The Outdoor Farmers' Market kicks off this Saturday, August 13, at 8 AM and will run until 2 PM.
The Seasonal Outdoor Vendor Spaces are now available! We have (16) - make that (15) - 10'x10' spaces available.
From talking with other farmers markets in the area, the problem is not a shortage of customers by any means, but rather a shortage of reliable vendors. (What is a reliable vendor, you ask? One that shows up every week to the market. Folks want to know that they can count on you being there for their weekly fix of produce and goods.) This information should scream to those of you wanting to sell your produce, crafts, food products, etc. Consumers WANT to buy local! They are willing to support LOCAL farmers and producers. Customers WANT to be part of a community and FEEL better buying local. It's just the American way.
So, as a way to kick things off, explore the consumer market with you, and create a sense of community, we are offering our vendor spaces FREE OF CHARGE - no strings attached - for the remainder of this year! (Get' em now, because we will be charging for them next year.) The only thing we ask is that you take your trash when done.
This is the perfect opportunity to not only get in at the ground level of a new venture and make a bit of a profit at the same time as supporting your community, but also to sell off that late season produce. It is also a great opportunity to get a good idea for what the market is like in Mount Jackson, at NO RISK TO YOU! If it's any consolation, we have over 100 facebook followers (and the market isn't even open yet), and have heard a lot of buzz not only from the local community, but in neighboring communities as well. (I was at a function in Winchester a few weeks back, and the topic came up - someone at the table remarked, "Oh, you are doing that?! We heard about it and are planning to stop by!") Took me completely by surprise.
The site is visible from Main Street (Route 11).
If you want to be part of our First market, contact us and we will reserve a space for you. IF you have doubts, simply try us out. There is no obligation.