Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Vendor Meeting Rocked!

Last night we had about fifty folks join us for our Bounty of the Barrens Market Vendor Meeting. This was organized as an informational session to aid those interested in becoming vendors at the market. The response was overwhelming! It is clear that there are many local folks who want to come to Glasgow and sell their produce and products that they so proudly and expertly grow and provide.

A day at the BOTBM should become THE thing to do in the region on Saturdays. We are clearly going to have a lot of fantastic vendors. In addition, we plan on having local musicians perform and local chefs preparing food for consumption as patrons shop and enjoy the music from their neighbors.

Mike Maggard is working with Sustainable Glasgow to book a variety of bluegrass or country bands for one hour performances (11am-12pm) at the BOTBM in Glasgow every Saturday from May until October. Think "Concert in the Park" only at the "Bounty of the Barrens" farmers market. PA is provided for the Bands. Please call Mike direct at 270-404-5707 if you wish to perform or want to recommend someone.

All we really need now is another volunteer like Mike for our cooking demonstrations. Are there any volunteers out there? We need to organize and schedule which Saturdays that different local restaurants might want to send a chef to BOTBM for demonstrations, cooking classes, or even just general sale of food for a profit! We are also interested in allowing local non-profits...athletic teams, chruches, clubs, etc. to come in and cook as a fund raiser for their respective organizations. We just need someone to step up and organize this!

1 comment:

bill travis said...

I was really pleased with the enthusiasm of the attendees. BOTB will be a great market and an asset for the community.
Special thanks to Lauren Ray for her planning and preparation of the meeting and her work in soliciting vendors.
Again, I want to thank Suzanne Barrow and St. Andrews Church for all their hard work in creating the first vibrant and successful farmers market in Glasgow. She has set the bar high for us. I appreciate her confidence in SG and her sharing of knowledge and experience as we work to expand on what she created.