The Market Manager position is now filled for 2022.

Congratulations to Brandy Mulbury! We are SO excited to welcome you to the 2022 Market Manager role. Brandy has multiple years of vendor work with The Market and is excited to take on the complex manager role this season. Please reach out to her with your questions, support, and enthusiasm for this community market.

Contact Brandy at:

PHONE: (907) 650-7540


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. 

Email, with questions about the upcoming season.

2022 Seed Swap Announcement

Hey Petersburg! February is a great time to start thinking about what you want to grow in your garden this summer. So grab a cup of coffee and your favorite seed catalog and dream about all the beautiful vegetables & flowers you might grow!?

Some of our favorite seed companies include Foundroot Seeds (located in Haines!), Fedco Seeds, & High Mowing Seeds.  Ask your friends and neighbors what grows well for them and try something new this year!  Maybe consider planting extra so you have some locally grown goodness to contribute to The Market in Petersburg this summer!

The Market will be hosting a Seed Swap and Gardeners Gathering on March 12th, 2022. This will be a great opportunity to trade extra seeds and glean knowledge from one another about planting dates, variety suggestions, and growing tips & tricks!? This will be a free event held at the Public Library — stay tuned to our page for more information as the date approaches. The only vegetables you would want to consider starting BEFORE the seed swap happens are tomatoes, onions & leeks (and only if you have an indoor spot with grow lights!).

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.

Website Updates=Winter Project 2021

Market Season 2022 has come to a close. The community atmosphere was encouraging with folks braving the rain to visit The Market. This year’s Market Manager Orin, the vendors, and Ware (our host at Inga’s Galley) deserve a round of applause for their work creating a welcoming environment.

With the last day of the Market behind us, and the nights lengthening, soon it will be time to settle into computer work and indoor pursuits. The Market Board will be reflecting on this season and brainstorming for the next. We can be reached at and welcome folks to reach out and share ideas and questions as we consider how to help The Market thrive for years to come.

*If you thought about vending this season, but it didn’t come together- consider starting your plan this fall! By taking each step in small chunks- you will be prepared for the next Market season before you know it. *

  • Start by thinking about your interests and hobbies. Is there something you enjoy making in batches that could be scaled up to share? Something that takes some time and expertise to create?
  • Consider the Market Days you attended this season. What was missing that would complement other products available to purchase- but isn’t already being offered? What categories currently aren’t represented?
  • Make a list of different possibilities and consider what you would like to create, make, or grow for one or multiple market days. Check our Vendor page for tips!
  • Explore a few of your top ideas- do some research on supplies, costs and (if possible) make a sample.
  • Find a mentor or friend to share your inspiration with and bounce ideas with.
  • Select a direction and set goals to do the research, order supplies, prep work, create batches, or start growing.
  • Email us at the market board to ask questions about the business requirements and application process. Make sure to follow The Market on Facebook for updates and/or bookmark this site.
  • Order, gather, or make any packaging materials for your booth and start a booth kit to gather your materials.
  • Consider how you will create an interesting display on Market Day. Hint: Go vertical and shop your house for simple shelves, boxes, baskets, stands, trays, or other storage that provides a variety of height without competing with your goods.
  • Let people know what you are bringing to the market via word-of-mouth & social media.
  • Finish putting together your booth kit and supplies to take to Market day!

Schedule for Summer 2016!


We can’t wait for another summer providing homegrown, handmade products to this beautiful community. We’re SO EXCITED, in fact, that we wanted to get the schedule out ASAP so you can start planning out what goodies you’re going to come up with this year!

Just about everything’s staying the same this year. Vending fees each market event are $15 for adults, $8 for kids 10-17, and free for kids under 10. We have one free table for a nonprofit each week, so if you’re part of a local nonprofit and want to claim one of those spots, reach out ASAP! It’s a great way to raise some money for your organization and interact with members of the community you may not see all that often.

The Market’s all about handmade, homegrown products, which means no reselling or prepackaged products. Reach out to our Market Manager Chelsea with any questions, 907-518-0590. We’ll have an informal Q&A session for potential vendors soon – just trying to get a date nailed down!

