FAQ and things to do
where is Pearl Market?
We are located in historic Pearl Alley & Gay St (between High & 3rd) in downtown, Columbus, OH. Check out our contact page for an address to plug into your GPS.
how do i get there?
Urbanites know the best way to take in the full downtown experience – walk! Bike, scooter, COTA bus, and rideshare are great options, too.
Parking is self-pay at the Gay St meters, the Gay & 3rd St surface lot, or the Buckeye Garage (55 E Long St) one block north of the market.
I’m a vendor, how do i apply?
I’m a performer, how can I play at pearl market?
I’m a local business/non-profit owner, may i apply to the market?
what will i find?
Everything! Farm-fresh foods, baked goods, lunch options (hint: grab a Nepalese hand pie), home goods, self-care products, clothing, hand-made jewelry, and who knows what else depending on the day. Check out our programs & events page for music and class schedules, and our Facebook page for contests.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes! Most of our vendors take credit cards at their booths, or you can swipe your card at the Info Booth for tokens that you can spend like cash.
Do you take SNAP cards or wic coupons?
Yes! We’re proud to accept SNAP (Ohio Direction Card) and 2020 WIC coupons. Come by the Info Booth to redeem them!
SNAP and WIC customers are eligible for Produce Perks, a $1-to-$1 matching program offering up to $20 extra per day for fresh fruits and veggies. We’ll tell you more about it at the Info Booth!
is all market produce organic?
Most of our farmers and food producers use organic methods of pest control, soil enrichment, and crop production, but without the cost-prohibitive “certified organic” label.
We encourage you to talk to your farmer and ask what production methods they used! They vary greatly from mulching and flame-weeding to an occasional copper sulfate spray to keep the most virulent fruit-eating slugs away.
are all market products ohio-made?
Pearl Market gives preference to farmers, food producers, and artisans who source their materials locally. We promise that every vendor you meet is an Ohio-based small business owner, but cannot guarantee the source of all materials.