Thursday, 15 March 2012

Excellent Turn-Out For Roblin Farmers’ Market Public Meeting

Eleven people interested in vending during the 2012 season attended a planning meeting on March 12. Roblin Farmers’ Market invited customers and potential vendors to voice their interest, concerns, and dreams to long-time members Irene Mitchell and Tamela Friesen. Eleven people attended, including folks desiring to sell vegetables, breads, baked goods, crafts, pastured beef, pastured chickens for meat and eggs, greenhouse tomatoes and peppers, and massage therapy. “We were ecstatic to see such a boost to the number of potential vendors. We’ve been hoping to expand our collective offering and involvement for several years.” Friesen noted.
The Market hoped to find out what customers were looking for in a local market, as well as to encourage more diversity of product and vendors for the 2012 season. “While there are additional rules surrounding selling meat or egg products, there are provisions to make that possible. Vendors will explore options to make this niche product available to customers.” Mitchell said. “We’re also looking at a way to get fair-trade coffees, teas, and chocolates back into the mix.”
The group decided to continue at the Main Street location on Tuesdays. They may decide to open one hour earlier this year, as many customers expressed desire for longer hours. “We hope to make each week an event that locals and tourists look forward to.” Friesen explained. 

Contact:  
Tamela Friesen (937-2113-days)                                
or Irene Mitchell (937-4762)
Roblin Farmers’ Market
Email: tamshome@xplornet.com
 

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