I am really enjoying my business class, learning so much about how to make the market a success. Right now we are focusing on market and customer research. Researching is not my favorite thing to do, but what I am learning is that the more I do the better the market will do. As I have said before, my goal is to set up the market in a way that your needs are met. I don't see this market as a huge store, but rather a place that is thoughtfully stocked with what you want, with a focus on local farmers and distributors. Please check back frequently to participate in the surveys I will be posting on the blog to gather more information.
I may have found a location for the market, which is very exciting! It is a home that is owned by a local family. They are gutting and remodeling the whole inside and are willing to listen to my ideas on the end design. Things are moving along... I am so proud to be working toward bringing this to my community, my friends!
Until next time - Casey