Little Rock, AR | Farmers Market (2024)

The 2024 Little Rock Farmers Market celebrates its 50th anniversary this season, which will take place on Saturdays from May 4 to August 31. Hours are 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Farmers Market makes its home in the River Market's two outdoor, open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River.

FAQ's

THE LITTLE ROCK FARMERS MARKET WILL OPEN ITS 50TH SEASON ON SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024, AND WILL BE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND, RAIN OR SHINE. OUR LAST 2024 MARKET DATE WILL BE SATURDAY, AUGUST 31.

Since 1996, the Little Rock Farmers Market has made its home in the River Market’s two outdoor, open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River. The Market is filled with farm-fresh produce as well as a bountiful array of locally prepared cottage foods, and handmade arts and crafts.

Many produce vendors at the market accept SNAP benefits (look for the signage at their booths). SNAP tokens can be purchased from the Farmers Market Manager’s Tent in the center of the Farmers Market. The Little Rock Farmers Market is also a proud participant in the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program where patrons can have up to $20 worth of SNAP tokens matched for free to use at the market.

Parking is always free for Little Rock Farmers Market patrons. Visitors are invited to park in the lot behind the market as well as in the River Market Parking Deck at 2nd and River Market Avenue. Special VIP parking is available for senior and handicapped individuals. Just enter the parking lot off Ottenheimer and President Clinton Avenue, and the parking attendants at the kiosk will be happy to direct you to a nearby and accessible parking spot.

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Little Rock Farmers Market Participation Form

LOCATION:

400 President Clinton Ave Little Rock, AR 72201

CONTACT:

FarmersMarket@LittleRock.com

Leashed Dogs Allowed

Free admission and free onsite parking add to the fun and convenience.

Little Rock Farmers Market FAQ

HOURS

First Saturday in May – Last Saturday in August from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rules & Regulations

SNAP

Visit the Farmers Market Tent in the center of the Market to use purchase LR Farmers Market Tokens from your SNAP card, for use at vendors with SNAP signage. The Little Rock Farmers Market participates in the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) Grant Program which matches up to $20 SNAP tokens purchased each market day with special tokens to be used for produce only.

WIC

Select produce vendors do accept WIC. Look for WIC signage at vendor booths.

REGISTRATION

Register above! Registration opens in early March and closes at the end of July. Registrants are confirmed once per week by email and confirmations include directions for attending the Market as well as Rules and Regulations for the market.

What can be sold at the Little Rock Farmers Market?

  • Produce
  • Locally Prepared Foods (must follow ADH guidelines)
  • Handcrafted Specialties (leather, wood, metal, glass, pottery)
  • Handcrafted Art
  • Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Handcrafted Personal Care (Soaps, Oils, Bath Bombs, CBD Products, etc.)
  • Non-Profit Organizations (must provide 501c3 at registration)
  • Busker (entertainers)

Where to park?

Parking is free for all Little Rock Farmers Market Patrons. The Central Lot at the Farmers Market is open and free for shoppers from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Special parking for seniors and those with ADA tags is available at this lot. Just ask the Parking Kiosk Staff for instructions. Patrons can also park in the River Market Parking Deck at 2nd and River Market Avenue– just bring your parking ticket to the Farmers Market tent in the center of the Market for a validation sticker.

Where to eat?

The Ottenheimer Market Hall is open 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. during Farmers Market Season with breakfast and lunch offerings. In the district, dining options can be found here https://www.littlerock.com/river-market/dine-drink/

Vendor FAQ

Do I have to Register BEFORE I Attend The Market?

Yes

What can be sold at the Little Rock Farmers Market?

  • Produce
  • Locally Prepared Foods (must follow ADH guidelines)
  • Handcrafted Specialties (leather, wood, metal, glass, pottery)
  • Handcrafted Art
  • Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Handcrafted Personal Care (Soaps, Oils, Bath Bombs, CBD Products, etc.)
  • Non-Profit Organizations (must provide 501c3 at registration)
  • Busker (entertainers)

Can I Park My Car WITH My Booth?

No. Only select booth locations can accommodate a vehicle. Please be prepared to park elsewhere.

Where is Vendor Parking?

The 2nd and River Market Parking Deck is recommended for vendor parking. Please avoid parking in the flat lot next to the Market, as it allows more customers to attend when parking is readily available closer to the market. Trucks with trailers may park near First Security Amphitheater when there are no performances.

Do Vendors Park For Free In The Deck?

Yes, bring your parking ticket to the Farmers Market Tent and a Validation Sticker will be provided to exit at no charge. To Exit the Deck, scan the front of the ticket on the reader, then scan the sticker on the back. If you have an issue, press the help button on the kiosk.

How Can I Get An Assigned Space?

All vendors must attend at least 75% of the prior year’s market dates to become eligible for an assigned space.

How Can I Get A Space Under The Pavilions?

Certain spaces are not guaranteed except to assigned vendors. Unassigned vendors are placed in the following order: Produce and Plants, Locally Prepared Foods, Handcrafted Items, Non-Profit Groups.

How Much is a Space?

Each space is 10 x 10 in size and the cost is based on location as follows:

  • Pavilion Locations: $30
  • River Plaza Locations: $20
  • St. Vincent Plaza Locations: $20
  • Tower Locations: $15
  • Riverfest Plaza Locations: $10
  • Busker (entertainers) Locations: $10

Are Setups Provided?

No. Vendors are required to bring their own tables, chairs, power cords, fans and everything else they need to do business for the day. Free public WiFi is available for use by vendors, as well as patrons.

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