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Farmers’ market meet and greet, meeting Feb. 7

GRANGEVILLE — Those who are interested in selling their wares at the Grangeville Farmers’ Market this year, or would like to meet some of the vendors who already sell, are invited to stop by the Soltman Center in Grangeville, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital, this Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market committee will be hosting this event and chance to sample some locally made treats.

A new children’s program will be held during the market in 2015 and ideas for this endeavor are sought. This addition is being funded through a grant received from the Grangeville Community Foundation.

“We’re so fortunate to have generous supporters who are investing in Grangeville’s future through their donations to GCF. Their gifts that keep on giving made possible eight community grants in 2014,” said Mary Jahn, GCF board. “GCF is proud to support the important work that Grangeville Farmers’ Market and other Grangeville organizations are doing in our community.”

According to Michelle Perdue, the market season is hoping to be extended this year, starting one week earlier than the past few years.

“The location will remain at the Pioneer Park on East Main Street, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” she said.

The GFM committee is seeking two or three more members with the focus, this year, on strategic planning. Committee meetings are infrequent but important for the future of the market.

Those interested should attend the meet and greet, contact Chris Koehler at 983-6317 or visit the Grangeville Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

An organizational meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., with a recap of the 2014 season, customer survey results, treasurer report, 2015 policy and procedure handout, market manager job description and discussion of the children’s program.


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