Dates: Thursday, July 28, August 25 and September 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine
Location: East Lawn of the Michigan State Capitol Building – Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933
Become a Sponsor Today – click here for the online sponsorship form
The mission of the Farmers Markets at the Capitol is to provide a thriving marketplace that showcases Michigan food and agricultural products in an effort to educate our state decision makers on the importance of supporting farmers, ag-based businesses and farmers markets.
About Farmers Markets at the Capitol
Annually, the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) hosts one or more farmers markets on the east lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing.
Vendors travel from all over the state of Michigan to attend the Farmers Market at the Capitol. Their products vary from artisan cheeses to eggs, meat, pasta and sauces, baked goods, apples, cider, donuts, pies, mixes, rubs, jams, fish, chocolates and caramels, soaps, vegetables, fruit, honey, beeswax products, popcorn, maple syrup, dog treats and cut flowers.
The markets accept SNAP Bridge Cards, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH and Double Up Food Bucks.
Vendor applications were open to members of the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) from April 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016. Vendor applications are now closed. Please contact MIFMA at 517-432-3381 if you have any questions about participating in the market(s).
Parking Downtown: Public parking is available downtown Lansing in parking structures and along streets at parking meters. Parking structures are located at the corners of Washtenaw and Townsend, Kalamazoo and Capitol, Ottawa and Grand and Shiawasee and Capitol. http://www.lansingmi.gov/
Public transportation is available in the Lansing area from the Capitol Area Transportation Authority (CATA). Visit www.cata.org for route maps and bus station locations.
Capitol Area Transportation Authority
Lansing City Pulse
Sparrow Health System
Lansing State Journal
W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food, and Community Ethics -Paul B. Thompson
Michigan Fitness Foundation – August and September Markets Bushel Sponsor
MSU Federal Credit Union – August and September Markets Bushel Sponsor
Blue Care Network – September Market Bushel Sponsor
Lambert, Edwards & Associates – September Market Bushel Sponsor
McLaren Greater Lansing – September Market Bushel Sponsor
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Michigan Farm Bureau
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
Michigan Municipal League – July Market Peck Sponsor
Advanced Insurance Markets
Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems
Capitol Area Recycling and Trash
Lansing Parks and Recreation – August & September Pint Sponsor
Just B Yoga – September Pint Sponsor