Farmers market fees waived

Good news for anyone thinking of selling their wares at the new farmers market-fees for the first three markets will be waived, Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts announced Friday.

Vendors will still be required to sign a contract to participate in the market, which begins 11 August. Mr. Tibbetts said the fee-waived markets will give vendors feedback on what products are selling best before they begin paying for their stalls on 1 September.

At a recent planning meeting for the ‘Market at the Grounds’, two vendors, Chris Galbraith and Edney McLean, were elected to the market’s organising committee. Mr. Galbraith is the owner of Advantage Graphic Design and Advertising Ltd and Mr. McLean is an artist and active supporter of heritage in East End.

Those at the meeting also discussed the situation where residents may have smaller amounts of goods they would like to sell but do not want to pay for a stall. Mr. Tibbetts encouraged backyard gardeners and crafts people to find a vendor at the market to sell products for them, and for vendors to contact small producers. Gina Bodden at the Agriculture Department is working to put them in contact with one another, and can be contacted on 947-3090, Mr. Tibbetts added.

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