Farmers Market at the Capitol

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.

Join us September 30th, 2021 for Farmers Market at the Capitol!

Market Date & Time: September 30th, 9 AM – 2 PM

Vendor applications open at 9 AM on April 1st and close at 9 AM on May 1st.

Please note that the Farmers Market at the Capitol will be complying with all State of Michigan and MIFMA COVID-19 regulations. The Michigan Farmers Market Association reserves the right to ask any vendor to exit the market if they do not comply with these regulations. The safety of our vendors, staff, volunteers, and patrons is our top priority. MIFMA reserves the right to cancel the event at any time. We will do everything in our power to provide a timely update if there is a need to cancel the market. You can find more information on MIFMA’s COVID-19 guidelines here.

 

About the Events

Annually, the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) hosts three farmers markets on the east lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing. Please note that MIFMA will be hosting only one farmers market for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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, spice rubs, jams, fish, chocolates and caramels, soap, honey, beeswax products, popcorn and kettle corn, maple syrup, dog treats, and cut flowers.

The market accepts SNAP Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH.

Vendors

This market has space for up to approximately 50 vendors who produce and sell Michigan food and farm products. For the purpose of this market, 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

Nonprofits

There will be limited spaces reserved for Bushel level sponsors of the market. Due to the reduced capacity of the market, we do not anticipate having booth spaces available for nonprofit vendors. Bushel level sponsors that participate are not allowed to sell or distribute food items at the market.