Please join us March 29 to discuss changes to the Sitka Farmers Market

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The Sitka Local Foods Network will be making changes to the Sitka Farmers Markets in 2016. Past and prospective vendors are invited to join us for a meeting to discuss the changes from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at the Westmark Sitka Hotel banquet room.

The Sitka Local Foods Network will have a new leadership team in place for this year’s markets, which will take place from July through September. Learn how to grow your small business and cottage food businesses at the markets. Vendors who register their booths or tables at the meeting will receive a 5 percent discount on their table fees.

For more information, contact Matthew Jackson at (907) 821-1412 or send email to sitkalocalfoodsnetwork@gmail.com.

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• Please join us Feb. 17 to discuss changes to the Sitka Farmers Market

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The Sitka Local Foods Network has some changes in store for the way it runs the Sitka Farmers Market, and we want you to be a part of those changes and we want to hear your input.

We’re hosting an informational session, a Q&A if you will, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Sitka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall (408 Marine Street, parking off Spruce Street). The meeting should run for about an hour.

The gist of the meeting is that there are two challenges the Sitka Farmers Market needs to overcome for the 2016 season:

  1. How can we make the Sitka Farmers Market financially sustainable?
  2. Historically we have avoided holding Sitka Farmers Markets on Chelan Produce days. Chelan Produce has changed its schedule, so how can we best adapt our schedule?

We will have a short presentation, followed by Q&As and discussion. Anyone interested in the Sitka Farmers Market is welcome.

Traditionally farmers markets are run by the vendors who benefit from them, so please come and let your thoughts be heard. We value your input and want to empower you to create a successful market together. And we will have snacks.

For more information, email sitkalocalfoodsnetwork@gmail.com.