STURBRIDGE — There’s a new farmers market coming to town, and vendors interested in taking part may now submit applications.
The Sturbridge Farmers Market is slated to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays from June 24 through September 30. Though the market doesn’t open until late June, now is the time to apply, organizers told The Citizen Chronicle.
All vendors must apply using the Sturbridge Farmers Market online form, accessible by clicking here. Vendors are required to provide proof of insurance to the market’s planning committee and requested documents may be emailed to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the town’s website, organizers wrote: “The Sturbridge Farmers Market was created to provide a cooperative community for small scale local agricultural and artisan products, striving to enrich the quality of life in our area by providing a healthy community activity that promotes wellness in a wholesome, social gathering place.”
The committee is led by chairwoman Rebecca Gendreau and vice chairman Eric Azevedo, along with treasurer Susan Kline. Committee members also include Brooke Azevedo, Lisa Beaudin, Roy Bishop, Steven Hall, Shayna Piascik, and Leslie Wong.
The panel’s mission statement reads as follows: “The Sturbridge Farmers Market endeavors to contribute to and encourage the success of local food growers and artisans, strengthen our food economy with high quality, safe food, and serve as a community gathering place where local farmers and entrepreneurs can sell directly to the consumer. Our goals are to improve opportunities for all in our community by promoting and encouraging local economic development as well as social and community building through educational and family-friendly activities. By facilitating such commerce, the market strives to meet the needs of the local consumer while encouraging sustainable agriculture in New England.”