Spenard Farmer's Market

"That Down-Home Funky Feeling of Belonging!" -AK on the GO
The 2015 Spenard Farmers Market is every Saturday, from May 16th through September 26, under the windmill in Spenard, Alaska at W. 26th and Spenard Road. The market hours are from 9-2.

Vendor Information

How do I participate?

ALL NEW AND RETURNING VENDORS must complete a 2015 Spenard Farmers Market Vendor Application. The below link is to an on-line application that will require you to first Register and have specific market dates, vendor contact information and product description information submitted before you can complete your application. An electronic application process will enable us to organize the market more efficiently and better communicate to our vendors. Note that you can select the market dates you wish to participate in when you first apply, but any changes to participation dates after you submit the application will need to be emailed to spenardfarmersmarket@gmail.com at least two market weeks PRIOR to your date desired or originally selected. The farmers market software program will not allow you to edit market dates once you have registered.  

Here is the link to the

Don't panic. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact us at spenardfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

Due to a limited number of booth spaces available, booths are assigned weekly for both new and returning vendors. The Spenard Farmer's Market strives to provide a mixture of Alaska grown or caught, high quality artisans, farmer/growers, community service, musicians, locally baked or cooked or special event vendors to provide the best possible experience for market-goers.

The goal of the volunteer Vendor Committee is to have a paperless application process using all digital communications. Questions? E-mail the SFM VENDOR COMMITTEE at spenardfarmersmarket@gmail.com with your question or concern and one of our hard working VOLUNTEERS will contact you as soon as they are able. Please keep on mind that our phone number is set up as a voice mailbox and again, one of our hard working VOLUNTEERS will contact you as soon as they are able.

Payment will be made the day of each Saturday at the Market, along with a one-time Vendor Fee of $15.

All Vendor Applications are individually reviewed by the Vendor Committee. You will be emailed by the Vendor Committee to confirm that you have been selected as a qualified vendor to participate in the 2013 Spenard Farmer's Market once your Vendor Application has been reviewed and approved.

Contact Information
Email: spenardfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Where and when will it be?
Market set-up begins at 7:30 a.m. and is open to the public at 9:00 a.m. The market closes at 2:00** p.m. and clean-up will be done by 3:00 p.m.**. The 2015 Market opens May 16 and will continue through Saturday, September 27.

What will it cost to participate?
There is a one-time Vendor Fee of $15 and a $25 booth fee per 10’ x 10’ booth space per Saturday, or $12.50 per Micro-Booth 3' x 3' Table Top only. There is no requirement to reserve more than one day at the market. Only eligible booths pre-approved in advance will be able to participate. 
All Vendors are responsible for their own tents, tables and chairs.

Where do we enter to set up for the Market and where do vendors park? Vendor entrance to the Market is off West 26th and Spenard Road (between the windmill and the “Sugarspoon” bakery). Free Vendor parking is behind La Mex on Spenard.

Who are our sponsors?
This Market is sponsored by Chilkoot Charlie's and is organized by an all volunteer staff of local residents and business people who wish to build a sense of community in an open air farmers market setting.

Only Booths defined in one of these SFM categories will be permitted: 

“Alaska Grown or Caught” Alaska-grown agricultural and seafood products are the highest priority for the limited number of booth spaces. This includes professional produce growers as well as local folks who just want to sell starts, plants or produce on a one-time-only basis.

“Alaska Baked or Cooked”  Locally baked or cooked goods* are allowed but only on a “to go” basis. We will be very selective of these items, so that we do not compete against other vendors as well as local restaurants and bakeries that may sell similar products.

*Health Department Regulations
In order to meet Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) food-handling regulations, these foods must be prepared in a DHHS-approved kitchen and meet all DHHS food-handling regulations. MOA Food Safety webpage 

*If you are wanting a DEC approved kitchen to test/produce value-added products, here is a link to a pdf file and the step-by-step process of finding a DEC permitted kitchen.

“Locally Made Arts & Crafts” High quality, locally HAND made arts and crafts. With few agricultural products in the market in late May and early June, expect more arts and crafts vendors early in the season, and fewer vendor spaces available in mid summer when produce is at its peak level of production. With a full Market we use a weekly lottery system for multiple, similar arts and crafts vendors (jewelry, fused glass etc.) once items have been approved by the vendor committee based on a submitted and approved vendor application. 

"Community Service Booth" or "Special Event Booth" These special booths must be approved and or invited by the SFM Vendor Committee.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Volunteer Vendor Coordinator at spenardfarmersmarket@gmail.com