2023 Polk City Farmers Market 

Thursdays, 4-7pm
May 18 - September 28

The Polk City Farmers Market takes place in the picturesque Polk City town square. Vendors offering produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, clothing, plants and more, line the sidewalks, and most weeks feature a free musical performance from the historic bandstand. Come check it out!

Vendor Guidelines

The guidelines are designed to maintain a standard that will make the market enjoyable and profitable for all.
All vendors must follow these guidelines.
  • Licenses, permits, insurances: All vendors have sole responsibility for any and all necessary or required licenses, permits and insurance for their own business. Including all “State of Iowa” food vending licenses.
    Food Vendors, a copy of your 2023 Food Vendor or Farmers Market State of Iowa license must be on file with the Market Manager by the first market of the season.
  • Baked goods and food items: Vendors are required to follow Iowa Dept. of Agriculture Rules and Regulations, Code of Iowa for Food Licensing. Food preparation and Food Labeling and Packaging also must meet Code of Iowa Regulations. (See web links below for Farmers Market State of Iowa Requirements.)
  • Pricing and Taxes: Pricing of goods sold at the Market and any applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual vendor.
  • Registration: All vendors must fill out and return registration form to the Market Manager
  • Fees: See Vendor Application checks payable to: PCCEDC or Go Polk City
  • Space Allotted: Approximately 10x10 ft., location is first-come / first-serve each week
    • Set-up can occur anytime after 3pm. Do not tear down your space until 7pm unless weather becomes a factor or you have discussed with the Market Manager regarding early tear down.
  • Weather: Because it’s very hard to predict the weather, the Market is rarely cancelled. It is the vendor’s responsibility to determine if the weather is permissible for them on any Market day. No vendor will be punished if they determine that they do not want to set up on any given night due to unpredictable weather.
    • If the Market Manager does have reason to cancel due to weather conditions, NOTIFICATION will be given on the Market's Facebook page
    • If you have any questions as to a potential cancellation, please contact the Market Manager listed below to confirm that a cancellation has been made.
  • Code of Conduct; Market Manager, Go Polk City staff, volunteers or board members, or any Polk City Officials have the right to ask any Vendor or Customer to leave the Market due to disruptive or harmful conduct. Any act of assault, abusive language, fighting and acting in an unprofessional manner would be considered disruptive and harmful to the Market. Merchandise such as guns, knives, brass knuckles or explosives of any type are not allowed to be sold or displayed in any manner.
  • If any Vendor does damage to the Town Square, they will be responsible for the restoration fees.

Market Manager: Go Polk City Executive Director, admin@polkcitychamber.com, 515-984-3098

The following weblinks are guidelines only, they are not the sole source of Iowa Department of Agricultural Regulations for Farmers Markets:
Polk City Farmer's Market Vendor Application
Send support documents to:
Go Polk City
302 W Broadway St., Suite 5 / PO Box 226
Polk City, IA 50226
Email: admin@polkcitychamber.com
Phone: 515-984-3098

Download "2023 Farmer's Market Vendor Application.pdf"

Farmers Market Vendor Payment

Please fill out this form then click the button below "Make Farmers Market Vendor Payment" to make your payment.

 for the entire season, payment due by the first market
Make Farmers Market Vendor Payment