Farmers Market FAQ2018-06-19T19:43:42+00:00

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARKET

  • What Type of Produce Will You Have?

    We will encourage our participating farm vendors to bring as much fresh produce as possible! Please keep in mind the seasonality of produce availability in our area will vary based on growing conditions and weather. Click here to see a guide to what’s in-season locally.

  • Do You Have Food Trucks?

    Yes! We are excited to feature a variety of food trucks this season. Here is a sampling of who will be at the market. Please note, dates will vary so check our Facebook page for more information.

    BeaUnique Latin Kitchen
    Fat Tomato
    Perk N’ Pickle
    Pierogi Joe’s
    Twisted Classics

  • Do You Take Credit, Debit or EBT/Link?

    Yes! Most vendors are able to accept credit and debit. You can also purchase market tokens at the DNA Info Tent. We accept debit and credit for the purchase of tokens which can be used as cash with any vendor. In addition, those with EBT/Link Cards can also purchase tokens at the DNA Info Tent and will be matched up to $20 per market thanks to our partnership with BMO Harris Bank.

    EBT/Link Token Example
    If you purchase $10 in tokens with an EBT/Link Card, we will match your purchase for a total of $20 in tokens.
    If your purchase $20 in tokens with an EBT/Link Card, we will match your purchase for a total of $40 in tokens.
    If you purchase $30 in tokens with an EBT/Link Card, we will match your purchase up to $20 for a total of $50 in tokens.

  • Are There Activities for Kids or Entertainment?

    Yes! Side Street Studio Arts is providing a children’s program almost every Friday (not on First Friday’s) through the end of August. We also will have face painting on select dates and community partners giving out promotional items. Throughout the season look for special entertainment on First Friday’s.

  • Where Can I Eat or Get a Drink?

    There are plenty of options for dining and great bars in Downtown Elgin. For more information please visit our Downtown Elgin Directory.

  • What Happens If It Rains?

    The market is open rain or shine! In case of severe weather or lightening we may close. If the weather looks bad please check our Facebook page.

Thank you to our “Friends of the Market”

         

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