The mission of the Midland Downtown Farmers Market is to create a sense of community as well as promote local businesses, artisans, and producers. Our goal is to not only offer an outlet for these products but to also bring the community together for an event that celebrates our local diversity and choice. We congregate in downtown Midland, TX every Saturday from the first Saturday in April until the last Saturday in October. We also have winter markets that meet on the second Saturday of each month so that you can take advantage of the beautiful year round produce the local farmers grow!
All of our vendors make, create, or raise what they sell, and all are your neighbors. We offer a variety of goods and services including, but not limited to, sustainably grown produce, local honey, locally raised meats, handmade body care products, baked goods, handmade jewelry, all-natural doggy treats, needlework products, pickles, fair trade organic coffee, and so much more.
The market is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. There are five Board members on the MDFM Board of Directors, two farmers/producers, two food item vendors, and one non-food vendor who represent the market. Board members are appointed by the Board, new Board members are carefully chosen for their dedication to the market, and their willingness to serve.
Established in 2007 by Mathew Hanson, the Midland Downtown Farmers Market became a nonprofit organization in 2010 and the name was trademarked in 2015 after a move from downtown Midland to the Museum of the Southwest. As of the close of the 2017 season MDFM consisted of over 80 vendors bringing the best local flavors to the Permian Basin on Saturday mornings and we are the oldest continually running farmers market in the Permian Basin area.