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: Cdunlap@cityblm.org or Smlot@cityblm.org or call: (309) 434-2295.
Rules & Guidelines
- 2020 Vendor Policies (.pdf)
- McLean County Health Dept Guidelines
- USDA’s SNAP Guidelines
- FSMA Food Safety Modernization Act
- McLean County Health Department Cottage Foods Guidlines for Farmers’ Markets
- McLean County Health Department Information
- Illinois Stewardship Alliance Cottage Food guide
- Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Incorporated Information Sheet
- Manage My Market
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)
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
How to Apply
Fill out an application online. Applications for the 2020 Outdoor Season will be open from February 1 to March 1. Applications for the Indoor season open on September 1st and close October 1st.