Vista Farmers Market Newsletter May 2017

Gotten a little lost in the Parking Lot?
The parking lot now has marked rows — each row has a color-box with a letter inside. From A on up. Check the row you parked in as you walk into the market, and at least remember the color of the box . . . it will get you to the right row.

You are Deputized for Pets
Pets are not allowed in the market. Signs are posted. The County regulates pets at any event that offers food. It is against the law to have a pet in the market, only service animals are allowed. Signs are posted at each entrance. Market staff stays busy enough that we cannot catch each pet. You can be a pet deputy and remind people that pets are not allowed in the market. Be polite and let them know.

Locked Gate from shopping center just south of the Courthouse. Sometimes the shopping center locks the gate between their parking lot and the Courthouse parking lot. Let any business you participate with up there that you want to be able to park up and walk down, or park down and walk up. This gate is operated by the shopping center, not the market.

Customer Time Deputies
Customers are now empowered to catch any maker or farmer in the regular weekly market, if they do not have a table with product on it (or a sign saying “sold out”) in their booth until at least 1:10 pm — your reward is $1.00 from the farmer. (At least, use this as a reminder that participants should not pack up early.)

Honey Extraction Demonstration
On May 13th at the Vista market, Max will again extract honey, give customers a taste, and show customers how honey gets from the bee to the jar.
Bag Exchange
If you have a bin or box of reusable cloth bags that you don’t want (or just one!) or that have your business promoted on them — the Vista Market’s Bag Exchange could use them.
People can leave or take reusable cloth bags in the cart at the market. Share today!

Cooking Demonstration
Each month at the Wellness Event, our market chef cooks and samples items from the market to potential customers. Keep an eye out for Mary ‘Klibs’ Dralle.

Events coming up

Truck RoundUp – Saturday September 23rd
we are looking for more trucks, of any kind, to participate. It’s a good chance for a local business (with a truck) to show-off their vehicle and get FREE visibility. Spaces are free.

Jewelry Jamboree – Saturday November 4th
the Vista market’s annual event for jewelry makers, space still available.

Kids, Teens, and Tweens Market – Saturday August 5th
Returns to the Vista market for the fourth year.

Wellness Event – every month
monthly event for services or products that add to people’s health and happiness.

Minimum Fee for Farmers has been lowered 75% – –
the minimum farmer fee is now $2 (down from $8)

Predicted Rain and the Vista Farmers Market
The Vista market is open in all weather. Truly.
We’ve been flooded by a broken pipe, we were still open.
We’ve gone through heavy rain, and big wind, still open.
We will be there, ready for you.

One smart way to check the rain is to check TWO things . . .
check the amount of rain predicted for the day (or the hour) and
check the likelihood of rain, the percentage.

Often it is something like . . . 25% chance of 4/100s of an inch of rain for the whole day.