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Winter Farmers' Market
Vendor Application

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Applications for the 2023-24 season are now open!

The 2023-24 Season:

Saturdays from Dec 2 - March 30 from 9am – 12:30pm 

Switchyard Park pavilion: 1601 S. Rogers St., Bloomington IN, 47403


We are excited about the upcoming Winter Market season! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Lisa Goch, this season’s Market Manager. Lisa checks email and phone regularly, so feel free to use either. You can reach Lisa at (812) 671-7169 or

The November Farmers’ Market at the Switchyard Park Pavilion is going to be run together by the Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market and the City of Bloomington this year. It will take place Nov 4, 11 and 18.  Though we are running the market together for those 3 weeks, we will each be administering our own application and selection process.

The BWFM application and selection process will proceed as it always has, with the option to add November to the main season (December - March). Please fill out the application as usual.


If you currently vend at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, you can apply for the November market with your application or with the BWFM application. However, if you intend to vend December - March with the BWFM, you MUST fill out the BWFM application. Contact our Market Manager with any questions.


We have several vending options from full season to daily.

Application Details

  • Deadline: Aug. 18, 2023

  • Application fee: $20. Applications returned without application fee will not be reviewed. Payment options are:

    • Pay application fee online HERE

    • Mail your payment to BWFM, PO Box 503, Bloomington, IN 47402.

  • Submit application:

    • ​Online (below)

    • By mail: Must be postmarked by deadline. Print out the appropriate application below and mail it and the application fee to: BWFM, PO Box 503, Bloomington, IN 47402.

  • Policies: Please read the WFM 2024 Vendor Policies.

  • Decision date: We will notify you the week of Sept. 23rd with our decision regarding your application. 

This season's booth fees:

  • Full Season -December through March (18 markets): $450

  • Partial Season - December and January (9 markets) $252

  • Partial Season - February and March (9 markets) $252

  • Alternating Saturdays beginning December 2 (9 markets) $252

  • Alternating Saturdays beginning December 9 (9 markets) $252

  • Daily: $35

  • November (3 markets): $20/market = $60

  • Full Season with November (21 markets): $510

  • Partial Season with November - December and January (9 markets): $312

  • Alternating Saturdays beginning with November 4 (no market 11/25, start 12/9): $292

  • Alternating Saturdays beginning with November 11 (no market 11/25, start 12/2): $292


Food Trucks 


Food Truck vendors will be charged $45 per market. This is the fee that the BWFM is charged by the City of Bloomington per food truck per market. Please list in the application which dates you would like to vend.


Apply Here:

There are four different applications - click the appropriate type to apply:

  1. Farmers -  A Farmer is defined as one who grows produce, animal products, or other agricultural products in Indiana.

  2. Prepared Foods - A Prepared Food vendor is defined as one who prepares food from scratch using ingredients that he/she has not grown or raised.

  3. Exotic - An Exotic Food vendor is defined as one who raises, produces, or catches food outside of Indiana.

  4. Other - This category of vendor is defined as one who sells soap, crafts, pet food, or other items as appropriate to the mission of the market.


If you feel you fit two vendor categories, please ask us which to complete, or fill out both applications.


Applications submitted without the application fee will NOT be reviewed until the fee is received. In addition, applications received after August 18th will lose priority for space location and number of vending days, regardless of vendors’ previous involvement with the Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market.


Your application is not complete until you hit the SUBMIT button. This will be followed by a message noting your application has been recorded. Additionally, the Market Manager will personally send confirmation of the receipt of your application, and then of your application fee, both via email.


All vendors must list products they intend to sell in their initial application. Value added products, non-foods and prepared foods not listed on the initial application must be submitted to the selection committee for approval on the Additional Product Application. 


In cases when the market needs a product to enhance diversity, or when a new vendor is needed to fill an unreserved spot, the Board may permit the selection committee to admit a new vendor applicant with a restriction of products (Limited Product Producers [LPP]). LPPs will sign an addendum to the initial application to outline the restrictions.

Please read the BWFM 2023-24 Vendor Policies 

We will notify you the week of September 17, 2023 with our decision regarding your application. If you are accepted, your annual fees, all licenses, permits, certificates of insurance, and additional documents are to be postmarked by October 6, 2023, no exceptions. Failure to do so will result in a possible loss of your place in the Market and may be filled by another vendor.

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