Rice Farmers Market Vendor Application
The Rice University Farmers Market supports activities, goods, and services that promote community education about the benefits of eating fresh, locally produced food. The most viable way the RUFM does this is through its weekly farmers market, which brings local food producers together with consumers and those interested in learning about local production.

Admittance depends on the following:
Agricultural and Nursery products are raised by a vendor within a 200 mile radius
Prepared foods must be locally sourced with at least 51 percent of every product's ingredients coming from local sources
Agricultural products are given priority over any other product category
Inspection of your business to determine that you actually grow/produce the products listed on your application
Hold all required permits, licenses, insurance policies necessary for business operation
Please refer to "City of Houston Food Ordinance" for applicable requirements
RUFM does not accept Cottage Food Law vendors
Prepared food vendors are required to and must use a commercial kitchen
Proof of insurance and licensing will be required
Admittance depends on final approval of the Rice Market Team

For more information, please refer to the Rice Market Rules or our website farmersmarket.rice.edu. These rules are reviewed annually and modified to reflect relevance for the Rice Farmers Market.
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  • Please check the items below to complete your application request to be a vendor at the Rice Farmers Market

  • Here you may upload your permits and certificates, insurance, any other requested documents.

    If not, you may submit these documents through ricefm@rice.edu or fax to 713-527-0730
  • Electronic Signature Agreement

    By selecting the "I Agree" button, you are signing this Agreement electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this form.
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