[Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 51, Issue 17

Lynn Wigglesworth lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 23 09:45:55 EDT 2007


I've found that the biggest problem with attracting vendors is that you
have to almost guarantee that they can sell their produce. Farmers around
here aren't willing to invest the time and money into market gardening
until the market is thriving, and it won't thrive until we have enough
vendors. Even a once a week market isn't enough for a serious
farmer...produce ripens continuously, and a farmer has to have a lot of
cooler space (not to mention holding produce for almost a week) if the
market is only open once a week. In a perfect world, there would be a
mid-week market and a weekend market, with lots of vendors and lots of
customers (and someone to be home farming while I'm at market :-)).

Lynn Wigglesworth
Peasant Farmer
Tioga County, PA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roxann Phillips" <roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com>
To: <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 51, Issue 17


> --------------------------------------
> Hi Roxann -
>
> Kingston is a beautiful little town, way out there in
> the remote Ozarks.
> ---------------------------------------
> ** Hi Steve, glad to see you're still with us on this list! earlier in
> this thread, I meant to mention ATTRA but called it SARE instead. I
> think you're right that we might not be able to support an every weekend
> kind of market, but I do think there's hope after talking to some of the
> neighbors and town folks. We all dislike seeing the old buildings go
> fallow and would love to find a way to bring them back to life.
>
> Roxann, Kingston AR, zone 6b
> http://www.AncientEarthWisdom.com
> http://www.OzarkGinseng.com
>
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