New hours for this season's Wildwood Farmers' Market will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but the same market manager will be in place to launch it. An agreement with Glenn Gaehle to oversee the 2012 market was approved by Wildwood City Council members at Monday's council meeting.
Gaehle will receive $16,000 for his services as manager. While he is responsible for setting up and breaking down the market's booths as well as the resulting cleanup of the site, the city pays for related elements such as restroom facilities, police services and liability insurance.
Wildwood initiated a farmers' market in 2009. Gaehle served as the manager during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Meetings earlier this year were conducted regarding the quality of the market and the overall number of vendors. See related Eureka-Wildwood Patch article: Ready for Wildwood Farmers' Market?
Wildwood Director of Planning and Parks Joe Vujnich said the market again will be set up at Town Center Plaza. "We hope this will be our best season yet," he said.
The market runs from May until September or October, depending on weather conditions.
Samples of 2012 vendors include:
• Sunny Creek Farm: Produce/Meat/Eggs
• PM BBQ: Smoked Chickens, Ribs
• Silpada Designs: Jewelry
• 212 Degrees of Wellness: Chiropractic
• A Couple O’Jerks: Beef Jerky
• Eilerman Farms: Produce, baked goods
• Clancy’s Marketplace: Produce, flowers
• For The Birds: Bird Baths
• Wood Unlimited
• Shed Ceramic
• Lana Trans Imports: Baskets, jewelry, bows, etc.
• All the Bows and Whistles
• Christy Walker: woodwork, jewelry, signs
Music at each Wildwood Farmers' Market will be provided by:
May 19: Ed Rohan
May 26: Maple Jam Band
June 2: Crooked Creek
June 9: Dan and Haylee Capstick
June 16: Sutton Street Shuffle
June 23: Fox Creek Band
June 30: Stuart Johnson
July 7: Dan and Haylee Capstick
July 14: Maple Jam Band
July 21: Ed Rohan
July 28: Maple Jam Band
Aug. 4: Dan and Haylee Capstick
Aug. 11: Maple Jam Band
Aug. 18: Dan and Haylee Capstick
Aug. 25: Wildwood Founder’s Day Celebration
Sept. 1: Fox Creek Band
Sept. 8: Maple Jam Band
Sept. 15: Ed Rohan
Sept. 22: Dan and Haylee Capstick
Sept. 29: Wildwood BBQ Bash