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.

Information for Farmers and Vendors

For an update on the 2020 Farmers Market at the Capitol season, please click 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.

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, and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH.

Vendors

These markets have space for up to 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

2020 Event Details and Market Policies

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.

2021 Interest Form

If you would like to be notified with more information about 2021 Farmers Markets at the Capitol and vendor application materials as they become available, please fill out the form below.