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Tuesday Night Farmers’ Market accepting vendor applications

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 | Posted by

Candi Edmondson of Paul’s Produce sells to waiting customers during the Sonoma Tuesday Night Market held at Sonoma Plaza. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / Press Democrat File Photo)

Local farmers, food purveyors, craftspeople and service providers have until Friday (March 1) to apply as vendors for the Tuesday Night Farmers’ Market.

The market, in existence for more than 20 years, runs weekly from May 7 to Oct. 29 at the Sonoma Plaza. It has been managed by the nonprofit Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers’ Market since 2011.

The focus is on providing a sustainable outlet for local farmers to sell their products direct to the public.

“We have many wonderful local vendors and farmers who have participated for years and will undoubtedly be reapplying for this year’s market. But there is always some turnover, too, and we continually hope to expand and improve on what we offer the community,” said Bill Dardon, president of the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers’ Market board.

Vendor applications are available at vomcfm.com, with options for food, farm and arts and crafts. A separate application is available for nonprofit organizations that want to distribute information on the lawn area.

A $35 processing fee is required with all applications except for those from nonprofits.

Applications can be sent by mail or dropped off to The Real Estate Co., 34 W. Spain St.

Vendor selection will be complete by early April. Consideration includes how local the business is, participation in prior years’ markets, suitability and uniqueness of the product or service and locally sourced ingredients.

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Dianne Reber Hart is our Sonoma correspondent.

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