Public Market - Vendor Application Forms & Instructions

The City of Rochester Public Market offers merchants a central city location with a constant flow and huge diversity of loyal, enthusiastic customers. There are four vendor sheds, three covered open-air ("A", "C", and "D") and one fully indoor/enclosed ("B").

Vending arrangements range from daily/day-to-day stall rentals in the outdoor covered sheds; and seasonal or annual licenses indoors or outdoors based on availability.  Note that the indoor "B" Shed is almost always fully subscribed with annual leaseholders-- but interested vendors can inquire about a waiting list. 

The following types of vendors can rent vending stalls at the Market, and are considered in the following priority order:  

New York State Farmers: Vendors that grow and sell agricultural products in New York State, including vegetables, fruits, meats, seafood, dairy and related products, honey and syrup, livestock, live plants and flowers, herbs and spices. 

Other Foods:  Vendors that produce agricultural products not grown in New York State; other edible items including baked goods, jams, nut butters, packaged take-home beverages, etc.

Arts and Crafts: Vendors that make and sell handmade arts and crafts.  All products in this category must be handmade by the vendor.

Prepared Foods: Vendors that prepare and sell food products for consumption on-site.  

General Merchandise: Vendors that sell NEW non-edible general merchandise products, including but not limited to clothes, cooking implements, toys, electronics, etc. 

To inquire about daily stall rentals or seasonal/annual licenses, contact the Market Supervisors, Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at (585) 428-6907, or send email to   

Applications can be obtained at the Market Office on regular Market days; applications and required additional documentation can be sent to City of Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union Street, Rochester NY 14609; faxed to 585-428-7028. Call 585-428-6907 with questions. 

 Download the Daily Vendor Information and Application

Note:  Only products in the above categories can be sold in rented vending stalls at the Market.  Non-profit organizations that wish to conduct education and outreach in non-vending spots can inquire at (585) 428-7282 or email

For-profit companies seeking to conduct promotion and marketing of products and services may be eligible to rent limited non-vending spots at the Market first-come, first-served on regular Market days. These for-profit companies cannot sell products directly from these spaces, but can promote and market products and services that don't qualify for spaces in the regular vending sheds.  Inquire at (585) 428-7282 or email

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 For special event vendor information, instructions, and applications, go to the Market Special Events page.

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