Thank you for your love of the Market – we love you too!

Keep an eye out here as well as our Facebook page for more details, like the 2016 vendor form and printed schedules (look for them in the mail, as well as about town and Events on Facebook). In the meantime, put these dates in your planner, tattoo them on your forehead, whatever works for you!

* May 20-22, Little Norway Weekend – Check out vendors downtown! *

First Market of 2016!
Saturday, June 4: 10 am-1 pm, ANB/ANS Hall

Saturday, June 18: 10 am – 1 pm, ANB/ANS Hall

*Midsummer/Tide-enforced break – Check out the July 4 vendors that weekend! *

Tuesday, July 19: 4 PM – 7 PM, Sons of Norway Hall

Saturday, July 30: 10 am – 1 pm, ANB/ANS Hall

Tuesday, August 16: 4 PM – 7 PM, Sons of Norway Hall

Saturday, August 27: 10 am – 1 pm, ANB/ANS Hall

It’s going to be a great Market season, can’t wait to see you there!

Thanks for a great 2015 season!

A huge thanks goes out to all who participated in The Market this year. Whether you were a vendor, an attendee, a sponsor (thanks PEDC!), or volunteer, we are so appreciative of your help in making this one of our best season’s yet.

We have already begun preliminary planning for the 2016 season. It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work to put The Market on each year! Perhaps the highest level of commitment would be joining the board. At the low end would be volunteering a few hours a season to help us set up or cleanup or to distribute a few flyers to your friends and co-workers. If you’re interested in helping a little or a lot, please be in touch! Call or text Market Manager Chelsea Tremblay at 907-518-0590, email, or speak directly with one of our board members: Mary Koppes, Marja Smets, Jeigh Stanton Gregor or Lea Stanton Gregor.

Thanks for making our Midsummer Art & Food Fair a success!

Thanks to all the vendors and visitors of last week’s Midsummer Market at the Sons, we logged our highest number of visitors this season. Woo hoo!

We’re gonna keep the goodness rolling this Saturday, July 18, back at the ANB/ANS Hall from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. August will be jam-packed with three opportunities to stock up on veggies, art, dog treats, pie slices and other goodies—Aug. 1, 15 and 29. And we’ll close out the season on September 5.

We’ve loved seeing some new faces behind our vendor tables this year. If you’re a maker, grower, or crafter, consider using The Market as a means to sell your wares in the second half of our season. Kids welcome! Chelsea can help ya out, 518-0590, and/or check our more vendor info here.

Check out the gallery below to re-live last week’s fun. (A big thanks to Mary Ellen Anderson for the photos!)

Calling all cooks, bakers, and other food makers!

Bread Chiot's Run jammed muffins MellyKay

We’re holding a short informational meeting about the DEC rules and regulations for selling food at farmer’s markets in Alaska?this Thursday, April 9 at 6 pm in the Petersburg Public Library.

Here’s the skinny: there’s quite a long list of food items you can make in your home and sell at The Market safely and legally. Some food items, however, have more requirements. To find about more about both categories, please join us and DEC rep Shawn Ryan on Thursday.

The Market season is right around the corner, start planning for your stand today!

Photo credits: (from left) Chiot’s Run, Lisa Ouellette, Melly Kay

2015 schedule, new vendor information & resources, and a website revamp!

Hello Market lovers!

While seedlings are being started indoors and rhubarb plants are starting to burst forth in brilliant shades of red, work is in full swing behind the scenes for The Market’s 2015 season.

Mark your calendars!?We’ve posted a 2015 schedule. The Market will be held every-other Saturday starting June 6 at the ANB/ANS Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There won’t be a Market on July 4th, but stay tuned for a special event to be held in its place in July!

Interested in vending??We’ve posted some tips for vendors?and a long list of ideas for vendors-to-be. We’d love to see past vendors return for another great summer season as well as have some new folks join the ranks. If you’re creations are handmade or homegrown, consider selling at one, some, or all of The Market days this year to earn some extra cash and be a part of this special community event. More info here.

Check it out! Our website has a new look for 2015. Please look around to see what’s new.