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 2016 season MDFM consisted of over 80 vendors bringing the best local flavors to the Permian Basin on Saturday mornings.
We are a Texas Certified Farmers Market which means that all items available at the market must be made, grown, or produced in Texas. MDFM does not allow the resale of items, everything must be made, grown, or produced by the person bringing them.
The Board of the Midland Downtown Farmers Market prefers to have a variety of products offered, with little or no duplication. Not all products submitted to the Board for approval will be approved, and the denial of a product does not reflect on the quality of your item. While your product may be delicious or beautiful, they may not meet the Boards vision of the direction of this market or the rigors of this venue. Above all, the Midland Downtown Farmers Market is a farmers market, not a bake sale or a craft mall so please understand if you are not accepted as a vendor.