Bakeries, Packaged Food & Prepared Food Vendors

Applications for the 2018 summer Downtown Farmers Market open February 6th and close April 3rd.
Applications for the Rio Grande Winter Market and Tuesday Farmers Market are closed.

Information for Packaged Food, Bakeries and Prepared Food Vendors:

Vendors can select a full time or half time schedule. Returning food vendors in good standing with the DFM are allowed first right of refusal for booth spaces. To be considered, food vendors must make the item(s) and must be properly licensed and permitted as per their specific product. In addition, it is preferred that produce and ingredients sourced at the market be utilised when possible. Preference is given to vendors that do not already have an existing retail location or mobile food business, and that offer diverse or unique products.

Bakeries and Packaged Foods

Food items that are prepared or processed in any manner before arriving at the DFM are regulated by the Department of Agriculture and must come from an approved commercial kitchen. It is the responsibility of the vendor to obtain all of the required permits and approval from the Department of Agriculture before vending in the DFM. A copy of the “Food Establishment Permit” must be provided electronically to Market Management and posted in plain view at the booth.

Prepared Food Vendors

Food items that are prepared at the DFM for immediate consumption fall under Salt Lake Valley Health Department regulation and require a temporary event permit for each day product is sold. Electricity is limited in the park; therefore, it is preferable that vendors operate without using power or by using solar power. It is important that each vendor understands these regulations and the necessary steps for compliance before submitting an application.


2017 Fees for Food Vendors

  • Application Fee — non-refundable: $35 Downtown Farmers Market/$15 Tuesday Market and Winter Market
  • Packaged and Prepared Food: 10% of sales
  • Full-scale bakery: $100/day for 1 booth or $150/day for 2 booths

There are no prepared food vendors at the Tuesday Market or Winter Market at Rio Grande. Packaged food vendors and bakeries pay a 10% of sales fee. 

Helpful Links

Salt Lake Valley Health Department Food Booth Information (prepared food vendors)

Fire Department Requirements for Cooking Tents

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Outdoor Market Requirements (packaged food, meat, honey)

Utah Department of Agriculture Website