Rochester Downtown Farmers Market
Brought to you by the farmers who grow your food
The following items are allowed at the Market: fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, food grains, flowers, eggs, honey, maple syrup, sorghum, meats, dairy products, and
Bedding plants or nursery stock that has been started from seed or raised by the grower for 45 days or more.
All custom-processed meat, poultry and fish products sold at the market must be 100% from animals or fish raised by the farmer/producer.
The primary ingredient in sausage or other value-added products must be grower-originated.
Dairy products produced by the vendor may be value added commercially. The value added product must contain at least 90% raw components produced by the vendor on his farm.
Jams and jellies may be sold if the vendor produces the main ingredient(s), and produces the product. Ingredients must be listed on the label, and the vendor should identify which ingredients are produced by the vendor.
Canned goods may be sold if the vendor produces the main ingredient(s), processes the product, and meets the Minnesota State regulations for display, labeling, and production.
Apply to be a Vendor
The RDFM is a growers-only Market, representing over 90 local farmers who rotate seasonally at our summer and winter venues. Many of our growers are present every Market Saturday during the year, and some are early-or-late-summer only, depending on their crops. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 summer season, which includes both Saturday and all MidWeek Markets. In order to sell at the Winter Market, you must first be approved to sell during the summer season.
If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, or would like more information about our requirements, please contact us.
A Note about Baked Goods:
Vendors may sell baked goods only if they are selling other products that are grown or raised on their farm.
If the primary ingredients of the baked goods are raised by the vendor, the vendor is not required to sell other products.
Baked goods may be sold if they are produced by the vendor without the use of purchased pre-made doughs, batters, crusts, dry ingredient mixes, frostings, or fillings. Ingredients such as fats, oils, leavening, and salt must be added by the vendor.
All baked goods must meet Minnesota State regulations.