August 8, 2016
Downtown Chandler Community Partnership
Farmers and Vendors: Opportunity at Established Market Awaits
Chandler, Ariz. – For over 10 years, the community has gathered in the heart of Downtown Chandler to stock up on their weekly produce and pantry staples. Now, in celebration of National Farmers Market Week this week, the application for the market is now live for new vendors for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
“We love our market; the vendors, the community that continuously supports our market week after week. We’re now ready to grow, and offer our customers more options and local goods,” says Downtown Chandler Community Partnership Executive Director, Beth Fiorenza.
This new season, expect new activities at the market like kid-friendly yoga, and demonstrations from Lowe’s in addition to established favorites such as monthly library reading time and holiday crafts.
As far as vendor opportunities; “we’re looking for an emphasis on offerings like microgreens and farm grown produce for our customers,” says Deanne Fenton, the Market Manager, “but, we also are searching for unique items that our market doesn’t currently offer like coffee, chocolates, meats, prepared meals and limited craft items.”
While most markets compete for the coveted weekend time slots and vendors have to pick and chose which one to go to, the Chandler Farmers Market benefits vendors by being a weekday market. “It’s unique that we’re a weekday market. It gives vendors an opportunity to make some extra money throughout the week,” says Beth Fiorenza.
In addition, the market fees are some of the lowest of the valley, totaling just $240 for the whole season if you purchase the early-bird package. The early-bird package is available until Friday, Sept. 9. They also offer monthly rates.
The new season kicks off Thursday, Oct. 6 from 3-7 p.m. and continues weekly until the last Thursday in April. All items must be locally made or grown in Arizona. Interested vendors can find the application and additional information at www.downtownchandler.org.
About Downtown Chandler Community Partnership - The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP) is a 501(c) 6 not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of Downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. www.downtownchandler.org