Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that the Snellville Farmers’ Market receives.
If you don’t see the answer to a question you have, please use the Contact Form to ask us your question.
How do you know the produce is locally grown?
What should I ask the farmers when I visit their booths?
Where is your farm located?
How long have you been a farmer?
How has the rain (or lack of rain) affected your crops?
Are bugs a problem this year? What do you do to manage pests in your garden?
What is in season now?
When did you pick this lettuce (or other items)?
How should I store these tomatoes (or other items) when I get home to maintain flavor?
What is your favorite way to prepare this squash (or other items)?
Why can’t I find all the fruits and vegetables that are available in a grocery store?
At your local farmers’ market you won’t find green tomatoes that have been shipped across the country. But remember, when tomatoes do come to the local farmers’ market, there will be nothing better than that red, ripe tomato, picked at the peak of ripeness and sliced on the kitchen counter for dinner.
Eating seasonally means eating what is ripe in our local area. It is eating locally.
Why do the produce vendors sometimes run out?
May I bring my dog to the market?
What happens if it rains?
What type of payment is accepted?
All vendors accept cash and many take credit cards as well. If you need cash while at the market, there is a bank with an ATM located next to the market. Due to the fact that the market is organized and run by volunteers, we do not participate in the EBT program to minimize administrative duties.
Are restrooms available?
Is handicapped parking available?
Why do you limit the number of craft vendors you accept?
How much does it cost to rent a booth?
Does a vendor have to register for every market during the season?
What types of vendors do you approve?
As space allows, we also accept vendors who sell homemade baked goods, jellies, jams, preserves, and honey. Other food products and live plants may be accepted if the vendor has the required license(s).
We accept a limited number of local craft vendors.
What size canopy can be accommodated in a booth space?
If I am selling foods that must be kept cold, such as meats or eggs, may I bring a refrigerated truck into the market area?
Yes. We have designated one end of the market for vendors who need to leave a refrigerated truck in the market area. These booth spaces are limited in number, however. Power is available throughout the market area and vendors may have access to electricity for an additional charge. Vendors will need to provide their own extension cord.
May I bring a vehicle into the market area to unload?
Yes. We allow one vehicle per booth in the market area prior to the market opening and must be moved to the City Hall parking lot by 8:15 am. Trucks may only be left in the booth spaces on the west side of the market.
Electricity is available at all booths. There is a small additional charge for electricity.
Are solicitors allowed in the market?
No. Only approved vendors with an assigned booth space may sell at the market. Groups that wish to provide religious or political information may use the City Hall “free speech” area.