Market Customers & Visitors
When and where is the market?
We are located at Lawhon Elementary School, 5810 Brookside Drive in Brookside Village, 77581. Market days are the second Sunday of each month from 9am-1pm. There is plenty of free parking available.
What will be sold at the market?
We have a variety of vendors who offer locally grown and locally made products. We sell everything from garden-fresh vegetables and fruits to canned goods, baked goods, meats, prepared foods, and some local handmade crafts. We will NOT be selling multi-level marketing products or craft items, and no reselling of items purchased elsewhere is allowed.
Do the vendors accept credit cards, cash, EBT?
Each vendor decides what form of payment to take, many do take credit cards. We are not able to take EBT cards at this time.
Are dogs allowed at the market?
No. We love our fur babies too, but our insurance policy prohibits us from allowing pets on the premises. Trained service animals are welcome.
Who organized the market and why?
Brookside Village Farmers Market is a Texas non-profit organization started by a group of Brookside Village citizens to promote locally grown agriculture and provide a place for our community. The Market has a Board of Directors that makes all business decisions and a separate group of volunteers.
How can I get involved with the market?
There are several ways for you to get involved! We are always looking for volunteers to help set up and take down the market, be available to visitors to answer questions, and help out at the children’s market table. You can find the online volunteer form here. You will also find information on how to become a sponsor and how to become a vendor. If you are a gardener who has a little extra produce to sell, see our FAQ regarding Neighbor’s Corner (below)!
Vendors & Neighbor’s Corner
What options are there for selling at the market?
That depends on what you have to sell and how much you have to sell! If you are looking to sell extra produce from your home garden or small batches of goodies from your kitchen, check out Neighbor’s Corner. If you are already a business or have a larger operation, you will need to apply to become a vendor with your own booth.
How can I become a vendor?
The first thing to do is read the Market Rules and make sure you are a good fit for us. Then you will need to fill out a Vendor’s Application and pay the $25/month fee to sell at the Market. In addition, you will need to have all applicable business and health licenses and insurance before you sell at the market. Here are some helpful links to get you started:
To register your business with the State of Texas, click here
To get information about insurance, click here
See all of our vendor resources on our Vendor Page
How can I become a seller with Neighbor’s Corner?
Neighbor’s Corner is a great way to sell your extra homegrown produce or locally made kitchen goodies if you do not generate enough product for your own booth. As a “Neighbor” you will be sharing a booth with other local sellers. To sell at Neighbor’s Corner you will need to fill out the Neighbor’s Corner application, pay the $10 fee, and make sure you have familiarized yourself with the Texas Cottage Laws if you plan to sell canned or value-added items. You will NOT be required to provide your own insurance policy, as a seller in Neighbor’s Corner, you will be covered by the Market insurance plan. Here are some links you may find helpful:
For Texas Cottage laws click here
If you want to sell eggs different laws apply. That information is here.
To obtain a Food Handler’s License click here
How are decisions about the market made?
All vendor applications are reviewed by the Market Board of Directors. Priority is given to Brookside growers, and all product must be majority local (grown/produced within 200 miles of Brookside Village). No reselling is allowed.
How can I get in touch with the market organizers?
You can use the form on our Contact page or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertisers, Sponsors, & Nonprofits
What opportunities are there to advertise with and/or sponsor the Market?
The Brookside Village Farmers Market is a Texas nonprofit organization and we do not receive any money from any government sources. We rely solely on donations and vendor fees to keep the market going. We offer local individuals and businesses several levels of sponsorship, each with advertising opportunities. Click here to visit our sponsorship page.
I run a local non-profit, is there a place for me at the market?
Every month as space permits there will be space for one or two non-profit groups. Please contact the market organizers for more information. Nonprofits who are accepted to participate in the market are identified by criteria determined in our Market Rules and approved by the Board of Directors. Such groups may set up information-only tables free of charge.