BULLETIN BOARD

Seeking Applicants for New Farmers Market in Town of Dumfries

The Town of Dumfries is excited to host a new producer-only farmers market Saturdays 8am-12pm, June 18th through November 19th for the 2022 season (starting in April in future years). We hope you might be interested to join us as partners in bringing fresh local foods to the Dumfries community! If you are interested in joining the Dumfries Farmers Market, please fill out an application via Managemymarket (https://tinyurl.com/DumfriesFMapplynow). Please note that we are approving some vendors on a rolling basis, so do not delay!

You will also find additional information about the market location below. If you have any additional questions about the market in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or to events@dumfriesva.gov or call 571-363-5215. Hope to hear from you soon!

-The Dumfries Farmers Market Team

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ABOUT THE MARKET: The Town of Dumfries is highly invested in the long-term sustainability and success of the Market, and appreciates the value that access to locally grown and produced goods provides our citizens. The farmers market operations team will be spearheaded by the Town of Dumfries under the leadership of Tangi Hill. A paid market management team will also play a key role in supporting daily market operations. The Town of Dumfries also contracted Chelsea Roseberry, a farmers market operator with more than a decade of experience managing some of the most successful markets in DC and Northern Virginia, to play a consultation role in the development of the new farmers market program. The space accommodates up to 40 vendors and their vehicles, plus ample convenient customer parking. Graham Park is a main thoroughfare in Dumfries, minutes from Route 1 in Prince William County (a couple minutes from 95). The next closest farmers markets are 20 minutes in either direction, and the desire for a market has been expressed by the community, so we are confident the market will be a success! There is excellent visibility from the main road, with hundreds of families living in the neighborhoods surrounding the market, many within walking distance. The market is in the heart of the community right next to a park and the middle school. The Town of Dumfries is working hard to promote the market opening throughout the community with a grand opening ceremony, and is printing plenty of signs, feather flags, and distributing promotional flyers throughout the community. They are also planning various community engagement activities to ensure the market is a centerpiece in the community, and its vendors are successful now and in the future. We look forward to working in collaboration with you to make the Dumfries Farmers Market a successful cornerstone of the community for many years to come. Here is a slideshow with a site overview.

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Address:
3800 Graham Park Road

Dumfries, Virginia 22026
Contact Name:
Tangi Hill, Pierre Grahn, Chelsea Roseberry
Contact Email:
events@dumfriesva.gov
Date Posted:
05/06/2022

 

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