Saturday, January 22, 2011

Farmers Market Meeting, Friday, Jan 21, 2011

Notes on Organizing Meeting concerning a Farmers Market in Mountainair – Friday, Jan 21, 2011, 10 AM at Alpine Alley, submitted by Joan Bybee

Attending: Nancy Stone, Vanessa Vaile, Kay Stillion, Linda Filippi, Kristine Lauritsen, Rebecca Lueras, Celeste Simon, Kathy Davies, Joan Bybee, Addie Draper, Susan Bunnell, Monica Gallion, Nick Franks.

Called to order at 10 am.                                                                                            
  • Nancy suggests setting up subcommittees to get organized.
  • Should we join the NM Farmers Marketing Association?
  • Conference put on by the NM Farmers Marketing Association in Santa Fe on Feb 11-12. Free to 2 members
Rules and regulations Nick, Moni, Addie
  • ‘Vendors must be appropriately licensed’ We should keep copies of the licenses. We should make information available to vendors on what licenses or permits are required.   We need to know as well.
  • Health certificate for food preparation.
  • Local or statewide?
  • Mix of vendors? Local farmers matched with craftspeople.
  • Fee for vendors? Could be different for craftspeople vs. food producers?
  • Budget committee needed.
  • Expenses: sign, marketing, porta-potty, supplies.
  • Market manager for the day, starting time, quitting time, cleanup, licensing, collection of fees, maintaining order, enforcing rules and regs.
Intent? Mission statement.