The Chillicothe Farmers Market will have its annual meeting on Monday, March 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Royal Inn Pizza meeting room, 750 Washington St. in Chillicothe.
The Chillicothe Farmers Market will have its annual meeting on Monday, March 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Royal Inn Pizza meeting room, 750 Washington St. in Chillicothe. Agenda items for the meeting include planning and budgeting for advertising and events, setting dues and election of officers and board. Anyone interested in selling processed food at the market is invited to attend the Food Vendor Certification and Annual Renewal session at 6:00 pm at the above location. Items such as baked goods, jams, jellies made in a home kitchen may be sold at the Market once this certification requirement is fulfilled. Anyone interested in selling frozen meats or eggs is also invited to attend and learn more about requirements for sale of these products at Market. If you are new to Farmers Market we invite you to a Question and Answer Session at 5:45 pm at the above location. The “Local Foods” movement has created more demand for quality produce which Chillicothe Farmers Market has over 30 years of history offering fresh homegrown produce, meat, honey and eggs. The Market has open memberships for new growers and producers to help meet the increased demand. “The Q&A Session will be an opportunity to learn from experienced vendors. Get tips on what works for them; from display to packaging and pricing as well as health department requirements,” said Market Master Tonja Tiemeyer. Resource and information handouts will be available. All bonafide growers and producers of quality goods from Livingston and the surrounding Green Hills counties are welcome to attend the meeting and to sell at the Market. Products that can be sold at the Market include all locally grown, whole, fresh vegetables and fruits in season or extended season, herbs & spices, plants, flowers, specialty or value added products (honey, jams, etc), fresh whole eggs, frozen meats, baked items and arts and crafts that are grown, processed or produced by the member. For more information contact Tiemeyer at 660-938-4645.