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Farmers Market FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Welcome to our Farmers Market FAQ page, where we've compiled answers to common questions about our market. Find quick and helpful information to enhance your farmers market experience. If you have a question not covered here, feel free to reach out to us directly. Let's make your market visit seamless and enjoyable!

What are the operating hours of the Historic Manassas Farmers Market?

The Historic Manassas Farmers Market is held 8:00am to 1:00pm on Thursdays at the Harris Pavilion from April to October and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays at the Prince William Street Commuter Parking lot from April to November.

Is there parking at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market?

Yes! Free parking is available for the Thursday Market at the Train Depot parking lot and the Water Tower lot across the street. For the Saturday Market, free parking is provided at the Prince William Street Commuter Parking lot and the Main Street Parking Lot across the street. Additionally, free public parking is accessible in the parking garage on Prince William Street.

What's in Season at the Market?

Explore what fruits and vegetables are currently in season with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ produce guide. Download the PDF for easy farmers market shopping!

Is everything at the Market from local sources?

The Thursday Market is strictly producer-only, meaning vendors must grow, raise, or make all products sold at the Market from scratch. The Saturday farmers market is open to non-producers as well, but the majority of our vendors are local, small business owners.

What vendors are at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market each week?

Want to know what vendors are selling at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market this week? Click here to view a list of our vendors and the Thursday and Saturday Market maps by date to easily navigate the market and find exactly what you're looking for.

How do I become a vendor at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market?

On our Get Involved in Our Markets Page, go to “Become a Vendor.” You’ll find all the information you need to know about requirements and how to apply.

Why do your vendors often move around at the Market?

Full-time seasonal vendors at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market are assigned a permanent space. However, drop-in vendors operate on a space-available basis, often filling in temporarily vacated spots of full and half-season vendors

How do I “drop in” at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market?

Drop-in vendors adhere to the same code of conduct and guidelines as our seasonal vendors. For detailed information on requirements and the application process, please refer to the "Become a Vendor" section under Get Involved in Our Markets. The cost for a drop-in slot is $50 per day per market.

Are pets allowed at the Market?

We are sorry, but pets are not allowed at the Market, in accordance with Va. Code 3.2-5115 and 2VAC5-585-3310, except for service animals. If you have a pet with you on Thursday or Saturday, kindly bring a friend to walk them on the adjacent sidewalk, ensuring they are always leashed.

Does the Historic Manassas Farmers Market accept SNAP/EBT?

Yes! You can use your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) EBT benefits card at the Thursday or Saturday Market. When you swipe your card at our Market Information booth, you'll receive tokens that can be used for purchasing eligible non-prepared, non-heated foods at any vendor accepting SNAP. Take advantage of our Virginia Fresh Match program at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market, where we match your benefits dollar for dollar, up to $30, helping you make the most of your SNAP dollars. Visit our SNAP Program page to learn more about the Virginia Fresh Match initiative and the Farm Market Fresh program, also known as the Senior & WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (S/FMNP).

What payment types are accepted at the Market?

Every vendor accepts cash and most, but not all, vendors accept credit/debit cards.

I'm a musician or performer. Can I perform at the Farmers Market?

If you are interested in performing at the Historic Manassas Farmers Market on Saturdays, please review the  Performer/Entertainer guidelines here and then submit the form.

Is the Farmers Market open in bad weather?

We're open rain or shine at the farmers market! Safety is our top priority, so in case of thunder, lightning, or severe weather, we'll keep you informed of any changes. Check our website and social media for weather updates. The same applies to inclement winter weather. Your safety matters to us.

Can I volunteer at the Market?

Absolutely! We welcome your participation and help with various activities, including set up and breakdown, answering questions at the Market Information tent, and managing the SNAP program. See more information and apply.

How can my organization / non-profit set up a booth at the Farmers Market?

The Historic Manassas Farmers Market welcomes a limited number of Community Guests each week during the season. Organizations are invited to share information (no selling) that benefits the community. Permission and scheduling are coordinated through our Market Management team. For inquiries, please contact jheanel@historicmanassasinc.org. Participating organizations must be from the City of Manassas/Manassas Park/Prince William County areas. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to City of Manassas organizations.

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