Shirt Fundraiser to Support our Winter Farmers’ Market
Help us continue to make the Winter Farmers’ Market possible this season by purchasing one of these amazing shirts. These high-quality shirts are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors. Order exactly what you want and it will be shipped right to your front door. This is a limited time fundraiser and the order period will be open until October 30th. All shirts are printed to order so the entire fundraiser batch will be printed at the same time and delivered between November 10th and 20th. Buy one for yourself and a friend, family member, or loved one as a holiday gift. All proceeds go to support our Winter Farmers’ Market.
Artwork by Sarah Koff
The Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers’ Market has been a critical part of the local food economy since our first season back in 2007. Our markets have grown over the years to include 45-60 vendors per market with customer attendance ranging from 1,500-2,500 people.
Due to COVID-19, the upcoming season is proving to be our most challenging yet. We’re balancing public health concerns with the need for continued access to local food for everyone. New guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of all customers, vendors, staff, and volunteers. Market layout and spacing has changed to meet COVID-19 regulations so we have less space for vendors, sponsors, and other market guests. This means that we’re up against a huge wall in terms of funding the market. Sponsors from previous years are not in a place to contribute this year and with a reduction in space for vendors, that’s even less income for the market. Additional expenses for sanitizing equipment and safety supplies make the budget even more difficult.
The Food Access map is an online platform released by UNH Cooperative Extension that allows for food access organizations to list services available to the public and any needs they may have. This is a useful tool especially during the COVID-19 crisis because it allows for individuals to search where they can find food and personal items, but also how they can donate and or volunteer.