West side RedFork Main Street farmers market set to open in April
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
1/09/13 at 2:58 AM
This spring, there will be a new farmers market in Tulsa, located on the city's west side.
RedFork Main Street is establishing the farmers market, which is scheduled to open in April and run through October, said Dianne Bileck, director of the organization.
"It is just something that we thought would help bring in people for economic development and provide the west-side residents with that service," Bileck said.
At this point, the market is expected to be located in the 23rd Street and Southwest Boulevard area, Bileck said. However, the location has not been confirmed.
Organizers are planning to operate the market on Thursdays, from 2 to 7 p.m.
"We will be seeing a lot of industrial traffic that way, and we have a lot of residents over there, too. That way, when people get off work, they will be able to stop by the farmers market on the way home," Bileck said.
She said they are hoping to have about 20 to 25 vendors.
To start a farmers market, organizers must establish an advisory board, designate a market manager, set written operational guidelines and attain a minimum of six committed vendors.
The Westside Farmers Market will operate under the guidance of the RedFork Main Street Economic Restructuring Committee. Farmers markets are registered by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and they must comply with all established food service regulations.
Vendors who are interested in becoming part of the Westside Farmers market may contact the RedFork Main Street office, 918-445-4457, for a vendor application.
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RedFork Main Street will open a new farmers market in west Tulsa in April. Tulsa World file