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FAQ: Market Square Farmers’ Market

  • Q: Is the Market Square Farmers’ Market open during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A: Yes, but in a new location. The 2020 Market Square Farmers’ Market is operating as the Market at Mary Costa Plaza at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue and features many of your favorite vendors from the Market Square Farmers’ Market as well as new COVID-19 protocols for a safer shopping experience during the pandemic.

  • Q: When will the farmers’ market return to Market Square?

A: Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, we cannot provide a return date at this time.

  • Q: Is the Market open when it is raining?

A: All of our Markets are open rain, shine, or snow! In the event of dangerous weather, the market may be delayed or canceled. Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find up to date information, or give us a call at 865-805-8687, ext. 1.

  • Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: Due to health and safety concerns pets are prohibited on Mary Costa Plaza. Service animals are permitted.

  • Q: Are public restrooms available?

A: No public restrooms are available at Mary Costa Plaza.

  • Q: Do you accept SNAP/EBT?

A: Yes, we accept SNAP through a centralized program at our information booth and some of our vendors accept SNAP individually. We also offer a Double Up SNAP program that allows SNAP participants to double their food dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Programs tab for more information.

  • Q: Do your vendors accept credit cards?

A: Most vendors accept credit cards, but not all. We offer a Market Money program at all our markets, where customers, for a $2 fee, can swipe their credit card at our information booth and receive $5 tokens to spend at any Nourish Knoxville Market.

  • Q: Do you allow busking?

A: Yes, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, must be scheduled with Nourish Knoxville in advance by emailing [email protected] No amplified music is permitted.

  • Q: What does “producer-only” mean?

A: A producer-only market is one at which all items are made or grown by the vendor. Nourish Knoxville may permit vendors to share a booth, where two independently accepted producers sell their products under one tent, and where only one of the producers is on-site at a time. Each product must be clearly marketed as produced by the proper vendor. All Nourish Knoxville markets are producer-only.

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