[Market-farming] Farmers Market question

Home Grown Kansas! hgkansas at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 26 15:47:13 EDT 2007


We formed an LLC with three vendors.  Secured a lease from the city for a location.  Hire or pay yourself out of the stall fees to be the manager.  Spaces are rented to vendors.  Some vendors - those that are interested can pay to join the LLC as a partner.    
   
  Elzie
  Wichita

Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com> wrote:
  I guess it's the 'we' that I wonder about. Who is 'we'? In my market,
there is no 'we', only 'me'....anything that needs to be done is my
responsibility. The vendors want nothing to do with the running of the
market.

Lynn Wigglesworth
Peasant Farmer
Tioga County, PA
----- Original Message ----- 
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> We are on a great city property site in two cities, that we lease. We
use our own rules to govern our market. The city has no involvement in
the operation of the markets. It is all in how it is organized.
>
> Elzie
> Wichita
>
> Beth Spaugh 
wrote:
> We have two producer-only markets on private property with no
government
> involvement. The ones on government property tend to be told to allow
> resellers, flea market types, etc, especially if they are
friends/related to
> a politician. We pay rent, insurance, etc, but are pleased with the
freedom.
>
>
>
> Beth Spaugh
> Rehoboth Homestead
> Peru NY
> http://rhomestead.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barbara Miller [mailto:barbmill2 at verizon.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 8:31 AM
> To: Market Farming
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farmers Market question
>
> O.K. I'm curious.... how much involvement do you expect from local
> government? (and I'm not just directing this query to Lynn). Farmers are
> usually a rather independent bunch (especially up here) and don't
typically
> invite intervention from "big brother" types.
>
> Barb Miller
> Tioga County, PA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lynn Wigglesworth"
> To: "Market Farming"
> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 12:06 PM
> Subject: [Market-farming] Farmers Market question
>
>
> > What kind of community/local government support do other Farmers
Markets
> > get? Who finds the location for the market? Who finds vendors? Who
pays
> > for signs, insurance, advertising? Who organizes all of this? What
role
> > does the local government, cooperative extension, farm agencies, etc.
> > play? I'm curious about how it SHOULD work in areas that have good
> > community support.
> >
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