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Vendor Newsletter for October 22, 2016
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One Important (Not-So-Fun) Issue and One Fun Call for Participation...

  • First, there was an unfortunate situation that happened last Saturday with a gentleman with a Trump sign who was asked to leave the Market. There was some outrage on social media and threats of boycotts or picketing this Saturday. Julie believes that the matter has been resolved peaceably and that there should be no further issues, but just in case, she wants to remind all vendors that, if boycotters or picketers show up, please be friendly and/or ignore them--do not engage them. It will be business as usual at the Market. Click on this link to learn more about the exchange that occurred between Julie and the gentleman with the Trump sign, which also includes the Market's policy on politics and neutrality.
  • Second, we have a super fun activity planned for all vendors for Saturday, October 29, and we are asking for your participation. We are going to have a vendor pumpkin decorating/carving contest! Win the title of "Most Creative Vendor" to earn bragging rights and social media glory. All participants in the contest will receive a $10 discount off November's Shared Marketing Costs. Don't forget to purchase your pumpkins from one of the Market's produce vendors this Saturday!

Welcome Back, Fall... We Missed You!

It's finally starting to feel like Autumn, and it looks like tomorrow should be sunny and cool--a beautiful day with lots of great things happening at the Market and in Downtown Lakeland. Tomorrow is going to be a big day with so many fun things to do. We can't wait to see you all at the Market!
 
Eat Local      Shop Local

Produce Picks of the Week

Vendor Specials

Red Roof Farms is a family-owned and operated beekeeping business located in Lakeland. They are actively involved in all things bees. Please stop by their tent to say hello, ask questions, sample their honey, or see live honeybees in an observation hive. The Queen Bee will be present and ready to offer Market customers the chance to find her! 
Bring the garden into your bathtub! Check out Pirulina Handcrafted Bath Products' Lavender Fields soap. Plus, if you buy four bars of soap, you get one of the following soaps for free: Mocha, Mint Chocolate Mocha, Tobacco Flower, or Gobi Gold! 
Brighten up your garden, walkway, doorway, patio, or any outdoor area with a whimsical, hand-painted concrete stepping stone from Soul-House Art. Every week they have new designs, and custom orders are always welcome.
Brittany Blossoms offers a different selection of cut flowers and potted herbs every week. Choose from over two dozen types of herbs and potted plants--from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme to Habanero Peppers and Catnip!

Call for Musicians!

Jim Luna, the Market Manager, is currently looking for new musical talent to entertain Market customers on Saturdays. If you are interested, or if you know someone who might be interested, either email Jim at dfcmmanager@gmail.com or talk to him directly at the Market. Please provide a a recorded sample of your work.
Do you--or does someone you know--have a SNAP card?
Individuals with a SNAP Access EBT card can receive $10 of free Florida produce if they spend $10 on their card. Stop by the FAB/Market Information tent for more information!

New Market Footprint:

Due to the construction on NoBay Village, the Market now stretches directly north from the train tracks, up North Kentucky Avenue, across Pine Street and Bay Street, all the way to Oak Street. That's over four blocks of Market fun! There is parking conveniently located at both ends of the market--on Oak Street and across the train tracks by Munn Park. As always, there is also on-street parking on Tennesee Ave. and Pine St. 

Holiday Schedule

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market will be closed on Saturday, December 24, but we will be open on Saturday, December 31.

Market T-Shirts For Sale for $10 

T-Shirts are available at the Market in three colors: sandstone, olive green, and an earthy orange. In order to ensure you get your size and desired color, you can also purchase your shirt online and pick it up at the Market.

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Remember to recycle your used, clean plastic bags at the Market!
Or pick up a new, reusable Market shopping bag for $1 at the FAB/Information Tent!

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