Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center
WHEN: Seasonally – Weekly on Saturdays – 9AM to 1PM – May thru late September
2018 Season: Saturday, May 12, 2018 thru Saturday, September 22, 2018
WHERE: Chestnut Street,
New Wilmington PA
(Lawrence County Pennsylvania Farmers Markets.)
The Fresh Marketplace is located in a five-bay garage directly behind Mugsies Coffee House (which is on Market Street in New Wilmington PA.)
DESCRIPTION: The Wilmington area community has a central location to buy and sell locally grown and raised food, locally produced personal care products, and support locally inspired arts, crafts, and entertainment as well as a venue to share our collected wisdom with each other. Our opportunity is here!
A recently formed band of determined dreamers bound by their love of the Wilmington area community submitted a request to the New Wilmington Borough council members for the transformation of an old borough maintenance building into the New Wilmington Center. We’ve been officially granted the use of this historical building that stands in the alley just behind Mugsie’s Coffee House.
Fresh Marketplace is a farmer’s market but it’s much more than a farmer’s market. First off, we have a building with plenty of room to store tables, chairs, display materials, and even product between each market day. Each Saturday morning market is a community event complete with the Homegrown Music Stage, Fresh Learning Demonstration, and Junior Pioneer Activity.
Lastly, the Fresh Marketplace Planning Committee realizes that not all growers and/or producers have the time and resources to sow the seeds, cultivate, fertilize, harvest, clean, package, and sell their product. Nor should you be expected to do it all. So we have volunteers ready to sell your products at the Fresh Marketplace for you. All you have to do is drop-off your product and we’ll secure your cash for pick-up at your convenience. In exchange for our help, we’re asking for a small donation per each market to raise funds for the piecemeal renovation of the community building. As the building takes shape with the help of your donations so will New Wilmington Center projects like quilting classes, small engine repair classes, music lessons, stained glass workshops, gardening classes, a tool lending library, and more.
The only way to sustain the vitality of our Fresh Marketplace is to consistently provide local goods week after week to the community. We are here, with a growing number of volunteers, to learn about the challenges to growing our local food system and help in any way we can to get your products to market.
We’re looking for vendors who are looking to sell locally grown, locally made, and locally thought of goods.
Food vendors wanted to serve food at our event (food trucks, food trailers, caterers, etc.)
EVENT CONTACT: Mary Capoferri, Market Manager