From its inception in 1992, the Downtown Farmers Market has become a summer tradition for Salt Lake City residents and visitors. Located in historic Pioneer Park, the Saturday Farmers Market has infused vitality into the middle ground between East Bench and West Side neighborhoods.
The Market is a combination of the following categories:
Farmer/Grower (produce only)- eligible for full season or day stall
Mixed-product (produce AND processed food or craft)
Food (either packaged or prepared for immediate consumption)
Bakery (full-scale bakery)
Note*: Art and Craft Vendors apply to the Downtown Art and Craft Market. Additional information is available on our Web site (slcfarmersmarket.org)
The grower category is for raw, unprocessed produce, plants and flora raised within 250 miles of Salt Lake City. No reselling is allowed; products must be raised on the applicant’s farm. Leased land is acceptable with conditions.
The mixed-product category accommodates vendors who sell produce AND processed foods or craft. Select this category for meat, honey, dairy, jams, and other products if the base ingredients of the product(s) come from items raised on the applicant's farm. Mixed-product vendors are involved in both areas of production.
Food vendors are broken down into two categories. Packaged food products must be prepared and packaged in an inspected commercial kitchen. Prepared food vendors cook and serve on site for immediate consumption. The food category is the most competitive for admittance. Applicants are evaluated based on the existing product mix at the DTFM. We look very carefully at the entire range of products being offered by our vendors. New food vendors will offer products that enhance the DTFM by being attractive customers without diluting the existing product base. Vendors that partner with local farms and ethnic or unusual offerings are appreciated.
Baked goods must be prepared and packaged in a commercial kitchen. We will only support a limited amount of bakeries at the DTFM to avoid saturation of this type of product.
Art and Craft Vendors of all mediums are managed separately as part of the Downtown Art and Craft Market. Applicants must be Utah residents, and products must be handmade locally by the applicant.