about the market
about the market
Locally produced fresh produce, delicious food, and unique arts and crafts can be found locally at the Provo Farmers Market! Not only is it the perfect place to pick up your produce for the week (plus a few extras!), it's also a great Saturday activity for families, kids and friends. By providing a venue for local arts, crafts, agriculture and food, the Provo Farmers Market brings energy and excitement to downtown Provo.
With returning and new vendors weekly, fresh food made onsite, and local entertainment, you don't need to ask yourself what to do this weekend in Provo. We're very proud to support our local farmers, entrepreneurs and artists and want you to get to know them as well!
Join us every Saturday, June through October at Historic Pioneer Park in Provo!
Is the Provo Farmers Market part of Provo City government?
No. The Farmers Market is an independent, Non-Profit Organization, established for the purpose of providing residents, local business', artists, musicians, and farmers a place to buy, sell, and show their products.
While the Provo Farmers Market is an independent organization, the City of Provo approves of and supports the Market's purpose and mission. The Provo Farmers Market appreciates the support and good relationship it has with Provo City. It would be impossible for the Farmers Market to be successful without it.
How we are balancing COVID-19 safety measures with American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
The Utah Department of Agriculture has provided guidelines for the operation of Farmers Markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of which is to social distancing of six-feet. Booths on the inside of the sidewalk have always been setback five-feet away from the sidewalk for most of the history of the Market at Pioneer Park, so the situation is not new, but it has now increased to an average of 15 feet to allow for additional social distancing. This allows people to a line up at a booth with adequate spacing between people and not interfere with the free flow of the sidewalk, which also assists with a COVID-19 protocol requiring one-way pedestrian traffic.
We have received one query on how we are in compliance with the ADA when there is not an ADA accessible path leading to each vendor. As the ADA allows "reasonable accommodations" when a lack of ADA compliant facilities exist, and in reaction to this expressed concern, we have prepared a reasonable accommodation plan for mobility impaired individuals.
Between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, mobility impaired customers may request a personal shopping assistant from Provo Farmers Market Staff.
An available staff member during these hours will assist mobility impaired customers by photographing the products at booth's they are interested in and displaying these items on a computer tablet to the customer.
If the customer wishes to examine the product closer, the Market staff will arrange for the booth vendor to bring a sample to the sidewalk for visual inspection (touching of items is discouraged during the COVID-19 pandemic) and assist with any transactions that occur.
Staff will assist mobility impaired customers with one-trip through the market per week.
Signage at the market welcome booth will indicate the availability of this service, as well as the Market website.
Why is it called a "Farmers Market" when there are so many other kinds of vendors?
It is true that there is a wide variety of vendors and products available at the market. Typically, it is the same for farmers markets all over the state and U.S. While the driving force of Farmers Markets is to provide local farmers and residents a place to buy and sell produce, other vendors are allowed to participate along side them.
In our area, it typically takes a month or so after we open before local farmers have a mature harvest to start bringing to the market. We operate in anticipation of their arrival! Once the farmers arrive at the market, they maintain a consistent presence the remainder of the season, with produce available right up to the last day!
We love all our vendors, but our local farmers will always be our top priority and our strongest motivation for what we do.
Can I bring my dog with me to the Market?
Dogs are welcome at the market but please keep in mind that not everyone is comfortable around animals. If you choose to bring your dog to the market, we ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure everyone's comfort and safety.
Dogs must be kept on a short, non-expandable leash.
Keep your dog under control and by your side at all times.
Keep dogs away from produce, plants and other food products.
Come prepared to clean up after your dog, and please do so as needed.
Where should I park?
See this map for available parking. Walk or ride a bike over if you can.
PO Box 533,
Provo, UT 84603