Position: Manager for the Antigonish Farmer’s Market Period of Employment: This is a contract Position from April 1st to December 31st The Manager will be expected for two hours on Fridays to set up the barn and be on site at 7am on Saturdays during Market Season. They should also be available to respond to […]
The latest monthly newsletter from the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia is out!
In September of 2015, a few changes were made to the Nova Scotia Public Market Guidelines. Vendors need to be aware of these changes.
The Board has continued to meet on a bi-weekly basis.
Heather Polson and Sandra Swinkels have both submitted their resignation letters to the Board and as per the bylaws; the Board has asked Keith Spears and Sheldon MacDonald to fill the remainder of their terms on the Board, they have both accepted.
Tara Hunt has offered to be our recording secretary and record minutes at all meetings.
The local food movement sweeping the nation is inextricably linked to farmers’ markets. The markets allow producers and consumers to meet and build relationships around locally-produced food on a weekly basis.
For me, farmers’ markets are a powerful measure of community health and sustainability, and I have had the good fortune of being involved with farmers’ markets as a vendor, board member and researcher since 1995. Four years ago, I began managing a new farmers’ market, and this past winter, I developed and delivered two 40-hour training programs for farmers’ market managers.
I’d like to pass on a few strategies for vendor success, based on my vantage point over the years as both a vendor and market manager.
September marks the return of something wonderful – the 50% Local Food Club! A province wide, month-long initiative designed to increase purchasing and consumption of local food, the 50% Local Food Club aims to support and celebrate food producers and farmers in our province.
Due to the Northeastern Exhibition not being held on the Antigonish Exhibition Grounds this year, the Antigonish Farmers market will remain on the grounds this upcoming weekend and every Saturday through until December 19, 2015.
To all market Members and Vendors – May 30/2015
What your Board has been up to since our last letter to you ….
May 6th – The Board met and discussed correspondence received from two vendors:
The Board is continuing to work on behalf of the membership to secure a permanent location for our Market and to have control over our own future. Last year, after much work, we now know that fixing the 40 year old 4-H barn is not a viable option. Board members continue to meet with the stakeholders of the Exhibition grounds and I can say that we are making progress. Now that the issue of ownership of the grounds and the tax issues have been solved, we can and are moving forward.
Join us on Exhibition Grounds, Saturday May 2nd as we kick-off our 20th season! As always, you’ll find fresh local food, hot meals, handmade craft items, friendly faces and more. We have a full house for our first Market.
Our giveaway for the first Market will be $50 in Market Money and a Farmers’ Market bag to carry all your goodies in!