Tilth organizes vendors for new market season

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market is holding a vendor orientation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 at Trinity Lutheran’s community building in the old chapel at 18341 Highway 525 in Freeland.

Past and future farmers, artisans and concessionaires are welcome. Vendors will realize savings this season as there will be no space fee charged, but vendors will pay the usual 10 percent of sales commission up to $200 in gross sales each market day. Space assignments will be made at this meeting. Organizers say every effort will be made to give returning vendors with seniority their previous space. For those interested in a covered booth, a waiting list is being set up.

The 41st season begins Sunday, April 29, continuing into October. The hours of market operation are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The policy and vendor agreements will be distributed at the meeting and are available on the website at www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market or email market@southwhidbeytilth.org.

In addition, South Whidbey Tilth is seeking a volunteer farmers market manager for the 2012 Sunday market season. The position begins in early April and runs through the end of October. A stipend of

$60  per month, plus a small percentage of the market gross, is available as compensation. For a complete job description, email market@southwhidbeytilth.org or download the description at www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market. Applicants may send a letter of interest, preferably by March 11.