Vendor applications are now being accepted for the fourth season of the Winter Farmers' Market at the River Garden in the heart of Brattleboro.
The market will open on November 7 for the 2009/2010 season. This year there will be a Winter Market every Saturday during November and December, and on alternate weeks beginning January 2 through March 27 for a total of 15 markets.
The Winter Farmers' Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering locally grown and produced food, baked goods, local wines, handcrafted items such as cloth bags, jewelry, pottery, soaps, great lunch offerings and more.
Preference is given to agricultural vendors in keeping with our mission to promote regional food sustainability and support our local farmers and producers.
This is a juried market. Vendors who have not previously been juried, or returning vendors with new items for sale at the market will need to bring samples of their products to a Jury night scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14 at the River Garden. Agriculture vendors selling farm produce do not need to be juried.
Any questions regarding the jury process can be directed to Susan Dunning at 228-3230.
The Winter Farmers' Market is a project of Post Oil Solutions, a citizen group based in Windham County seeking to advance cooperative, sustainable communities due to our concerns about global climate change and the end of cheap oil. Our goal is to raise awareness about sustainable practices for our homes, neighborhoods, and larger communities, and begin creating the infrastructure needed in our region for a post oil society. Access to local food is a critical component of that infrastructure.
If you are interested in vending at the upcoming Winter Farmers' Market, we urge you to send in your application in before October 1.
For an application or more information call Sherry at 869-2141 or send an email to farmersmarket@postoilsolu tions.org.
The application and market policy information can also be found at www.postoilsolutions.org.