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Canopy Supply and Repair

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Canopy Supply and Repair

There are over 100 canopies currently in use at the Vista Farmers Market and over 1,000 canopies in markets and events in San Diego county. Some need replacing and some need repairing. It is likely that someone could make a business of repairing and replacing canopies at the four dozen farmers markets and at other events in this county alone. If you’re interested, please contact mark@vistafarmersmarket.com

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Understanding Farmers and Makers Absences and Changes

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Understanding Farmers and Makers Absences and Changes

Entrepreneurs use the market to learn, listen and test. Sometimes they decide to change businesses or markets, but more often it means an occasional absence so that they can test an annual event or remake their display or rethink their business. The market provides a wonderful place for them to test and listen, and a wonderful place for you to test and comment.  Most vendors that leave, do so for business reasons. If you like a product or vendor, support them and tell your friends to buy from them too.

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Finding Your Favorite Vendors

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Finding Your Favorite Vendors

There are a variety of local and state regulations that overlap and push against one another in a farmers market. This occasionally requires that, for instance, eggs not be placed in direct sun or farmers not be placed next to non-farmers. We know that making any change can make you work a little harder to find your favorite booth and we appreciate your understanding as we try to balance all the requirements and needs of more than 100 farmers and makers at the market. More changes are coming due to a new state law that takes effect in January.

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Sustainable Santa is Back!

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Sustainable Santa is Back!

Sustainable Santa brings the “Santa’s United” campaign to the Vista Farmers Market in an effort to curb childhood obesity. Santa’s Three Food Rules are aimed at curbing the consumption of the unhealthy sweets and snacks children eat. This is a new movement where “healthy happy Santas” appear at Farmers Markets and children can have their picture taken with Santa for free while being introduced to the joy of sampling fresh whole foods. Sustainable Santa will be sampling “garden bites” at the Vista Farmers Market this holiday season. Santa also has some inexpensive guides that you will find useful this holiday season. If this year’s efforts prove successful, we will attempt to expand the “Santa promotes healthy eating” effort to a significantly larger audience next year. You can reach Santa at...

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Research Volunteer Needed

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Research Volunteer Needed

There are over 50 farmers markets in San Diego county and each week we hear from people who are interested in selling at various markets. The Vista Farmers Market would like to create a single list of information and fees about each market in the county. Once prepared, it would then be available to anyone who requested it. In addition, it would also help guide the Vista Farmers Market’s fee policies. We need someone to gather information about each market’s fees and related policies from websites, visits to the markets, conversations, and phone calls. Please contact Mark at mark@vistafarmersmarket.com if you would like to perform this useful...

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Assistant Sales Manager Needed for Gift Basket Program

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Assistant Sales Manager Needed for Gift Basket Program

The Vista Farmers Market is looking for an Assistant Sales Manger to run the Box and Basket Program. The program, now in its second year, is a wonderful way for customers to surprise and delight their family and friends all over the US with  gifts from their local farmers market. This unique program benefits local farmers, artisans, and craft-people since it is their products that are exclusively featured in the packages. The Assistant Sales Manager position is ideal for a creative individual who is self motivated an interested in assisting with orders, collecting money, gathering crops, gift packaging boxes and shipping the same day for a speedy delivery. Currently, this is a paid seasonal position available October through December, however we will be happy to consider extending the program based on the success of the second year. Please contact Mark at mark@vistafarmersmarket.com if you are interested in this seasonal position. Check out more information about the Box and Basket...

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