Farmer’s Market In Downtown Lakeland FAQ

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Farmer’s Market In Downtown Lakeland FAQ

Downtown Lakeland is not only a great place to mingle with friends in bars and parks. It is also an awesome place to go Downtown Lakeland shopping. There are loads food you can taste for free, as well as cool trinkets and art pieces.

However, if you’re a first-time visitor to the market, there are some things you need to know about it. Here is a little guide that can help you enjoy your visit more.

What are the opening hours of the market?
The market is open from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., except for the month of August.

Does it have an entrance fee?
No, the market is free for everyone.

Is the market close on rainy Saturdays?
Generally, the market does not close even when it’s raining. The vendors make that decision for themselves whether they want to remain open or close for that day. Most farmers stay operational while artisan vendors close down.

What happens during severe weather conditions?
The Market Manager makes the necessary decision when the weather conditions is severe. He/She monitors the weather forecast and updates, and announces the appropriate decision to the crowd. When this happens, seek shelter and be aware of blowing items and lightning during stormy weather. Do not expose yourself to unnecessary danger while in the market.

Is the market close during holidays?
Yes. When Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, for example, fall on a Saturday, the market will be closed. July 4th will depend on how many vendors want to participate. Please check the website and the market’s Facebook page for these particular days.

How do I know which vendors will be at the market?
It is hard to determine which vendors are available in any particular day. Most vendors are full time, but they make their own decisions based on weather, product availability, workload, and more. If you are interested in a particular vendor, you may want to contact that business and ask about their market schedule.

Where is the market located?
The market is located at the heart of Downtown Lakeland shopping area. Its address is at 200 N. Kentucky Ave.

What kinds of products can I find in the market?
The market has a host of products you can enjoy. There’s produce, art, woodwork, jewelry, plants, ready-to-eat food, and more.

How many vendors participate in the market?
There are about 50 to 60 vendors every Saturday.

Can I use credit/debit card or EBT cards in the market?
Many vendors accept credit and debit cards, though not all. SNAP/EBT are accepted at the SNAP/EBT booth, and are exchanged with tokens. Identified vendors accept these tokens, though no change may be given to you. There are many banks located within walking distance from the market, so you can access your bank accounts at any given time.

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