As you may know by now, the New Glasgow Farmers Market will become a year round venue beginning January 9th, 2016. This date marks the grand opening of our Winter Market and we will expand into a summer market beginning in late May 2016. Up to now, we have accommodated more than 40 vendors but with our new venue, in the summer we can almost double this number.
The Farmers Market is an amazing platform for farms and small business alike. You are contributing to the community and making a positive impact on the local economy. It’s a great way to get additional produce from farm to table with little waste, lowering the carbon footprint and it is a fantastic venue for a small business to test the market for new products. By bringing your produce and products to the market, you are accessing a clientele of over 1000 people every week that appreciate fresh, farm raised food and locally made products and the work that goes into them.
We have have seen a major increase of interest in recent years and as such we have experienced waiting lists….but now with our expansion we are able to accommodate many new producers and vendors at the Market which will help us to achieve one of our goals which is to give our customers the ultimate shopping experience. Not to mention this is now a year round business opportunity!
This is where you come in!
We are currently looking for producers who would like to bring their products to market. You do not need to be a large registered farm to come to the Market. You could be a smaller backyard farm or avid gardener with excess produce & plants, if you have greens and veggies that you grow over winter, we definitely want you!
Here’s what we are looking for in the upcoming year:
- Produce: all veggies & herbs, mushrooms and greens especially fruits of any kind
- Prepared foods- food items for customers to enjoy at the market or take home with them, cheeses, european breads and gluten free items and more!
- Ethnic foods
- Smoothies/juice bar
And of course, we always welcome new local artisans as well. We encourage you to attend every week but you can attend on a casual basis as well coming every couple of weeks or maybe once per month or if you are a producer of a specialty produce item, you can come when your products are in season.