Caledonia farmers market opens in July
The farm market committee is seeking input and interest and has scheduled a meeting for June 30 at 7 p.m. in the town hall.
Earlier this year, the Town of Caledonia board discussed creating a farm market for this summer. Local resident Richard Thomas was also interested in the idea and worked together with Councilperson Pam Rychlicki to research all of the regulations involved with creating a farm market and developing a plan to get it started in July.
The goal is to start out slow and grow the market over the next few summers, Thomas said.
The farm market will be located on the Caledonia Library lawn two Sundays per month in July, August and September. Initially, vendors from the Caledonia and Wheatland area will be considered.
As the market grows, vendors from outside the community will be considered. A minimal fee per day or a flat fee for the entire season will be collected from vendors who wish to have a booth at the market.
All space fees collected will be donated to the Caledonia Library Association.
The Caledonia farmers’ market would like to offer a variety of locally grown and harvested products such as fruits, vegetables, cider, fruit juices, eggs, maple syrup, cheeses, meat and poultry, plants, cut flowers and nursery products, baked goods and wine. Local availability will determine the types of products offered at the farm market.
The market committee will present the draft plans for the upcoming Caledonia Farmers’ Market to interested vendors at the June 30 meeting. Applications for booth space will also be accepted.
You may email questions or request more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at the Caledonia town office, 3109 Main Street, Caledonia.
Complete story appears in the June 18 print edition of the Livingston County News.