Farmers Markets have been around for centuries but each market is run a bit differently. Whether your a Pro at shopping Farmers Markets or this weekend will be your first-ever, here are some answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a Farmers Market?
A: A farmers’ market (also farmers market) consists of individual vendors—mostly farmers—who set up booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors, to sell produce, meat products, fruits and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. Farmers’ markets add value to communities. – Wikipedia
Q: What day is the Gilbert Farmers Market Open?
A: The Gilbert Farmers Market is open every Saturday (with the exception of certain holidays, see About the Market) at the Park and Ride in Downtown Gilbert.
Q: What does GFM stand for?
A: GFM is an acronym for ‘Gilbert Farmers Market’.
Q: What are the operating hours of the GFM?
A: Saturdays from 8 AM to 12 PM during fall/winter season (usually October through March/April)
Saturdays from 7 AM to 11 AM during summer season (usually April/May through September)
Please note that the hour change is weather dependent and varies year to year.
Q: Is the GFM a seasonal market?
A: No, the GFM is open year-round.
Q: Where is the Gilbert Farmers Market located?
A: The Gilbert Farmers Market is located at the Park and Ride in Downtown Gilbert.
Q: Is the Gilbert Farmers Market Open when it Rains?
A: Yes, the GFM is a rain or shine market.
Q: Do the Gilbert Farmers Market Vendors/Farmers accept WIC/SNAP/EBT?
A: We currently do not have any vendors that accept WIC/SNAP/EBT Payments at this time.
Q: Can I purchase Organic Produce at the Gilbert Farmers Market?
A: Yes, most of our current Farmers are ‘Organically Certified’ or ‘Certified Naturally Grown”. All of our Growers and Farmers are chemical and pesticide-free.
Q: Do Vendors take Credit Cards?
A: Most. Over 90% of our vendors take Credit Card. It is recommended to bring some cash just in case your favorite vendor doesn’t accept credit cards.
Q: What is a CSA?
A: CSA is an acronym for ‘Community Supported Agriculture which is an alternative, locally-based socio-economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA also refers to a particular network or association of individuals who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production. CSA members or subscribers pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruit, in a vegetable box scheme, and also sometimes herbs, cut flowers, honey, eggs, dairy products, and meat, as well. Some CSA’s provide for contributions of labor in lieu of a portion of subscription costs. – Wikipedia
Q: Is the Gilbert Farmers Market Pet-Friendly?
A: Not at this time. We hope to allow dogs back at market soon.