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 18 or Tuesday, March 19. Each meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Robert Cherry Civic Center located at 2701 Park Avenue. 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.
Returning vendors do not need to attend one of the vendor information meetings. Applications already have been mailed to returning vendors with a deadline of March 15 at 5 p.m. to submit the application along with the $75 fee.
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 27 with a grand opening celebration set for May 4. For 2019, 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 the City website, www.paducahky.gov. On Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/paducah.homegrown/.
Date of release: March 13, 2019