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Information for Vendors

If you are a farmer, prepared goods vendor, or artist working in Central Illinois and are looking for a way to share the fruits of your labor with the community, we invite you to consider participating in the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market.

Links to guidelines and registration forms are provided below.  If you have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list, please e-mail: or call:  (309) 434-2295.

Rules & Guidelines

Community Groups

All those applying as a bake sale or information booth, please see the Community Group Guidepost on how to apply. Please review for the following guidelines. Those applying for these spots in the market must be a non-profit, government agency or educational institution.

Illinois Department of Agriculture Licensing

If you are selling meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, or pet treats you need to be licensed by IDOA.
Obtaining a License

Participation in the WIC Program (produce vendors only)

Guidelines for Participation

Participation in the Senior Program (produce vendors only)

Call East Central IL Area Agency on Aging:  309.829.2065

Cottage Food Bill Informational Links

Fine Art Jury

All those applying as an artist are required to submit images of the items they wish to sell at the Market.  The McLean County Arts Center acts as art jury for the market.  It is a non-refundable jury fee of $20.

Illinois Business Tax ID Information

Taxes at Fairs, Festivals, Flea Markets, and Craft Shows : Illinois Business Tax ID >

Food Safety

Illinois Farmers Market Food Safety:  A Guide for Vendors, Market Managers, and Consumers

How to Apply

Fill out an application online.  Applications for the 2019 outdoor season will be open from February 1 to March 1. Applications for the Indoor season open on September 1st and close October 1st.

Contact Us

Economic Development Department

115 E. Washington, Ste. 302
Bloomington, Illinois 61701