Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dates for 2011 Market Season

Yes, we've already set dates for the 2011 season! Get your seed catalogs ready and call your small engine repair guy about your tiller issues because I'm certain many of you are already scheming planning for next year.
Holidays when the market will be closed in 2011: May 28th, July 2nd, and September 3rd. The committee went over this fore a while. We know that many of you have family visiting for holidays, and you would love to show them our wonderful market. However, the market season is long, and in an effort to not overwork our vendors, we decided to continue with last year's policy of closing for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
Opening Day: May 7th! It's the day before Mother's Day, so mark your calendars.
Closing Day: October 22nd!
Plant Sale: We know that many of our vendors have bedding plants, so this year we'll have special dates for plant sales in April. Right now, we're planning on April 23rd and April 30th. We'll get details about those in a couple of weeks, but we've had a lot of requests for opening in April. We were a little hesitant since our season is so long already, but we're looking to do something dfferent with these special days in April. There is a requirement to have 8 vendors committed for each of these dates, so if you have plants that you want to sell, be sure to talk to your network of other growers about selling at the market in April.
Roving Market Days: We will probably have a couple of dates when we set up the market somewhere else. We'd like to do this in cooperation with some of the festivals in DeSoto and work with the city and Chamber of Commerce. We're thinking that May 14th might be on Main St. and September 17th in Walther's Park, but we'll be sure to get more details as plans are finalized.

Merry Christmas!

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