Date of release: February 20, 2018
The Paducah Parks & Recreation Department is inviting potential new vendors for the Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market to attend a vendor information meeting. Two dates are being offered. Potential vendors should attend either Monday, March 19 or Tuesday, March 20. Each meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Parks & Recreation facility located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive. Each potential new vendor must attend one of the two meeting times.
At the new vendor meetings, information will be provided about the application process, hours of operation, and fees in addition to guidelines from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. If a potential vendor cannot make it to one of the meetings, contact Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo Johnson to discuss products, guidelines, and the application process.
For returning vendors, applications will be mailed by the end of February. Returning vendors are asked to return the application and a $75 application fee by the end of business on Friday, March 16.
Johnson says, “Each year I am amazed by the creativity and the wide variety of vendors who participate in the Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market. I encourage everyone to visit the Market each week to see the variety of local products and enjoy an amazing network of small businesses.”
The Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market is located at North Second and Monroe Streets in historic downtown Paducah. It offers a variety of local, homegrown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy products, artwork, and crafts. Vendors will begin setting up and selling April 21 with a grand opening celebration set for May 5. For 2018, Saturdays will have a full market of vendors from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Vendor applications and an overview of the Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market are available at the Parks & Recreation Office. For more information, contact Johnson at 270-444-8508. Also, visit the Farmers’ Market page. On Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/paducah.homegrown/.