Vendor Video Guide
If you're a vendor this season, check out our 11 minute guide to how the market will operate this year, on YouTube.
Music and the Market for the 2021 Season
We are excited to see the combined events of the Paola Farmers Market with Paola's Music on the Square become a reality for the 2021 season. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the square this summer for this terrific partnership event by the Miami County Arts Coalition and Discover Historic Paola. Our goal is to provide local farmers and citizens a way to come together while listening to a free concert series with various local artists, while taking advantage of our beautiful town square.
For the beloved Paola Farmers Market, we think this partnership will make our market unique and allow our local farmers the opportunity to attend a morning market elsewhere and ours in the evening if they would like to do so.
If you are a farmer interested in becoming a vendor at the market, visit the Vendor page for more information.
Paola Farmers Market Accepts SNAP and KSFMNP
We are pleased to announce we have been approved to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments for the 2021 season. Farmers will be able to sell eligible foods through a centralized point of sale that accepts Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards with SNAP funds.
EBT cardholders should be aware we cannot provide access to cash or other benefits that may be on your EBT cards. Also, we have been exempted from providing a paper receipt. Instead, a balance will be provided on screen when your transaction is completed.
Through the centralized point of sale, we will also be able to assist our farmers with accepting credit and debit card payments if they do not have a way to do so on their own.
In addition to SNAP, Discover Historic Paola is working with all of its market vendors to help with accepting Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) checks, which must be handled directly by the individual sellers.