Family at the farmers market

Growth at Holt Farmers’ Market

2022 marked another successful year for the Holt Farmers’ Market, with an ever-growing list of vendors and attendees.

“It was a very good year for the market. We had a very consistent level of customers, and our vendors were very busy as well,” said Chuck Grinnell, Holt Farmers’ Market Manger. “After two years of dealing with Covid, I feel like we are finally back to normal.”

Visitors to the Holt Farmers’ Market saw an increasingly wide range of options in 2022, including prepared foods of Mediterranean, Chinese, Mexican, and American fare. In fact, the Farmers’ Market has drawn so much interest that Grinnell notes they now have a waiting list. “That’s a big deal!” he said. “It means the market has reached the point of being established.”

Grinnell also says that vendors report sellouts every single weekend in the summer. “That kind of success helps attract even more vendors,” he said. “The market needs good vendors to draw people. It needs lots of people to draw good vendors. It’s circular, and we’ve finally achieved both.”

For 2023, Grinnell says the Farmers’ Market will be building on the momentum of the previous year and looking for new opportunities to grow. “The goal of the market is to be diversified – everything from the products we offer to the people we attract,” he said. With funding from the Delhi Downtown Development Authority, the Farmers’ Market will also have new capital improvements to improve the visitor and customer experience. This recently included fresh paint for the building, and visitors will see new signage soon.

“All in all, a very successful season. I’m really looking forward to the coming year. I expect to see a lot of growth this year,” Grinnell said.