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Page last updated on January 27, 2023 at 4:27 pm

For more information, please contact

Clarence Boone, Farmers Market Coordinator, Parks and Recreation, or 812-349-3738

City Farmers' Market Accepting Proposals, Applications for Vending Spaces at 2023 Saturday Market

Bloomington, Ind. - Bloomington Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals from local businesses, organizations and individuals to manage food and beverage artisan stands, or food truck/push cart vending stands, at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings during the 2023 Market season.

The Farmers' Market uses a request for proposal (RFP) process to select the food and beverage artisan vendors that will best serve the Market. Proposals are evaluated by a review committee using the criteria established in the RFP including menu, price, product balance, customer satisfaction, use of local products, and location of business, with preference given to businesses located in Bloomington.

Detailed RFP forms and a link to the online RFP are available on the Food and Beverage Artisans at the Market website at

RFPs, either hard copies or online submissions, are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Priority consideration will be given to RFPs received by the deadline.

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is also accepting applications from small farmers and local growers who would like to sell their products at the Farmers' Market during the 2023 season. Farm vendors selected and approved to sell at the Farmers' Market must reside and produce farm goods in Indiana, and are expected to participate substantially in the production of goods offered for sale.

Farmers who wish to sell at the Farmers' Market must submit an application, available online at or by calling 812-349-3700, by 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Both online and hard copy applications are available. There is a $20 application fee for farm vendor spaces.

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is located at 401 N. Morton St., just south of Bloomington's City Hall. The Farmers' Market is held Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. April through September, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in October and November.

For more information about the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market RFP process for selecting food and beverage artisans and food truck/push cart vendors, or about applying to sell local farm products at the Farmers' Market, contact Clarence Boone at 812-349-3738 or