Report by Lynne Kemen
The market ran from May 26 to October 13. That’s twenty-one Sundays!
This was our thirteenth season, and the first year that we applied for and received grant funding to pay our musicians. We thank the A. Lindsay & Olive B O’Connor Foundation, the Roxbury Arts Group Decentralization Grant, and the Delaware County Tourism & Promotion Development Grants.
We compiled 451 responses to our survey and here’s what we learned.
|1. How often do you attend?|
|Once a month||37||8%|
|2. Number of attendees|
|(As it was more challenging to get people with children to fill out the survey, this number is under-represented)|
|3. Suggestions? Most frequent requests:|
|more hot food vendors|
|more homemade crafts|
|more fruits and vegetables|
|show local art|
|(And there were requests for non-local fruits and vegetables or for items not available in the current growing season. Generally, a farmers’ market requires that the produce be from a hundred-mile radius of the market. So, no avocado is likely to be local in Delaware County – or asparagus in August!)|
|4. Did the entertainment make a difference in the decision to attend?|
|(Other included ‘No Answers’ or “No, but I like the music.”)|
|5. If Yes to Q4, how did it make a difference?|
|Responses were mostly positive. Most common: Enjoyment, Positive ambience, Fun|
|6. How would you like to be notified about Music at the Market?|
Thanks to all who participated in Music at the Market, whether as a musician, a member of the audience, a volunteer. We look forward to seeing you next season.
You can follow us on Facebook: Franklin, NY Farmer’s Market
If you are interested in participating in Music at the Market, please contact:
Trish Tyrell, Market Manager
Franklin Local, Ltd.
PO Box 258
Franklin, NY 13775