Hello Douglass Market community,
I am Mike Hoag and I will be taking over for Erica as the new Market Manager. So it is my pleasure to announce that we are now taking vendor applications for our 2014 season. This year, we’re committing to hosting entertaining, educational community events on each market day, so if you know of an event or presenter you’d like to see at the market, please let us know.
And, in addition to SNAP, Double-up Food Bucks, Market Fresh, Senior Fresh, and WIC Fresh Coupons, this year we will be launching our own currency, the Douglass Dollar, which will allow our community to support our vendors with pre-sales and support our mission of improving food access through direct donations. Customers will be able to purchase Douglass Dollars for themselves, give them as gifts, or donate them to food assistance funds.
Fair Food Matters is seeking a new program manager to continue the Douglass Farmers’ Market in 2014 and beyond. We will accept applications until 5pm on February 26. Click on the following links to view or download the related documents:
Today is that last day of the Douglass Farmers’ Market for this season! We’d like to thank everyone who has supported the market, and to invite those who haven’t had a chance to come down today between 3-6pm to check us out.
We’d also like to send a big thanks to Bonamego Farm for donating a bin of watermelons to raise money for the market last week- they helped raise over $100!
New this season- four market dates in September! We hope that you’ll include our market in your weekly routine. Stop by and welcome new vendors DeLeo Farm and Blue Stone Farm. The Fresh Food Fairy will also be at the market on September 3 with delicious popcorn and bike-powered smoothies.
We’re super excited to have this vendor at the Douglass Farmers’ Market. He makes customized wood fire pizzas on the spot! Come by and check him out tomorrow and pick up some local produce from our other vendors.
That’s right, it’s the first week of blueberry season and we have them for sale at the Douglass Farmers Market today from 3-6pm.
The Douglass Farmers’ Market will be open today from 3-6pm, rain or shine. Seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, and other tasty local products are for sale each week! Strawberries are still here but may not be for much longer. We hope you are safe and sound after a wild night of thunderstorms in the area and look forward to seeing you at the market!
Today’s special event is the Family Health Center’s WIC Project FRESH Coupon distribution. For more information, please contact the FHC at 349-2641.