Farmers Market Central Park

To take the necessary precautions during this time of uncertainty some changes we’ll be making at the market include:

Here are some things we will be doing to provide a safe environment for all:

  • All patrons will be required to wear masks
  • Defined entrances and exits to monitor the number of people in the market to 2 people per vendor booth.
  • Increased space between booths to allow for social distancing
  • Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer at entrances.
  • We will discontinue music, seating and kids activities until local government officials have told us it is safe to resume.

We will be asking vendors to do the following:

  • All vendors must wear masks at all times
  • Have handwashing stations, sanitizer and gloves for their employees
  • Minimize sampling
  • After handling money or touching your face put on new gloves.
  • All prepared foods must be pre-packaged and taken to go.

What you can do as market goers:

  • All patrons must have a mask on at all times while in the Market
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • If you bring your own bag please pack it yourself, do not hand to vendors to pack and please wash regularly.
  • Please allow vendors to handle their products and hand them to you.
  • Please be efficient with your shopping time.

The Good News: COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness. It is extremely unlikely that someone will catch it through eating. The virus is most likely to cause illness through respiratory transmission, not eating. The routes to be concerned about include being in very close proximity to many people or coming in contact with high touch surfaces.

Farmers Market Central Park

Founders Green at Stapleton
Sundays, June 6 – October 10, 2021
9am – 1pm

HobNob Events manages the Central Park Farmers Market in Denver. Local vendors provide Colorado-grown produce, tasty baked goods, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more! We strive to support and enhance the surrounding communities by providing an experience where fresh and wholesome products can be found.

We believe it is important to support our local community, therefore, all products must be grown, raised, produced or gathered by the vendor in the state of Colorado or in counties bordering the state of Colorado. In the case that a product is unavailable in the state of Colorado but we feel it would be a benefit to the market and the vendors, we will evaluate the relationship between the vendor and the producer and make the best decision we can noting that sometimes there are exceptions to the rule.

Become a Vendor

2021 applications are now available!

The application deadline will be February 15th, 2021 and notice of acceptance or denial will be relayed by March 15, 2021.

In advance of applying please review market information below.

Apply to be a vendor

Market Information

Seasonal Fees

Each market charges a seasonal fee, plus collects 10% of daily gross sales at the end of each market day. Fee varies depending on booth size.

Drop-In Versus Full Season

If you select “Drop In” on your vendor application you will be put on our list of vendors willing to fill an open space on an as needed basis.

Process: When an open space becomes available, the market manager will reach out to see if you are interested in attending. Respond as soon as possible. Upon confirmation of attendance we’ll send load-in details. At the conclusion of the market day you will receive an envelope with detail on how to pay your drop in fee (see application for fee amount) plus 10% of your daily gross proceeds.

If you select “Full Season” you are signing up and agreeing to participate in the entire season of the market.

Supporting Documents You Will Need

Supporting Documents must be emailed to HobNob Events prior to opening day.

The following documents are required (not all documents apply to all vendor types, check with the Denver Permitting department if you have any questions):

  • State Sales Tax License
  • City of Denver Sales Tax License
  • Temporary Retail Food License
  • Fire Permit
  • Liability Insurance

General liability insurance is required. Please name the market(s) and HobNoob Events you as additionally insured. HobNob Events and the respective markets are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred or caused by vendors.

If the market incurs a fine of any kind for a vendor’s non-compliance, HobNob Events will pass along that fine to the vendor and vendor may incur an additional minimum fee of $1000 – $25,000, depending on incurred legal / licensing fees.

Please refer to the Market Policies and Procedures for more information.

Vendor Qualifications

The Farmers Market is focused on providing fresh, local food and food related products. We strive to support the communities and surrounding businesses, by having vendors that complement their businesses, but do not compete.

The following items do not match the mission of our farmers markets and will not be accepted:

  • Hand crafted items and jewelry outside of businesses on the street
  • Overly processed foods
  • Nationally distributed packaged foods
  • Businesses that operate under a franchise agreement
  • Food items not grown and/or processed by the vendor (there are a few exceptions to this)

Farmers, growers, ranchers and fishers may be asked to go through a phone interview or site visit before final acceptance.

The following list is a sampling of accepted items into the market:

  • farm products
  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • berries
  • herb
  • flowers
  • plants
  • honey
  • seafood
  • meat
  • poultry
  • eggs
  • dairy products
  • ready to eat foods
  • beverages
  • wine
  • spirits
  • baked goods
  • preserves
  • cheese
  • sausage

Vendor Selection

The Market Manager and the individual market committees select vendors annually and have the unconditional and final decision making authority to accept or deny acceptance to the Farmers Market. Selection is based on product quality, sourcing, growing practices, presentation, seniority, safety, compliance, and grandfathered vendors, customer service and the right product mix to ensure a successful market for everyone. No vendor will have guaranteed return rights to the Market from season to season or from Market to Market. The Market generally does not offer exclusive rights to vendors to sell any one product. Market customers generally benefit from having a choice. However, if the Market Manager believes the number of vendors offering the same or similar products is excessive, duplicate products may be denied entry.

When filling out the application, please give examples of where you source (or plan to source) your ingredients, listing the names of farms or other local-direct sources where possible.

After entry deadlines, new applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.


If I have a 10×10 tent but need room on the sides of my booth for patrons to shop, am I considered oversized?

Yes, you are. If it is a necessity to your selling, you will be considered an oversized booth.

I want to apply to be a vendor at your market, but the deadline has passed, can I still apply? Do you have space available?

We accept Farmer Market applications year-round. After the February 15th deadline has passed, we look at applications on a monthly basis and accept new vendors based on space availability and need.

How do you choose your Farmers Market vendors?

The selection process takes into consideration many factors including:

  • local producer/grower
  • food/agriculture or kitchen oriented product
  • product quality
  • sourcing
  • growing practices
  • presentation
  • number of consecutive years at the market/number of absences last season
  • compliance
  • customer service
  • the right product mix to ensure a successful market for everyone.
I do not sell a product. Can I set up a booth at your market?

The focus of this market is on food and food-related items. Informational vendors are not accepted into the market.

Can I come to your markets and pass out flyers to promote my new business/non-profit organization/charity event?

We wish to provide market customers with a relaxing and enjoyable experience where they can stroll through the market and interact with the market vendors. NO solicitors or distribution/marketing of non-approved products are allowed at our markets. This includes signature gathering for petitions and voter sign-up.

Do you close your markets during inclement weather?

Markets are open rain, snow or shine and all holidays. We will only cancel during EXTREME weather conditions. We ask that you check your email for weather updates.

I do not have any photos of my booth to upload for the application, what should I do?

Take some nice photos of your product(s).