In the small town of Kalkaska, Minn., newly elected village president Jeff Sieting has lost no time in launching plans for a flea-market-style farmers and craft market. The marketplace will be held in municipal space outside, in the village parking lot. He’s hoping to bring shoppers and tourists — and their dollars — to the community.
The market will charge vendors and so provide revenue for the local government. The artisans and farmers swap meet is still in the planning stages, and it may be monthly, weekly, or somewhere in between. It should launch in time for the warm-weather selling season.
In an interview with the Morning Star Publishing Company, Sieting expands on his vision:
“I want to make it nice for our small town. And it will benefit the businesses. If people are downtown, they might stop in at the stores, too.”
Sieting himself plans to be a vendor, selling finely crafted wooden gumball machines.
For more information, contact Jeff Sieting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 564-0731.
Photo credit, with thanks: Jeff Sieting.