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Cloverdale Farmers’ Market Announces 2013 Calendar

The Cloverdale Main Street Board is looking to increase opportunities for sales and activities at their farmers’ market by announcing a 2013 calendar with new dates. Noting the success of last year’s early garden and flower plant sales, the Cloverdale market will open Saturday, April 20th and run through each Saturday in May from 10 a.m. to noon (or later) for gardeners who raise their own garden plants from seed to sell their excess. As well, gardeners who have an abundance of perennials in need of division or, again, raise flowers from seed have this opportunity at the Cloverdale market to sell. It should be noted NO wholesale plant sales are allowed. Only individuals who raise their own plants are allowed to participate. The early market opening also allows those who have an abundance in their early garden produce (lettuces, peas, onions, etc) a place to sell these early crops at a market. The last Saturday in June is the usual ‘kick off ’ date marking the start of broader produce offerings at the farmers’ market in Cloverdale. June 29th is that date for 2013. Market hours starting then will be 8 a.m. to noon. A vendor interested in this market should understand their market produce must be locally grown from within Putnam County and/or within a 25-mile radius of Cloverdale. Again, no wholesaling is allowed. The market exception is melons and cantaloupe.

It should also be noted the early spring market, as well as the June market, allows those who make their own crafts, pottery or art goods to participate throughout the season.

This year, for the first time in the history of the market, a one-time fee to participate in the Cloverdale Farmers’ Market will be assessed. A $20 one time fee allows a vendor to participate in the market for the entire 2013 season. The fee helps with the maintenance and upkeep of the property, as well as other obligations associated with the market.

The Cloverdale Farmers’ Market is held at Logan and Lafayette Streets in Cloverdale. Vendors provide their own canopies and tables. Questions concerning the Cloverdale Farmers’ Market should be directed to Judy Whitaker (765-795-6211) or email cloverdalemainstreet@gmail.com . A vendor form may be sent upon request.

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