Farmers Markets at the Capitol

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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

 

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2016 Farmers Markets at the Capitol Information
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Mission

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: 

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).

Application Materials: 

Event Details and Market Policies

Accepting Food Assistance Benefits at the Farmers Markets at the Capitol

SNAP Vendor Agreement

Double Up Vendor Agreement

Emergency Procedures for the Farmers Market at the Capitol

 


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/media/view/Permit_Map_FY15/7325

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.


 

2015 Sponsors:

Bushel Level
Capitol Area Transportation Authority
Lansing City Pulse
Mousetrap Mobile
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 UnionAugust and September Markets Bushel Sponsor
Blue Care NetworkSeptember Market Bushel Sponsor
Lambert, Edwards & AssociatesSeptember Market Bushel Sponsor
McLaren Greater Lansing – September Market Bushel Sponsor

Peck Level
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 LeagueJuly Market Peck Sponsor

Pint Level
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