Friday, October 30, 2009

This looks crappy, but if you click it you can read it.

I have never claimed to be computer savvy so this is the best I can do right now.
If you click on it it will open up and be very clear. This is the basic poster for the Winter Market.
Pass it on or e-mail me if you would like me to send one to you via e-mail.
Thanks for the support.
David


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Updated Info on Winter Market

Below is the latest info on the Winter Market, as always spread the word.


Hear ye Hear Ye:

Farmer’s, Artisan Food Producers, Bakers, Butchers & Candlestick Makers

There is an opportunity to participate in a NEW Winter Indoor Market in

North Attleborough, Massachusetts, Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.

Tentatively scheduled to begin November 8 and run through May 2010.

Spaces (6 X 6) are available for Local Growers and Producers to sell locally produced and/or grown agricultural products.

The Market is limiting vendors to those that are within a 200 Mile radius of North Attleborough and are the actual growers and/or producers of the goods intended for sale at the market.

There are currently 19 spaces available at 6 ft by 6 ft.

Spaces may be shared by 2 vendors if desired, however both must be approved.

Note: Shared spaces are only permitted for Season Commitments

The Market will be open for 26 dates, every Sunday Nov 8 thru May 2010

Except the following: 12/27, 1/3, 4/4, 5/9

Fees are as follows:

Week to Week: $25.00 per week Paid on arrival.

Season Commitment: $450.00 ½ on commitment,(prior to 11/7) ½ on 2/28.

All vendors must comply with North Attleborough Board of Health Reqs.

Retail Food Permits are required and it is the responsibility of the vendor to obtain that permit. You may contact the Health Agent Robert Davis @ 508 699 0104 for assistance in obtaining the permit or additional information.

(Growers who are exempt and sell only exempt items do not have to obtain a permit: Honey, Maple Syrup, Fruits and Vegetables, Eggs)

Vendors must comply with all local, state and federal regulations including the collection of sales taxes if applicable.

Vendors must be able to document adequate liability insurance for their products.

Vendors are to provide their own tables, d├ęcor and clean up of their space.

There is no cooking in the hall at this time, however with notice we may be able to accommodate cooking demonstrations.

Vendors may sell NON-edible items that they produce on their farm or as part of their production examples would be: beeswax candles, goats milk soap, wool, leather or suet, please contact the Market Mgr if you have any questions.

The Market Manager David Scanlan is available to answer you questions and provide assistance in helping you decide as to participate in the market.

He can be reached by e-mail at dsca995@cs.com, telephone @ 508-409-1534

In the event there is insufficient participation by 10/31 the start date of market may be postponed at the sole discretion of the Market Manager. A pro rated refund will be made to vendors who have paid prior to 10/31.

“I believe there is a growing demand for locally grown and produced food, foods that taste good, are good for you and sustain the local economy. Gathering weekly at a market to buy those foods and know the producers is vital to continuing growth and support of existing farmers and producers.” D.Scanlan, Mkt Mgr.

Video on young farmers-Real Good

I had this video sent to me today, about 25 minutes. These folks are key to supplying the markets now and in the future, along with traditional growers. It's always nice to see people who are passionate about their work. Enjoy and share.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Potential Winter Market Downtown NA

Good Afternoon:

Below is a brief overview of the Winter Farmer's Market I am planning for this November through next May. This is a separate venture from the DANA sponsored summer market and is set up to be a free standing business. If you know of vendors who may be interested please encourage them to contact me so I can answer questions etc.

More details to come stay tuned!!

David

Potential Winter Market Downtown NA:

I am looking for Growers and Producers to populate a NEW winter market (indoors) in North Attleborough MA. I plan on running the Market on Sunday Afternoons from November thru April, possibly May. Anticipated times are either 12-3 or 4 or 1 to 4 or 5. I am offering either 4 foot or 8 foot spaces at $10 or $20 per week, with a one time start up fee of $15 or $30. It's possible that if I have enough interest I may offer a full season rate a a discount. There are 26 potential dates, No markets for 12/27, 1/3, 4/4, 5/9.

There are approx 14 8 ft spaces or 28 4 ft spaces. I am encouraging vendors to share spaces as it will increase variety which in turn should increase the allure of the market.

The ground rules for the market are as follows: (Subject to change)

1 Vendors are responsible for the appropriate licensing, insurance, sales taxes.
2 Vendors are to provide their own tables, equipment etc. NO COOKING allowed.
3 Vendors are to be the growers and/or producers and goods sold are to be from within 200 miles of North Attleborough. This is a Local Market supporting local growers and producers.
4 In the event of inclement weather and cancellation of the market fees paid will be applied to the next market date, no refunds will be given.
5 Vendors may sell NON-Edibles if they are locally produced and agriculturally based, ex. beeswax candles, soaps, goat milk soaps, aroma therapy, wool.

This is a market in progress so I invite suggestions as well as participation. I may be contacted at dsca995@cs.com, 508 409 1534 or you can visit me Saturdays at the Downtown North Attleborough Farmers Market from 9 am to 12 noon,(I suggest you call 1st to make sure I'm there). I am also available to visit you at your farm or facility. I also have a blog at nafarmersmarket.blogspot.com where I like to talk up local producers.

Thanks for your support,
David Scanlan