Farmer's market to return in May

Volunteers needed to help with tents, man booths.

Page’s inaugural farmer’s market last summer was far more successful than many expected it to be, said Judy Franz, Executive Director for the Chamber Page/Lake Powell.

Moving forward the Chamber hopes to build off last season’s success and add more vendors and variety to the 2018 farmer’s market.

Franz wants to continue with the quality produce that made last season a success, and this year she’d like to add vendors selling baked goods, arts and crafts and coffee.

Anyone planning on selling baked goods at the farmer’s market needs to have and display a Coconino County food handler’s permit, a confectioner’s license and a license to sell.

As the farmer’s market expands and grows more popular the Chamber needs more people to volunteer. Volunteers would help set up and take down E-Z Ups, man the chamber booth, and help out vendors. The Chamber needs a minimum of two volunteers each Saturday.

“It would be nice to have a large group of volunteers helping out, that way one group might only need to do it once every four or five weeks,” said Franz.

The city has ten E-Z Ups for use. If you’d like to use one you need to arrange with the city or the Chamber to reserve one. Two to four tables can fit beneath each tent. Vendors need to bring their own table and chairs.

“I’ve had so many positive remarks from the public about last year’s farmer’s market,” said Franz. “It really became a great social event that people looked forward to each week.

Page’s farmer’s market is scheduled to return on May 12 and run through Sept. 29. It will be held every Saturday morning from 8am to 11am.

To volunteer call Judy Franz at the Chamber at 645-2741.


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