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 call: (309) 434-2295.
Rules & Guidelines
- 2017 Rules & Regulations for Farmers, Prepared Foods Vendors & Artists (.pdf)
- McLean County Health Dept Guidelines
- USDA’s SNAP Guidelines
All those applying as a bake sale or information booth, please see the Community Group Guidepost on 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 PATH: 309.834.0586
Cottage Food Bill Informational Links
- McLean County Health Department Information
- Illinois Stewardship Alliance Fact Sheet
- Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Incorporated Information Sheet
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. Images and payment can be submitted here. 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 >
Illinois Farmers Market Food Safety: A Guide for Vendors, Market Managers, and Consumers
How to Apply
Fill out an application online. Applications for the 2017 season will be open from February 1 to March 1.