Andes plans indoor farmers market in former Citihope building
By Brian Sweeney
A new Andes Farmers’ Market is set to open on Saturday, May 3 in the former Citihope building on Main Street.
Cheryl Terrace and Andy Wos are organizing the project and she will serve as market manager.
“Andy and I are thrilled with the interest and are confident this will be a huge success, with the right vendors and energy,” Cheryl noted.
“We are also creating a community commercial kitchen in the back to prepare and serve food,” she added.
The market will operate seasonally on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The market may be ultimately expanded to Sunday operation, if there is sufficient public interest. Cheryl said she anticipates that the market will run through year’s end, since it’s a heated space.
All the right foods
Cheryl continued, “We want to make this the ‘go-to-local-food’ market, featuring local meats, milks, cheeses, produce, etc.”
She said the Andes Farmers’ Market will be food-oriented and won’t feature crafts, but explained that such items may be featured as part of an occasional “pop-up” event.
The building that will house the market is centrally located on Andes’ Main Street. Cheryl pointed out that the building has bathrooms, heat and ample amounts of natural light.
“We are looking forward to creating a (well-needed) fabulous and fun Andes Farmers’ Market,” Cheryl stated.
Vendor spaces are 10-feet-square and are $30 per week. The fees include the cost of heating, Wi-Fi and electric. There will be room for about 20 vendors.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a vendor is welcome to e-mail Cheryl for particulars at: Cheryl@vitaldesignltd.com