[Market-farming] Grower Only Farmers Markets

Patrick Mulkey Mulkey at tunl.duke.edu
Fri Jan 26 15:34:44 EST 2007

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Farmers market is a grower only market. We operate on Town property 2 out of 3 days a week when we are in season. You have to grow or make the products within 50 Miles radius. When I say "make" I am referring to such things as furniture or craft items which have to be approved by the Board. This is done on a item by item bases. We have enjoyed the support of the town which we have a lease with to run the market. 

You can look at our website which is:
Also our County government has a person on staff to help promote local agriculture.

Patrick Mulkey
Chapel Hill, NC
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Allan Balliett" 
  To: "Market Farming" 
  Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 6:15 AM
  Subject: [Market-farming] Grower Only Farmers Markets

  > I'm really interested in talking our town council into supporting a
  > grower only market here. Although I can find many grower only markets
  > advertised on the web, I can't seem to find any succinct 'grower only
  > market' philosophy laid out, something that I could show the town
  > council, something about how supporting local growers is good for the
  > entire community. I thought there was actually a 'grower only market'
  > advocacy group operating out of PA, but I haven't been able to find
  > hide-nor-hair of that group.
  > Can anyone help?
  > thanks
  > _Allan Balliett
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