Sunday, February 27, 2011

2011 Bounty of the Barrens Market Plans Continue

As another page is turned on the calendar, plans for Bounty of the Barrens Market 2011 continue to fall into place. As you know, the market will be on the lawn of the Barren County Courthouse at the center of the Glasgow square this year. We feel this is the perfect place to bring consumers and growers together for commerce in our community, but the perfect place is also dependent on a lot of puzzle pieces coming together before the market achieves our goals.

This link takes you to an interesting story on the most critical element of a successful farmers market - a great variety of vendors! Right now we are hoping that more local farmers are contemplating the planting of crops that will include a wide variety of local foods that can be sold at Bounty of the Barrens Market. Very soon, this site will feature a new vendor application package on the left side of the page which will detail the latest market rules and specify what steps are necessary to become a vendor at the market.

One of the other things Sustainable Glasgow has gotten a bit behind on as we have worked to plan this year's market is billing folks for annual Sustainable Glasgow membership. The family fee for being a part of our movement is $25. Please accept this as our formal request for you to mail us a check for $25 for your family's 2011 Sustainable Glasgow membership dues. We do need your help, both financially and physically. We are always in need of more volunteers to help us realize our goals.

Stay tuned to this site for upcoming news about our movement!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Little Taste of Spring at BOTBM Tomorrow!

Bounty of the Barrens Winter Market is this Saturday, February 12, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Barren County Cooperative Extension Office on West Main Street. The location is just past Dana Corporation, on the right as you head west on West Main Street.

This is your February chance to purchase local food and crafts from local folks who grew the food locally or made the item locally, and local matters! Want something truly unique and beneficial to the local economy for your valentine? Then come out to see us at the market on Saturday morning. All the cool people will be there.