FAQ

FAQ about the BFM

Are you really open year-round, rain or shine?   We are open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8am-12pm beginning in mid-February and ending mid-December.

Where is the market located?  The market is located on College Street between Langham and Dowlen under the basketball court at the Athletic Complex.

How do I become a vendor? Due to the volume of interest we receive, we have all vendors fill out a prospective vendor inquiry on our website.  We check submissions almost daily and will reach out to you if we are interested. If you don’t hear back, chances are we might already have that type of vendor category filled or we are out of space at the moment.

How much does it cost to be a vendor? If you are accepted into the market you will fill out an application and send it in with the $25 application fee. A 10×10 space is $10 per day that you are in attendance.

Can I cook out of my home kitchen per the Cottage Food Law? Yes and we love baked goods, but we have a long waitlist for them.  Jellies too.

Do you allow reselling? Absolutely not!  We are a direct producers market that only works with producers directly growing and making their products and have a strict no-reselling policy that will result in immediate termination of participation.

Is everything sold at the market certified Organic? The markets main focus is to support local agriculture.  While many of our vendors produce their products in a sustainable manner without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, None of our farmers are  certified organic because they are small farms without the resources to get officially certified. We have a mix of conventional, sustainable, and certified naturally grown vendors. We encourage our customers to get to know each vendor and learn what their growing practices are.

Is raw milk sold at your market? No, in Texas raw milk can only be sold at the farm where it was produced provided they have a raw dairy license.  There is legislation in the works to allow raw milk to be sold at farmers markets

How can I become a market volunteer? Please contact texasbfm@gmail.com

Does the market accept WIC / EBT / SNAP / Lonestar Card? Not at this time.

Can I use my credit / debit card at the market? Many of our vendors take cards, but cash is still the preferred form of payment for most vendors.

Do I need to bring my own bags to the Beaumont Farmers Market? No our vendors have bags. The market does promote the Reduce Reuse and Recycle motto so if you have a bag bring a bag.

How can I keep up to date with what’s going on at the market? Because the market is run by volunteers we don’t always stay current on our website. The best way is follow us on FB or follow us on Instagram.

Does the Beaumont Farmers Market allow non-profits and community organizations to setup at the market?   Non-profit groups may participate at the market as space permits. Non-profits who are accepted to participate in the market are identified by criteria chosen by the BFM Committee. Such groups may set up information-only tables free of charge provided that the non- profit fill out the application and return it to the BFM Committee within a minimum of two weeks before the proposed date of participation in the market. We do not work with political or religious organizations.  We do not allow fundraising or sales of any type to be conducted at the market.

How can I support your mission?  Come and shop with our vendors every week!   Another way is through a tax-deductible donation.  The Beaumont Farmers Market is a 501(c)(3) organization.

 

 

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