The vendor meeting on March 29th was a great opportunity to meet local vendors with an interest to make the Oakley Farmers Market the best it can be in its inaugural year! The steering committee members each spoke a bit about their roles on the team and answered questions from the vendors. After distributing information packets and our question and answer session, both committee members and vendors gathered outside the church to explore the space of our future market.
If you are an interested vendor that missed the meeting, don’t worry! It’s not to late to apply! Download our vendor application from the forms page, and get it to Kelly Kimball, our market coordinator ASAP! The deadline for member vendors is April 15th! Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us.
In other market news, Oakley Farmers Market is now part of the Farmers Market Coalition! We’ll be sharing our experiences and learning from others to make the OFM the best neighborhood market in western North Carolina! Also, we are applying for status as a non-profit 501(c)(3), and plan on having a soft opening on May 24th, with the grand opening celebration the following week, May 31st! A lot has been happening, and the steering committee is staying busy. If you would like to provide your input or want to see we’re working on, join us for the next organizational meeting April 12th, 6pm, Oakley United Methodist Church. Thanks for your interest!