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Friday, February 22, 2013


Farmers, local food producers, musicians, non-profits, art & craft vendors encouraged to apply.

Salt Lake City (February 15, 2013) The 21st annual Downtown Farmers Market and Art & Craft Market are currently seeking applications from vendors for the upcoming season. Applications will be accepted from February 5 - April 8, 2013 for farmers, art and craft vendors, non-profits and musicians.

The 2013 Downtown Farmers Market will be open June 8 - October 19, in Historic Pioneer Park, offering a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans. The Harvest Market will be open Tuesday evenings August 6 - October 22 for growers only. Reserved space fees are $225 for the full season on Saturdays and $100 for Tuesdays.

Each year, new vendors are added to strengthen existing product offerings and to provide exciting opportunities for the community to support local growers, food producers, and artisans. As a direct result of strong local support, the DTFM has evolved into one of the west’s largest community markets with more than 300 vendors participating in the Farmers Market and Art & Craft Market throughout the season.

Market applications are being accepted now, details below. Additional information, as well as the applications, can be found at www.slcfarmersmarket.org

Farmers Market Specific:
·      Applications will be accepted through April 8
·      Farmers and food vendors  may apply in this category
·      All vendors must grow or produce items they will sell at the Market
·      Farmers must be located within 250 miles of Salt Lake City
·      Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses looking to reach a local market

Art and Craft Market Specific:
·      Applications will be accepted through April 8
·      Applicants will be juried on April 12
·      The Art & Craft Market accepts full and part time participation
·      The Downtown Art & Craft Market only accepts arts and crafts that are created by artists in Utah

Non-Profit Specific:
·      Applications will be available at slcfarmersmarket.org until the schedule is filled
·      Non-Profit organizations may request up to four Market days throughout the season
·      No more than nine non-profit organizations will be invited to participate each week

Music Specific:
·      Applications will be available at slcfarmersmarket.org until the schedule is filled
·      Amplification is approved for this venue but will not be provided by the Farmers Market
·      Only groups of two or more will be considered

About the Downtown Farmers Market:

In addition to organizing markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the summer, the DTFM has recently added monthly Winter Pop-Up Markets in rotating locations during the off-season. Canning education, farm tours and special events have also been added to programming efforts. These projects connect the urban population to local food sources by teaching the traditions of food preservation and offering direct experiences that illustrate the passion and demands of a modern farm life in rural Utah.

Music is a valued part of the Market, with a combination of featured bands and impromptu street performers (Buskers) adding to the festive atmosphere.
With support from City Weekly and the Salt Lake Arts Council, the Downtown Farmers Market presents "Music at the Market." This program features a band each Saturday from 11am to 1pm.

The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and divers community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org

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