VISITOR RULES & MARKET TIPS
- No Pets
Janesville Farmers Market does not allow dogs. Service dogs are exempt from this rule.The original policy prohibiting pet dogs was enacted in response to multiple instances of dog versus dog aggression which threatened the safety of vendors and patrons. And then, in response to requests from some members of the public, the Board of Directors enacted a dog policy in 2011 that allowed dogs as long as they were either carried or muzzled. This policy was difficult to enforce and angered many customers. In addition, the market had numerous dog related incidents in the 2013 season. Beginning in 2014, dogs are no longer allowed at the market. The no dog policy is intended to protect both people and dogs as our market continues to grow and become more crowded. Please feel free to contact the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org or the manager at email@example.com.
- No Solicitation
No soliciting, hand-billing, circulating of petitions, protesting, or demonstrating by political, religious, commercial or other groups or individuals is permitted in the Market 6am-2pm.
- No Smoking
There is no smoking allowed within the Market area.
- No Bikes
For safety reasons, bikes may not be ridden in the Market. They may be parked on the perimeter or walked through the Market.
New to the market? Here are 10 helpful shopping tips to get you started!
- Take your time and have fun browsing. Make going to the market your regular Saturday morning fun!
- Stroll all the stands to see what’s available before making your decision.
- Go green and carry one large bag rather than carry a bunch of smaller plastic bags.
- If you have a question about something for sale, just ask.
- Ask how to prepare and cook the item. Get valuable information on even the most common fruits and vegetables.
- Don’t be afraid to try something new! You may discover a new favorite food to make your summer recipes even richer and sweeter.
- Engage your kids and give them a few dollars to buy whatever produce they want to eat. It’s a good way to encourage them to eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Introduce a friend to The Janesville Farmers Market. The more the merrier! Janesville Farmers Market is the place to see and be seen.
- Familiarize yourself with the Market and its vendors by visiting regularly.
- Bring small bills and change. Make life easier for yourself and vendors by paying in small bills and change.
Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Janesville Farmers Market.