Press Release For Market 2017
Yarmouth Farmers Market Introduces NEW “Seasonal Shopper” Incentive Program and Expands Food Voucher Assistance Program in 2017
Market Runs Thursday, June 1st - Thursday, October 12th, 3-6pm
Yarmouth, Maine - The Yarmouth Farmers Market will kick-off the third season at 317 Main Community Music Center on June 1st with 15 seasonal vendors. Each week the market mix will also include several guest vendors, a food truck, an ice cream cart and live music supplied by 317 Main faculty, friends and students.
The market will run on Thursdays 3-6 PM, from June 1st through October 12th, with vendors setting up in the parking lot and on the lawn of the music center, located at 317 Main Street. Parking is available on Main Street and in the lot across the street at Sacred Heart Church.
Customers will be pleased to see many of their favorite vendors from 2016 along with some new additions.
Confirmed Seasonal (every week) Vendors for the 2017 season include:
Andrews Farm - Organic Produce
Artisans of Railroad Square - Crafts
Bad Rabbit Flowers - Cut Flowers
Cantrell Seafood -Shellfish & Fish
Designs at 240 - Silver & Stone Jewelry
From The Country Farm - Goat’s Milk Products
Handy’s Market Ice Cream Cart - Shaker Pond Ice Cream
Liquid Riot - Craft Maine Beer
Old Haven Farm - Meats, Preserves, Produce
R & L Berry Farm - Honey, Berries, Breads, Cookies
Spring Brook Farm - Produce, Eggs, Meats
Spun Bakery - Baked Goods, Coffee, Teas, Iced Drinks
Still Brook Acres - Raw Milk, Yogurt, Hard & Soft Cheese, Meats
Tender Soles Farm - Organic Produce & Herbs
The Upper Farm - Alpaca Yarn, Heritage Pork
The Yarmouth Farmers Market has grown steadily since its relocation to 317 Main in 2015.
“In year three, our goal is to solidify the regular customer base and provide more access to neighbors in need of food assistance,” said YFM Manager Amy Sinclair.
To meet the first goal, the market is introducing a new Seasonal Shopper Punch Card.
For every $100 spent, customers will receive a $5 gift card to spend at the market AND their name will be entered in a drawing to win a $200 gift basket filled with market merchandise. Seasonal Shopper cards will be available at the market, at 317 Main, and at participating businesses around town. In addition to creating a great shopping experience, the Yarmouth Farmers Market seeks to be a community gathering place. The market’s host organization, 317 Main Community Music Center will once again provide their venue and live acoustic music on the porch throughout the summer. “317 Main is always looking for ways to bring the community together,” said John Williams, 317 Main Executive Director. “By providing a combination of great food, music and ideas, we hope people will want to stay and hang out with us for the afternoon and support the local economy.”
The market is also pleased to expand the Food Voucher Program which was first introduced in 2016. $15 vouchers will be available both at the Yarmouth Food Pantry and at the market information booth to any Yarmouth resident, 18 or older, who is in need of food assistance.
The vouchers are meant to be used as a match, so that a family’s money can go twice as far at the market.
Every dollar spent at the Yarmouth Farmers Market goes directly to Maine farmers, fishermen, entrepeneurs and artists. Thank you for your support!