[Market-farming] Farmers Market question

Lynn Wigglesworth lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 26 16:08:16 EDT 2007


If you pay the manager from the stall fees, where do you get money for
liability insurance and advertising?

Lynn Wigglesworth
Peasant Farmer
Tioga County, PA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Home Grown Kansas!" <hgkansas at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farmers Market question


> 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 ----- 
> From: "Home Grown Kansas!"
> To:
> ; "Market Farming"
>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farmers Market question
>
>
> > 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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