We have roughly 19 vendors that committed to the market before the season began and are taking part in the market this year. In the five days since we've opened, we've received over twenty requests from other vendors that are interested in taking part. We think it's best to stick with the terrific vendors that have been with us since the beginning and not add new vendors this season.
We did everything we could think of to get the word out to potential vendors and are especially appreciative of the leap of faith that this year's vendors took. Many of them could have chosen other already established markets but wanted to be a part of what we're doing here in Pembroke. We also really liked the spacing we had on Saturday where there was plenty of rooms for people to be walking around with their dogs, kids could run around etc.
We are flattered that so many people have expressed interested in the past week. If you are interested in being involved in 2011, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If, for some reason, we have a vendor that can't complete this season and is selling something that is comparable to what you are selling, we wouldn't hesitate to reach out to you for this season.
We won't be the largest market this year but we're confident there's a wide enough array of products and that that will increase as more and more produce comes to fruition. Next year we'll definitely consider adding more spaces but for this year, we're going to stick with the vendors that we have.