Frequently Asked Questions About the Market
- How do I find the Market?
View our page with Market address and directions here!
- Does the Market offer free parking?
Yes! The Market offers more than 200 free two-hour parking spaces on site, and has an overflow parking lot on Washington Street.
- Does the Market have bike racks?
Yes, there are multiple bike racks at the front entrance, near the traffic circle and by the market garden. Biking to the Market is easy and fun!
- How do I find out what food is in season?
Visit regularly and follow your favorite vendors on social media to find out when your favorite items will be available. We often post when seasonal vegetables and fruits arrive on social media. Follow us on Facebook!
- Does the Market sell prepared food?
Yes. The Market has several permanent restaurants serving delicious hot food. Come for breakfast, lunch or take something home for dinner!
- Can I bring my pet with me?
Short answer, no. There is NO shaded parking at the Market (please protect your animals and do not leave them in your hot car), and we do not allow pets, leashed or not, crated or hand-held, within the Market grounds. Please note that there are no good tie-spots for your pet in the parking lot. This is not Market policy. It is the Department of Health regulations. Service animals are always welcome at the Market.
- Are there changing tables available?
Yes, there are changing tables located in both the men’s and women’s restrooms.
- Do the vendors accept credit and debit cards?
Some vendors accept cards, but many do not. That's why the Market has three ATMs on site, including one Credit Union ATM (WSECU).
- Can I use my EBT card?
Yes! The Market is committed to providing fresh food and produce to everyone in our community. Take your EBT card to the Market office and swipe it for EBT vouchers! Visit our Market Programs page for more information.
- Does the Market sell gift certificates?
Yes! Visit the Market office to purchase gift certificates.
- How do I apply to become a vendor?
We have a whole page on our website on how to become a vendor. View it here!
- How do I apply to perform at the Market?
Are you interested in playing at the Olympia Farmers Market? Email us a sample of your music to be considered for main stage scheduling.
- When does Market season begin?
The Olympia Farmers Market is now open year round, but High Season begins the first Thursday in April. View our Market Hours page to view the yearly schedule!
- Is the Market ADA accessible?
The Market offers handicapped parking, is wheel-chair friendly and welcomes service animals. If you have suggestions on how we can improve accessibility at the Market, please contact us!