Pam Wolfersberger, Market Manager
3/27/2022 0 Comments
Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation. Due to this bounty of diverse produce, Michigan is home to more than 400 farmers markets and that number is growing each year. Almost every city has a market, and these can be wonderful outdoor learning laboratories for youth.
The Youth Vendor Program’s (YVP) engages students in entrepreneurship and fine tunes their leadership, financial literacy, and business skills by putting them in charge of their very own business.
The YVP is open to area youth between 6 and 18 years of age. Program Registration Fee is $10 is due at orientation day with a $10 Booth Rental Fee per Saturday Parent/guardian/responsible adult is required to be present the entire market day.** YVP Applications must be approved and on file to participate
Categories for the YVP include:
Orientation Day for the YVP will be on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30p.m. at the Farmers’ Market Red Shed located in the city parking lot across from the Marshall District Library. Attendees should bring their own chairs.
The Market Season for YVP will start on June 4th and end on August 27th. Market hours are 8:00am - 1:00pm. Application forms can be downloaded from the Market website
https://www.marshallareafarmersmarket.org, City of Marshall website - www.cityofmarshall.com or by contacting Market Director, Pam Wolfersberger - firstname.lastname@example.org or Board Member, Kathy Miller - email@example.com.
The Saturday Marshall Area Farmers’ Market Community will be mixing it up a little this season. The group is introducing “2nd Saturday ART at the MARKET”, which will be held on May 14, June 11, July16, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. This is the first year that Art at the Market will be held in conjunction with the Saturday Farmers’ Market. “Marshall’s farmers’ market recognizes the opportunity to support the areas artisan vendors.” Market Manager, Pam Wolfersberger said. “This is a wonderful way to provide space for our artisan community to showcase and sell their creations.” “You can shop the farmers’ market vendors for your fresh produce, meats, breads eggs and more! We are offering another place for people to have a local shopping experience by visiting the artisan booths to see their amazing creations available for purchasing.”
This past December, the Market hosted a successful “Holiday Farmers Market” that brought in artisans from all over the area. Since then, many artisans have asked the Market Advisory Board to produce something in which they could participate. And that is when 2nd Saturday ART at the MARKET was born!
“2nd Saturday ART at the MARKET” is starting the application process for area artisans/crafters as of March 5, 2022. The market has set aside 15-20 spaces for artisans. To obtain an application, and fee information, go to the Market website: www.marshallareafarmersmarket.org OR the city of Marshall’s website: www.cityofmarshall.com › departments. Or stop by the Winter Market at the BE Henry Bldg., 615 S. Marshall on Saturdays (March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16) between 9am-Noon to pick up application. Any question?? Message the Market on their Facebook page. Applications are due by April 15, 2022. Due to the number of allotted spaces, all applicants will be notified by April 22 if they have been accepted.
Message from Pam
Throughout the year Marshall Area Farmers Market of provides local, fresh, healthy and affordable products in a friendly, convenient location within walking distance of downtown Marshall. We strive to give visitors from the community and surrounding areas a variety of goods and entertainment to enhance their experience! Due to the Covid19 pandemic, please follow the guidelines on our home page that we have set in compliance with the Calhoun County Health Department, MIFMA, Michigan Governor’s executive orders and CDC. help Help us spread the word of this healthy alternative to your neighbors, family and friends, so they come and see for themselves, and we can continue to grow and serve you for years to come! Keep checking this blog as we will keep you up to date with interesting market related information.