Farmstand FAQs

When and where are the markets?

HOPE Farmers’ Market is located at Plaza Saltillo at 5th and Comal and is open from 11am-3pm on Sundays.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley is located at Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road , 78745 and is open Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

When and where can I drop off produce?

  • Sundays, 10am-10: 30am at HOPE Farmers’ Market
  • Saturdays, 8am-9 AM at SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley
  • By arrangement for special orders

Do I have to be a Co-op Member to sell?

We ask that everyone who sells produce with us has filled out an initial application to the co-op.  This gives us your name and contact information, and ensures that all of our growers are meeting the same high standards of sustainable, earth-friendly production.  If it’s your first time selling with us, you can fill out your application in advance online, or be prepared to spend about 15 minutes filling it out in person at the farmstand.

Do I need to tell someone in advance what I’m bringing?

Nope. You’ll just present your completed Produce Check-In Form and your bundled, weighed and ready-to-display produce to the check in area during regular drop off times.  A Yard to Marketeer will spot check your produce for accuracy and packaging standards.

How do I get packaging materials?

Packaging materials are available at the farm stand check-in areas.

How long will it take to drop off my produce?

Please allow at least 15 minutes to check in your produce. For a quicker check-in, arriving with properly bundled produce and a completed Produce Drop-off Record. Our Bundling Guidelines and Earning Reference is available on our website and on the Check-In clipboards at the Farmstand for your convenience. Please be patient and friendly, as Farmstand volunteers and staff are wonderful people who deserve every kindness (and they are helping you sell your food!!).

What can I sell through the co-op?

 You can sell eggs, vegetable seedlings, fresh, whole vegetables, fruits and herbs grown, harvested and packaged according to Yard to Market guidelines. We also facilitate the sale of limited cottage foods (cracked nuts and dried herbs) for co-op owners; however, the owner is responsible for all packaging and must have a food handler’s card on file with Yard to Market.

How do I prepare my produce for the farmstand?  

Consult the Produce Standards and Earnings Guide.  This reference is updated each quarter and has approximate weights and packaging standards for each type of produce.  We also provide a few video tutorials on ways to simply and efficiently bundle and prepare your produce for the market.