Just a week away! The Mansfield Growers Market will open 3 to 6 PM Friday, April 5 in the St. James Church Parish Hall. This year marks our fifth anniversary and we’re expanding to include early spring and late fall by moving indoors for those seasons. The outdoor market will be 3 to 6 PM Fridays May through September as usual.
Though it’s still cold, many of the vendors have high tunnels and greenhouses, so customers can expect some produce as well as a large variety of baked goods and meats at opening day. There will also be vegetable starter plants for early gardening.
It’s an exciting year. The community businesses and organizations have really shown their support for the market, which is non-profit and run by volunteers. Our sponsorship list has grown and we are getting new vendors. In addition to a grant from the Tioga County Visitors Bureau to help with advertising, almost forty sponsors have given one hundred dollars or more!
The 2013 Market Sponsors are: Affordable Rentals; Arts for All; Changos; Cooper’s Sporting Goods; Citizens & Northern Bank; Community Blood Bank; Cummings Jewelers; Debbie’s Day Care; Elite Therapy; Endless Mountain Designs; First Citizens Community Bank; Foor & Associates Architects; Grammas’ Kitchen; Indigo Wireless; Keystone Welding and Fabrication; Laura C. Bellows, DC; Lawrence B. Mansfield, Attorney at Law; Liberty Church; Main Street Yoga; Mansfield Chamber of Commerce; Mansfield Embroidery & Screenprinting; Mansfield High School; Night & Day Coffee Café; Northern PA Notary; Northern Tier Beverage; Oswald Cycle Works; Papa V’s Pizzeria & Restaurant; Patricia Hutcheson Beauty Salon; Penny-Saver; Phoenix Rehabilitation & Health Services; Photos by Dart; Red Rose Antiques; Stager & Coole Dentistry; Strohecker Vision Care; Try Chips; United Country Realty Pioneers; Wendels; Wren’s Nest; Yorkholo Brewing Co.
The Market is still accepting applications for vendors. For information go to mansfieldgrowersmarket.wordpress.com and look under “Vendor Guidelines.” To request an application email MGMPAinfo@gmail.com or call Dan Styborski at 662-2766. St. James Church is located at 30 E. Wellsboro Street on Rt. 6 one block east of Main Street. Come get fresh food—grown by your friends!