533: Amanda Fallis on Market Life.
Building community and local food resilience through a Farmers Market.
In This Podcast:
Have you ever thought about selling at a Farmers Market, but the whole process seemed intimidating? We spoke with Amanda Fallis, assistant manager of the Vernon Farmers Market to understand what it takes to get started selling at a market. Learn about the certifications, insurance, how the vendors pay for their place in the market, and the community markets build. You’ll quickly realize it’s not as hard as it seems and after the initial set up all you have to do is have fun.
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Amanda grew up doing home renovation with her father. She did a quick stint as a mechanic right out of high school before returning to renovations. She moved to British Columbia from Toronto at age twenty-five and started embracing simpler living which included Market Life. One thing led to another and since May 2019, she has been the Assistant Manager to The Vernon Farmers Market in Vernon, BC.
Listen in and learn about:
- Getting involved with Farmers Markets
- The process of selling at a community market and the certifications/insurance you need to have
- Community tables at Farmers Markets
- How you pay for your place in the market and variations from location to location
- Building community with a market
- Her epic moment bringing a bee keeper and observation hive to one of their events
As well as:
Her failure – Not using her knowledge to avoid a problem from arising.
Her success – The community she is building.
Her drive – Her family.
Her advice – Do you and go for it.
Amanda’s post on our Blog:
Amanda’s Book recommendations*:
How to reach Amanda
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