Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where are you located?
We are located Fridays (beginning September 7, 2018) 8:30 AM-12:30 PM at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33919; our business mailing address is Health Park Farmers Market, 7600 Alico Road, #12-70, Ft. Myers 33912.

Are SNAP benefits accepted?
Our community efforts have been expanded this season as we are now able to accept SNAP benefits. This support will increase as a funding grant will soon allow us to offer double benefits. This allows SNAP recipients to literally double the amount they can spend on approved items at our market.

When do vendors set up?
Our market manager, is typically on site by 6:45 AM to help you find your space. Set up must be completed by 8:15 AM at Cypress Lake to be ready for opening.

What about liability insurance?
There are many options for insurance. Here is an attachment from the Florida Department of Agriculture and also a link for more information about Cottage Industry laws. Campbell Risk Management has updated their site and links (links in the article are updated). Below are more links to CRM that may be helpful. Here are some helpful links: Vendor pageVendor ApplicationVendor FAQ.

Can I sell jewelry?
Yes, we welcome artisans and craftsmen to sell their handmade products. We do restrict this to vendor crafted products.

Are the Community Farmers Markets on the grass or pavement?
There is hard surface parking at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church.

Are dogs welcome at the Market?
No, dogs are not welcome at the Farmers Market out of respect for our host locations.