Pittsfield Farmers’ Market’s “Kid 10” to Showcase Local Youth Vendors
In preparation for the city’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival, the Pittsfield Farmers’ Market is accepting vendor applications for Kid 10: A Kid-Run Farmers’ Market. Showcasing the talents and creativity of local youth, the special kid-centric edition of the Pittsfield Farmers’ Market will feature foods and crafts created and produced by local youth – presenting a unique opportunity for young entrepreneurs and market-goers alike.
Providing an opportunity to include young community members in the ongoing conversation and community surrounding the consumption and use of local foods and goods, Kid 10 is a unique event within the landscape of Berkshire farmers’ markets. Held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 1-6pm at the Boys and Girls Club at The Lighthouse, this special market event broadens the market for local foods and goods, and welcomes youth into the local economy.
Young cooks and creators can learn to recognize the significance and validity of their efforts by participating in such a market, and will be empowered by community support for their efforts. Additionally, participants in the Kid 10 market will gain valuable experience as vendors that they can use to help further their efforts and boost their confidence as entrepreneurs!
Interested young kitchen whizzes and crafters are encouraged to apply to sell their wares at the special 10×10 festival market. Applicants can rely on parent or guardian support in applying, and should include their name, age, hometown, and school (if applicable), as well as a description of the product(s) that they intent to sell at the market – including pictures, if possible. Applications must also include parent or guardian contact information, and if creating a food product, applicants should note whether they have access to a commercial kitchen. Potential vendors can send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families not participating in Kid 10 should plan to visit the market in order to peruse the many wares offered by its youth vendors – there will be many treasures to be found, and perhaps some inspiration, too!