We love our furry friends, but not at the Market. Our aisles are crowded with customers and dogs and their leashes are easily tripped over, which can result in injury to both the human and the animal. We ask that you not bring your dogs to the Market unless they can be carried or pushed in a stroller. However, for those who wish to bring their dogs to the Market, we now have the Sit N' Stay drop-in dog sitting service, run by Home Plate Youth Services! (Sit N' Stay returns June 4th.)
LOST & FOUND
If you think that you have lost any personal items while at the Market you may check with our lost and found at the Market Information Booth.
After Market hours you can contact us at
503-643-5345 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for lost and found information. The office is closed on Sunday and Monday.
MARKET GIFT CERTIFICATES
Market tokens - which come in $5.00 denominations - make great gifts for family, friends or business.
Tokens may be purchased at the Market Information Booth where they come in a cute little gift box with a raffia ribbon.
DOES THE MARKET TAKE CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS?
Some vendors at BFM accept credit cards, but many do not. Customers may go to the Market Information Booth and use their debit and credit cards to purchase wooden tokens. There are no restrictions on what can be bought with the tokens. Treat them just like cash at any market booth. All vendors accept them and give full change at the time of purchase. The tokens may be used only at the Beaverton Farmers’ Market. There is a $2 transaction fee for the wireless processing of credit and debit cards. Visit our market information booth to find out more and to purchase market tokens. Or, if you'd prefer cash, we also have an ATM on site.
CAN I USE MY OREGON TRAIL CARD/ SNAP BENEFITS AT THE MARKET? (THE ANSWER IS YES!)
Oregon Trail Cards have replaced food stamps as Oregon’s Food Assistance program. They are Electronic Bank Transfer (EBT) cards that allow recipients to receive their benefits electronically, and access them with a card which acts like a debitcard. Card holders must go to the Market Information Booth and buy $1 denomination wooden EBT tokens which may beused in lieu of cash within the guidelines of the program:
$1 EBT Tokens may only be used for: fruits, vegetables, meats, fish poultry, dairy products and seeds and plants intended for growing food
$1 EBT Tokens may not be used for: non-food items, ready-to-eat foods, hot foods
No Change can be given back
Tokens are good only at the Beaverton Farmers’ Market. We are not authorized to accept tokens from other Farmers’ Markets
DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS
Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) is a program that “matches” SNAP benefits spent at participating farmers markets. For every $2 of SNAP benefits you choose to spend, you’ll get a match of up to $20 in DUFB that you can spend on fruits and vegetables. So, if you spend $20 in SNAP benefits, you’ll get an extra $20 – FREE – that you can use to buy more produce.
When you use your Oregon Trail Card SNAP benefits at a participating market, you’ll automatically get an equal value of DUFB, up to $20. DUFB are the look and size of a playing card, and are worth $2 each for fruits & vegetables.
Since DUFB are $2 each, Make sure you ask for an even number of SNAP benefits so we can give you the full match. If you ask for $5 in SNAP, you’ll only get $4 in DUFB, but if you ask for $6 from your SNAP Card, you’ll get $6 in DUFB. For more information visit doubleuporegon.com.
WIC & SENIOR FARM DIRECT NUTRITION PROGRAMS
All qualified BFM Vendors participate in these food assistance programs and accept their checks. Vendors are not authorized to give change back for these checks. Watch the Farm Direct Nutrition Program Checks video for tips on how to use your checks. For information about qualifying for these programs please contact:
Washington County Dept. of Health and Human Services
in Hillsboro 503-846-3555
Senior Nutrition Program
Seniors and People with Disabilities 1-866-299-3562
PARKING AT THE MARKET
During the summer market, parking can be difficult to find at the market! We are a very busy market, so you may need to park far away or wait for a spot. We have plenty of bike parking if you choose to bike to the market.
IS DISABLED PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE MARKET?
Limited Disabled Parking is available on Washington street, enter from 2nd street.
MARKET POLICY ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY
The Market does not endorse any political activity on site. We do not provide booth space for political activity. For those wishing to engage market customers, we ask that you be respectful of customers and vendor booths. We ask that political canvassers do not impede the flow of traffic or block entrances.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION BOOTH
This booth is for non-profit community service groups who would like the opportunity to reach out to Market customers and share information about their organization. Space is extremely limited in the market so we do not allow schools or community businesses to table in the market. Groups are not allowed to sell anything in their booth. For information on our Community Information Booth you may contact the Market office at 503-643-5345 or at mailto: email@example.com.
MUSICIANS AT THE MARKET
We start registering musicians in January for the upcoming season. If you would like to be considered for Saturday markets, please send a link to a sample of your music to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART + CRAFT VENDORS
We do not accept art and craft vendors into the Market at this time. The First United Methodist Church does set up the Beaverton Art Court alongside the Market on Saturdays during the summer season. If you are interested in participating, visit their website for more info.