How it works
Yard-scale food producers and foragers bring fresh, organically grown veggies, nuts, herbs, fruit or eggs to our farmstand at HOPE Farmer’s Market (5th and Comal) any Sunday between 10 AM and 10:30 AM. We provide all necessary packaging materials to help you prepare your produce for sale, and then we sell it for you and settle up with you each quarter (1/15, 4/15, 7/15 and 10/15).
There is no cost for selling your organically-grown yard produce. A portion of the co-op’s total produce sales supports marketing, distribution and packaging. This shared investment helps reduce costs for our individual growers and improves market access for micro-scale growers.
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We work hard to ensure a helpful, friendly and professional space for our growers. Here are a few things you can do to help create a smooth market experience for everyone.
Be on time. Our market staff accept BUNDLED and WEIGHED produce 10 AM until 10:30 AM. Once check in time is over, market staff need to turn their attention to the market displays and responsibilities and may refuse to accept late-delivered or improperly bundled produce.
Prepare your produce. Prepare and bundle your produce according to our Produce Standards. We recommend using a simple kitchen scale for use in bundling and sizing. We provide bundling supplies at the check-in area so that you may take what you need. However, due to the hectic nature of check in, we ask that you PLEASE DO NOT BUNDLE AT THE MARKET!
Complete a Produce Drop off Record prior to your arrival at the market. This is how we keep track of who brought what. Be specific and use the Standards and Earnings Reference to determine standard sizes and packaging. You can download, print and complete your record in advance of your Sunday arrival or pick up some of our pre-printed copies at the farmstand.
If it’s still on the table at the end of the market, you are welcome to reclaim your produce (and maybe pick up a few free items that are looking a little sad, but still have the power to please). *When reclaiming produce at the end of the market, please note it on your Produce Drop-off Record. Unsold and unclaimed produce will be sold at other venues, given to farmers’ market staff, donated, used to support co-op operations, or composted. It will never go in the trash. That’s not how we roll.
Contact Annelies@yardtomarket.coop or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.