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Carterton Farmers' Market

Not long now, the Carterton Farmers' Market is due to start on the 22nd February 2015 and has a good following of potential stall-holders, buyers and interested parties wanting to get involved. 

The latest information for stall-holders is now on the market website - check out the regulations and guidelines on how you can take part. Any questions can be fielded to the team via email or phone - see details on the website.

Market Equipment

The website also hosts information on where you can buy reasonably priced gazebos, trestle-tables and other paraphernalia. It's important if you are selling food items to ensure that you comply with the council food safety rules and protect your items from the sun and maintain hygiene standards as stipulated in the regulations.

Produce or Creative?

The Farmers' Market is all about showcasing the skilled, resourceful individuals in Carterton who grow, bake, cook and create their wares. The main aim is to bring a resource to the town from local people, to local people. Whether this be fruit and veges for the weekly shop, cakes, breads and other baked goods, jams, pickles and chutneys.

But then this will also be complimented by a smaller range of art, jewellery, furniture and so-on; Carterton is a creative community with some talented individuals who can benefit from this opportunity to get their items seen. With a goal of 70% to 30% of produce vs creative items, this will allow the market to reach a wider audience, draw more visitors and empower more local retailers.

Social Event

Potential Stallholders and event Sponsors are encouraged to join the team at the social on Thursday, 8th January 2015. Come along and meet fellow market-types!

In Conclusion

The market has the potential to be a great asset to the community and to the economic development of Carterton as a whole; but it needs your support. If you are interested, get in touch with the team to tell them what you can offer - whether products or sponsorship in exchange for promotion of your business.

Article published Wednesday 7th of January 2015

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