Went out and pulled about 200,000 weeds. Didn't make a dent in it. The garden is coming along in spite of it. This coming week I will get my first zucchini.
Actually, $300 isn't all that outrageous. While I haven't checked lately, our local farmers market, which runs from the last week in April to the weekend just prior to Thanksgiving, used to charge $25 to register for the season, then an additional $10 each week to reserve the vendors weekend spot. The reason for this was that many vendors would register for the season & then not show up every week, thus leaving a spot vacant. And our farmers market does have a long waiting list for vendors. This way when vendors need or want to take a time out, their spot can be utilized by someone else. And all monies accrued for the market go towards advertising the market, maintenance, & liability insurance for the space by the town, so it's not like a profit is being reaped.sweetiepie wrote:Wow! That is a huge fee for a farmer's market.
That sounds great! Maybe I can talk to our Master Gardeners group here and get their thoughts. Not sure how we can structure it and what local regulations have to be met. But, you have to start somewhere. I will have lots of maters, zucchini and beans this summer and might as well see if others would like to buy them. Thanks...imafan26 wrote:The city runs a people's market here. It travels from park to park and stays open for only one hour. It was a way for the public to get cheap fresh produce and a way for small farmers to sell their off grade produce.