Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the Saturday Morning Farmers' Market hours?
A: The Saturday Morning Farmers' Market is open from 8 am-11 am every Saturday, except holidays. The parking lot is closed to the general public for parking from 7 am-12 pm.
Q: Do you accept EBT/SNAP benefits?
A: The Saturday Morning Farmers' Market proudly accepts EBT/SNAP benefits. See the Market booth attendant to purchase your easy to use EBT script.
Q: Can I bring my dog to the Saturday Morning Farmers' Market?
A: Non-service animals are not allowed at the Saturday Farmers’ Market (Ordinance Sec. 12.40.110 RMC) without a permit issued by the City of Redlands.
Q: Can I smoke at the Saturday Morning Framers' Market?
A: Smoking is not permitted at the Saturday Farmers’ Market. PER RMC 8.54.035.
Q: What happens if the weather is poor?
A: The Market will be open rain or shine unless the Market Manager deems the weather too dangerous.
Q: Can I use debit or credit cards at the market night?
A: Each vendor differs. If needed, there are multiple ATM machines located in downtown Redlands.
Q: What is a certified farmers’ market?

A: According to the California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets:

California Certified Farmers’ Markets are the “Real Thing”, places where the farmers sell their crops directly to the public.

Before a farmer can sell at a “Certified” Farmers Market, the government checks to makes sure that the farmer grows the produce that the farmer is selling.

Elimination of packing, shipping, and wholesale costs means both the farmer and consumer can save money.

Safe, nutritious, vine and tree-ripened fruit and vegetables that are California-Grown and Certified by the State of California.

www.cafarmersmarkets.com

Q: Why should I shop at a farmers’ market?
 A:
  1) To support local farmers and the economy
  2) Better quality and taste
  3) Healthy, safe options
  4) Seasonal produce
  5) Socialize and connect with your community
  6) Try something new
  7) Discover where your food comes from
  8) Learn new cooking tips, recipes
  9) Custom portions and sizing
10) Enjoyable for the whole family
Q: Are prices higher at a farmers' market than a grocery store?
A: Prices are often competitive, even lower than many supermarkets. Customers benefit from the reduced costs that are associated with farmers choosing to sell at a farmers market. Reduced packaging, less transportation, and no middle man, means better prices for the consumer- also, better quality!
Q: Is it an organic market?

A: While many of our farmers meet several USDA organic standards, we are not an official organic market. Farmers that are classified as organic must have signage indicating so.

To learn more about federal standards for organic farming:

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=organic-agriculture.html