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[[image:farmMarket.jpg|left|300px]]Charlottesville City Market is the largest farmers market that serves the Charlottesville community. City Market offers fresh produce, herbs, plants, grass feed meats, crafts, and baked goods from local vendors every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. - April-October and every Saturday in November from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There is space for 111 vendors in the 2010 season<ref>"City Market opens for season Saturday, with more vendors | Charlottesville Daily Progress." Charlottesville news, sports, business, events and jobs | Charlottesville Daily Progress. Daily Progress, 31 Mar. 2010. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/city_market_opens_for_season_saturday_with_more_vendors/54276/>. </ref>.
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[[image:farmMarket.jpg|left|300px]]Charlottesville City Market is the largest farmers market that serves the Charlottesville community. City Market offers fresh produce, herbs, plants, grass feed meats, crafts, and baked goods from local vendors every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. - April-October and every Saturday in November from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There is space for 111 vendors in the 2010 season<ref>"City Market opens for season Saturday, with more vendors | Charlottesville Daily Progress." Charlottesville news, sports, business, events and jobs | Charlottesville Daily Progress. Daily Progress, 31 Mar. 2010. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/city_market_opens_for_season_saturday_with_more_vendors/54276/>. </ref>. From the first Friday and Saturday in November until the weekend before Christmas Day, a seasonal Holiday City Market operates from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This market is held on the East end of the Downtown Mall<ref>"City of Charlottesville Standard Operating Procedure <http://www.charlottesvillecitymarket.com/2010%20docs/regs.pdf> 2 Jan 2011</ref>. Handmade holiday decorations and gifts are sold<ref>{{cite-City of Charlottesville|title=Holiday City Market|url=http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=1739|accessdate=January 2, 2011|cturl=}}</ref>. 
  
  
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A Farmers' Market operates in [[Scottsville]] on Saturdays in the summer from 9am until 12 Noon and Thursdays from 3pm until 7pm.
 
A Farmers' Market operates in [[Scottsville]] on Saturdays in the summer from 9am until 12 Noon and Thursdays from 3pm until 7pm.
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==2010 Market==
 
==2010 Market==
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==2009 Market==
 
==2009 Market==
  
On October 17, 2009, the Market surpassed the sales figures recorded for the previous year by reaching $1,085,646.11<ref>"Charlottesville : News and Press Releases." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 20 Oct. 2009. <http://www.charlottesville.org/?page=635&recordid=1162&returnURL=%2fIndex.aspx>.</ref>.  
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On October 17, 2009, the Market surpassed the sales figures recorded for the previous year by reaching $1,085,646.11<ref>"Charlottesville : News and Press Releases." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 20 Oct. 2009. <http://www.charlottesville.org/?page=635&recordid=1162&returnURL=%2fIndex.aspx>.</ref>.
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==Vendor Regulations==
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Before establishing a stall, vendors are required to register with the City Market Manager and complete the Farmers Contract, which can be found on the Charlottesville City Market website. Vendors must pay a fee of $20 to participate in the City Market, in addition to a 6% slot fee to be paid following the close of each City Market day. The market must be comprised of 45% farmers (defined as vendors of produce such as fruits, vegetables, live plants, meat, and dairy products), 30% food vendors (vendors who offer baked, canned, or packaged food), and 25% artisans (vendors selling an artistic service or arts, crafts, and jewelry products)<ref>"City of Charlottesville Standard Operating Procedure <http://www.charlottesvillecitymarket.com/2010%20docs/regs.pdf> 2 Jan 2011</ref>. 
  
  

Revision as of 13:09, 2 January 2011

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Charlottesville City Market is the largest farmers market that serves the Charlottesville community. City Market offers fresh produce, herbs, plants, grass feed meats, crafts, and baked goods from local vendors every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. - April-October and every Saturday in November from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There is space for 111 vendors in the 2010 season[1]. From the first Friday and Saturday in November until the weekend before Christmas Day, a seasonal Holiday City Market operates from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This market is held on the East end of the Downtown Mall[2]. Handmade holiday decorations and gifts are sold[3].


The market is currently located in a city parking lot on Water street near the downtown mall, but City Council has appointed a task force to study new locations[4].

Other City and regional markets

The other market in Charlottesville is Growers in the Park which takes place on Wednesdays from May to August in Meade Park. On May 4, the city will begin operating another farmers' market at Pen Park from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm every Tuesday.

A Farmers' Market operates in Scottsville on Saturdays in the summer from 9am until 12 Noon and Thursdays from 3pm until 7pm.


2010 Market

In 2010, the market expanded to First Street, allowing for more vendors and attendees. In May 2010, the city announced that sales are up for this year as a result[5].


2009 Market

On October 17, 2009, the Market surpassed the sales figures recorded for the previous year by reaching $1,085,646.11[6].

Vendor Regulations

Before establishing a stall, vendors are required to register with the City Market Manager and complete the Farmers Contract, which can be found on the Charlottesville City Market website. Vendors must pay a fee of $20 to participate in the City Market, in addition to a 6% slot fee to be paid following the close of each City Market day. The market must be comprised of 45% farmers (defined as vendors of produce such as fruits, vegetables, live plants, meat, and dairy products), 30% food vendors (vendors who offer baked, canned, or packaged food), and 25% artisans (vendors selling an artistic service or arts, crafts, and jewelry products)[7].


Staff

References

  1. "City Market opens for season Saturday, with more vendors | Charlottesville Daily Progress." Charlottesville news, sports, business, events and jobs | Charlottesville Daily Progress. Daily Progress, 31 Mar. 2010. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/city_market_opens_for_season_saturday_with_more_vendors/54276/>.
  2. "City of Charlottesville Standard Operating Procedure <http://www.charlottesvillecitymarket.com/2010%20docs/regs.pdf> 2 Jan 2011
  3. Template:Cite-City of Charlottesville
  4. Web. Task force to study future of City Market, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 5, 2010, retrieved November 5, 2010.
  5. City of Charlottesville. City Market Continue to See Record Attendance and Sales Figures. Charlottesville, 17 May 2010. Web. 17 May 2010. <http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/docs/20100517-City-Market-Press-Release.pdf>.
  6. "Charlottesville : News and Press Releases." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 20 Oct. 2009. <http://www.charlottesville.org/?page=635&recordid=1162&returnURL=%2fIndex.aspx>.
  7. "City of Charlottesville Standard Operating Procedure <http://www.charlottesvillecitymarket.com/2010%20docs/regs.pdf> 2 Jan 2011

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