Richmond to have harvest market
August 27, 2008 | RICHMOND -- This town is hosting
a Harvest Market on Saturdays in September. The featured
items will be locally grown fresh produce.
Organizers hope the market, an outgrowth of the city's
participation in the Healthy Community Awards Program,
becomes another annual tradition. The suggestion was
presented at a City Council meeting in September 2007
by citizens Nanette Miller and Jeremy Threlfall.
Councilwoman Terrie Wierenga, a supporter of farmers'
markets and produce stands, talked with experts from
the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and the
Bear River Health Department to find out what permits
and regulations apply to hosting this type of endeavor.
She reported her findings at the August Richmond City
Council meeting, and the council unanimously agreed
to sponsor this activity.
The Harvest Market will run from 9:30 a.m. until noon
each Saturday in September. It will be on Main Street
between the City Office Building and the historic Richmond
Carnegie Public Library. Vendors are asked to pre-register
with Wierenga by calling (435) 258-3777 after 5 p.m.
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the Richmond
city Web site.