The Kirkland Wednesday Market Vendor Guidelines 2017

Part 3

Vendor Categories



Prepared food vendors are those that offer freshly made foods, available for sale and immediate
consumption on-site.

Vendor may not be operating under a franchise agreement.

When selecting prepared food vendors, priority will be given to vendors preparing food from raw ingredients and using ingredients grown and/or produced in Washington State and/or purchased by participating market farmers.

Vendor must have all required state, county, and local food permits.

The application for a permit to sell shall state what is grown/processed or prepared by the vendor and what will be sold at the farmers market. All food vendors will be required to submit a menu or brochure of what is intended to be served. Items prepared ahead of the market – for example dough or sauces must be prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen and this kitchen shall be disclosed on the vendor application.

Food vendors are juried based on type of food selling and are chosen based on needs of market.

Food vendors are required to have all health department permitting in place prior to selling at the Kirkland Wednesday Market. If you have questions regarding permits, please contact King County Health Department.

Please note: it is the responsibility of the market manager to inspect all food entering the market for sale. Upon arrival the market manager will take temperatures of incoming coolers and food prior to heating along with checking temps during market hours. It is your responsibility to ensure that these temperatures fall within the requirements of King County Health Department.

Note: those preparing fresh at the market are required to adhere to all health department requirements. We encourage you to utilize as much of your ingredients found at local farmers markets.
Note: Prepared food vendors (or any vendor) heating or cooking using any method must have the proper fire extinguisher in their booth at all times.

For more details see Section 2.4.4 Fire Protection. The market manager will be checking this weekly.

Artisans are persons or entities who craft with their own hands the products they offer for sale.

Artisans should incorporate materials produced in Washington as much as possible.

Artisans must create their craft products in Washington.

All artisans are required to go through the jury process and are required to provide at least three (3) (nonreturnable) product photos of works in progress, along with a detailed description of the product they intend to sell.

All works must be original to the artisan.

At times items like dish clothes, scrubbies, etc. are made by grandma or another family member. This IS allowed, but must be declared when selling.

Please disclose on the vendor application.



Cosmetic or Drug Items are Bath/Beauty Products which also includes those distilling Essential Oils.

All items sold which are considered “cosmetic or drug” are required to comply with all Federal Food and Drug Administration rules.

The term “cosmetic” means (1) articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed
on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance, and (2) articles intended for use as a component of any such articles; except that such term shall not include soap. — FD&C Act, Sec. 201 (i)

A cosmetic is also a drug when it is intended to cleanse, beautify or promote attractiveness as well as treat or prevent disease or otherwise affect the structure or any function of the human body.