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Woodland Park Farmers Market
WOODLAND PARK FARMERS MARKET FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Whether you’re a regular at Farmers Markets or this weekend will be your first ever… all markets are run differently. Below are the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What kinds of products can I find at the WPFM?
A: You’ll find local and regionally grown fruits & vegetables, local and regionally raised meats, plants, flowers & herbs, farm-fresh eggs & dairy products, baked goods, snacks, spices, international items (olive oil, for example), and much more.
Q: Where is the Woodland Park Farmers Market located and when is it open?
A: The Winter Market is open the second Saturday from 9am-1pm indoors at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.
For the 2015 Summer Season the Woodland Park Farmers Market will be temporarily located in the back parking lot of Vectra Bank at the corner of Hwy 24 and S West St, Woodland Park, CO. The Summer Market is open every Friday from 7am-1pm during the months of June-September.
Q: How do I get to the market and where do I park?
A: Please visit our Contact webpage for directions. For the Winter Market, parking is available at the front, back and to the side of the Cultural Center. For the 2015 Summer Market - There is parking at the front of the Catholic Church opposite the bank, along West Street, at the WP Rest Area just east of the Market and at various public parking lots in downtown Woodland Park.
Q: Is it free to come to WPFM?
There is no entrance fee & parking is free. You simply pay for what you purchase with any of our farmers, artisans or merchants.
Q: Is the Woodland Park Farmers Market Open when it rains or snows?
A: Yes, the WPFM is a rain or shine market.
Q: Can I purchase Organic Produce at the Woodland Park Farmers Market?
A: Many (but, not all) of our growers and vendors are chemical and pesticide free. Each grower/vendor will be happy to answer any questions about how their produce was grown. Just ASK!
Q: Do the Woodland Park Farmers Market Vendors/Farmers accept SNAP/EBT?
A: Absolutely and we highly encourage it! Please stop by the Market Information Booth upon your arrival to get “SNAP vouchers” with your SNAP/EBT card to use at all vendor sites.
Q: Do Vendors take Credit Cards?
A: Some of our vendors take credit/debit cards. It is recommended to bring some cash. However, you can visit the Market Information Booth upon your arrival to get “Market Bucks” with your debit (not credit) card to use at all vendor sites. There are also several nearby banks/ATM machines within easy walking distance.
Q: Is the Woodland Park Farmers Market Pet Friendly?
A: Yes! We love friendly and sociable pets. However, they are only allowed at the Outdoor Summer Market. (Pets are not allowed at the Indoor Winter Market.) Please make sure your pet is on a SHORT leash & doesn’t disturb other shoppers. WPFM is a NO PEE ZONE. You are expected to clean up after your pet should any unfortunate accidents occur. The Market is not a place to bring pets that exhibit signs of fear, aggression or over-excited behavior. Please make sure everyone remains safe at our market by following these rules.
Q: Why is the summer Woodland Park Farmers Market open on Fridays instead of the weekend?
A: Many of our farmers/growers/vendors were already committed to markets in larger cities on Saturdays and Sundays. By having our market on Friday, we greatly increase the number of vendors for you to shop at.
Q: Why does the summer Woodland Park Farmers Market close at 1pm?
A: Many of our farmers/growers/vendors requested the 1pm closing time. They need to get back to the farms/gardens to pick produce in the cooler afternoon/evening hours for the following days markets.
Q: Is the Woodland Park Farmers Market Open Year Round?
A: Yes, the Woodland Park Farmers Market is open every Friday from 7am-1pm during the months of June-September. The Winter Market is open the second Saturday from 9am-1pm indoors at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.
Q: Can I purchase arts and crafts at the Woodland Park Farmers Market?
A: Yes, we have a small number of arts and crafts. We strictly stick to a 60% agriculture/garden/food…but we do have some craft vendors who hand-make their product. There is a separate Woodland Park Arts & Crafts Fair, privately owned, and operating at the same day & time as the farmers market, usually in an adjacent site. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Q: Does the city of Woodland Park run the Woodland Park Farmers Market?
A: No, the WPFM is an independent non-profit entity supported by merchant fees, donations & grants. The market operates on a small budget that must support a large array of operating expenses that includes insurance, permits, licenses, signage, utilities, disposal, improvements, marketing, a three-person part-time staff and more.