Main Street Program Seeks Vendors for Oil City Farmers’ Market

| February 27, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The Oil City Main Street Program is seeking vendors for the Oil City Farmers’ Market.

Interested vendors who sell locally grown or locally produced fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, honey products, nuts, herbs, baked goods, plants and similar products are invited to attend a pre-season planning meeting on Tuesday March 5, 9:00 am in the basement meeting room of the Oil City Library.

The Oil City Farmers Market has typically operated on Thursdays from June through October on Central Avenue near the Oil City Library. Previously coordinated through the city’s Public Works department, the market was assigned to the Oil City Main Street Program in 2016. Since then, the Main Street Program has created a Facebook page, new logo and signage, and other promotional efforts for the market.

While the market has some core vendors with an established customer base, Bailey hopes to attract more vendors this year. “We are hoping to attract more vendors, particularly those who offer fresh fruits and vegetables; and unique items like artisan breads, cheeses, oils, or other specialty food products. And we will continue to welcome artisans and vendors offering handcrafted items, but we would really like to increase the variety of food-based products at this market.”

“Farmers markets offer consumers a way to get homegrown or homemade products directly from the producer, often at a cost equal or less than what you’ll pay at a grocery store,” added Bailey. “They are also an affordable way for a vendor to test a new product and begin an entrepreneurial venture. And they are hubs for neighbors to mingle or visit nearby businesses.”

The meeting is open to all interested vendors. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Interested persons may contact the Kathy Bailey at (814) 677-3152, ext. 101 or via email at to RSVP for the meeting or to obtain further information.

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