Swanton Chamber of Commerce to Hold “Downtown Market” Events
It has been several years since a Farmers Market was held within the confines of the Village of Swanton. The last one took place in the parking lot on the corner of Airport Highway and Hallet Ave. This year, the Swanton Chamber of Commerce is resurrecting the once popular event, with several major changes including a new name, a new location and some new exciting features.
Beginning with the first Saturday in June and continuing with the first Saturday of the next four months, the new “Downtown Market” will be held in Downtown Swanton between a blocked-off section of Zeiter Way between Main Street and Lincoln Street. The event will begin at 9:00 AM and go until 1:00 PM.
“We’re in the preliminary stages of looking for vendors right now,” explained Swanton Chamber Board Chair Julia Benfield of Benfield Wines who is spearheading the Market return. In addition to the traditional fare of fruits, vegetables and flowers, This Market will include a variety of items including all types of baked goods, arts and crafts, honeys, jams and preserves and several others.
Entertainers are also welcome to perform. “I plan on putting some music out there,” said Julia. “If we have anyone that wants to play music for free, we would love to have them. We just want to make it a fun community event.” There will also be a food truck on all five Saturdays.
Applications are available by messaging through the Swanton Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to request one or by stopping into the Chamber located at 100 Zeiter Way. Booths will be $10/week on an as available bases or $40 for all five Saturdays. Vendors must submit the application to the Chamber by April 1st, 2022 and will be reviewed for approval at our April board meeting.
All vendors who wish to sell home-made baked goods, canned goods or other produced foods such as ready-to-eat items, contact the Fulton County Health Department to make sure you have the necessary licenses or are in compliance with the cottage food production rules. A copy of all permits, vendor license, and other necessary paperwork must accompany the application.
The five Downtown Market dates are June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, and October 1st. Parking will be available along Main Street and in the parking lot adjacent to Zeiter Way, close to the Chamber Building.