The regular Saturday morning Mountjoy Farmers Market recently welcomed its first junior vendor to its new Riverside Drive location: a lemonade stand.
Market chairman Garnet Wilcox is hoping for more.
“We like to see the junior vendors,” he comments. “We don’t charge them the standard fee for a table. A lot of parents say they want their kids to learn about business, so we do charge them a few bucks. We charge them $5.00 for a junior vendor as opposed to the regular fee of $25.00 or $30.00.”
Once the market closes for the winter at Thanksgiving, construction will start on the new pavilion to shelter vendors and shoppers from the elements. Wilcox says businesses can support it by paying $5,000 to have a plaque put on a pillar that will be supporting the roof.
“Now we do notice that some smaller businesses might not be able to donate five-thousand, but they do want to help out,” Wilcox notes to My Timmins Now Dot Com. “They can also sponsor $2,500 and then we would put plaques with two business names on that particular post.”