2021 Season Recap/Early Planning 2022

Hello Market Vendors and Patrons!

The Market Board had a final 2021 meeting to listen to our Market Manager share insights and feedback from the season. Our focus as a board this year was revitalization after a year with a small online market. We talked and thought a lot about what makes a market day in Petersburg successful. We chose seek and highlight local food and cottage food vendors in 2021. We had a wonderful steady group of craft vendors providing products. This was the first year of The Market at Inga’s Galley outdoor space. Hosting it there ensured hot foods and beverages would be available at every market and provided a fresh air space for gathering. Overall, the feedback received from vendors and market-goers was positive and encouraging. We made notes for planning season 2022 and will be settling into that work after the holidays.

People generally liked the spring plant swap so that is tentatively on the list for 2022 as well as an earlier seed swap.

A seed swap or a seed library are ideas that have been circulating for several years now- logistics need to be worked out but when you get your seed catalogs- keep in mind both the seed and start swap! We all have varied success with seedlings and some folks have a better set up to start plants or even a greenhouse. Tomatoes! People may also be dividing or changing perennials in their planting plan or lifting self-seeded plants. For the board, the pre-season start swap is a great warm up opportunity before vendors are officially in the mix. For new vendors, it is a chance to get a feel for the event space before the pressures of setting up and selling.

If you are thinking about vending in 2022 or expanding your offerings take a look at Tips for Vendors and Ideas for Vendors pages.

The following is a ROUGH draft of the coming 2022 season events.

**The Market hires one position to oversee the main market season. The position is usually advertised in March/April/May.




A seed swap to inspire planning for the growing season and connection between gardeners.

A start/perennial swap to celebrate the start of the growing season and foster connection between gardeners.

2 Markets per month

Thank You to all Vendors and Market patrons who support The Market mission:

The Petersburg Market is a not-for-profit, community-focused, and volunteer-powered organization. We work to provide a space for regional vendors to sell homemade, handcrafted and homegrown items; we also provide space for hands-on service providers and appropriate local non-profit organizations.