Farmers Markets at the Capitol

Thank you for your support of these markets in 2019! Our 2020 dates will be July 23, August 20, and October 1!

Interested vendors can sign up for updates here! Vendor applications will open April 1, 2020. Please contact Farmers Market at the Capitol Market Manager, Josh Prusik, at josh@mifma.org or call the MIFMA office at (517) 432-3381 if you have any questions about participating in the market(s).

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 three 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 fruits and vegetables to artisan cheeses, eggs, meat, sauces, baked goods, apples, cider, donuts, pies, mixes, spice rubs, jams, fish, chocolates and caramels, soap, honey, beeswax products, popcorn and kettle corn, maple syrup, dog treats and cut flowers.

The markets accept SNAP Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH and Hoophouses for Health benefits.


Sponsorship

Position your company and expose your brand at one or more Farmers Markets at the Capitol. These opportunities enable you to reach attendees before, during and after the markets via signage, advertising, social media channels, and more. Farmers Market at the Capitol sponsors receive exposure to 21,600+ shoppers and 80+ vendors. Support the Farmers Markets at the Capitol today!

>> Click here to download the 2019 Farmers Market at the Capitol Sponsorship Packet

>> Click here to complete the 2019 Farmers Market at the Capitol Sponsorship Form online

A variety of sponsorship levels are available starting at $500, or you can contact MIFMA at (517) 432-3381 to customize a sponsorship package to meet your needs.


Vendors

These markets have space for approximately 75 vendors who produce and sell Michigan food and farm products. For the purpose of these markets, Michigan food and farm products are defined as products grown, raised, or gathered in Michigan or value-added products processed in Michigan that include ingredients grown, raised or gathered in Michigan. Preference will be given to vendors who showcase a majority of Michigan ingredients. Vendors must be MIFMA members in good standing before their application will be reviewed.

Application and Event Materials

Event Details and Market Policies for Vendors

Event Details for Nonprofits and Sponsors

Accepting Food Assistance Benefits at the Farmers Markets at the Capitol

SNAP Vendor Agreement

Double Up Vendor Agreement

Senior Project-Market Fresh Vendor Agreement

WIC Project Fresh Vendor Agreement

Emergency Procedures for the Farmers Market at the Capitol

Nonprofits

There will be spaces reserved for Bushel level sponsors of the market(s). After all approved vendors and Bushel level sponsors are assigned spaces, remaining spaces may be open to nonprofit organizations that support the mission of these markets and are current MIFMA members or partners. Bushel level sponsors and non-profit organizations that participate are not allowed to sell or distribute food items at the market(s). Non-profit organizations may sell items that support their mission and/or the mission of these events.