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Only locally produced products are permitted to be sold on the market (within 100 mile radius of the City of Salem). The main function of the SFM is to sell homegrown produce, which will take priority over baked goods and crafts. A focus on locally grown and produced items is strongly encouraged for all vendors. Items permitted include food items, baked goods, canned goods, meats, and non-food items that meet the locally produced, agricultural-based criteria, such as live plants, handmade soaps, wooden items, etc.
In an effort to keep our market full and interesting our market manager moves vendors based upon who will be attending the market, what is being sold in the neighboring stalls, and how long the vendor has been part of SFM. While this is challenging, if you are looking for someone specific, stop by the RED Umbrella and ask. We are happy to help you find what you are looking for!
SNAP is a federal program that replaced food stamps several years ago. Now participants of this program receive a card, much like a debit card, that can be accepted at many food retailers across the country. The SFM is proud to be a leader in the acceptance of EBT cards at farmers markets. Simply bring your EBT card to the Market Manager stall on Saturdays. You will receive wooden tokens that are accepted like cash by vendors of the SFM. Some federal restrictions apply. For more information about receiving food assistance, contact the Department of Social Services in your area.
Yes! Visit the Market Manager stall to use your credit or debit card in $5 increments. You will receive wooden tokens that are accepted like cash by all vendors of the market. These tokens, or Market Bucks, make great gifts and are very similar to a gift certificate!