Visitor information


 

Market Guidelines during COVID-19

  • Stay home if you are sick. Have a household member or neighbor shop for you if possible. 
  • Limit the number of household members shopping.
  • Wear a face mask as recommended by the Governor's Executive Order 20-81, MDH and the CDC.
  • Practice physical distancing and stay 6ft away from other customers and vendors at all times. 
  • Use the designated entrance and exit.
  • Sanitize your hands before entering the market and after shopping at the hand sanitizing stations.
  • Place pre-orders with vendors to minimize time spent in the market. Check out our online directory.
  • Do not touch products on display. Point to what you need and vendors will assist you.
  • No onsite consumption of food. Food and beverage items should be purchased for carry out after you shop the rest of the market.
  • Follow all directional signs and markings meant to control traffic and crowding.
  • Reusable shopping bags are allowed but vendors will not be allowed to touch them. Bag your own items. 
  • Do not place personal items on vendor tables.
  • Shop efficiently and do not linger in the market.
  • If you see Market staff, vendors and their workers, or other customers violating market rules, please alert Market Staff at the Information Tent.
  • Only one customer (or household) will be allowed to purchase/view product at the vendor booth at one time. Please wait in the designated line for each vendor or revisit the booth later. 

Live music 

The Market welcomes local musicians to perform from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. All music should be appropriate for an all ages event and bookings must be done in advance through the Market Coordinator. Performers are welcome to bring a tip jar and sell merchandise. 

Community booths

Each week, we offer 1-2 non-profits or small businesses a free community booth space at the market. We strive to partners with organizations that fit with the mission of the market while working to educate our customers on how to live a healthy, sustainable, and engaged lifestyle. Community booths are not permitted to sell anything or solicit donations.

Bloomington weekly e-newsletter

The Bloomington Farmers Market weekly email newsletter is sent to approximately 6,000 customers every Thursday. The email newsletter features market highlights, weekly event information, and other market news.

Pet policy

We love our four-legged friends, but there are no pets allowed in the market area. Leashed pets are welcome to hang out on the grassy lawn outside of the market under a companion's supervision.  Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are allowed.

MN Department of Health Code 4626.1585

Parking details

  • No parking in the East/Farmers Market lot
  • Handicap Accessible parking is available in the West parking lot of Civic Plaza
  • Additional parking is available across 98th Street at Public Works

Parking information