As in previous years, every vendor must reapply for the market each new season. Applications can be submitted either online (at kingsportfarmersmarket.org) or by going to city hall or the Kingsport Carousel and picking up a paper form. You can also request an application by phone at (423) 392-8414.
Before applying, vendors should take time to review the Vendor Handbook on the Kingsport Farmers Market website, linked on the “Become a Vendor” page. This handbook lists the market’s policies regarding what types of vendors are eligible to sell at the facility, along with what kind of documentation you might need.
Returning to this year’s season is the “Evening at the Market” series where the market will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on four Thursday’s during the spring and summer — on May 28, June 18, July 9 and July 30.
Though it’s been in operation for more than 40 years, the city of Kingsport took over administration of the Kingsport Farmers Market’s operation before the 2018 season. A number of successful programs and festivals make Kingsport Farmers Market one of the best in the area, and Tennessee Magazine once again named it the Best Farmers Market in East Tennessee.
The Kingsport Farmers Market hopes all its new and returning vendors will help to make the 2020 market season a success.