Landrum Farmers Market meeting draws crowd
Published 11:58 am Friday, March 10, 2023
New website and programs announced
LANDRUM – On Thursday, March 9, the Landrum Farmers Market held a meeting at the Market Pavilion at 103 N Randolph Ave, Landrum, at 5:30 p.m. There were approximately 100-150 people in attendance.
Market volunteer manager Lisa Gunter covered various topics including farmer’s sales tax exemptions and issues regarding business licenses.
Gunter also announced that the market is working on a new website, which will include a vendor list and business sponsors. The website is planned to be operational by the end of April.
Market vendors Lee Johnson, Kristin Johnson and Stacey Childers were introduced as members of the market’s new advisory board. Gunter said she was “very excited about the advisory board, and what they’re going to help us with. [They will] set the direction of the market.”
Assistant Manager Joann James reported the development of the Little Sprouts Garden Club, set to begin around the end of April. The club will involve a garden for children, with meetings teaching children about gardening, as well as scavenger hunts. James also told those in attendance about the upcoming Craft Fair in the market square. The Craft Fair will be held once a month, six times in the season, in the field just outside of the market.
Another attraction being organized is A Taste of the Market, which will showcase local restaurants and produce. The display is being planned for July and is still under development.
A national quilt show will also be taking place on June 17 on Trade Street.
The Landrum Farmers Market houses 57 vendor slots; 33 pull-in slots and 24 in the middle of the building. The fee for a vendor spot will be $15 per day this year, an increase from last year’s rate of $10. A season-long vendor spot will be $250, up from $100 last year.
In operation from April until October, the market’s hours are every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Setup begins at 7 a.m.