GROW LOCAL. SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What types of goods can be sold at the Empire Market?
We are a producer-only market and we do farm visits for growers. We have varieties of the following: fresh produce (grown by the seller, within a 150 mi radius of Joplin); locally processed meats; locally grown eggs; handmade jams, jellies, & preserves; homemade baked goods; locally produced wine, beer, and spirits; locally grown plants, flowers, & seeds; local honey, prepared gourmet food; handmade artisan goods; fine art; vintage goods. Have something else you’d like to see at the Market? Drop us a message and let’s talk!
Where can I park?
We have ample parking available. There is our large lot on the east side of the Market complex, a smaller lot to the west that fronts 4th Street and some street parking.
Are there bathrooms at the Market?
We have two indoor restrooms for our market customers to use.
Do I need to bring cash with me?
Many of our vendors take credit cards, plus we have other options available as well. Customers with debit cards can bring them to the Market Info desk and use them to buy tokens that work just like cash with any vendor in the market! A fifty cent convenience fee will apply.
For those customers who have SNAP cards, we offer SNAP tokens at the Market Info desk, and we are part of the Double Up Food Bucks program, which means we will double your buying power by giving you DUFB tokens to match your SNAP tokens! (up to $25 per person per day; DUFB can only be used on produce and certain plants).
I still have questions. How do I contact Market staff?
If there’s something we haven’t answered here, feel free to shoot us an email at [email protected]