Avenue starts at 2 p.m.  No vendor is permitted to set up prior to 2 p.m.  All vendors must be set up and ready by the market’s start time at 3 p.m.  The Third Avenue Village Farmer’s Market only provides vendors with a 10x10 space.  You must bring your own, tables, canopy, chairs and any other materials you require to maintain your booth space. 

 

What is the fee structure? 

 

Certified Farmers pay either $16 or 8% of their sales, which ever value is higher

Food vendors pay either $21 or 8% of their sales, which ever value is higher

Handcrafters pay a flat fee of $15

 

All payments must be made in cash and will be collected by Farmers Market staff by the end of each weekly market. 

 

Who do I contact to start selling at the Farmer's Market?

 

Our Farmer's Market Manager, Bob Teague.  Bob is on site at each farmer's market.  You can email Bob at farmersmkt@thirdavenuevillage.com or call him at 619-422-1982 x3.  You should get a reply within a week.