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Monday, December 31, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Selling at the Farmers Market

The Emporia Farmers Market has wrapped up our 30th season with another record-breaking sales year! Have you considered becoming a part of our growing market? The Emporia Farmers Market accepts new vendors year round and is looking forward to planning our 2013 season.

Market manager, Tracy Simmons, will cover the ins and outs of selling at a farmers market on January 29, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This class, offered through the FHTC Community Connections course catalog, will provide information on state and local regulations for selling at market, creating a niche as a market vendor and tips and strategies for successful vending. As well, you will learn a bit about Emporia Farmers Market history, operations and guidelines for selling. Open to anyone interested in vending at a farmers market; only the later portion of the class will deal with Emporia Farmers Market specifics.

If you think you might like to sell at the farmers market, sign up for this presentation. It will be good for those who already know their product, as well as those just imagining the possibilities. The class is sponsored in part by the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust. Participants will have the option of applying the cost of attendance ($5) to the 2013 market EFM vendor fee.

 Click this link to sign up for the class.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Handmade Jewelry at the Market

Jewelry by Siara Chestnut to be at Saturday's market. We have original jewelry by a number of local artists to suit a variety of tastes.

Fresh Evergreen Arrangements and Holiday Centerpieces

These will go quickly, so arrive early for the best selection. Ruth Wise will have holiday centerpieces at the market on Saturday.

Fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Fifth graders from William Allen White School are going to be vendors at the market on Saturday, December 15, All the money they raise will go to help Hurricane Sandy victims. They are bringing home made cookies, candies, bread, and selling hot chocolate. They have a $500 goal and are almost half way there. 

Fleece Blankets at the December 15 Indoor Winter Market & Holiday Bazaar

 Need a little warmth in your holiday? It certainly feels like fleece weather! Carol's Cuddlies will be for sale at the Indoor Winter Market & Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, December 15, starting at 10 AM.