LOOK What's going on at our First Market! LOVELY... Still here until 2 PM today.
So...You know the "Where" and "What" by now, but I have been getting tons of questions about Who and When. That's encouraging. The whole community seems very excited about this project!
The idea for a Farmers Market in the heart of Mount Jackson, specifically in this building, came years ago. Just like "slow food", the fruition of ideas also take time. A few months ago, something began to happen ... it seemed like NOW was the time.
On Friday, several weeks of negotiations were complete with the sellers (a very nice local couple, who are as excited about this as we are), and the contract was signed. An hour later, a letter of intent was sent to the Town; an hour after that, press release was sent to the papers; then the website (www.mjfarmersmarkets.com) launched; and finally our Facebook page went live (search for Mount Jackson Farmers Market). Not to mention all the phone calls to set times to meet with various trades who will be doing work on the building. What an exciting Friday afternoon before a three-day weekend! (Thanks to all our Vetrans who have served our country.)
What: Well, there is a LOT that has to happen in a short amount of time. However, beginning on or about July 1, we plan to lease 10' x 10' outdoor spaces on Wednesdays (Noon to 6 PM) and Saturdays (8 AM to 12 noon). Now, this ain't too fancy right now, so bring your own table and tent. ;-)
In regards to the WHO: We are taking vendor applications now. The best way to contact us right now is through filling out the form. We will email you information as it becomes available.
Wow! This is going to be a wonderful journey for everyone involved! We really look forward to meeting you, whether you come by to visit the market, or become a retailer or vendor.
SEE YOU SOON!