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Farmers market seeking vendors for new season

After a challenging yet constructive 2020 season, Sisters Farmers Market is gearing up for an even more robust summer season this year. The weekly event will kick off the first Sunday of June (June 6), featuring live music.

Although COVID-19 regulations like social distancing, wearing facial coverings, and limited gathering will remain in effect, the music will bring back a lively element to the market that was missed by vendors and shoppers alike last year, according to market manager Caroline Hager.

The market will return to Fir Street Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, June 6 through October 3.

The mission of the Sisters Farmers Market is to support a healthier community through partnerships, educational programming, and essential infrastructure for organic farmers, artisans, and local food producers. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Sisters Farmers Market has been able to fulfill its mission in large part due to support from fiscal sponsor Seed to Table, as well as increased support from local vendors and attendees.

Last season’s attendance grew to roughly 25 vendors and seven hundred visitors by the final markets in the fall. Continued growth is anticipated for the upcoming season, which will consist of 18 market days in all.

The application for vendors to apply for a booth space at the market is now open on the Sisters Farmers Market website. The market is hoping to offer a wide variety of foods and products, and encourages both past and new vendors to apply for a space. Vendors have a choice of signing up for a full season, partial season, or single-day option. There will also be a weekly space available free of charge for local nonprofit and community service organizations to share information, education, and activities.

Musicians, vendors, and nonprofit and community-service organizations can all find applications on the Sisters Farmers Market website: www.sistersfarmersmarket.com/apply. Applications will remain open until all spaces are filled.

Additionally, Sisters Farmers Market is seeking sponsors that will be recognized and promoted in highly visible ways throughout the 2021 season. As a program under the 501(c)(3) organization Seed to Table, donations to support Sisters Farmers Market are also welcome.

To get involved, visit the website or reach out to Market Manager Caroline Hager, at [email protected]

 

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