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Hammond Farmers Market seeks manager

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HAMMOND - The newly established Hammond Farmers and Artisans’ Market is looking for an interested person or vendor to manage the weekly event.

The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Hammond Museum, 1 N. Main St. Organizers are hoping to begin operations by mid-June and keep the market going into the early fall.

The manager’s duties include recruiting vendors, attending the market, enforcing the regulations, and reporting to the market’s board of directors.

The position is on a volunteer basis. However, any vendor wishing to take on these responsibilities will have their seasonal fee waived.

The market is looking for a variety of vendors including produce, meats, plants, flowers, food products, and arts and crafts items that “fit with the farmer’s and artisan market theme,” Mary D. Hamilton, organizer, said.

The seasonal fee for vendors is $50 if paid by opening day, $60 if paid after. The cost is $10 per week for those not interested in purchasing a season vendors pass.

“Fees collected will be used to offset costs of organizing and maintaining the market,” Mrs. Hamilton said.

The market is a part of Hammond’s newly formed Economic Development Committee’s plan to bring new to Hammond.

Anyone interested in this position or any vendor interested in an application to participate in the market should contact Lori Thistle at 324-5032 or thisllyn58@gmail.com.

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