On April 21st, Folkways and Red River Market hosted a spring farmers' market bringing our community together to enjoy local food and to celebrate the start of growing season. This was our first spring event following our winter market in January.
$14,500 VENDOR REVENUE
Prairie Roots Food Co-op
With Red River Market at the Prairie Roots Food Co-op parking lot, the whole block was abuzz with local farmers, local makers, and local food supporters. Prairie Roots saw a 50% boost in sales compared to average Saturdays. Red River Market and Prairie Roots was a win-win for the whole community: visitors started their grocery shopping with local vendors at the market and finished it up at Prairie Roots.
Little Free Garden
Little Free Garden sold 11 pre-built garden boxes to community members. The gardens are planted in homeowner's front yards making grown produce available for neighbors. Visitors could have a hands on experience by painting a square on a garden.
The opportunity for local vendors to sell handmade and homegrown goods supports our local food system. A consistently recurring farmers' market and a local food co-op gives local growers the stability to invest in the infrastructure needed to provide their goods.
Thanks to Hillary Ehlen for photographing the event.