Customers who bring dogs to the market need to follow these rules:
Dogs must be kept on a short, non-expandable leash. No exceptions.
Keep your dog under control and by your side at all times.
Keep dogs away from produce, plants and other food products. This means head and tail ends!
Your dog must be sociable to people and other dogs to earn the right to shop at the market.
Not everyone is a dog lover: Be considerate.
Come prepared to clean up after your dog!
In the past, although SFMV staff and volunteers have sought to address any violations of the dog policy or other problems with dogs, the market received a number of complaints from stakeholders about problems with dogs, including dog quarrels, defecation and crowd and safety concerns, particularly on crowded market days. While other farmers markets in our area have banned dogs, we have opted instead to adopt a policy that seeks to accommodate all community members, including those who support dogs at the market and those who do not.
Service dogs will be allowed at all times in the market, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.