Starting a Farmers Market

I love them.  Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a small farmers market right outside my office. I wish it was larger.  Once in a while I will splurge and buy a scone for myself. Splurge hahah who am I kidding – I eat pastries all of the time :). Luckily now that I am breastfeeding though no matter what I eat the weight manages to fall off. But I digress. Anyway, back to farmers markets.  I came up with the idea that the town where I live, Valley Stream, should have a farmers market. So far, I have taken one step. I contacted Fresh Connect.  Fresh Connect is a program which has multiple facets in New York State, one of which brings farmers markets to areas which do not have them and would benefit from them.  There was a button on their website which said “Want a Farmers Market in Your Area?” – yes! I clicked through and filled out the form, explaining why I thought a farmers market would be beneficial in our area and my contact information.

I really hope Fresh Connect contacts me soon! I am excited to get this project started.

Does anyone have advice on how to start a farmers market?


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