Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I GET TO MARKET?
Walkable, bikeable and drivable! Keep tabs on construction (Business 40 will be closed until 2020) with Waze bringing you real-time traffic information in and around the Business 40 project site. Visit this page for other up to date traffic resources available during construction!
IS THE MARKET OPEN IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?
We are open rain or shine! If inclement weather will alter normal market hours, an announcement will be posted on our social media outlets by 8 pm the Thursday prior to market.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE AT MARKET?
All vendors accept cash and most vendors accept credit/debit cards. There is an ATM inside of Moravian Book and Gift (around the corner from the market) that opens at 10 am. Please consider using cash for smaller purchases. Please do not barter the cost of products with vendors.
WHERE DO I PARK?
In Old Salem, parking is available in the gravel parking lot on Salt Street next to the market and the grass lots across from the market on Academy Street, just off of Main Street. Handicapped parking is available in the gravel parking lot and on street parking in Old Salem.
HOW DO I BECOME A CFM VENDOR?
New vendor applications and guidelines are now available for the 2019 season! If you are interested in applying, read more here.
IS THERE A LOST & FOUND AT MARKET?
Lost items are usually returned to the Information Booth so check there if missing an item or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you discover you’ve lost something after market hours.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED AT THE MARKET?
CFM welcomes well behaved dogs within the market space, as long as owners and dogs adhere to the following market guidelines for pets:
Dogs on short leashes are allowed at the market.
Please be mindful of your pet’s demeanor and behavior in large crowds when deciding whether or not to bring your furry friend.
Leashes and proper disposal of animal waste are mandatory.
Dogs are allowed due to the fact that the market is on private property; however, in order to be compliant with current health department regulations, animals are not allowed inside of a vendor booth.
Service animals are permitted.
HOW DO I USE “BLANK” PRODUCT?
Ask your vendor for simple preparation ideas or specific recipes and/or stop by the Information Booth for additional ideas on how to use seasonal products!
SHOULD I BRING MY OWN BAGS?
Yes! If you happen to forget your own reusable bag, please stop by the CFM Information Booth where we have a community bag bin. The bag bin is where we accept bag donations weekly from Cobblestone Customers in order to have reusable bags on site to eliminate the need for single use bags.
Beginning in spring of 2018, single use plastics are 80% eliminated from the Cobblestone Farmers Market and over a two year period, we plan to be 100%* compostable or reuse! The items no longer distributed at the market are single-use plastic tee shirt style bags, plastic drink cups/tops or straws and plastic prepared food containers. This list will be updated and the market will work with vendors and customers to continue to increase reuse. *Excluding industry packaging regulations on products such as meat.
HOW DO I USE MY SNAP/EBT CARD AT MARKET?
SNAP/EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Electronic Benefits Transfer) is an electronic system that allows a recipient to authorize transfer of their government benefits from a Federal account to a retailer account to pay for products received.
Please come to our market Information Booth to access funds from your SNAP/EBT card at the market. If you choose to withdraw $5.00 or more from your SNAP/EBT card you will be given an additional $5.00 market match to spend in the form of our market tokens! These tokens can be spent at any point during the market season (April-November), at the Saturday and Wednesday markets as well as at our special holiday season PopUp markets in December. Learn more about using your SNAP/EBT benefits at market.
HOW DO I USE MY WIC FMNP COUPONS AT MARKET?
Please bring your WIC FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Women, Infantsand Children) coupons to the market. Take your valid FMNP coupons to our Information Booth at the market where we will show you how to use your valid coupons and DOUBLE the value of your coupons! For example, for each $4.00 coupon you have, the CFM Food Access Program will give you an additional $4.00 market match to spend in the form of our market tokens! Coupons can purchase fruits and vegetables, the additional wooden tokens can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, bread and jam. Learn more about using your WIC FMNP coupons at market.
CAN I PHOTOGRAPH THE MARKET?
We love to see customers promoting CFM! Please focus your photography on product close-ups or overall market images and note that some content (such as children and vendors) is restricted. Some of our vendors prefer not to be photographed so please ask as a courtesy before taking a picture of their booth. If you decide to share your shot on social media, be sure to tag us and use #cobblestonefarmersmarket !
If you have a media or communication inquiry or are interested in featuring CFM in a publication, please contact us directly, in advance, at email@example.com.