A sure sign of Spring is the opening of the Brookside Farmers’ Market. Although we are a few weeks away from the 2015 season, I wanted to blog about the special opportunity the Market provides for non food-related vendors.
Besides the booths that offer locally sourced (within 100 miles) produce, meats and baked goods, the Market has a community tent open to groups in the area. In the past, organizations such as Powell Gardens and the KC Food Circle have set up shop in the space, along with furniture makers, composters, pet adoption services, cooking demos and other vendors. BFM is actively looking for new community groups to display this year. The space is free if there are no sales conducted in the tent. Now is the time the board of the Brookside Farmers Market is taking applications for this space. If you are interested, go to the website for details and the application. It takes about two weeks to process the paperwork, and applications are always welcome.
The 2015 season of the Brookside Farmers Market opens April 18, and continues every Saturday through November 21, from 8am-1pm.