Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Saturday Morning Farmers Market hours?
The Saturday Morning Farmers’ Market is open from 8 am-11 am every Saturday, except holidays. Please see our Weather Cancellation Policy for weather-related cancellations. The parking lot is closed to the general public for parking from 7 am-12 pm.
Can I bring my dog to the Saturday Morning Farmers’ Market?
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.
Do you accept EBT/SNAP benefits?
The Saturday Morning Farmers Market proudly accepts EBT/SNAP benefits. See the Market booth attendant to purchase your easy to use EBT script.
Can I smoke at the Saturday Morning Framers Market?
Smoking is not permitted at the Saturday Farmers’ Market. PER RMC 8.54.035.
What happens if the weather is poor?
The Market will be closed during poor weather. See weather cancellation policy.
Can I use debit or credit cards at the market night?
Each vendor differs. If needed, there are multiple ATM machines located in downtown Redlands.
What is a certified farmers market?
According to the California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets:
California Certified Farmers’ Markets are places where farmers sell their crops directly to the public. Before a farmer can sell at a “certified” farmers market, the farm is inspected by the Department of Agriculture to ensure that the farmer is growing what they are selling, then the farmer is presented with a “Producer’s Certificate.” This certificate is required to be in view of the public and can be viewed at any time if asked.
Why should I shop at a farmers’ market?
- You would support local farmers and businesses, which helps the economy.
- You’ll experience the higher quality and taste of fresh produce compared to store-bought products.
- You’ll know that you’re buying safe produce that has been handled with care.
- You’ll always get the best seasonal produce.
- There are lots of opportunities to connect with your community and to get to know your farmers.
- You’ll always find something new!
- You’ll discover where your food comes from and learn new things.
- It’s enjoyable for the whole family
Are prices higher at a farmers’ market than a grocery store?
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!
Is it an organic market?
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.
Learn more about federal standards for organic farming here.
How do I participate as a vendor?
You can click here to view the vendor rules and regulations and to submit an application
After your application has been received and reviewed by the City, you will receive an email advising you of the status of your application. This review can take up to 10 business days.