This page contains news, event information, and other items added by the market managers. If you are a customer, you may also have received some of these entries in your weekly emails.
For future markets:
It has come to our attention that when live plants (anything containing soil) are brought to market, some are allowed to be on the tables, while others are put under the tables. There are reasons for this; but nonetheless, so that everyone is treated exactly the same, ALL live plants will go on the floor because we do not have table space to accommodate all plants. We realize that this may be problematic for those smaller containers (e.g., 6-packs) that were previously put on the tables so they didn’t get accidentally kicked/knocked over or overlooked, so please consider bringing some sort of container that will raise them up off the floor. You may use an upside-down box or cooler or anything that accommodates your plants, but make sure it is clearly labeled with your farm name. If it is not, it may not be there the next time you want to use it at market.
All meat and eggs must also go under the tables in appropriately sized coolers. Meat and other items may NOT go in the same coolers; you may need two coolers if you have two different types of sales.
Also, if you are a grower who uses coolers, make sure they are clearly marked with your farm name on the exterior of the cooler. And make sure that they are cleaned. Just look and sniff – some look dirty but smell OK; others look OK, but smell “not quite right.” You all know what that is like!
As we come into having more and more produce, please make sure your produce is clean. If it has to be washed, make sure it is DRY. If there are any puddles/drips of water coming from your bags or produce, we will notify you.
If you have both on-table and off-table orders, you may consider making additional signage so your spots can be labeled for easier access when the volunteers fulfill orders. We always encourage you to make your own signs; color and creativity count when it comes to attracting attention of customers as they come through the line (for those who do).
As always, properly label your orders. You do not have to print out your labels (although that is so easy through the software on the My Account page), but be sure all the pertinent information is clearly on your label.
We will have a larger market this week – the first large market of the spring season. Be sure you are totally checked in NO LATER THAN 4:15 — not only for the market tomorrow, but for all markets until further notice. If you have an emergency, know that you will not be able to reach us after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. If you call, e-mail, or text we probably/possibly not receive your communication until after market — may not be till 7:00 p.m. If you are not checked in and your customers arrive for their products, it will just be marked as missing and subtracted from your next check.
Last week some Growers did not receive their Harvest E-Mail (Sales Notification). If you did not receive that e-mail, contact us using this address: firstname.lastname@example.org .