We are always interested in bringing new, innovative, and sustainable vendors to the Bethlehem Farmers' Market, with the goal of offering our customers a diverse selection of locally grown and produced fresh foods and handmade items. Although our 2020 market season has been cancelled, we welcome inquiries from prospective vendors for the 2021 season. There's no vendor fee at our market, but there are fees required by the City of Bethlehem, as well as a modest deposit that is refundable at the end of the season if you abide by the market rules and regulations.
1. Create/produce/grow/prepare local food products or goods, handicrafts or art,
2. Are a local producer from the Greater Lehigh Valley,
3. Like to meet new people and be part of a weekly community event,
4. Can attend the market on Thursdays, 10am-2pm starting in the spring of 2021
… we’d love to hear from you!
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Bethlehem Farmers’ Market, please review our application materials and look for updates in January 2021 when we will begin accepting vendor applications for the 2021 season.
If accepted as a vendor, you will also need to obtain/provide:
For Lehigh University...
Signed Bethlehem Farmers' Market Rules and Regulations and Lehigh University Participation Agreement
A Certificate of Insurance to Lehigh University evidencing the coverage described in the Participation Agreement. Please mail, scan and e-mail, or fax to the contact info below.
For the City of Bethlehem...
Vendor Application signed by and referencing Bethlehem Farmers' Market. This includes: Health Permit, Cooking Permit (Bethlehem Fire Department), and Public Right of Way (aka Engineering, pertains to food truck vendors only) from the City of Bethlehem. This application must be completed and submitted with a copy of your Business Privilege License and ServSafe or PA Department of Agriculture certification to the Bethlehem Farmers' Market Manager no later than 1 month prior to the start of the market. Permits must be paid when permits are picked up.
A City of Bethlehem Business Privilege/Mercantile Tax License (vendors are responsible for applying for and obtaining their own Business Privilege/Mercantile Tax License). See instructions for vendors at temporary events.
Certificate of Insurance to the City of Bethlehem (vendors who are cooking/heating food only). If you need permit/inspection by the Fire Department, you need this COI, too. (General Liability - $1,000,000 - listing City of Bethlehem Employees and Officers as additionally insured.) Please submit with Vendor Application documents.
City of Bethlehem Contacts:
Health Bureau Permit - 610.865.7083
Fire Dept. (Cooking permit) – 610.865.7143
Tax Dept. (City Business Privilege License) – 610-865-7022 for general questions; Tri-State Financial Groups for specifics regarding your Business Privilege/Mercantile Tax License - 610.270.9520
The COI for Lehigh should be sent to:
Bethlehem Farmers' Market
Attn: Bethlehem Farmers' Market Manager
516 Brodhead Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Questions? Please email the Bethlehem Farmers' Market Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org!