We are excited to offer our new market share program this season, which will be similar to a CSA but not limited to produce and
fruit (but both will be included). The link to sign up is located at the bottom of the page, and will be active if there are
any market shares available to be sold at this time.
Each week you will get a reusable market bag (or two) with a sampling of different products from around the market that week.
Produce, fruit, bread, baked goods, and then additional add-on items that you will get to choose we be include each week.
Most (hopefully all) items will come from vendors right at the market and give you a chance to sample many of the different amazing
things that the market has to offer each and every week. Our goal with this program is to expand our customer base through offering
a quick and easy method to get a supply of market products who may not be able to attend each week, with our ultimate goal
being these market shares will entice you to come to the market and make other purchases from the vendors in addition to your
To start the 2023 season, we will be offering 40 market shares with the possibility of expanding beyond that number as the season
goes on if we are certain we can fulfill more orders. 22 market shares were sold during pre-order leaving us with 18 market
shares available as of Monday 3/27/2023. Market share registration is now open to anyone interested. For the
remaining shares, the first 13 will be sold first come first serve, and the last 5 will be done via a lottery (if there are
more than 18 registrations). The last day to register is Wednesday March 29th at 11:59pm local time. Anyone who does not get
a market share will be placed on a waiting list in the event more market shares become available or people give up their market
There are three different levels at which you can join, a single share for $20 weekly, a couple share for $40 weekly, or a family
share for $65 weekly. Payments must be made a month in advance and you can get a discount for paying the full fee up front.
Payments will be able to be made in person with cash or check, by sending a check in to our market manager, or you can be invoiced
so that the market share payment can be made online. A convenience fee (5%) will be added to all transactions made with a credit
card. If you fail to make your market share payment for the next month prior to the deadline, your market share will be forfeited
and will be offered to the next person on the waiting list as we anticipate selling out of available market shares.
Market shares will be available for pickup from 5pm to 7pm at the market (in a specific location within the market) each week.
We will have one or two staff members in that area ready to get you your bag (or bags). Market shares can also be delivered within
the local area (map to be uploaded soon) for an additional fee ($10 per week).
If you are unable to pick up your market share for a specific week, you can let us know that ahead of time that someone else will
be picking it up, or you may choose to donate it to the food pantry in our neighborhood for that week.
You have the option to supply your own set of reusable market bags or you can opt for a one time purchase of a set of market
reusable bags that will be yours at the end of the season. You will be responsible for returning your previous weeks bags when you
pick up your current weeks market share so we are ready to get the next weeks shares set up ahead of time. If you fail to return
your market share bags, you will be charged an addition market bag fee to purchase an additional week's supply of bags (which
will also become yours at the end of the season)
There will be a limit to the number of market shares that we are able to fulfill and that number will be posted when sign ups go live
(and the link is posted).
What will be in your market share? This is a brand new program, so we do not have images of what will be in there (YET) but here
is a breakdown of the plan for how the money will be divided:
Produce and Fruit will be allotted 35 to 55% of the funds
Bread will be allotted 10 to 15% of the funds
Baked goods will be allotted 10 to 15% of the funds
Add on items (customers select week to week one month at a time) will take up the remaining funds. These will be a wide range of
items that vendors offer up and may differ week to week. Examples include, maple syrup, micro greens, soaps, hard cider (must be
over 21), jams, pickles, vendor vouchers, and basically anything else from the market that any vendors wish to offer. Occasionally
there may be a special item available that is not available at the market itself and may come from a vendor outside the market, but
this is not the purpose behind the market share and will be used primarily as a method to show potential vendors the demand that
exists for their product in an attempt to attract them to the market as a vendor.
If you have any questions on the market share, please contact Chad Flint at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration link is right here!.