The new season starts June 21st. We have submitted a Variance to extend the market through Sept 27th. As soon as the dates are confirmed, the Handbooks and Applications will be available to pick up or download from the website.
Our next committee meeting for January 23rd has been postponed until the dates are set.
Our first season at the new location was a fantastic success! Thanks to all of our vendors, we had the largest turn out of any past season to date. The new location proved to be the key factor in market traffic and it showed with the weekly numbers increasing 100% over last year’s market season. Our weekly average walk through traffic was between 650 and 700 people. Again, a huge THANKS! to all of our vendors this season, you made it all happen with your hard work and fantastic variety of products, we can’t wait to see it grow next year.
We just said goodbye to Rachael Bailey, our Market Manager for four years. Rachael has moved on to other opportunities on the south Oregon coast closer to her family. She will be greatly missed! Moving forward, Grace Smith will be handling Rachael’s duties, so please feel free to give her a shout if you have any questions about the market or if you are interested in being a vendor this next season. She can be reached at (503)738-3311 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on day and time will be posted soon for the Seaside Farmer’s Market Committee meetings that will begin in October. Until then, keep it fresh and keep it local!
There was a great deal of work done in the off season leading up to our new location for the market. It required many to focus and keep looking towards the end goal- the market to have greater visibility and accessibility for all. With everyone working together we managed to secure a new location that met our goals!
Now that we have just finished our first market at the new location we, along with vendors and patrons as well as volunteers, feel that we have hit a grand slam! The first market was a huge success- we couldn’t have asked for better weather, it was perfect! Our volunteers helping throughout the day were incredible, we couldn’t have pulled it off without them! The vendors were amazing with all of their wonderful products! I cannot say enough good things about our vendors, but we wouldn’t have the vendors here if it weren’t for the awesome patrons, all 700+ plus of you who attended or first market. We are overjoyed that it turned out as well as it did, and want you to all continue to come back and see what our vendors have to offer throughout the season as different things become available- that way too you can check out the new vendors who will soon be making their way to our market!
Without any one piece to this puzzle the market would not happen and we want to thank you and let you know how much we truly appreciate all that you have to bring to the market whatever your duties are- and just keep it coming!
Can’t wait to see you all next Wednesday from 3-7 PM at the Broadway Middle School parking lot.
Here are just a few pictures from the first market!