Red River Winter Market: January 2018

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On January 20th, Folkways and Red River Market hosted a winter farmers' market bringing our community together to enjoy local food. This was our second winter event, following the event in March of 2017. See our growth since our last winter event:

3,000 VISITORS

33% INCREASE

39 VENDORS

95% INCREASE

$24,500 VENDOR REVENUE

103% INCREASE

WHY WINTER MARKETS?

The opportunity for local vendors to sell handmade and homegrown goods supports our local food system. A consistently recurring farmers' markets throughout the year gives local growers the stability to invest in the infrastructure needed to provide their goods to you year round. That's why we're working to create more off-season events.

This also provides a marketplace for non-seasonal based products like pantry items, household goods, ready-to-eat and bakery foods, beverages and crafts.

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Red River Market partnered with the Plains Art Museum to host the Winter Market. They were able to promote their programming and membership and gain insights from our visitors through onsite surveys conducted by Folkways. This partnership has grown over the last few seasons involving the Plains Art Museum in our youth education programming.

At the Winter Market, we were able to offer entertainment for the whole family including three live music performances, face painting with local artists, print making with the Plains Art Museum, and crafts with Creative Plains Foundation and the Fargo Public Library.

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Posted on February 21, 2018 .