It’s warming up outside and we’re hoping it’s here to stay! Schools almost out and that could lead to a lot of free time with kids on your hands. Attending our local farmer’s markets are a great way to get out in the community and spend a family day together. Explore what our farmer’s have to offer such as homegrown veggies, fresh fruits, handmade jewelry, etc. You may even find yourself wanting to get involved yourself!
Plymouth Farmers’ Market’s mission is stated to be, “A healthy community Through fresh, Locally-Grown Food.”
The Plymouth Farmers’ Market is a collaborative effort between growers, community organizations, and the city government organized to:
- Give local growers and producers of agricultural commodities alternative marketing opportunities.
- Encourage environmentally sound and sustainable agriculture practices and access to local health foods.
- Provide educational opportunities for producers to test and refine their products and marketing skills.
- Enhance the quality of the life in the Marshall County area by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction and contributes to a vibrant downtown Plymouth.
- Teach consumers about the taste and health benefits of eating fresh locally grown food.
- Provide increased access to healthy locally grown food by low income, minority, and at-risk populations.
- Provide a vehicle to achieve a friendlier, more united community and stronger sense of neighborhood, and a positive community image.
THEY ARE: Your Downtown Source for Fresh Produce!
Bremen recently did a call out from their Facebook page, “Calling all gardeners, farmers, nurseries, bakers and cooks! We would love to ad you to our list of vendors at the Bremen Farmers Market! Scroll down and fill out the application. Deadline is drawing near.”
The latest post from the Bourbon Farmers’ Market Facebook was reaching out to potential vendors. If you are even the slightest bit interested Bourbon encourages you to give it a shot!
“The farmers market season is fast approaching, and we want to get some information out there to any prospective vendors for 2016!
We are always looking for new vendors to help us grow the market. We encourage anyone with even the slightest interest to give the market a try! There is no major commitment involved, as we operate on a week-to-week basis, with a weekly booth fee of $5.00.
We will be opening for the 2016 season on the first Saturday of June (the 4th), and the market operates from 8:00 AM to noon at the corner of West Center & 3rd Street, or as we Bourbonites so nostalgically refer to it, the old Dairy Queen parking lot. We plan to run through the last Saturday of September (the 24th) — weather permitting.
We have had quite an array of vendors participate in the past, so please don’t think there is not a place for you if you’re not the typical “farmer” with homegrown produce. We love all kinds of homemade goods, including crafts, baked goods, repurposed items, woodwork, art, and likely anything else you can dream up! We are also looking for food vendors offering breakfast or lunch items that are ready-to-eat!
If you would like additional information, please contact our market director, Megan Semonis. She can be reached by phone at 574-952-0133, or by email at email@example.com. We require that each vendor receive a copy of our participation agreement and complete our vendor application, which can be mailed or emailed to you upon request.
We are very much looking forward to another outstanding season and appreciate the support our community has shown for this venture. We are continually looking to grow and improve, so please share this status with your friends, and feel free to contact us with any concerns or suggestions!”
The market will no longer be near the CVS but will now be located under the green pavilion in the Culver Town Park (the one near the Train Depot). We are all hopeful this move will bring added visibility, more traffic, and a more pleasant atmosphere to the market.
The market will run this year from Saturday, May 21 through (tentatively) Saturday, October 15 (we know we will need to coordinate with the various summer and fall events). Hours will remain unchanged: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We also hope to entice more of the year ’round residents and vendors from the surrounding area by offering a Tuesday evening market from 5:00-7:00 pm from May 31 through September 6 (between Memorial Day and Labor Day).
Contact: If you or others are interested in possibly being a vendor, please contact Chad at: 574-968-7638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up to date with the Culver Farmers’ Market by following their Facebook page: Culver Farmers’ Market!
“Remember – every $10 spent at the farmers’ market, puts $6 back into our community! Support Local – here’s to a great (and fruitful) season!”