SN Wraps Up First Season of Mid-Island Farmers Market

The first season of Sustainable Nantucket’s Mid-Island Farmers Market at 113 Pleasant Street has come to a close, but SN staff and volunteers, encouraged by the positive response to the Market, are already thinking ahead to the 2012 season.

The Mid-Island Market, which ran from July 12th through August 30th, was conceived with the goal of making the Market experience convenient and accessible for those who are unable to attend the Saturday Farmers & Artisans Market at its downtown location, and for those who would like to supplement their Saturday Market shopping. The Mid-Island Market featured Island growers and food vendors only – unlike the Saturday Market which also includes Artisan vendors. SN has recognized the need for a mid-island, mid-week Market for some time, and after much hard work and planning on the part of SN staff and Market committee members, was finally able to make this Market a reality for the height of the summer season – July 12th through August 30th.

Market attendance nearly doubled over the course of seven weeks, and shoppers at the Tuesday Market responded positively to the location and hours. Some shared constructive feedback about the things they’d like to see at next year’s Mid-Island Market, and that feedback will be taken into consideration during the planning stages for the 2012 season.

Mid-Island Market information, along with the Downtown Farmer & Artisans Market information, vendor applications, and handbooks for the 2012 season will be available in early 2012.

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