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Returning MVFM Vendors, Potential Vendors & Volunteers— Open House Saturday May 18th 10:00 a.m. – Noon

May 10th, 2013 at Fri, 10th, 2013 at 6:49 pm by Larry Baumgart

With a little more than a month before the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market opens for business on June 15, it is almost time for the annual Vendors’ Orientation. This year’s Vendor Orientation will be held at Rock Creek Elementary School on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The Orientation is for those vendors already signed up and for potential vendors looking for additional information.   Victoria Laise-Jonas, Market Manager, encourages all vendors and those considering a Market booth to attend.  “Come to get all of your questions answered, meet other existing vendors or potential vendors, meet the staff and volunteers associated with the Market, receive objective and encouraging feedback, and finalize your paperwork! This will be well worth your time,” said Laise-Jonas. Potential volunteers are also encouraged to attend to meet staff and to find out how they can best share their time and talent to “make our local Market the best one in the area!”

There still remains space for local farmers and growers, processed food vendors, and artisans and crafters to register for a stall.  Last season an average of 1425 customers visited the Market each Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Since the Market will be open this season until 2:00, the potential for customers and purchases is even greater, according to Victoria Laise-Jonas, Market Manager.  “I wish to encourage everyone considering this wonderful opportunity to think about the potential it offers…not only in terms of sales and some added income, but in providing a venue for your talent and hard work, and in helping our community to buy goods in their own backyard. Not only that, but you’ll get a chance to see all of your friends and neighbors at our fabulous Farmers’ Market!”  While all vendor applications are being accepted, the Board is especially looking for artisans/crafters. 

Applications and further information are available at www.maplevalleyfarmersmarket.org or (425) 463-6751.  Friend us on “Facebook!”   Note:  This article was written by Brooke Dillon and posted by Victoria Laise Jonas

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