about the market
about the market
For all the fresh produce, delicious food, and unique crafts you could want, you can buy 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!
The Provo Farmers Market is also a place where civic and non-profit organizations can connect directly with members of the community, providing timely and relevant information about local community, political and social events.
Join us every Saturday, June through October on Historic Center Street in Provo!
PO Box 533,
Provo, UT 84601
OFF SEASON CONTACT
Please be aware! DURING OUR OFF-season before the beginning of the 2020 Provo Farmers Market season, our online communication is monitored on a very limited basis. Please refer to our FAQs as needed.
emails cannot be translated or understood by market staff.
Please seek personal help to send your message in English so we can understand, answer and assist you.
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.
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.
What licenses do I need as a vendor?
We don't require our vendors to have a business license to participate at the market. Whether or not you need a business license is a personal evaluation to be determined by each vendor.
Food Vendors, whether “Artisan” or “Onsite”, are required to have the proper permits and licenses to participate at the Provo Farmers Market.
It is each vendor's personal responsibility to determine which licenses, inspections, and permits are necessary, depending on the type of food they sell and the manner of preparation.
For example, pre-made foods, such as homemade jams or breads, require different licenses and inspections than food that is prepared and made to order on-site. Therefore, different requirements must be met. At minimum, we recommend all food vendors start with their food handler’s permit and go from there.
Please Note: Vendors may not operate under the “COTTAGE KITCHEN” law, also known as “DIRECT TO SALE” law.
Vendors will NOT BE ACCEPTED to participate as a vendor with the Provo Farmers Market unless the additional permit and license requirements are met and maintained throughout the season. While these laws make direct to sale products & foods legal to sell in Utah, we cannot and will not accept vendors who rely on this alone.
Some helpful resources include:
Because market staff do not personally regulate vendor licenses, we invite you to reach out to the contacts above to determine specifically what you would need for your products and services.
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.
As a vendor, do I have to participate every week?
All of our approved vendors are able to choose the market days that they would like to participate. Though there is a discount available to those vendors who chose to, we do not require vendors to sell for the entire season.
Does my product or service qualify me to be a vendor?
Our vendors are personally involved in the creation and production of their products, whether they sell jewelry, clothing, watercolors, or lettuce! We feature local artists, crafters, cooks and farmers. If you live in the Utah County area, and your wares are uniquely yours, you're welcome to sell them at our market. If you have questions or aren't sure about applying to be a vendor, just ask us!
Where should I park?
Parking locations regarding the 2019 farmers market can be found on the Location page. Please click on the provided Farmers Market specific parking map for further info.