market vendors


LEAP began as the Grandin Village Farmers Market in 2009. At the heart of its mission from Day 1 has been a deep desire to support local farmers and food producers, connecting them with customers who value their hard work. LEAP market vendors are central to our nonprofit’s work.

How Do I Become a LEAP Market Vendor?

LEAP market vendors are largely selected at the start of the calendar year. An updated vendor handbook is shared, applications are received, contracts are signed, and training is provided. LEAP’s main market season begins in mid-April and continues through mid-November, with weekly Saturday markets. From December to March, markets are on two Saturdays per month. LEAP also runs a farmers market every Tuesday from 3-6 pm, year round, rain or shine. Market vendors have the opportunity to sell their goods through LEAP’s Online Marketplace. Some goods may be purchased from vendors to support LEAP’s Farm Share and Mobile Market, as well. Market vendors receive a discount in LEAP’s shared commercial kitchen.

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Image of market vendors at the farmer's market

Potential vendors, please note:

  • Priority will be given to agricultural food products.
  • Preference will be given to products made with local ingredients.
  • Preference will be given to products produced closest to market locations.
  • Preference will be given to vendors who can commit to being at market every week.
All vendors must comply with all Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Virginia Department of Health regulations regarding selling at farmers markets. Vendors must accept LEAP Market Bucks, $5 tokens, and $1 SNAP-EBT tokens for approved items.

interested in selling at LEAP's markets?

Find more information about selling at LEAP’s Grandin Village Farmers Market, West End Farmers Market, and Online Marketplace below.

2023 LEAP Farmers Market Vendor Handbook

2023 LEAP Farmers Market Vendor Application

LEAP's 2023 Market Vendors have been selected.

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