A new farmers market may be coming to Navasota next month!
At Monday’s Navasota City Council meeting, Navasota Librarian Tiffany Sammon presented their idea for a farmers market at their facility on the second Saturday of each month.
“We think it is a great way, one, to get attention to the library. We are not open on Saturday’s, but, if we can generate enough attention, maybe that will be something that can change. As well as provide another outlet, some of our vendors are very small, and may not be able to participate in a larger market. So, this will give some of our more local vendors a chance to get into the public, and get some attention,” said Sammon.
Now, she says this will not interfere with the other farmers market on Highway 105, which takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month.
She says they will have a handbook to review, as well as an application to submit in order to sell there.
“it covers liability, as well as asking them what products they will be carrying. We will not accept products that are not handmade, so they must be a handmade product. It cannot be something they are going to resell,” said Sammon. “Then, we will sit down, and look at the applications, and pick and choose which vendors will participate.”
She says they aim to have 10 vendors at their first farmers market in tier parking lot. There is also another rule that vendors must have a tent in order to set up, and she says that is not an unusual practice.
“In my experience, and I have attended Huntsville, Washington-On-The-Brazos, a few local ones, and it is fairly common if they travel market to market for them to have a pop-up tent from Academy. Does not have to be anything fancy,” Sammon said. “But, that is something I have found is fairly common, is for them to have a tent. Brenham requires one as well.”
Sammon presented the handbook and application for approval on Monday night, and council did approve that.
For more information, contact the library. The first farmer’s market is scheduled for March 13th.