Farmers Market

February 3, 2020

The Manitowoc community is poised for another exciting year of enjoying fresh, local foods, local art and craft goods at the downtown Farmers Market.  The operation of the Market for 2020 will be largely the same as in previous years, but with the City taking a more active role in administration.

As in years past, the Market will be located in the parking lot north of the Manitowoc Public Library. Returning vendors may request a maximum of four display area spaces, and first-time vendors may request a maximum of two display area spaces. Flex spaces may also be available for preauthorized vendors. While the City will make every effort to provide each vendor with the requested number of spaces, we may need to make adjustments based on demand. Also, some 2020 Market dates may conflict with scheduled events, but an alternate location will be identified and communicated to all Vendors in spring.

Please read the attached materials carefully as they explain:

  • The process for assignment of display areas
  • The dates, times and fees for the 2020 Market
  • Information on Seller’s Permits and sales tax  & weights and measures requirements
  • The rules and policies with which all vendors must comply
  • The City’s commitments toward the Market
  • Map of the Market area

If you would like to be a vendor this year, please complete and return the “2020 Market Participation and License Agreement.” This document includes the Market rules and policies, the Vendor acknowledgement form, and Market application form. Completed forms can be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to:

City of Manitowoc
Attn: Community Development Department
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc WI 54220-4543

Please note that April 1, 2020 is the deadline for reduced display area fees this year. Applications received after April 1, 2020 will cost an additional $50 per display area space. In April, we will send you a copy of the signed Participation and License Agreement, along with your display area space(s) assignment for the 2020 Market. If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact me at 920.686.6930 or