Long message. Please share!
AND PLEASE SHOP THE MARKET IN PERSON OR ONLINE!
For several months, we’ve shared the challenges of operating an independent farmers market.
LA County park: $630-$750
Internet and equipment: $150 to process payment and EBT transactions in the park
Payroll and taxes @$2000
Square fees and loan payments: @$1200
Annual permit fees: @ $1200
Annual insurance renewal: @$500
Vendor fees: @$1600-@$2400 – this increases when the market is busy and when you shop online
Market Match processing payroll: $800
We have reached out to @supervisorkathrynbarger (who has been very supportive of the market) and @lacountyparks . Since this is a community service in a County park space serving County constituents, we feel that the County should:
Absorb all County fees (monthly and annual)
Assume the Market, keeping on our market staff and vendors
County and park actively promote the Market, which is their Core Community Partner
Another community solution???
We believe that it’s important to keep the market in NW Altadena, which is affected by lack of food resources, poverty and transportation challenges, impacting mostly BIPOC community members.
Contact Kathryn Barger: email@example.com
Contact our Town Council representative (who has also been very supportive) Dorothy Wong: @councilmember.dotwong
Contact La County Parks North Community Services Deputy Director: