Farmers market in need of organizer

ROUSES POINT - Although the community of Rouses Point enjoyed having a farmers market at Rouse Park last year, in order for it to continue, a new organizer is being sought.

According to Geri Favreau, co-manager of last year's market, the Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market will not be working with the village again at the Rouses Point Farmers Market.

"Not that they don't have faith in us," Favreau explained, "or think it's a great idea. It's just, they have their focus in Plattsburgh."

During the past year, Favreau said she has received many positive comments from area residents, and other crafters and vendors.

"I've had a number of people tell me what a great idea it was," she explained. "They would like to see it come back."

In order for it to come back, Favreau said she is hoping someone in the area will step up and take on the role of manager.

"I'd be willing to work with somebody. I just don't want to be in charge of it this year," she said.

Last year, the market was held every Thursday from 2-6 p.m. because it was the best time for the Plattsburgh market. However, Favreau said the separation from Plattsburgh may give some leeway for the new organizer.

"Maybe if we're not a part of a farmers market, maybe we could change the date to a Saturday or Friday," she explained. "We're really looking for somebody to who would be willing to step up and organize it. Make changes if they wanted to."

Favreau doesn't foresee any potential problems with keeping the market at Rouse Park, except in terms of insurance.

"One of the biggest advantages to have the Plattsburgh market here was insurance," she said. "[The market wouldn't need insurance] if we had vendors that would come just as peddlers and vendors and not be apart of a formal market."

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