By Sue Moore
Craft items will be included for the first time in eight years of the existence of the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market. Carol Meyer-Niedzwiecki, co-market manager has announced that a Makers Mart will take place during the regular market hours on Friday, July 21 and Friday, September 15 from 2-6 p.m. at the community pavilion.
Shoppers will have a chance to browse the work of local artists, artisans and crafters who make and sell homemade goods. “This is a chance for the Farmers’ Market to allow these specialty products that people love to shop for at other boutique events,” said Meyer-Niedzwiecki.
“We have lots of requests from ‘makers’ each year and haven’t been able to accommodate them because of space limitations. We decided to utilize the space outside of the pavilion for vendors with pop-up tents to exhibit and sell their wares. We’re hoping to give these unique products a market place.” The same day in July will feature Kids’ Plate, a fun time for children to make their own fruit or vegetable dish.
Makers who wish to register must do so in advance by calling Meyer-Niedzwiecki at 269-568-0580 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadlines of July 14 and September 8. It will be first come, first serve for booth locations on the lawn of the pavilion.