FAQ

DOES THE MARKET TAKE CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS?

Some vendors at TFM 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 Tigard Farmers’ Market. There is a $1 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.

CAN I USE MY OREGON TRAIL CARD/ SNAP BENEFITS AT THE MARKET?

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 Tigard Farmers’ Market. We are not authorized to accept tokens from other Farmers’ Markets

WIC & SENIOR FARM DIRECT NUTRITION PROGRAMS and the WIC FRUIT AND VEGGIE VOUCHER PROGRAM

All qualified TFMVendors participate in these food assistance programs and accept their coupons. Vendors are not authorized to give change back for these coupons. For information about qualifying for these programs please contact:

WIC
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

NON PROFIT INFORMATION BOOTH

This booth is for non-profit service oriented groups who would like the opportunity to reach out to Market customers and share information about their organization. Groups are not allowed to sell anything in their booth. For information on our Non Profit Information Booth you may contact info@tigardfarmersmarket.org

MUSICIANS AT THE MARKET

We start registering musicians in January for the upcoming season. See our Vendor Info page for an application!

SPONSORSHIPS AT THE MARKET

Sponsorships are available for those who are looking to support the market and provide increased visibility to their business!

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.