Claremont Farmers Market Seeking Vendors

Spaces still available for 2019 season

Spring’s arrival brings more than warm sunny weather and garden beds filled with colorful flowers. Farmers markets are well into their planning stage, and Claremont’s is no exception.

Organizers are looking for volunteers, sponsors, and agricultural, crafts and prepared-food vendors as well as food trucks. Full-time vendor fees are $221 for 17 weeks plus $10 application fee. Part-time vendor fees are $16 per week plus $10 application fee.

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The Market, an activity of the Parks and Recreation Department, will be located in its new location in Broad Street Park, the busy heart of Claremont. It will be held Saturdays, May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) through September 14, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

As in 2018, the Farmers Market will feature the 8-week Power of Produce (POP) program (dates to be determined), which promotes healthy eating and living. Kids can come to the POP table and get a passport that will be stamped each week they attend, plus a shopping tote. Scavenger hunts will have the kids going to different vendors to get questions answered about their farm and food. At the end of the activity they’ll get $3 in POP bucks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

Visitors will be able to swipe EBT cards (issued through SNAP, the State’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) on wireless machines. They’ll get $1 tokens to match the amount they take off, and use them to make purchases at food-eligible vendors.

They can also take advantage of Granite State Market Match (GSMM) funds, which provide up to a $10 match to purchase fresh produce. For example, if shoppers take off $10 from an EBT card, they’ll get $10 in GSMM coupons.

Weekly entertainment will be provided with sounds from local groups.

A weekly newsletter will feature information on the vendors, weekly entertainment, special events and activities, recipes using food sold at the market, and how to get discounts at the market.

Questions? Contact Debbie Tardiff, Coordinator, at 603-504-0288 or ClaremontFarmersMarketnh@gmail.com.

For more information or to sign up as a vendor, visit 

http://www.claremontnh.com/residents/departments/parks-and-recreation/farmers-market.aspx.

Sign up for the weekly newsletter at mailchi.mp/ea713bdf82a5/claremontfarmersmarketnh.

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