Farmers’ Market Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a vendor at the Downtown SLO Thursday Farmers' Market?

Great question! You do not need to be in San Luis Obispo to qualify but we do have a few restrictions. Please review the eligibility requirements HERE

How do I play music at the Downtown SLO Thursday Farmers' Market?

We LOVE our live entertainment at The Market! To perform, please review the entertainment page and submit your application HERE

Can I bring my dog to The Market?

Sadly, animals are not allowed at ANY Farmers’ Markets within California. It is a state-wide health code violation. Please leave your pets at home. Animals at The Market who are not trained service animals will be asked to leave.

Do you accept EBT, SNAP, WIC ?

Heck yeah we do! Our Certified Farmers’ Market section accepts it at all qualifying farmer booths! You can redeem for tokens at our information booth at the intersection of Chorro Street and Higuera Street. We also do Market Match of up to $10! For more info on EBT at The Market, please click HERE.

Can I bring my own reusable utensils?

We encourage it! We want to minimize our impact on the environment. If you have a reusable water bottle and utensils with you, please feel free to use them! There are water fountains located throughout downtown and within The Market and anytime we can minimize handing out utensils is a win-win for everyone!

How do I know which vendors will be at The Market?

You can view the upcoming Market Map and it’s vendors (as well as future dates) at the following link: MARKET MAP

Can I volunteer or intern at The Market?

YES! We wouldn’t be able to do this without our amazing volunteers and interns! If interested in donating your time OR if it’s for a class, please email the Market Manager at

I lost something at The Market. Do you have it?

Hopefully! Please contact us at (805) 541-0286 ext 2 or email us at

You can also inquire at our office from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Friday. We are located at 1135 Chorro Street in Downtown SLO.

Other Questions?

We are here for you! You can visit us in person Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm at 1135 Chorro Street in Downtown San Luis Obispo, CA , call us at (805) 541-0286 or send us an email at

See you at The Market!