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Vendor’s Meeting, July 16

The Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market held its annual summer vendor’s meeting and pot luck supper on Wednesday, July 16. Topics discussed at the meeting were the formation of a farmers co-op in Delcambre, the grand opening for the new pavilion on September 6, the layout for the new pavilion for use on market days, the new online application feature on the market website, and improvements to the market to attract new customers and retain returning customers.

The success of the Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market depends largely on farmers, vendors and consumer input, as well as a market plan that clearly defines a target audience and goals for reaching that audience. As such, it’s imperative to inform everyone of what the market is hoping to achieve, as well as receive firsthand input from the vendors as well as the public. Market management is continuously looking to improve and grow the market to be more economically and socially valuable to farmers and the local community, so vendor meetings such as this one provides valuable information that can help steer the market toward improvement and ultimate growth. The meeting had quite a successful turnout with vendors, sponsors and guests in attendance who all indulged in delicious local cuisine and participate in door prizes!

The Market’s mission is to preserve and promote Delcambre’s cultural heritage while providing access to local, fresh and sustainable foods that improve the life and lifestyle of all citizens.  Our own local vendors will be on-hand offering local, hand-picked and fresh produce, quality wild-caught Delcambre Direct seafood, and homemade food and farm products. We invite everyone to please join us for the Grand Opening of the new market pavilion on September 6, 2014 at 605 South Railroad, Delcambre, and connect with your neighborhood farmers and fishermen.  The Market is sure to be a crowd pleaser, offering food, music and special events.  If you haven’t already signed up to provide your products as a local Vendor, you can do so by registering here on the new online application feature. For more information about the market, you can follow the Delcambre Seafood & Farmer’s Market by visiting the Facebook page or by contacting Brittany at (800) 884-6120 Ext. 6.

If you’re unable to attend the Market in September, that’s okay! The market is held the first Saturday of the month (October 4, November 1 and December 6), so there is plenty of opportunity to join in food, family, fun!  The Market, located under the oaks at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival grounds, will open for business from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Market days.

A big thanks to everyone who offered great ideas for upcoming market days.

** The Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market is a community project of the Twin Parish Port Commission and Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, with additional funding from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.