We expect the 2021 market to be similar to a non-pandemic year with local farms, artisan food vendors, live music, kids area, playground equipment, and more — all while following guidelines set by the Garfield County Health Department. We will also be providing an online marketplace for those who want to order local produce and foods for pickup from the market each Friday. Some vendors will sell their items online only, while others will sell online and in-person. Please indicate your preference when completing the 2021 Vendor Application.

Market Eligibility

Grower Eligibility Requirements:
All fresh produce and agricultural products must be Colorado-grown, and not purchased from a retailer.

Hot Food Requirements:
Food must be prepared in a commercial State Health Department approved kitchen and then reheated to serve at the market or sold in preserved form. Vendor setup must include a hand washing station. Each vendor must have an application to Conduct a Special Event Food Facility and Food Booth worksheet in addition to a Temporary/Special event Retail Food Service License available from Garfield County Public Health Department before participating in the market.

Colorado Cottage Foods Act Certain:
Non-Potentially Hazardous foods do not require a State approved commercial kitchen. These include spices, teas, dehydrated produce, nuts, seed, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, and eggs. A food safety course is required. For more information and complete food list contact Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment. http://cottagefoods.org/laws/usa/colorado/

Market Information

Credit Card Sales:
In addition to online credit card sales, the 2020 market will be accepting cash, SNAP, and Double-Up Food Bucks upon pick up each Friday evening. Please read the EBT-Debit-agreement on our website for more details.

SNAP/EBT Sales:
The market will be using wooden tokens for individuals with SNAP/EBT cards (formerly known as food stamps.) These red $1 tokens can only be accepted by certain vendors in exchange for non-hot food items, and change cannot be given. Please read the EBT-Debit-agreement on our website for more details.

Booth Fees:
Season long booth fee is $125, along with a $100 deposit.

Nonprofit Booths:
Nonprofits receive a reduced fee of $25, along with the $100 deposit. No religious or political affiliations.


Sales Tax

Vendors must have a Rifle Sales Tax License when selling goods. Vendors need to submit copies of these licenses to Rifle Farmers Market.

Rifle Sales Tax info

For your information- Colorado State Sales Tax info


Retail Food and Licensing  (food trucks, carts, etc.)

Food must be prepared in a commercial State Health Department approved kitchen and then reheated to serve at the market or sold in preserved form. Vendor setup must include a hand washing station. Each vendor must have an application to Conduct a Special Event Food Facility and Food Booth worksheet in addition to a Temporary/Special event Retail Food Service License available from Garfield County Public Health Department before participating in the market. For assistance with this process please contact:

Nerida Mojarro
Garfield County Public Health
195 W.14th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
Phone (970) 625-5200 Ext 8128, or email nmojarro@garfiled-county.com


Colorado Cottage Foods Act 

Any potential sale of food products that do not fit under a Retail Food establishment MUST fit under the Colorado Cottage Foods Act. For more information please read the following information or contact Carla Farrand for Garfield County at 970-625-3969 or carla.farrand@colostate.edu.

The Colorado Cottage Foods Act

Cottage Foods in Garfield County– Includes upcoming trainings and their locations. Contact carla.farrand@colostate.edu for more information.

Product information– Including baked goods, candy & confections, honey, jams & jellies, teas & spices


National Farmers Market Insurance Program (Optional)

Although optional, we encourage vendors to obtain affordable liability coverage for your booth. Please visit CampbellRiskManagement.com for more information.


Each vendor is responsible for obtaining any and all documentation needed to participate in the market and submitting copies of all relevant paperwork. This page is simply to assist our vendors in their paperwork and application process. Rifle Farmers Market will not obtain documents on a vendor’s behalf.